Men and women spend a great deal of time, and let’s face it, money on the perfect outfit for any number of special occasions. How much time do we spend on accessorizing? Menswear focuses on tailoring, a matching tie, and elegant cufflinks.Next to the dress or suit, the second most important asset to an ensemble are shoes. Shoes should add the exclamation point to any statement outfit.
What about accessories? Accessories are the proverbial brushstroke to the artistry of a well-designed dress. Accessories add shades of light to the breadth and scope of a well fitted pants suit. Our clothes show who we are or who we want to be to the outside world. Clothes without accessories are unfinished paintings. Here are a few tips about adding accessories to your attire.
- Jewelry- A necklace to frame the face. Well-placed jewelry should lead the eye where you would like it to go. If you opt for push back or small hoop earrings, you can afford to go heavy on a wide bracelet. If you like sparkly dangling earrings, a simple bangle bracelet or ring will even out the upper and lower body proportion.
- Scarves- A scarf can be an accessory solution to many different styles. Whether you are wearing a tee and jeans or chic work attire, a scarf can add a splash of elegance to pair up or pair down. There are a multitude of tutorials of what style to tie to the scarf that will give you your best look.
- Belts- A belt is the glue to tie an ensemble together. The good news about belts, you can adjust any style to fit your figure. A thin belt will work wonders with a wide skirt. A wide leather belt slanted to the side over your jeans, can emphasize your hips. A belt has the flexibility to pull the entire outfit head to toe that is pleasing to the eye.
- Shades- Last but certainly not least, nothing denotes mystery and sex symbol status than a pair of sunglasses. Aside from the hotness factor, shades are the most simple of accessories. Aviator, Goggle, or Cat Eye each evoke a mood or setting of the world you have created. A great pair of sunglasses can draw the viewer in and wonder just who is that superstar.
The next time you dress up, consider adding an array of accessories that will give your apparel a touch of flair and most importantly- make you stand out in the crowd!