ACCESSORISING: Adding the finishing touches to an outfit

ACCESSORISING: Adding the finishing touches to an outfit

Accessories can make an outfit. We can use them strategically to draw attention away from our not so perfect bits or to lift an outfit from blah to wow.  Accessorising is a powerful aspect of developing your style and personal branding.

We use accessories to add individuality and style.

Accessories are all the little extras we add, including:

  • Jewellery – earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets, anklets, rings, watches
  • Handbags
  • Scarves
  • Hair clips, hair ties
  • Glasses
  • Even our fingernails can be an accessory!


When accessorising, look for items that:

* Add interest
* Add a splash of colour
* Update or modernise
*Provide a focal point
* Express your personality

Be adventurous, and don’t be afraid to experiment and add some contrast using varying colours, textures and pattern.

Remember:  When you are choosing your accessories, make sure that they add to the picture you are creating with your whole outfit and personal branding.  Accessories are an opportunity for you to make a statement about your personality, so don’t hold back.  If it’s a splash of colour that you are seeking, then splash out. If it is a quirky novelty item that lets people know you are fun and quirky, then go for it.

At the end of the day, whatever you choose, it needs to be a true reflection of you, so don’t go rushing out to buy something just because you think that’s how you are supposed to look.  Buy something because it is you!  And choose something that works with your colour palette.

After all, check out how this model has added a stylish pair of boots and hats to create, belt and hat to some plain tights and a simple top to create quite an impression!

accessorising-boots, belt, hat

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