The accessories you choose can express a great deal about your personality, and selecting the perfect ones can also enhance your outfit and complete your overall look.
If you’re wondering how to choose the very best accessories to match your unique personality, then keep reading for tips and tricks that’ll have your jewelry, handbag, and shoes making a fabulous style statement that’s all your very own.
Think About What’s in Your Wardrobe Already
To get started, assess your style. What’s in your wardrobe already, and what do you love to wear most? What type of accessories do you already own? If the majority of your jewelry is gold, for example, then you have two options when it comes to choosing additional pieces: opt for other items of jewelry in the same precious metal for a cohesive, elegant look that can take you from the office to a cocktail bar…or mix it up to create an eclectic style by adding in some silver, beaded, or bronze pieces.
If you love to wear bold-colored clothes, then, again, let your personality dictate the type of accessories you wear with them. Go all out with chunky, statement jewelry, patterned tights, or shoes in a vibrant shade – or let the garments be the star of the shoe and pair them with simple, understated accessories in a single color.
This year, personalized and customizable jewelry is hot fashion news. Make this work for your style by selecting either a classic, timeless name necklace in sterling silver, gold, or rose gold, or a contemporary set of stacking rings engraved with the names of loved ones – add their birthstones to each band, too, for an extra special set.
If your vibe is more contemporary, urban, or edgy, then go for a dog-tag style initial necklace, a chunky bangle engraved with your name, or a phrase or quote that is important to you.
A charm bracelet is a perfect way to inject your personality into your ensemble. Choose charms that represent an element of your life, a hobby, or a passion, such as a charm in the shape of a book, a horse, a tennis racket, or stars and moon symbol.
The best thing about a charm bracelet is that it can represent your life’s journey as you add charms to it over the years that represent important events, family members, friends, achievements, and new interests.
It’s not just jewelry that can receive the customization treatment: handbags are in on the action, too! Opt for a tote-style leather bag imprinted with your initials or an on-trend blue and white striped shopper with your name incorporated into the material.
Alternatively, think about the statement you want to make with your outfit. For a versatile look, choose a bag in a neutral or tan color, and accessorize it with a range of brightly colored scarves tied around its handle. This allows you to adapt your bag to a range of different ensembles, as well as allows you to add some personality to even the most practical of bags.
The footwear you choose is a fantastic way to show off your style and have some fun! Add character to a trouser suit with a pair of retro vintage trainers, or raise the bar by adding some bow-embellished heeled sandals to your summer look.
For the ultimate in bespoke footwear fashion, have a go at customizing a much-loved pair of shoes that have, perhaps, seen better days. Head to your local craft store for suitable adhesive and have fun choosing what you want to decorate your trainers, pumps, or ballet-style flats with; you could try diamante sparkles for thrifty bling, stencils, and fabric paint, or even seed pearls!
The Best of the Rest
There are plenty more ways you can use accessories to let your personality shine out! Colored and patterned tights are huge fashion news right now, and you can find tights, stockings, and long socks in a nearly endless range of shades that even feature intricate pictures and scenes. So whether your aesthetic features lots of flowers or is at the gothic end of the scale, you’ll easily be able to find the perfect hosiery.
Ankle chains are also a lovely, easy-wearing way to inject some character into an outfit: choose a chain that features the particular type of crystal that you love, such as rose quartz, or that has a charm that means something to you, such as a bee, a star, or an initial.
Retro-style silk driving scarves have started to appear on all the major catwalks recently and can be chosen in a shade that features a pattern that you love – wear them as a headband or as a belt to add a pop of color to denim jeans or shorts. Belts, in general, are massive right now – make this trend work for you by opting for either a wide fabric belt worn loosely around the waist of a maxi dress or a sharp-looking leather belt to add some edge to a floaty skirt.
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