A scarf has a way of adding a touch of class to your outfit. It can dress an outfit up and add a pop of colour when needed. It can also add some fun to an otherwise uninteresting or dull outfit.
I think scarves might just be my favourite accessory. I just love how they can change the look of any outfit.
While I was in France last year, I couldn’t help but notice that almost every French woman was wearing a scarf. If the weather was hot or cold, it made no difference, they still had their stylish expensive looking scarves draped fashionably around their necks. They just have a way of wearing a scarf that says I’m hip, cool and very French!
And just because the weather is warming up, it doesn’t mean you have to hang it up until next winter. You can wear a scarf all year round. A light colourful silk scarf will add some style to a T shirt and jeans or even shorts. Layer with a necklace and you have a whole new look to your original outfit. There’s no limit to what you can do and with so many ways to tie your scarf, it’s fun experimenting and even creating your own styles. There doesn’t have to be rules to how you wear a scarf, just have fun with it. I do!
The right accessories can take an outfit from plain and boring to stylish and different.
Although it’s not always as simple as just throwing on a necklace. The perfect accessories will accentuate your outfit without overpowering it.
Of course the type of accessory you choose depends on your outfit and where you are going to wear it.
- As a rule, don’t get too “matchy” with your accessories. Two to three accessories of the same colour is enough. I usually stop at two.
- Coloured accessories will brighten up a neutral outfit. For example if you are wearing a black outfit, then green beads could add some life to it. The same applies if you are wearing a white outfit, then you could add a red belt and shoes and you have a more sophisticated look.
- And don’t forget a bright coloured lipstick can add to your accessorizing too.
- Try adding colours that are opposite on the colour wheel. For example a purple top with a yellow necklace. Or colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel. eg. A blue dress with a violet necklace. The effect can be quite dramatic.
- You can also experiment with more than one necklace at a time.
- Add a bold and colourful necklace to blue jeans and white T and you can go from ordinary to extraordinary. Or that little black dress may just need a delicate diamond necklace or some pearl earrings and a bracelet to finish it off.
- For a more edgy look, mixing gold and silver is on trend, so don’t be afraid to wear a bold gold and silver necklace together. This can also be done with chunky bangles and bracelets.
- Colour blocking with your accessories is another interesting trend.. For example a navy blue dress with a bold navy blue necklace or a white top with chunky pearl and white beads.
So experiment with your accessories and always dress to impress!