Accessories are a crucial part of every Fashionista’s personal style. I know I can’t go a day without wearing my rings and a watch, and I often play with different statement and personalized pieces to complement my outfits. Accessories can take an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary.
I spotted this Fashionista walking through a park in Sevilla. I fell in love with everything about this outfit, especially her accessories. She is wearing a floral blouse and a pair of tailored high-waisted shorts from Urban Outfitters. These pieces are right on trend and definitely not boring, but they also provide a great canvas for her accessories. She wears a pair of tan sandals from Shopbop.com. I love these shoes they are not the gladiator sandal that everybody is wearing. They are made up of intricate cutouts and complemented with a zipper up the back. She also wears two gold statement rings and a long pendant necklace from House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie’s jewelry line. House of Harlow is one of my favorite jewelry collections. You can find it on websites like Shopbop, miijo.com, shopthetrendboutique.com, and asos.com. Check out these gold-plated dangle earrings and this black rhodium mixed leather and suede pendant necklace. This Fashionista also wears a chunky gold Michael Kors watch, one of the most popular watches right now, and a bangle bracelet by David Yurman. Her most eye-catching accessory is her black suede fringed bag from the leather market in Florence, Italy, which is to die for. She tops off the look with a pair of tortoiseshell Ray Ban sunglasses.
Accessories often make an outfit that much more adorable, but sometimes they can be overwhelming so it is important to create a good balance and make sure you achieve the look you are going for. Take after this Fashionista when deciding how to accessorize an outfit. Wear special and unique pieces that mesh well together and do not overtake each other. Many girls do not realize that accessorizing affects how your body looks in your clothes and not all accessories go well with every body type. It is important to balance your proportions or, if you are trying to accentuate something, play it up in the right way. Follow these simple rules when picking out how to accessorize your next outfit.
1. Wear simple and monotone accessories on areas you do not want to accentuate and bold statement accessories on areas you want to highlight. For example, if you want to show off your shoulders wear a pair of intricate earrings or a statement necklace.
2. Choose ONE- large earrings or a large necklace. Do not attempt to wear both. Wearing bold earrings and a bold necklace is simply overwhelming and makes your neck appear heavy. Try a great pair of earrings with a bare neck or a statement necklace with a simple pair of stud earrings.
3. Personalize your accessories. You might have random knickknacks like your mom’s old pendants lying around and think they are “cool” but you have no use for them. Fear not! With a little bit of creativity and resourcefulness, it is easy to buy chains or bracelets to put these on. Not only are they original but they are also personal to you.