Have you ever felt overwhelmed while trying to pick out accessories for an outfit? Do you have a hard time trying to accessorize in general? Have no fear, we’ve got solutions! Accessories can honestly make or break an outfit, which is a scary thought. The biggest thing to remember when trying to accessorize an outfit is that less is more.
An easy way to slowly build your way up the accessorizing ladder is by coordinating items together for an outfit. Start by choosing a color or pattern that you want to have stand out in your outfit.
Cheetah print is one of our favorite prints out there. This look can go from plain to fierce in the blink of an eye with the right belt and heels. Inexpensive cheetah printed items are easy to find. These heels were purchased from Nordstrom Rack, and this belt was purchased from Cotton On.
Along with patterns, colors can instantly make an outfit “pop.” These vibrant coral heels were from Payless Shoe Source, and the cotton scarf was purchased at Target.
Sometimes all you need is one accessory. This plain sweater from Charlotte Russe looks fine by itself, but with just a simple belt around the waist, the outfit looks more complete. Some belts may be expensive, but this one was a steal for less than $10 at Target.
Wearing a plain black tank top and dark-washed jeans is very simple. To kick it up a notch, a simple cardigan can be added. The subtle design on this gray cardigan draws more attention to the outfit. This Forever 21 bracelet also adds a nice punch of color.
One thing that everyone needs to look out for is accessory overload.
The point of accessorizing is to either complete an outfit, or make a part of your outfit stand out. With too many accessories in one outfit, everything just looks like one hot mess. There’s a difference between looking sharp and looking like you got dressed in the dark.
A simple way to go about choosing accessories is just choosing one piece. These hair clips from Forever 21 are simple enough to coordinate with an outfit, yet vibrant enough for if you want to stand out. Hair clips can be found at inexpensive prices too. These were less than $3 each.
Although hair clips aren’t too expensive, you can create some DIY style. Take any long ribbon, tie it into a bow, and stick a bobby pin behind it, then use it as a hair pin. You can also stick a flower behind your ear, which will look more natural compared to a fake flower.
So maybe small and simple isn’t really your thing. Have you seen all the bling on this headband? It’s a black silk headband, with a large fabric flower on the side of it. The flower petals have silver sequins on them, and the center of the flower is bejeweled with gems. This headpiece was around $10 from Claire’s. Now this is an attention grabber.
A fashion trend that has been in and out of the limelight has been both feather hair extensions and feather earrings. These are a feather hair clip and feather earrings. The hair clip was from Nordstrom Rack, and the peacock earrings were purchased at Claire’s for around $10.
With so many different kinds of accessories out there, it may become difficult to know where to begin. Hopefully these tips and tricks from us have given you all a good starting point.Share