Fashion Tips

5 tips to accessorize on point

August 16, 2023

Coco Chanel famously said “Accessories are what makes or marks a woman” and she was absolutely right – a great accessory can instantly transform any outfit. When it comes to fashion, whether you’re a maximalist or a minimalist, there’s always room for a great accessory or two and these easy to implement style tips will inspire you to accessorize differently, while keeping your looks sharp and unforgettable.


The maximalist style

If bold outfits are your go-to, then the tip is to keep your accessories discreet: think tiny, sparkly earrings, a simple chain or bracelet, a minimalist belt, a solid color handbag. This way the focus will be on your clothing, without foregoing the put-together look that accessories always lend.


The minimalist style

If your wardrobe is minimal and monochromatic, you’re doubly lucky when it comes to accessorizing. Why? Because you can maintain your minimalist style with understated accessories – subtle jewelry, streamlined or tiny handbags, beautiful basic headbands – or you can offset it with statement accessories – bold necklaces, patterned scarfs, colorful sunglasses. Depending on the occasion, how you’re feeling and the look you want to portray, choose your accessories accordingly.


Colors, patterns and layers

Accessories are the easiest and most stylish way to add color, texture or sparkle to a look, as long as said look is neutral-based. When the outfit is patterned or bright, accessories should be neutral. When layering, play with matching colors and sizes, avoid mixing gold and silver – experiment to see what works best and take photos to keep the inspiration going. Remember, the key is always balance.


Statement accessory

The golden accessory tip: make accessories personal, make a statement with your tried and true accessory. If you never leave home without a hand full of rings, your carefully curated and layered necklaces, your bright ear party or your signature sunglasses, then that’s a style statement all on its own. Invest in your statement collection and make it personal every time you get dressed. 


Too many accessories can be too much

The love of accessories can sometimes be too much: layered necklaces and layered bracelets and layered rings? A scrunchie, a cap, and sunglasses? A bold belt, scarf, and long earrings? Too much. Too much. Too much. More often than not, an outfit can be luxuriously elevated with some expert editing. To quote another great tip from style icon Coco Chanel: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off”. OK, now you’re ready!

Accessories have the fashion power to literally transform any outfit and bring attention to the person wearing it. Not only can the right accessory make a look more interesting, it can be a unique extension of your personality. Our tip: accessorize accordingly at my MyPrivateDressing!

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