When it comes to putting together a great outfit, a lot of people focus on the pieces of clothing themselves. This is generally considered the best way to approach an outfit because your clothes are going to be seen first. After all, our clothes have the most colour and surface area for unique designs, so it makes sense to focus on them. However, what most people don’t realize is that your accessories can also make a huge difference.
Take a large bag for example. It spends most of the time at your side or over your shoulder, so it adds to the overall outfit and should be coordinated with the rest of your outfit. Similarly, earrings and necklaces can actually transform a plain outfit into something unique. Mixing and matching different metals can create a wonderful effect. It’s even possible to turn that jewellery into a statement piece to make it stand out on a background of neutral colours and clothes.
So in this post, we’ll be taking a look at how refreshing your accessories can update your outfits and transform your look.
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The perfect bag to go with your outfit
Creating the perfect look means taking every accessory into consideration–and this includes your bag! A bag is something that can complete your outfit or break it. In fact, there’s even some advice for picking the right bag for your body shape. For instance, if you have a rather slim waist then it’s important to pick a bag that hangs around your waist to create a more balanced look. Similarly, if your shape is rather boxy you can add a large bag to complement your sharp figure.
There’s also a case for choosing a bag that complements your outfit’s purpose. For example, if you’re heading out for a night with your friends you generally don’t want to take something too big if you’ll be walking around a lot. Something like a handbag will do nicely but if you need more space then it’s perfectly fine to upgrade the size. This will ensure you have all the space you need to carry essentials with you when you’re out.
Lastly, we have to talk about the colour as well. If you’re not feeling brave then a simple neutral colour such as black, white or even beige can work. However, you’ll need to be careful if you want to add a touch of colour to your outfit through your bag. Your bag should ideally complement the rest of your colours. If it matches your shirt or coat then it’s going to look perfectly fine. You can also match them with your boots or shoes if you want a slightly contrasted look. If you go for a bold and bright colour, make sure it still complements the rest of your outfit. If it contrasts too heavily it can draw attention away from the rest of your outfit and become distracting.
Picking glasses that fit your face
Next, we suggest looking at different glasses if you wear them. Even if you don’t wear glasses to correct your vision, you can still wear clear lens glasses to get the same face-framing effect. It’s surprisingly common to wear clear lenses because glasses can look fantastic if worn correctly. However, you need to pick a style that suits your face or else it can unbalance your look.
First, you need to pick glasses that fit your face shape. The main goal here is to balance your face with the opposite kind of shapes. For example, if your face is fairly round then you could add some contour by having sharp rectangle frames. If you try to complement your round face with round or oval glasses, it’ll make your face look rounder. If you have an oval face that is rather long, you can try to balance it with large frames. If you try to wear narrow frames it can make your face appear larger due to the ratio between your frames and the height of your face.
We also suggest you take a look at a new brand of glasses from your current one. While glasses can look very similar between brands, you’d be surprised at how much difference there is. Search around for different brands online or in-store and don’t hesitate to try them out. Remember that you can get glasses online if you prefer to save a bit of money. However, you will need your prescription from your optometrist. They might hesitate to give it to you at first (especially since they can’t charge you ridiculous prices for glasses) but they’ll eventually cave and give you the details. With your prescription, you can start browsing a much larger range of glasses on the internet. Just make sure to check the dimensions and visit various stores to try them out first.
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Tips for picking the right jewellery
One of the most important accessories to learn about is jewellery. Jewellery can make any outfit stand out when used correctly. On the other hand, your outfit can also take a backseat to your jewellery if you wear something large or flashy. It can be hard to pick the right jewellery for your needs, so here are a couple of tips to help you pick the right kind.
- Match your jewellery to your skin tone. Most jewellery will be against your skin so it should complement your skin tone. If you have a rather cool skin tone then you should be looking at red, purple and blue tones. This means gemstones such as ruby, fluorite and blue sapphire are a great pick for you. If you have a warm skin tone, you should pick colours closer to yellow, orange and green. However, if you want something universal then diamonds and other neutral-coloured gemstones can look amazing too.
- To mix metals or not? If you’re wearing metal-focused jewellery such as gold or silver, it’s generally considered a good idea not to mix and match different metals. Doing so can create a rather confusing look. However, you could potentially mix and match them if you’re going for a jewellery-focused outfit. This means you’ll be wearing rather simple and subtle clothes that complement your jewellery as it takes the centre stage.
- Matching the personality of your outfit to your jewellery. Lastly, make sure you try to match the overall feeling of your outfit with your jewellery. If you’re going to be partying then why not go for something big and bold to show off and complement your outfit? This could be several different bracelets on a single wrist, a big dangling necklace or even some sparkling earrings. If you’re more reserved, then a small gemstone on your earrings or a sentimental ring are usually good choices.
As you can see, there are quite a lot of considerations to keep in mind when picking jewellery. Most people will naturally gravitate towards some kind of jewellery even if it defies these guidelines. If you feel comfortable with those accessories then it’s perfectly fine and you should follow what you think looks best. After all, these are just guidelines to give you a general idea of where you should start.
If you want a quick and easy update to your outfits then swapping our your jewellery is a great choice. It’s fairly cheap in some cases and there are lots of different combinations for you to try out, giving you endless outfit possibilities