How to Perfectly Accessorize Your Outfit

Accessories can make or break your outfit, so you must know when to add a statement or lessen your pieces to create a fashion forward look. Whether you’re a minimalist woman who wishes to spice up your neutral outfits or a maximalist woman who wish to look more balanced on your everyday looks, keep on reading for our tricks.

Don’t be too matchy-matchy.

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“The days of your shoes having to match your handbag perfectly are long gone,” says fashion stylist Courtney Hammonds. According to her, you may think of wearing a statement bag in this season’s Pantone signature color with a different color shoe to make your overall look appear fresh and modern. Like fashion blogger Nini Nguyen, you may even add some eccentric vibe to your style by spicing up your brown maxi dress with a pink scarf and a red bag.

When in doubt, pick a longer necklace.

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When choosing necklaces, pay attention to your face shape, neck length, and bust line as it draws attention where it drops. Necklaces can kick your look up a notch, as well as give you a boost of body confidence. According to O’s Creative Director, Adam Glassman, “Your necklace should be working for you—a long strand that hits just below the bust makes you look taller and leaner.” Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, you may add some flair to your office looks with a long necklace that will look chic with your turtleneck top and dress.

Mix your metals.

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“Accessorizing has certainly come a long way since matchy-match details reigned supreme,” says fashion stylist Chelsea Jackson. Jackson advises that rich, warm-toned jewelry pop when paired with a cool silver statement piece like a cuff or great pair of earrings. Like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, you may even make your style intentional by wearing layered clothes together with layered necklaces.  Jackson’s trick to take the guesswork out of overlapping metals is to choose a dominant shade. “Pick your favorite metal, make that your base, and introduce a few contrasting pieces to master mixing in an effortless way,” she says.

Your wrists should never be naked.

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Wearing multiple bracelets makes a stylish statement. “Buy a set of multiple bracelets that are sold together, or get creative and investigate what’s already in a jewelry box,” says style expert Bridgette Raes. A great thing, you can do the same simply by wearing multiple bracelets that you already own. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, you may go for a timeless look by wearing pearl bracelets in three to four strands, making it your statement piece to spice up your black and white dress. By heeding these tricks from the experts, you’ll be able to accessorize like a pro.

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