10 Essential Rules for Choosing Accessories
We at Bright Side have been carefully studying this topic, and now we’re ready to share all the secrets with you and dispel all the myths. Get ready for a wardrobe revolution!
1. Wear no more than 3-4 large accessories
It’s possible to combine large accessories together in one outfit, but there should be no more than 3-4 of them. And of course, they should match each other in terms of color, style, and the material they’re made from.
2. Don’t hide a large collar underneath a bulky scarf
You don’t need to add a large scarf to your outfit if your coat already has a big collar. Instead, wear a light kerchief on your neck and underneath your outer layer.
3. Only use a full set of matching jewelry if the items are small in size
Some people argue that wearing beads, earrings, bracelets, and rings all from one set looks tasteless. This idea is only partly true, for it all depends on how big each accessory is. If they’re small in size, wearing all of them together can look elegant.
4. Forget the rule that states your handbag must be the same color as your shoes
Selecting a bag that matches your shoes really isn’t compulsory. If your shoes are very bright, it’s actually much better to have a handbag in a contrasting light tone.
5. Set your priorities: either bright clothes or eye-catching accessories
When working on our style, we should always try to determine precisely what effect we want to achieve, and then simply apply the right emphasis in our outfit. We can make either our clothes, makeup, or accessories the eye-catching part of our appearance, but we should avoid trying to achieve the same effect through all three simultaneously. Combining a puffy collar on a blouse with enormous diamond earrings just looks absurd.
6. Forget about wearing a watch if you’ve put on an evening dress
Wristwatches work well for urban, sporty, or business styles. However, combining a watch with an evening gown effectively is virtually impossible.
7. Remember that large rings don’t suit everyone
Thick rings don’t look good on short fingers, although thin ones can visually increase their length. Remember this when you next buy a ring.
8. Gloves should be the same color as one other feature of your outfit
A quick way to select the right colored gloves: look at the color of your shoes, belt, or lipstick. As a rule, your gloves should combine harmoniously with at least one feature of your outfit.
9. Avoid black footwear if you’re wearing pastel tones
Pastel tones in clothing are best supported with footwear of a lighter shade. Dark shoes really don’t work here.
10. Combine culturally specific accessories only with neutral-colored clothing
If you wear accessories with lots of threads or beads, tone down the overall effect with neutral-colored clothing.