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How To Choose The Right Accessories

how to choose the right accessories

How to choose the right accessories. We all know that the right accessories can either make or break an outfit. A little black dress can be transformed from a plain work shift into a glamorous cocktail outfit with a fabulous statement necklaces. Add an elegant fedora to a daytime suit and suddenly you have a chic evening outfit that screams sex appeal. What I love most about accessories is that they can extend the life of your clothing.

Perhaps more than any other time of year, this is the time when you really need your outfits to do double duty. Last minute holiday parties, last minute meetings and last minute get-togethers are the name of the game, when everyone is trying to cram everything in before well deserved time off begins. On that note, have you ever stood in front of the mirror trying on different jewelry and not being sure whether it actually works?

how to choose the right accessories


Consider the event. That thin gold chain you wear everyday might not be dressy enough at night, so this is when you might reach for that statement necklace. Then again, that same necklace could look fabulous with a crisp white shirt at an art gallery. If a necklace doesn’t look quite right, perhaps a pair of earrings will do the trick. Think of them as the ideal sparkle to frame your face. Whatever you choose, I’m a firm believer that less is more, so always pick that one standout piece and leave the rest for another day.

Consider colour. While contrasts are bold and daring, complimentary pieces are more subtle or even demure. Let’s consider a white dress with a pair of patent red stilettos. This is definitely a striking look and no one will miss your fabulous heels. Now imagine a chic navy pantsuit with matching heels; a head to toe monochrome look can be very elegant. Both outfits are equally sophisticated, but one is more subtle and the other more lively. Either way, however, you’ll be making a statement.

Consider the size and scale. Have a petite frame? Perhaps that huge oversized bag might be a little bit overwhelming on your frame. It all comes down to proportions. That isn’t to say that someone with a larger frame can’t wear delicate jewelry, but try strategically layering your favourite pieces to create a balanced look. This also applies to a busy patterned outfit. Reach for more streamlined accessories like a simple silk scarf or an architectural cuff.

Consider your style. This is perhaps the most important tip. Do you love an edgy look, the classics or maybe you like to push the envelope with contemporary pieces? What do you love most? Are you a hat person, do you love arm candy or maybe you can’t live without a great pair of earrings? Reach for your favourites, because when you are comfortable and happy with your look, then your confidence will shine through.

how to choose the right accessories

These are tips that can be applied to any event and anytime of year. Not many of us can afford the latest and greatest accessories, but that is okay. Wear the pieces that you love and you’ll find that you always look chic, sophisticated and you’ll always stand out in a crowd.


What are some of your favourite accessories?


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  1. Oh what a lovely post and great tips, thank you so much for sharing. I love your pictures and my favourite are the fedora and vintage syle watches. When it comes to accessories I do think it depends on the outfit, too. A statement jumpsuit doesn’t need loud or many accessories for example. Sometimes less is more with accessories (but going with a nice handbag never fails).

    Hope to speak soon xxx

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

    1. Exactly! Thank you so much!

  2. Great tips Caroline and so try.. Especially when you go from day to night it’s easy to add something to change an outfit!
    x Kirsty

    1. Exactly! Thanks so much for dropping by.

  3. This is great advice! Especially standing in the mirror testing pieces on to pic the best framing for your face and outfit. Xo

    1. Thank you!

  4. This post is right up my accessories street, more Is more but of course depends on the outfit, as sometimes there is a lot going on, and sometimes just earrings are enough.

    1. Agreed! Thank you so much.

  5. They are so pretty!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. Thank you!

  6. Really nice pictures, and great tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂


    1. My pleasure, thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. Marky (My Pink Boudoir)

    Nice post, Caroline, I enjoyed reading it!
    I personally prefer one statement piece and keeping the rest simple also!
    I like your last tip very much! 🙂

    X, Marky

    1. Oh I’m so glad you liked it. I agree one statement piece is very chic.

  8. Those bracelets are gorgeous, sparkly 🙂 I do a little less is more, trying to coordinate colors. A white tee for instance with “white-ish” jewelry.

    1. I absolutely love that idea, I bet it looks great!

  9. Monique@The Urban Mum

    I am definitely ‘less is more’…with accessories – although I have been adding to my collection of white gold bracelets and rather love having them jingle away. But never with a necklace or dangling earrings – one or the other. A gorgeous Hermes scarf is my go to in winter – or my Cashmere/Wool travel wraps – all your advice is spot on. Love the pic with the bikker jacket. Mxx

    1. Love the idea of adding an Hermes scarf! I love, love, love them!!!!! Of course a bunch of bracelets jingling away are also a great choice.

  10. I believe in the power aksessury! She played a major role in the creation of sets!

    1. Yes! I totally agree with you. An outfit is never complete without a few accessories.

  11. Great post dear! Thanks for tips. It’s the perfect moment to make a review
    Big kisses

    1. It’s always a great time to go over your accessories, the way I see it is that you can always buy more…

  12. Josephina of Josephina Collection

    I really agree with your suggestion to wear your favorites. Loving what you wear is so important and a great confidence boost!

    Josephina of

    1. Thanks! I think that if you wear what you love it will always look great

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