Accessories are the finishing touches to an outfit. Just like a pair of shoes, it can make or break your look. Whether you’re pear-shaped, hourglass shaped, apple shaped, or inverted triangle shaped woman, keep on reading for our tricks to make the accessories work for your body shape.
- When choosing accessories, pick ones that you love and suit you.
Working with accessories is very much a trial and error thing for most women but well worth doing, particularly as accessories will usually be the way that you start developing your own personal style. If you think accessories will also drain your wallet, you’re wrong as it’s a lot cheaper than buying clothes for most items. It’s also a fantastic way to take advantage of trends without shelling out a lot of money for something that’s only going to last a season. Just go for ones that you love and suit you. Like fashion blogger Lisa Olsson, you may opt for a skinny scarf that will channel some bohemian vibe to your looks without wearing flared jeans and free-flowing dresses.
- Know what illusions work for your shape.
The key to picking the perfect accessories is to know what illusions work for, and against, your particular shape. Accessories create optical illusions on your body so it pays to know what illusions that’ going to be. Handbags, hats, necklaces, earrings, bangles, scarves, belts and such are some of the accessories that can add some flair to your looks. If you usually judge the your look by looking in a mirror whether or not something suits you, you’re really looking at is the optical illusion that an item has on your body.
- Match your accessories with your size.
If you’re a petite woman and if you’ll wear an oversized handbag, what it’s going to do is highlight the fact that your body is tiny in comparison. The same works if your body is bigger. A tiny little bag will highlight the fact that the body against which it is framed is much bigger than the bag. So a good rule of thumb is to match your accessories to your body size. Like fashion blogger Nini Nguyen, you may opt for a small clutch over a huge bag, or a turban over a wide brimmed hat to make your accessories work for you.
- Pay attention where your accessories draw attention.
If you’re a pear shape and your hips and bottom are an area you’re trying to conceal, a messenger bag worn crossed over your chest and nestling comfortably on your hip will only draw attention to your hips. So, resort to a satchel bag worn over your shoulder sitting under your arm which is then going to draw attention to your tiny waist. If you wish to highlight your waist, go for a belt that sits exactly on your waist and draws attention to it. On the other hand, if you’re minimizing your hips, load up the jewelry on your top half. If you wish to draw attention on your sexy curves, go for a long necklace that sits right where you want eyes to be drawn and wear it with attitude like fashion blogger Nini Nguyen did. By heeding these simple tricks, you’ll be able to pick the perfect accessories for your body shape.