ACCESSORIES

ACCESSORIES 

Accessories finish and accentuate an outfit. They bring interest, style, and individuality to your look. A well-chosen and precisely placed accessory can highlight your best features by drawing attention to them visually.

 

Accessories are important and becoming more and more important every day. They can completely change the look of an outfit, and women like the idea of having a wardrobe that’s versatile. – Giorgio Armani    

Just like clothing, color, balance, scale, proportion, and number are important when selecting and placing accessories. For example, a petite person should not necessarily choose oversized accessories.   They will overwhelm her and take away from her shape and size. The number of accessories chosen is also key. As much as someone may love accessorizing their outfit, sometimes less is more.

 

Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory. – Coco Chanel

Each of the following items should have a presence in your wardrobe. It is important to have them in flattering neutrals, colors, and prints.

 

 

Belts

  • Chain
  • Stretchy
  • Sash/scarf
  • Metallic
  • Color
  • Reversible
  • Width
  • Material & Texture
  • Pattern/print

 

Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!   Coco Chanel

 

Handbags

  • Tote
  • Satchel
  • Shoulder
  • Crossbody
  • Hobo
  • Clutch
  • Evening
  • Briefcase
  • Backpack
  • Travel

 

 

You don’t to put your whole life in your purse. – Judith Leiber

 

Shoes

  • Pumps
  • Sandals
  • Flats
  • Boots
  • Athletic
  • Evening
  • Open toe
  • Closed toe
  • Toe shape
  • Heel height & width
  • Material & Texture
  • Pattern/print
  • Color

 

You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet. – Christian Dior

 

Jewelry

  • Earrings
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Rings
  • Brooches

 

I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket. – Lady Sarah Churchill

 

Hair accessories

  • Hair combs

 

A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. – Coco Chanel

 

Scarves

  • Size
  • Shape
  • Pattern
  • Color
  • Material & texture

 

Not all superheroes wear capes; some wear scarves. – Anonymous