As a stylist, one of the biggest gaps that I see in most of my clients’ wardrobes is their accessories section, or lack thereof. We often overlook the power accessories can have on being able to execute our personal style, and transform our wardrobe.
The power is in their simplicity. I’ve put together three of my favourite tips that I have found work time and time again with all my clients, and now you can use them too.
1) Bold, chunky accessories to divert attention away from tummy / parts you’re insecure about.
Accessories are a fantastic way of diverting the eyes’ attention. If you’re insecure about your tummy / thigh area then try investing in beautiful chunky necklaces to bring people’s attention up towards your gorgeous face, neck and collar bones. If ‘chunky’ big accessories aren’t your thing, opt for something with lots of detail or your favourite bright colours.
2) Using colourful accessories as a stepping stone for adding more colour into your wardrobe.
One of the main points my clients want to work on, is how to incorporate more vibrant colours into their wardrobe. The simplest way to do this is through your accessories. Bringing colour into your wardrobe can feel quite daunting and scary, so by doing it through fun handbags, necklaces, bracelets, shoes etc. it’s a small, sure-fire way to build up your confidence with colour. The most important thing you need to know when it comes to colour, is how you feel in specific colours. Decipher which ones make you feel great and why, and work around those. For a more in-depth knowledge, book yourself a wardrobe consultation and we can analyze your colours together.
3) Adding definition and transforming basic pieces in your wardrobe.
The best thing that your wardrobe can provide you with is lots of different options without having to constantly spend money. A well-oiled, cohesive and high-functioning wardrobe is filled with lots of interchangeable pieces that create a variety of outfit options. One great way to help increase your pieces’ transferability is with accessories. For example, if you take an over-sized shirt and add a belt, you’ve instantly got a new, waist-defining outfit. Experiment with hats and beautiful scarves to transform drab pieces. Or add a statement bag to a seemingly plain outfit for an instant update.
The key, as always, is to experiment and have fun. Find out what you enjoy and feel most confident in, and simply repeat. Every time you push yourself outside of your limits, your personal style evolves and so does your self-esteem. So it is always a win-win situation for you and your personal style.