Accessorizing: The 10 Commandments

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Accessorizing an outfit is the perfect way to finish it off and complete your desired look. However, it can sometimes be hard to find the perfect accessories to complement an outfit, which can leave you pulling your hair out in despair. Just what are you supposed to do? Well, worry no more – we’re here to help. Here are the 10 commandments of accessorizing so you never need to feel confused or upset about your accessories ever again:

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1. Thou Shalt Wear Necklaces Suited To You

By suited to you, we mean your body shape. A shorter necklace would work really well on somebody who is tall and lean, while somebody who wants to look taller and leaner should wear a longer stranded necklace. Delicate jewelry suits curvy women, while chunky jewelry can look great on petite women (although you don’t want the jewelry to look like it’s wearing you!).

2. Thou Shalt Go Against The Grain

Why not throw something for men into your outfit, like a boyfriend watch or a mens bracelet? This will add some masculinity to your outfit, and also show that you don’t play by the rules. Try it…if you dare.

3. Thou Shalt Have a Trademark Piece

Everyone should have a trademark piece that they love to wear, whether it’s a ring from Shapiro diamond jewelers, a watch from Michael Kors, a bracelet from Trollbeads, or a set of earrings from Pandora. Your trademark piece should be something that you love some much that it just naturally becomes a part of you.

4. Thou Shalt Not Let Ones Jewelry Get in The Way of Life

If you wear a long necklace that’s always getting caught on your clothes, or a watch that weighs your wrist down at work, then it isn’t contributing very well to your overall way of life. Don’t wear jewelry that interrupts the natural flow of life, rather jewelry that compliments it.

5. Thou Shalt Not Overdo it

CoCo Chanel once said that before you leave the house, you should take the last item of jewelry you put on off. You don’t necessarily have to do this, but make sure you don’t overdo it! Bracelets, earrings, and necklaces could all look too ‘try-hard’.

6. Thou Shalt Choose Jewelry For Your Skin Tone

Your skin tone has a lot to do with the kind of jewelry that looks best on you. Some pieces of jewelry will make you glow, while others could make you look dull and tired.

7. Thou Shalt Add Texture

Accessories can be used cleverly to add texture to an otherwise boring outfit. Why not add a fluffy pink bag to a plain black dress? Use accessories to add texture and interest to a lacklustre outfit.

8. Thou Shalt Throw An Arm Party

Stacks of bracelets, bangles, and a watch all look amazing thrown together on one arm. Type in the hashtag ‘armparty’ on Instagram to see what we mean!

9. Thou Shalt Mix and Match

Mix and match different patterns, and don’t think for one second that you have to match your bag and shoes. See what looks you can create when you think outside of the box!

10. Thou Shalt Have Fun

Above all, accessorizing is about having fun and showing off your personality. Have fun with creating different looks and remember; rules are there to be broken!


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