Accessories are a fun part of fashion. And, they can really show off your style. But how do you know which accessories are right for your outfit? Is it okay to wear that enamel brooch with that shirt? Or that studded belt with those pants? How do you choose accessories?
That’s why we’re here. We are here to help take the guesswork out of choosing your accessories. Follow our tips below and you will be well on your way to slaying the accessory dragon.
How to Choose the Right Accessories
With so many options out there, it can be intimidating to go accessory shopping. Know what your personal style is before shopping, and then let the accessories speak to you. Take a look at these tips for choosing different types of popular accessories.
How to Choose Glasses
Glasses (prescription or otherwise) are a popular accessory that can be easily worn with any style. The first thing to do when choosing glasses is to know your face shape and choose a style that fits you well. That doesn’t necessarily mean a style that fits your everyday wardrobe. But rather, choose frames that fit – they don’t touch your cheeks, are slimmer than your temples, and don’t extend past your eyebrows.
Gen Z’ers continue to keep the “academic” style popular with their “nerdy” style dark-rimmed rectangular glasses. For a playful style, bright colors and vintage styles (think cat-eye) can add a real pop of color to your outfit. Or, if you want to keep it simple, you can choose a smaller lens that is tinted (think John Lennon).
How to Choose a Mask
Masks are not something that would have been on our accessories radar just over a year ago. But now they are a part of most people’s everyday wardrobe. And let’s face it. Those hospital-grade blue and white masks don’t add a lot to our personal style. The good news is that now, masks are an accessory as much as jewelry or handbags.
To choose the right mask for you, start with a shape and design that feels comfortable on your face. Next, think about where you will be wearing your mask, and what sort of outfit you might wear. For a day at the park, a darker breathable fabric is a great option. Or, for a night out with the girls, a sequined mask in pink or silver adds a pop of color to your wardrobe and draws attention to your face. Just don’t forget to play up your eyes for the ultimate smoldering look.
How to Choose a Handbag
Women’s handbags come in all shapes and sizes. For many women, choosing a bag is a stressful and intimidating process. What sort of bag is appropriate for work, play, travel, etc.? The good news is that many handbag designs are suitable for just about anywhere.
If you want a handbag that is versatile, consider a boho bark bag. The unusual round shape is a nice departure from slouchy bags, and the relaxed vibe can easily transition between outfits. For a more casual go-to bag, an athleisure-friendly crossbody or backpack is a great choice. These bags are very convenient and easy to style with many outfits.
How to Choose a Belt
Belts are functional and can be fashionable if you pair the right belt with the right outfit. Your body type has a lot to do with what belt you choose and how successful your outfit is. Petite girls should stick with thin belts in monochrome colors. Taller girls should go for a wider design. Curvy girls also should go for wider designs, but should choose belts that cinch in the waist.
Put it Together
Now that you know how to choose these popular accessories, you can take your fashion style to the next level. Try these tips and be bold and creative as you build your wardrobe.