Fashionistas often joke that with the right accessories, a woman can literally take over the world! What this statement implies is that the right accessories can inspire boundless amounts of confidence in a woman. Accessories are the glue that holds an outfit together and enhance its beauty, and yet they’re also a simple and accessible way to express your personality and add a fresh perspective to each outfit.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to have a bunch of accessories in order to achieve your desired outcome. All you need are a few well-chosen pieces to transform your outfits and make your confidence skyrocket every day. Chesca Direct has a diverse selection of women’s accessories including chiffon and knitted shawls, printed scarves, printed sarongs and more, to suit various preferences, body types and occasions. For tips on how to choose the right accessories for this season, read more below:
It’s quite common to reach for matching colors when combining an outfit and accessories. However, it’s important to choose accessory colors that are complementary rather than matching. Let’s say you’re attending one of those ‘all-white’ dos and you’re planning your outfit. Now, you could go with the brief and wear all white, including accessories. Or you could add a pop of color with red shoes and handbag and some gold jewellery and you have an outfit that not only follows the brief, but expresses your personal style.
While it’s not every day that you’ll be attending a special occasion, you can use this same principle to choose accessory colors that complement instead of match. If you feel unsure about which colors to choose, you can always opt for warm metallics, with bronze and copper being the best options for toning down an extravagant look. Gold toned accessories go well with colors like red, orange and brown, while silver toned ones work wonderfully with pink, grey, blue and green.
The accessories you wear can say a lot about you, including your age, and this is an important consideration to make when shopping for accessories. While some middle-aged women prefer to dress modestly, others like to push the button with accessories to really express their eclectic personality. The best way to choose age appropriate accessories is to mix it up and have an eclectic assortment of pieces that not only express your age but your personality as well. Balance those bright pink peep-toes with a modest purse, or complement an oversized glamorous necklace with stud earrings and a simple outfit.
Body type can play a huge role in the type of accessories that you choose. For example, oversized accessories tend to look out of place on someone with a petite frame, while a tiny sling bag can be ill-fitting on someone with a heavier stature. The moral of the story here is, stick to accessory sizes that supplement your body stature and stay away from anything that doesn’t look complementary.
Whether you’re going to work, attending a party or a formal function, you can make small adjustments with accessories that take the same outfit from one occasion to the next, while still managing to look appropriate. For example, upgrade a simple jeans and t-shirt daytime outfit to a night time look by adding accessories like strappy heels, statement jewellery and designer handbag.
Wearing too many accessories can make you stick out to for all the wrong reasons. One way to avoid overdoing it with accessories is to remember that ‘less is more’. A good rule of thumb is that there should always be one star of the show. For example, if you’re wearing a chunky necklace, opt for bare arms and stud earrings; and pair statement earrings with a modest neckpiece. The same goes for bright shoes, handbags and belts; never mix too many bright colors together and keep the embellishments to one item per outfit.