Why Accessorizing Can Be More Complicated Than It Sounds!

One thing you’ll find near the top of any list of fashion tips is the importance of accessorizing, but while it sounds so easy, if it actually was that simple to get it right everybody would be doing it and those tips would be redundant! This is because accessorizing is not just a case of having those practical pieces you always use like a bag or sunglasses and wearing those as well as your clothes, it is about thoughtfully pairing different things with outfits to create a specific look.


Do you ever wonder why some people look stylish and well put together in just their casual clothes, whereas others look drab? Or do you ever put on your best party dress and sexiest shoes, but feel like there is something missing? This is the difference that accessories make – when done right you just look subtly more polished.

Of course, if you are on the low maintenance side and think having to shop for all these extra bits and bobs, and then actually bother to pick some out each day to go with your outfit sounds like a drag, it can be best to simply get some good ‘go to’ pieces you know work reliably with a lot of your outfits, and stick with that. Here are some essentials you can base your clothing accessories around:

Statement Necklace or Earrings

Statement jewellery can easily upgrade your evening wear, and can make a simple black dress or pants and top combo look chic and interesting. A bold necklace or some big statement earrings are the easiest choices, and there is definitely no need to invest in both unless you are feeling really confident with styling them. Whether you choose chunky metal, interesting coloured beads, or unusual things like wood, stones or feathers, choose something you like that reflects your taste and trust it to liven up your simpler outfits.

A Great Scarf

There is no easier way to add colour, texture or interest to an outfit than with a scarf, whether it is winter and you actually need it for warmth too, or you go for a lightweight scarf just as a decorative piece. There are all different ways to wear scarves and they can work with just about any outfit, so experiment and see the difference they can make!


Sunglasses are a fantastic accessory and don’t have to be limited to summer – if it’s daylight, you can wear them! Do avoid mixing sporty or quirky styles with smarter fashion looks and vice versa, however.

Clutch Bag

A lot of women buy a bag that they then use for every occasion, until it is time to buy a new one. However, carrying the big bag you use for work – no matter how nice it is – doesn’t look quite right with evening wear. Have a pretty evening clutch bag in a design that works with most of your evening wear, and you’ll instantly look more glam on your nights out!

From these basics you can start to get in the habit of accessorizing, and enjoy looking more stylish and tasteful every day!