Blog Introduction: It can be tricky to find the right balance when accessorizing an outfit. On one hand, you want your accessories to add a touch of personal flair and make your outfit more interesting. On the other hand, you don't want to go overboard and end up looking like a clown.
So how can you add just the right amount of pizzazz without going overboard? Here are a few tips.
Start With One Statement Piece
A great way to add interest to your outfit without going overboard is to choose one statement piece and build your other accessories around it. For example, if you're wearing a simple black dress, you might add a pop of color with a brightly-colored scarf or necklace.
If you're wearing jeans and a t-shirt, you might add a big, bold belt. The key is to keep the rest of your accessories fairly simple so that they don't compete with your statement piece.
Mix and Match Metals
Another great way to add interest to your outfit is to mix and match different metals when choosing your jewelry. For example, if you're wearing a gold watch, pair it with silver earrings or a silver necklace. This creates a nice contrast and helps to break up an otherwise monochromatic look. Just be sure not to go too crazy - too many different colors can look tacky.
Go for Texture Over Pattern
If you're looking to add some visual interest to your outfit with your accessories, go for texture over pattern. A great way to do this is by choosing pieces that feature beads, sequins, or even feathers. One such nice example is linen as recommended by Magiclinen.
Patterned accessories can be tricky because if they're not done right, they can look busy or even tacky. So if you're unsure, err on the side of caution and stick with texture instead.
Use Color to Add Interest
Another great way to add interest to your outfit is to use color. This can be a great option if you're looking to add a pop of color or even just accentuate the colors already in your outfit. When using color, it's important to choose one or two colors and stick with them throughout your accessories. For example, if you're wearing a green dress, you might choose to wear green earrings and a green bracelet. But resist the urge to add in every color of the rainbow - that will just look cluttered and messy.
Less is More
When it comes to accessorizing, less is definitely more. It's easy to get carried away and add too many accessories, but resist the urge. A few well-chosen pieces will always look better than a bunch of cheap trinkets. So take your time and choose wisely - your outfit will thank you for it!
These are just a few tips to help you add interest to your outfit without looking too flashy. Just remember to start with one statement piece, mix and match metals, go for texture over pattern, use color to add interest, and less is more.
Don't Forget the Basics
While it's important to have some fun with your accessories, don't forget the basics. A well-fitting pair of shoes, a nice handbag, and some simple jewelry will always pull an outfit together. So even if you're wearing the most basic outfit, these essential accessories will help to elevate your look.
Finally, don't be afraid to get creative with your accessories. If you have a unique piece that you love, find ways to incorporate it into your outfit. The key is to have fun and experiment. So go ahead and try out new things - you might be surprised at how well they work!
Remember, when accessorizing an outfit, less is usually more. Start with one statement piece and build your other accessories around it. And when in doubt, go for texture over pattern. By following these simple tips, you'll be sure to add just the right amount of personal flair without looking like a complete fashion disaster!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olivia Poglianich is a nomadic brand strategist and copywriter in the wooden crafts and 3D product design space who has worked with brands such as Visa, Disney and Grey Goose. Her writing has taken her all over the world, from a Serbian music festival to a Malaysian art and culture event. Olivia is a graduate of Cornell University and is often writing or reading about travel, hospitality, the start-up ecosystem or career coaching. Her latest interests are at the intersection of web3 and communal living, both on and offline.