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Tips on accessorizing

Accessories are a perfect way to bring life to a rather boring outfit. By accessories here I mean belts and jewelry (necklaces, trinkets, rings, earrings, bracelets, watches, bangles etc) 

As a lady, you obviously want to make a statement wherever you go by putting on bold accessories but sometimes we tend to over do it. Don't get me wrong here but surely why would you want to put on a silver wrist watch, chunky bangles that make a lot of noise as you move, statement rings, dangling earrings, a necklace, a metallic belt and still put on hair accessories all at the same time? Y'all look like dolls when you do that. I mean? You will get all the attention you want but in the wrong manner. You should be the center of attention, not your jewelry.  

Stand out by simply wearing that metallic belt and gold wrist watch and you'll still look 

So ladies, here are a few tips when it comes to accessorizing;
1. Less is more
Yes, bold pieces should be allowed to stand out, so do not over-crowd your look by wearing them within close proximity of each other. Wear one at a time, but if it so happens that you want to wear more than one statement piece, make sure not to wear statement bracelets and rings together or statement earrings and necklaces at the same time.

With that in mind, avoid wearing long chain necklaces if you are wearing a belt, as there will be too much going on around the same area. 

2. Keep it simple
Big accessories are best worn with simple clothes. Say for instance, a simple black dress would be best with bold and attention-seeking accessories. Another example would be a simple white tee with jeans which would look awesome with something big and bright.

When putting on pieces like sequins avoid bold accessories because sequin in itself has too much going on around it.

When wearing patterned outfits avoid putting on too much accessory as the outfit is already crowded. Stick to less busy pieces like either a pendant, rings or even a hat; one of these will do.

3. Another thing is don’t pull the focus away from your bold jewelry
If you want us to notice your emerald necklace then put on less busy earrings or more so look for emerald earrings so there's some form of coordination. Can you imagine putting on an emerald necklace with cobalt blue dazzling earrings? The distance between the earrings and the necklace is close enough to easily notice hence it would create a rather confusing look.

4. Choose your earrings wisely
Statement earrings are beautiful. They will be the first thing that anyone talking to you will notice. Choosing the wrong pair can be distracting, so take details such as length, color, shape and outfit coordination into consideration when choosing.

When wearing dangling statement earrings, it is better to keep your hair up or not too big. What happens when you have big braided hair and its all down yet you have on that embellished pair of earrings? Nobody will notice because the big hair is already a distraction in itself.

5. Match the right necklace with the right neckline
By neckline here I mean strapless, off-the shoulder or v-necked dresses. With this you obviously need chokers and statement pieces.

6. Pay attention to your arms
When you wear a bold ring, it is worth remembering that it will draw attention to your hands, and consequently, your nails, so make sure they are perfectly groomed. Go for a simple manicure.

Avoid wearing a bold and colorful ring with multi-colored manicures, nail art and glittery nail polish. While this may look cute on a teenager, it does not exactly convey a statement of elegance.

With statement bracelets; Cuff bracelets are an excellent choice if you want to wear a statement piece. To show yours off, keep your arms bare or wear a slim-fitting one color long sleeve top. Stick to one cuff to create a focal point.

Bangles are another great option. Just remember that if you would like to stack a number of bangles together, stick to one arm only.

The beauty of statement pieces is that it only takes one piece to make your whole outfit stand out. The key is to keep it simple and either work your outfit around one big eye-catching piece, or to work well-coordinated statement accessories into your look by striking the right balance.

Part of this was extracted from youqueen.com

Until next time:-)

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  1. These are very informative. Thank u Linda for sharing


  2. Great post dear.


  3. Quite nice!


  4. Great post, esp the right neckpiece for neckline..

    Good Old Glycerine

    1. Glad you loved it and thank you for dropping by my blog..xx


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