Matching your accessories properly is harder than it sounds. It’s not as simple as sliding in a hair clip and putting on whatever necklace you find first. You need to think about the colors, materials, shapes, and sizes. You also need to ensure the accessories match well with the outfit you’re wearing. You don’t want to waste the beauty of your designer accessories by pairing them with the wrong dress!
If you want to look put together and utterly fabulous, then use this guide on how to match your accessories with style.
Match Colors – but Don’t Go Overboard
Matching colors works well, up until a point. If you have a dainty silver ring and a beautiful Silver Crystal Clutch, then they would work well together. A green bag matched with green shoes and green earrings and a chunky green ring might be a bit of an overkill, though. It’s all about balance.
You don’t always have to match colors by making them the same shade, too. Instead, try mixing colors that complement each other. A gold hoop earring would pair nicely with an emerald necklace, for example.
Choose Simple Jewelry for a Bold Outfit
An extravagant outfit should not be paired with big, bold jewelry if you want to look stylish. If you want to go all out with your clothing, you need to dial it back with your accessories – particularly your jewelry. Save your eye-catching designer accessories for a time when you have a simple outfit to wear.
You don’t have to stick to the same material for your accessories to match well. Even gold can work with silver when done correctly! Just make sure you aim for subtlety and balance.
Match Your Bag to Your Shoes
Matching your bag to your shoes is a classic styling tip, but it still works. It’s a simple but effective way of making yourself look put together. The best part is the shades don’t have to match perfectly. A classic red shoe with a red handbag will always look lovely! Combine that with a little black dress, and you’ve got a timeless outfit that you will always look amazing in.
Wear a Statement Piece
Don’t try to catch people’s eye with every accessory you wear. Instead, let one piece do the talking – let one piece make a statement. You could choose a designer bag as your statement piece, lettings its color, design, and brand do the talking. Or, you could choose a bright and fun necklace.
Hair accessories are effective as a statement piece, as they are eye-level. Even if you have chosen a simple hairstyle, the right hair accessory will bring it to life. You could try hair barrettes, bows, chunky clips, or a bold headband.
Purchase Staple Accessories
Staple accessories will make the act of matching so much easier. Invest in ones that make it easy to build an outfit around. Some classic pieces you should own include gold hoop earrings, a pendant necklace, a chunky handbag, and some black heels. These staples go with plenty of other accessories as well as outfits, so the next time you need to match accessories for an outfit, you won’t end up pulling your hair out.
Put Your Hair Up
When matching earrings to other accessories, make sure you show them off by putting your hair up. The best part? It gives you a chance to put an extra accessory piece into your hair. Choose an elegant clip to keep your hair off your neck while showing off your beautiful pair of earrings.
Keep Dainty Pieces Together
There is something so elegant about a person accessorized in only dainty pieces of fine jewelry. Instead of thinking you have to mix and match all the time, allow yourself to wear only small, delicate pieces. Studded silver earrings paired with a small pendant necklace always looks beautiful!
Avoid Too Much Boldness
Bold, chunky accessories are fantastic. They add flavor to any outfit, and they are always eye-catching. You can go overboard, though. A couple of bold pieces can lift your look, but wear too many, and you’ll go from stylish to messy. Besides, don’t you want more attention on your more special, designer accessories?
If you want to pair a big, chunky necklace with some large earrings, choose a more subtle bag and pair of shoes.
Get a Timeless Watch
One of the best designer accessories you can invest in is a timeless watch. There are plenty of them out there, but all have one trait in common – they always look amazing. The reason for getting one like this is so that you can pair it with anything. Some occasions call for more unique, eye-catching wristwear, but other times, you want the safety net of elegance.
Choose Either Bright Clothes or Accessories
You might think a bright red dress would work well with bright red accessories, but more often than not, it’s better to choose only one with bright colors. Instead, try pairing your red dress with a black pair of heels and a black handbag. Having everything too bright will detract from your overall look!
Invest in Quality Accessories
One of the best ways to get better at matching accessories with style is to invest in quality, designer accessories. The type that lasts forever and always looks good. You don’t have to overhaul your entire accessory collection, but choose quality over quantity the next time you go shopping for a bracelet, necklace, pair of shoes, or handbag.
Define Your Style
One of the best ways to match accessories with style is to define your style. It may change depending on the day (and the occasion). At work, you might have a professional appearance, while during evening events, you might go for an elegant, classic look. Or, you might prefer the boho style, an edgy style, or a casual style.
By defining your style, you will have an easier time finding the accessories to match. For example, if you want to dress more boho, get some droopy and feathery pieces.
Designer Accessories will lift any outfit, but they need styling properly. Use these tips and rock any outfit you wear.