We are not the wallflower category are we? To stand out from the crowd is a must, and to do that your outfit should be catchy and one that makes heads turn. The secret to make your outfit go from ordinary to amazing is accessorizing it correctly.
Wear the right statements with that dress and you will look like a million dollars!
On the flip side, the wrong accessories can ruin the most fabulous of clothes, so chose smart and remember less is always more. Here are some guidelines on what you need to do to accessories properly.
Don’t overdo it. A full face of make up with bold colours, then statement neckpiece, earrings and bangles and if you are wearing Indian then mang tikka too. It’s all too overwhelming. Cut back. As far as makeup is concerned, concentrate on heavy eye makeup or heavy lips, don’t do both. Wear either a fab neckpiece and keep the ears simple or vice versa. Make one thing the highlight, not everything.
Don’t wear clashing accessories. Keep in mind the print, the metal (gold or silver) the colours, your outfit and accessories should be complementing and not competing. With yellow top and classic jeans, you could wear gold loops, a nice baby pink or blue scarf and a smart tan belt watch, carry a cream colour or beige handbag to complete the look. Urban Sahara in beige by AHR is the perfect choice for the outfit!
Do not match everything you wear. You are not a five year old girl attending a friends birthday party, so please don’t match everything you wear.
Pair understated clothes with bold jewellery or a bold printed scarf a jazzy handbag or even statement footwear. We all have black, brown, beige, olive just about all the neutral colours in our wardrobe. They work as perfect canvasses for accessorizing. Wear orange coloured accessories with khakhi or turquoise with black or even an ochre with olive, you can create whatever combo you wish.
If you wear printed or patterned outfit, look at the detailing. Eg. You wear a floral dress, that has multicoloured flowers, try and pick out a single colour and accessorise minimally based loosely on that colour. So if you have pink, yellow and orange flowers, pick yellow as your theme and wear earrings and bangles in that tone.
Wear accessories according to your body type and features. Don’t wear hoops if you have a round face, but do if you have a long face. Wear heels to elongate your legs if your height is an issue, or flats if it’s the other way around.
Keep a signature style for yourself. A lot of women swear by pearls, and the size and colour vary according to what they wear. Then again, belt and hats are a thing for some, likewise shoes and bags for others. Find out what it is that you like to accessorise with instead of trying to do everything at one go.
Remember when in doubt, minimal is the key word and stick to classics. Diamonds are definitely a girl’s best friend for a reason. Smart black pumps and a designer handbag always score big.
The Kivana Sling Bag by AHR is a classic piece that will complement whatever you wear.