Tips for wearing accessories | Alexandra Stylist | Personal Wardrobe Stylist NYC

Terrified of accessories?

By | August 15th, 2012 | Confessions

“Accessories scare me.” So often when I interview new clients, they share that they find accessories frightening.

First of all – jewelry, scarves, belts, shoes, hats, etc. are not monsters in the closet. They are tools for expressing your style. Here are a few tips to start working accessories into your life.

1. EASE into the accessory world. Start with a simple stud earring, a cocktail ring, or scarf.

2. BALANCE. Look at your outfit. Is it white, neutral, black, brown, tan, or navy?  Dress up a simple white tank with one pop of color—for example, a colorful scarf or necklace.

This scarf is wonderful for blondes. Redhead or brunette? Check out the color variations.

To display a necklace, make sure to have a fairly open neckline. Teardrop necklaces are less versatile than a collar necklace, as shown.

This necklace instantly adds a vintage feel to a basic dress.

If you’re wearing a print or more colorful outfit, stick with simple earrings. Here is a great basic.

The gold is great for those with warm skin, and the silver suits cool skin.

3. MATCH: Let’s say your outfit is black. Pick a scarf that has black in it with a bunch of others colors. It’s really only necessary to tie one color together to make it work. This strategy can be applied to any outfit.

Diane von Furstenberg Braden Heart Scarf

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