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7 Accessorizing Tips You Should Consider for Your Style

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These accessorizing tips are so important. When it comes to styling the perfect outfit, there’s nothing like a few good accessories. Accessories can make or break your entire ensemble, and there are countless ways you can dress any style up with a bit of curated accessorizing. The great thing about the art of accessorizing is that this is where brand labels can be tossed in the win and creativity reigns supreme. No matter what your personal style is, you can use accessories to accentuate it.  Here are 10 accessorizing tips for you to consider:

 

Statement Earrings

Statement earrings are extremely versatile: use it to add a pop of glamour to a formal outfit, or to dress up a simple, laid-back outfit. Mostly, though, statement earrings are used to bring an added dose of sophistication and attention to a particular style. Whether you opt for chunky diamond studs, large gold hoop earrings, or glistening raindrop earrings, there’s no doubt about it: a pair of statement earrings can bring sparkle and attention to your face and outfit. Check out these statement earrings on Pinterest for an idea of where to start.

 

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Throw in Some Gold

Let’s face it: who doesn’t love the elegant glamour of gold? No matter what your style is, gold always delivers. Whether you prefer yellow gold, rose gold, or brass gold, there’s an endless amount of combinations. Sometimes, subtlety works better with gold pieces, while other times, it deserves to be the center of attention. What’s most important is that you have fun and incorporate gold that matches your personality. For instance, over at Gold Urban, you can find gold emoji pendants that are equally as stylish as they are clever and fun.

 

Mix Up Your Materials

Creating a combination of materials creates a wonderful texturing style that’s unique to your look. For instance, why not pair a sleek, modern outfit with vintage accessories? The same applies for the other way around: a vintage-style retro shorts and top would pair well with up-to-date jewelry.

 

Add Color to a Blank Canvas

One of the best things about accessories is that you don’t need a new wardrobe to create new looks with the same clothes. Your black tops and dress and white tops and dresses can always be updated with eye-catching pops of color. Let’s think about that little black dress that so many women have stashed away in their closet. A pair of standout red heels and lipstick can easily transform it. Bright colors, like lime green, yellow, neon orange all achieve the same results, too.

 

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It’s Not Just About Jewelry

When we think about accessories, we tend to think of jewelry. But accessories encompass so much more than jewelry: other types of accessories you should be thinking about include purses and handbags, sunglasses, hats, headbands, and belts. Each of these can play a role in your overall look, and shouldn’t be forgotten when you’re styling your outfit. For example, if you’ve decided on a nice summer dress, why not pair it with a great sun hat that captures the essence of your dress, as well as the spirit of the summer?

 

Be Wary of Proportions

Understanding your proportions is important. If you’re wearing an outfit on the voluminous side—like a puffy dress—then it’s best to opt for muted, simple jewelry and accessories. On the other hand, if you wear something simple and sleek, it makes more sense to opt for colorful, big, and bold accessories.

 

Layer Your Bracelets

Stacked bangles are a fairly popular trend in the world of accessories. This layered style creates a textured look that be supremely elegant, bohemian chic, and anything in between. When you pair different bracelets and wrist wear together, you can create an endless stream of looks; no matter what you’re going for, it’s very easy to mix and match for different occasions.

 

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A good way to start is by picking a solid focal point for your stack of bracelets. This could be a watch, a leather bracelet, a charm bracelet, a metal cuff bracelet, and much more. The focal piece will be emphasized, while the other bracelets will accentuate it. You can also add accent bracelets that don’t exactly match, but help incorporate a different material and a touch of creativity. For example, your accent bracelets might be a stack of simple silver bangles.

 

What do you think of these accessorizing tips?

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How to style an outfit for special occasions

When it comes to special occasions like weddings and birthdays, you have to make sure you get your outfit right. The last thing you want is to go over dressed and annoy the celebrant or go under dressed and looks scruffy. Here are some fashion and style tips you may find useful when styling an outfit for a special occasion.

 

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Stick to the dress code

Always ensure you find out what the dress code is before styling your outfit. You don’t want to wear a pair of jeans or a denim skirt to a black tie event. Make sure you also check for colour codes just incase. The key to dressing to special occasions is to look smart and decent. That usually works. You can find lots of inspiration on Pinterest.

 

Don’t upstage the celebrant

Like I previously mentioned, upstaging the bride/celebrant won’t do you any favours so make sure you don’t go over dressed. Stick to the dress code and colour codes, and ensure you don’t wear any over the top clothing or accessories. You don’t want the attention on you on the celebrant’s special day. For example, don’t wear a white dress to a wedding unless it is a background colour to a pattern.

 

Dress in tune with the seasons

Pay attention to the seasonal shades of fashion and style your outfit in those shades in mind. For example, dark berry colours mixed with blacks and greys go well in the winter season. So you could opt for a berry dress (ensure colours are in line with the dress codes if any) with black accessories.

 

Have a stylish cover up at the ready

Wearing a strapless dress is all well and good until it gets chilly. Have a stylish cover up at the ready will be a life saver. So make sure you have one.

 

Get a winter coat

If you are attending the event in winter, ensure you have a good statement coat ready. You don’t want to hide your stunning outfit under an ugly coat. Go for a lovely striking coat in a block colour that suits your outfit.

 

The right heels

You should opt for shoes/sandals that go well with your outfit and the event. It is more stylish to wear a dress with a pair of heels rather than flats, but go for the right type of heel for you. You need to be able to walk properly in them and feel comfortable.

 

What are your thoughts? Which do you pay attention to the most when it comes to styling an outfit for special occasions?

What to Wear When You Work From Home

What do you wear when you work from home? This is one question many self-employed/freelancers ask themselves over and over again. As many of you already know, I work from home and have done so for the past 5 years. Working home alone means I get to wear what I like, when I like. I could decide to work in my nightwear all day if I choose to, or I could work from the comfort of my bed in my loungewear. The fashion choice is mine and I love that about my job. It is liberating.

 

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I like to get out of my sleepwear everyday, even though I work from home. The Kiddies started primary school last September, so the school run is now a morning and afternoon routine. I love it because it gets me out of the house everyday, and I like to be presentable when I step out of the house. Which is why I always take a morning shower and get dressed every morning. I like to be dressed and ready for work by 9:30am almost everyday.

 

Here are 2 things I have in mind when I am picking out what to wear when working from home –

 

Comfort

The first thing I have in mind when it comes to styling my working from home outfit is comfort. You will easily find me wearing a pair of leggings or joggers depending on the weather. I like causal comfy tops as well, and dresses are my preferred option in the summer months. Comfy clothing allow me move around freely and stylishly.

 

Material

Many people are too lazy to get out of their sleepwear. Others love the feel of their pyjamas on their skin, and live in them. I get why many find their pyjamas so comfy, they sleep and work in them. I find mine comfy too! Which is why I like go for pieces with material that feels as comfortable as my sleepwear. You usually won’t catch me wearing lace or any complicated/overly dressy material.

 

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Do you work from home? What do you wear?

 

 

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