Friday, August 8, 2014

Accessorise with Accessories

Accessories are used by women to spice up their outfits and create different types of looks. While there are some who prefer to look simple, most women enjoy pairing different accessories with their clothes to create a variety of looks even if they are repeating their outfits. There are plenty of accessories to choose from such as sunglasses, hats, scarves, belts, rings and necklaces, which could dazzle up your outfit without going over the budget.

If like me, you don't have the luxury of taking your sweet time to get ready for work in the morning, accessories are the best toys to play with, without having to wreck your brain for outfit ideas. A simple monotonous outfit can be instantly made interesting with a colourful or edgy chain or chandelier earrings.

One could never go wrong with a statement necklace together with a plain white tee and tapered pants, or adding a printed scarf to your maxi dress to complete the bohemian look. However, wrong accessories choices could make or break your outfit. Fortunately, there are three fail-proof accessories that are sure to help you avoid jeopardising your outfit.

A no-brainer would be the popular sunglasses. Not only does a pair of shades protect your eyes from the harsh sunlight and UV rays, they are able to make a statement and even jazz up your everyday look. A pair of sunglasses could be worn with a simple tee, a floral blouse or even a mini bodycon dress and still look that they are part of the entire outfit. Wearing the right pair of shades that suits your face shape is important, so do take note of your face shape when picking out a pair.

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Danielle from We Wore What (top), and my favourite blogger Annabel of Blushing Ambition chose just the right shades for their face shape

Ladies who prefer a simple yet fuss-free approach can always opt for a scarf to dress up their look. There are multiple ways to style scarves with their outfits to suit their look. Some can choose to wrap it around their neck with various styles such as the modern one-loop or the bunny ears while some even can try draping it over their head for a sophisticated fashion look. Be sure to select scarves with colours that compliment your outfit and shows off your personality at the same time. Bright and striking colours and patterned scarves, which are always in trend, reveal an outgoing personality while soft, pastel shades exudes a certain elegance.

The Blond Salad Chiara Ferragni styling a black scarf with loud prints


Aimee of Song of Style adding a pop of colour to her striking blue jacket

A third choice would be hats but this accessory might be a little tricky to pair with your outfit compared to sunglasses and scarves. But no worries, you girls can apply the same tip as the sunglasses when picking out the right hat for yourselves. Take into account your face shape and just knock yourself out experimenting with the different types of hats available in the market. The trilby or panama may look amazing on some of your friends but it will probably not look good on you. Alternatively, try wearing a beanie or beret for a good-girl look or a floppy felt hat if you are going for a holiday feel outfit. Take your time to mix and match your hats with different looks because with the right selection of hats, your outfit will definitely look more fabulous.


Cutie pie Bonnie Flashes of Style sure knows how to top off an already great outfit with a hat

Bonnie's best friend and housemate Christina (from TropRouge) shares an equal love for hats but the way they style theirs are very different from each other

One place I find that you girls can easily get your hands on a wide selection of accessories is by checking out ZALORA for their accessories collection online. Scroll through their amazing accessories with the tip of your fingers and purchase them instantly. I recently purchased two statement necklaces from the site and I must say, I am really pleased with them!


You should try browsing through the site - after all, a girl can never have too many accessories, right?

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