Everyone knows that accessories have an impact on your outfit. However, not everyone knows how to use them properly. With just a little bit of extra care, you can look effortlessly stylish at any time, and in any outfit.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just hanging out in casual clothes or pulling out all the stops in all your finery, there’s never a bad time to look good. With accessories, it can be easy to level up your style and add a hint of something special to every look.
Here are some tips to bear in mind when planning your outfit for the day.
The Effortless Casual Look
Most of the time, people don’t dress up. We want to be comfortable in what we wear and, while looking good comes into that, the most important thing is how the clothes we wear feel.
If you’re relaxing, alone or with friends, you likely won’t want to put a lot of effort into your clothes.
However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t care. Everyone has their own personal style and preferences, and they should be reflected in the clothes we wear.
There are so many different options and it’s all up to what you like. Whether you like floaty dresses, leggings and long tops, athletic wear, jeans and t-shirts, or whatever else you can think of, the important thing is that you are comfortable with what you wear.
Casual clothes also benefit from the extra injection of style that accessories lend to the party. Your accessories shouldn’t overwhelm your outfit, especially if you’re aiming for a relaxed, casual look, but they should accentuate it and add to it.
They can provide contrast as well, which makes your style more interesting and complex with minimal effort.
For example, ear piercings are accessories that complement any look. You can change your piercings around to suit your outfit and even go without in some situations.
They’re the perfect example of jewelry that can be casual and every day when you want to add some sparkle to your look, but also a showstopper signature piece that makes a formal gown all the more spectacular.
Accessories aren’t just something that looks good and completes your outfit. They can also be practical. If you have poor eyesight, then your glasses can be a stylish accessory and a visual aid all at the same time. Designer frames add extra dimension and structure to your face, and some people like the look so much that they wear non-prescription glasses.
On a similar note, sunglasses are both practical and stylish. Practically, they shield your eyes from the sun so that you can see better on bright days. But sunglasses also look great. Depending on the frame, they can look casual, chic, bohemian, or classy. It all depends on your preferences.
Accessories play a huge role in making sure that you’re dressed appropriately for the weather. Hats are great accessories in summer and winter alike, as they keep the sun from your face when it’s warm, but they can also keep your head warmer on cold days.
While hats can play a practical role, you can also wear a hat to complete your outfit and tie everything together. Again, you have so many options, it’s just a matter of balancing practicality with fashion.
Scarves are yet another temperature-flexible accessory, depending on the material. For example, a light cotton or silk scarf or shawl can keep you cool and stop the hot sun from damaging your skin, while allowing your skin to breathe.
It can be more effective than a light jacket or cardigan, which can still get too warm. Not only that, but it can be effortlessly stylish.
However, in the winter, there’s nothing quite like keeping yourself cozy and warm with a good winter scarf.
Your scarf can also add a pop of color and whimsy to an otherwise utilitarian outfit, or it can add to a chaotic yet interesting and coordinated whole. Pair them with gloves or mittens, so you’re both warm and stylish for winter.