I hope you're all doing great. I have been a little cheeky and I may have done some crazy shopping in Zara these past few days. In my previous post I noticed many of you liked reading tips and since I'm trying to make the blog more varied and include some fashion - here were are.
I have gone through different phases when it comes to accessorising and learnt a lot through mistakes and experiences. Now, as part of my degree, we're doing styling and I thought it would be nice to write here and there a few useful things for other people to possibly follow. Obviously when it comes to fashion, everything is totally personal and there is no proper right or wrong, depending on your image, so ultimately do follow your heart. These are just some guidelines.
1 - CHOOSE WELL
When it comes to accessorising, it's important to pick your pieces with a certain effort. Remember that it's the little details that make you or break you so each thing you pick must add some kind of value to your look.
2 - WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ENHANCE?
Each piece of shiny jewellery you select adds something to your outfit and it can bring the attention to certain parts of your body or certain features. Obviously if you decide to wear massive earrings you'll be accentuating your facial features and a bold necklace can attract some looks to your cleavage or to whatever top you're wearing. With that said, if you have a small face, avoid rocking abnormally big hoola hoops because they will just take over and be distracting. Learn how to always use every piece to your advantage.
3 - FAKE IT
No one knows you paid only £3 for that ring, wear it and be proud. A friend of mine is one of those people who thinks jewellery should be expensive and of value so you may have many less pieces to choose from but they're timeless. I beg to differ. As much as I can see the appeal to owning a Cartier bracelet - heck, I dream of one - how can the average person go out and pay hundreds (if not thousands) for something that small? I certainly can't. My current little favourite gem is by Bohemian Vixen and not only was it affordable but it looks quite expensive. It's well sturdy and it works well on its own or with a lot of other bracelets. (ootd photos coming soon to prove it)
4 - MIX IT
Make it fun and don't be afraid to mix metals and shapes to achieve different looks. You can work on a statement, like a MK watch for example, and add things with it to create a killer look.
5 - K.I.S = KEEP IT SIMPLE
As much as accessorising is fun you really want to avoid looking like a christmas tree so never over do it. If you're wearing a statement necklace then try and keep the rest pretty minimal so you don't walk around sounding like a pair of maracas.
Have you got any tips?
What's your newest gem?