Since the dawn of time there is no doubt that people have used clothes and fashion as a way of creating a positive first impression on someone else. Not only are clothes indicative of our occupation and background, but they can also be a powerful symbol of our tastes and our interests. However, it is not just our clothes that make a lasting impression on others as accessories are equally as important when trying to complement your clothing. Accessorising is a way to spice up your outfits by incorporating smaller pieces, like jewellery and shoes, into your look. In this context, it is worth exploring what accessories you can style with your wardrobe with and when to add them in.
Firstly, accessories are a great way to exhibit your originality in occasions where your clothing choices are restricted. As people adjust their clothing choices according to which event they are attending it can be difficult to stand out if you are limited in what you can wear. For example, for those going to events such as card game tournaments, they decide to invest many hours of time learning all the hand rankings for a game of Texas Hold’em, just to find out there is a strict dress code requiring people to wear a black tie. Even in occasions like these, there is a great opportunity to showcase your originality and accessories accordingly, whether it’s a party amongst close friends or visiting a gambling establishment on a night out together. To go even further you can give yourself a head start and check out the wide variety of online poker sites, which can help familiarize yourself with the different variations of a poker game. By doing this, everyone’s eyes will be on you not just because of your attentively chosen outfit but your amazing card skills too.
In addition, many people have the assumption that bags are strictly for practical use and cannot be used as an accessory. However, there are many bags in varying types, brands and colours that can complement your outfit. Tote bags are just one example and you can coordinate them with your outfit as they come in a range of different materials such as leather or cotton. Opting for a tote bag when doing such activities as shopping instead of carrying a plastic bag can elevate your look to the next level. It is also not just your clothes that you can style as many people also like to style their hair according to whatever outfit they are wearing. A fantastic way to do this is to add a headband to you hair and some styles include velvet, pearl-dotted, metallic, matte, and more. Apart from your clothes, your hair is one of the first things that someone notices when they meet you and so choosing not to neglect it is an important step in truly completing your look.
Moreover, accessories can actually be revolutionary to old clothing pieces and add an extra layer of style to your fashion choices. For example, although many people only wear scarves in Winter as a bid to ward off the cold, they can actually act as a bold fashion statement. From silk to woollen, scarves are an elegant staple and nothing short of practical. They can be added to long wool coats to dress up your outfit and make it more smart or they can be added over a casual cardigan as a visually pleasing extra. In a similar vein, there is a growing amount of people accessorising their look with a hat. In Winter time it is common to opt for a woollen hat or a beret to keep your head insulated at the same time as being stylish. Alternatively, in the summer time many people like to wear a sun hat paired with thigh high boots to remain fashionable whilst also protecting themselves from the sun. Of course, another wonderful accessory especially in the summer time is sunglasses which adds a chic layer into any look.
Furthermore, for many people trying to make a statement with their clothing choices find that jewellery is the one thing that truly completes their look. For those who don’t like to have a bare neck, adding in a silver or gold necklace is a great way at styling your outfit. In addition, getting a matching pair of earrings can go a long way when it comes to standing out from the crowd. However, if you are choosing to accessorise with jewellery it is important to remember not to go overboard and wear too many pieces as this can actually take away from your look and can result in being tacky or overdone. Striking a balance between being minimalist and fashionable is the perfect way to not over do or under do your look.
In conclusion, fashion accessories are pieces that both can serve practical functions as well as add an extra layer of individuality into your outfit. From allowing people to stand out in cases where there is a strict dress code, to adding new energy into your old or outdate wardrobe, accessories are liberating in many ways. In the future, with technology advancing at a rapid rate and the fashion industry expanding at an alarming rate we could witness more types of accessories that integrate modern technology and add an extra edge to your wardrobe.