If you are looking for ways to be the star of the show and turn heads when you walk into a room, then you need to be bold with your accessories. This article will guide you on choosing accessories to light up your outfit, but at the end of the day, it is important to remember that who you are as a person will transcend what you look like. People will easily forget what you wear, but they will always remember how they feel when they are around you. That being said, it is important to dress according to your personal style and allow it to reflect your personality. So, let’s take a look at how to accessorize in a way that grabs attention.
Here’s the thing; accessories can either make or break your outfit. You can accessorize to look more professional, and you can use accessories to turn a boring (read: professional) outfit into a more casual look. Take a look at these 7 creative tips:
- Use Accessories to Complement your Outfit
Yes, you want to stand out from the crowd, but that doesn’t mean that you should wear accessories that clash too much with your clothes. While clashing colors and styles will certainly grab attention, choosing bold accessories that still complement your outfit is a much better idea. You can choose accessories within the same colour pallette, but avoid the have the exact same color. There are contrasting colors that actually complement each other. Check out the artist’s wheel to find out which contrasting colors work well together and find out the psychology behind contrasting colors.
2. Work with Proportion
Think about your own body size when contemplating jewellery choices. Chunky jewellery is a popular choice for those looking for striking accessories. However, if you have a petite frame then you should avoid overpowering your small frame with chunky jewelry. If you want to bring attention to your neck, then browse these chokers.
3. Consider your Age
Let’s get this out of the way; beauty does not have an age limit. Any woman, at any age, can be beautiful. That being said, in your quest for a striking and attention grabbing style, you should be careful to be age appropriate with your accessory choices. This is the same as saying that you should find a style that reflects your personality. Trying to look or be anything other than what you are will result in you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin.
4. Play with Different Metals
So, you want to be the centre of attraction, and you want to do this with your accessories. Well, one of the easiest ways to achieve this is to use mixed metals in your jewellery choices. However, you need to have a good eye for this otherwise you risk moving towards the more tacky style. Try playing with different metals such as rose gold, yellow gold and silver. You could try using these different metals as bangles on your wrist. You could even experiment with a variety of rings. Right now, fingers full of rings are trendy, and you can definitely get away with stacking different rings made from different metals.
Whatever you decide, be sure to stay with just one focal point for the mixed metals. If you mix a variety of metals on your wrists, then stick to one type of metal for your rings.
5. Use your Sunglasses to make a Statement
If you want to make a simple yet effective statement, then you should try incorporating a bold pair of sunglasses. You can look out for oversized, mirrored lenses, funky frames- really anything that grabs a bit of attention. However, try to commit to a quality pair of sunglasses and avoid cheap fashion sunglasses. Your eyes will thank you for the investment.
6. Use your Nails and Hair to Accessories
You can accessorize your outfit with your nails and hair as well. If you don’t like wearing too much jewellery, then you should try using your nail color or your hairstyle to grab attention. For your hair, you can use the following:
- Hair Bands
- Hair color
- Hair scarves
And for your nails, you can use an eye-catching color to complement your style. If you are not a fan of bold nail colors then you can stick with neutral colors and use decals for a little bit of flashy detail. Or, you could even try nail wraps- these are the perfect option for people who do not want to commit to colorful polish.
7. Keep it Simple
Even though you are looking to make a statement with your accessories, you should still keep it simple. Too much jewellery and you will end up looking trashy. Too many colors, materials and styles? Yes, you will move into the trashy territory. So, pick one way to rev up your accessories and run with it. Similarly, choose just one body area to boldly accessorize and stick with it. Less is better in this scenario.
Find a couple of pieces that you adore- a pair of earrings, sunglasses, a flashy belt, whatever it may be. And let the simple boldness of that accessory do all the work.
And, if you think that you may be wearing too much and are about to walk out the door, take a look in the mirror and see what accessories can be removed. You may find that by removing something, your outfit will become even more attention grabbing.
Always be true to your personal sense of style and avoid fast fashion. Not only does fast fashion leave you looking like a follower, but you will also likely end up cringing at photos after a few years, a few months, or even just days. Look out for styles and fashion that reflects your personality, and fly with it.