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How to Accessorize: 4 Tips for Choosing Accessories

Accessorizing is all about balance, and the right accessories can make even the most basic outfit look glam.

  1. Choose a signature accessory. If you feel overwhelmed by accessory options, choose just one statement piece that makes you feel great and that you can wear with multiple outfits. When you’re ready to add more accessories, create balance by choosing one piece to dominate your look in terms of size or color, then layer on more subtle accessories.

  2. Think about colors and patterns. Accessories are a great way to add a pop of color to a simple outfit. Bright colors and animal prints can be difficult to work into your wardrobe, but vibrant, fun accessories like shoes, a hat, or a scarf can elevate your look.

  3. Use accessories to transform an outfit. Accessories are an easy way to take an outfit from the office to dinner with friends. A classic little black dress looks work-appropriate when paired with a blazer and flats. Ditch the blazer, swap the flats for stilettos, and add a pair of statement earrings or a cocktail ring, and you're ready for a night out. Have a few go-to accessories in mind for those moments when you’re not able to do a full outfit change.

  4. Your accessories don’t need to match. Matching accessories can read more conservative than fashion-forward. If you’re not sure which colors go together, start by adding one colorful accessory to a base of neutrals. Then, use to use the color wheel to get new ideas for bold color combinations.

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