So what is a Fashion Accessory?
"A fashion accessory
is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer's
outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically
complement the wearer's look".
A perfect explanation. A fashion accessory 'contributes' or is 'part of' an outfit.
Your choice allows you to express your personality and sense of style. Take an ultra simple outfit in neutral colors, add accessories and paint a picture of the person you'd like to be!
Less is more!
There are two types of accessories; those we wear and those we carry. We wear shoes, boots, hats, belts, scarves, shawls, stockings, tights, ties, gloves, jewelry, a watch etc. but we carry bags, glasses, sunglasses, briefcase, luggage, pens, wallet and an umbrella.
From that long list of items you can understand how easy it would be to overload if you were an accessories fan!
Coco Chanel is reported to have said 'Before leaving the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off'.
Think you've got nothing to wear
Nothing to wear? If your wardrobe looks boring a few key accessories can transform simple into stylish.
Accessories draw the eye so choose just a few to accent an outfit or the feature you want to present. If you're wearing a full set of jewelry, a watch, a hat and scarf perhaps sunglasses, then no one item will stand out and you're end up looking cluttered.
Keep it simple when surrounding your face. Earrings are a must to light up your face so if you're getting lost ditch the necklace.
Whether you want to style up, style down or go completely casual, you can dictate the tone with your choice of add-ons - just keep them to the same level of 'dressiness'.
Keep to scale...
Keep accessories in
proportion to your body frame.
A small frame can be overwhelmed with large scale accessories, she should keep it neat. A larger woman, however, will look bigger still if her accessories are not in proportion to her body.
Still only wearing your pearls with a little black dress?
Classic pearls have always been associated with 'dressing up'. But 'going
out' has become increasingly casual and we're starting to wear pearls
casually too. They're fashionable again and even fun!
Not only is this travel bag the perfect piece of hand luggage, it's become my 'personal assistant' on a day-to-day basis. A quick glance inside tells me what I need for the day!
There's a Mia Tui bag for everyone - work bags big enough for a laptop, occasion bags, baby changing bags...(read more)
The neck is a very sensitive area and considered
an erogenous zone – I wonder if this is why we decorate ourselves in this
But necklaces can be surprisingly difficult to get right...
thought pearls were dated and only worn by ‘grandmothers’ think again!
As well as being a personal favorite, this gorgeous
jewellery staple has always cycled in and out of fashion and is currently one
of the hottest jewellery items trending.
Dominique Sachse is not only a
professional News reader in the United States but she's also quite a
style icon. Here she shows some fresh ideas with a silk square to add pizazz to any outfit.
You need it for warmth but why not add real STYLE as well!
A video to show you 16 amazing ways to ring the changes. One of the easiest ways to add a touch of style and color to your outfit, your scarf will an outfit together with a confident flair.
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