A down economy should not take the fun out of dressing well. A sweater or dress that has been hanging in a closet for a while can receive new life with the right accessories. Accessories make the difference between dressed and well-dressed.
Scarves and jewelry are two popular accessories that add pizazz to plain clothes. However leather items like belts and purses can also bring a touch of class to an everyday ensemble. The following are a few tips for using accessories to develop personal style. Scarves can give a plain sweater or dress a sophisticated look. Whether flung or tied loosely about the neck, a well-designed scarf can make the difference.
Carefully chosen brooches or pins add just enough “bling” to make an outfit exciting. Even a wool winter coat can look special when a large pin is attached to the lapel. Don’t forget the power of a simple piece of jewelry. Today’s larger watches with contrast bands and faces say “look at me” and give a message of a confident dresser who knows how to select the best. A leather belt in rustic burgundy or light brown contrasts well with denim or tweed; and brings together a sort of country meets city classic look. Leather boots can make an equally powerful statement.
Choosing classic pieces of clothing that never go out of style makes it easy to accessorize. Pieces made of natural fabrics like wool, cotton and silk in neutral dark and light colors will be stylish for several years. This means that rather than buying a new wardrobe every year, inspiring and eye-catching accessories can be purchased that will transform last year’s plain black dress into this year’s classy holiday ensemble.