Planning an outfit is not just about the clothes you’re going to wear, there’s a lot more to it than that. Men are lucky, as all they need is a shirt, trousers and maybe a watch, to look like they’ve put a lot of effort in. Women, on the other hand, have a whole lot more to think about. What bag do I bring? Should I wear heels or not? Will jewellery make my outfit look over the top? So many questions that need to be answered. Luckily, we’ve put together a guide on how to accessorize any outfit, effortlessly, and still look amazing.
We need our bags with us, no matter what the event, but what kind of bag will suit your outfit? If you’re anything like us you probably have a load of bags at the bottom of the wardrobe, some that have barely been used. You probably also have a staple bag that is taken with you everywhere; the one you know you’re going to resort to if you can’t make a decision. That staple bag is great if you’re just planning on a shopping trip, but it’s not going to dazzle if you’re off on a night out. Look for a bag that matches, or complements, the shade that most stands out in your outfit. If you’re wearing a black dress with a red belt, then go for a red bag to match. If you’re wearing neutral colours then look for a brown, leather number instead. Split your bags into different categories, such as ‘day bags’, ‘evening bags’ and ‘special occasions’, then it will be much easier to decide which is right for your outfit. A good bag can seal the deal on your amazing outfit!
If there’s one thing that we have more of than bags, it is shoes. There’s a couple of pairs of trainers that were bought when we were adamant to go running every day, some flats for work, boots for the winter and a ton of high heels that are for nights out with the girls. You’ve probably bought the shoes knowing exactly when you would use them for, but how do you pick the pair that’s right for this outfit? Just like the bag, you need to find something that matches, or complements, the key accessories in your look. If you can match your bag to your shoes, then perfect! If not, then look for a colour in your outfit that catches the eye. Bring that colour out by wearing a matching pair of shoes, and you’re good to go. If you’re wearing plain clothing (like a little black dress) then opt for a heel in a bold, block colour. Just remember, you can always buy more shoes from somewhere like www.katielongshoes.co.uk if you can’t find something that goes with your outfit. As if we needed an excuse to buy more shoes…
Finally, the jewellery. We tend to find that jewellery is very much a personal preference, and not everyone likes adding bling to a carefully planned outfit. However, if you are going to be accessorising then do consider your jewellery options too. Outfits with a lot going on, such as patterned dresses, can be worn with basic silver or gold. If you’re wearing a plain outfit, in neutral colours, then you can add something a bit more bold, such as costume jewellery.
There you have it, the complete guide to accessorize any outfit! Bookmark this guide and read it whenever you have to get ready for a big event; you’ll be looking fabulous in no time.