Be Clever, Be Wise, Accessorize

When we put an outfit together, we think of the accessories afterwards. There are, of course, some outfits which can be styled exclusively around an accessory, but usually it is dependant on how large, bright and how much of a focal-point said accessory is. It is not something that can work with every outfit, so you have to make the outfit work with it.

Accessories don’t even have to be that big or daring in terms of fashion - classic and simple looks work just as well and just because something is small doesn’t mean that it won’t make a big statement and bring out the best of your outfit. With that in mind, here are the staples that everyone should have in their wardrobe to jazz up any outfit.


Simple stud earrings are timeless and can add a certain edge to whatever look you are going for. They can look anything from daring to dainty (depending on how many you have), and come in a variety of shapes and sizes from hoops to teardrops. Have a look at a sterling silver earrings collection and see which ones work best for you and the majority of outfits that you can conjure up. You’ll never be left scrabbling around for something to match!


As with the earrings, the more simple the better. That way you can mix and match with anything and everything. Get a couple of necklaces in different colours - good staples are gold, silver and rose-gold/bronze to mix it up a bit. Statement necklaces can only be worn with particular styles and colours, yet simple metals will keep you in good stead whether you are going to a wedding, funeral or just out for a coffee with friends. A real one-job-does-all piece of jewellery to own but something that's efficiency is not to be scoffed at or overlooked.


There are three sizes to keep in handy with bags - overnight, shoulder/handbag and clutch. As long as you have these three covered, you shouldn’t be wanting for any other (this is almost impossible, but it’s just a point to be made…). If you wear mainly neutral-coloured clothes, go for a patterned/glittery bag. If you are one to wear patterned and bright clothes, go for a more neutral-coloured bag to balance it out. It’s a simple trick to keep in mind in order to give your outfit the extra bit of oomph it deserves.


Go with whatever you feel comfortable with, but be aware that things such as lipsticks and eyeshadows can be worked with as great statement pieces. Certain shades such as purples and reds will create an impact on your look and sometimes you may wish to build your outfit choices around what you have put on your lips or eyes rather than anywhere else on your body. It can be a great place to start with, so if you’re lacking inspiration in clothes then start on your face - the rest will work itself out from there!

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