How’s your spring wardrobe update going? In the 2013 spring wardrobe essentials series we’ve talked casual weekend wear, office wear and shoes. Now it’s time to discuss my favourite part of the wardrobe … accessories.
You know my thoughts on accessories, don’t you?
They are the icing on your outfit cake. They can work all kinds of magical powers and take your outfit from zero to hero. Can I possibly add any more cliches right now?
The reason I get so excited about accessories is that it only takes the action of adding ONE piece to ignite these magical powers.
Yes, that’s right. ONE piece.
Now, you have my permission to add more but this is the advice I dish out to anyone who cares to listen because I know that it can sometimes be a bit bamboozling when people tell you to simply add accessories to your outfit.
I know, because until I got the hang of it – and the habit of it – that was me too.
The hang of it comes from starting with a small collection of accessories and “playing” with them with your outfits.
The habit of it comes from doing some playing every day.
To successfully play every day, you need to store your accessories somewhere where you can see them. Somewhere that prompts you each morning to put at least one on.
I guarantee if you do that and reach for an accessory every day for a month then you will be so in the habit of it, you will feel naked without.
I say … just do it. What have you got to lose?
Here’s a little shopping inspiration for you.
You can find some more tips and tricks on how to store your accessories and how to wear them here. And if you’d like more advice on how to wear a necklace with different clothing pieces, check out this cheat sheet.
Treat yourself to an accessories update by adding in one or two pieces that freshen up your existing spring-summer outfits.
Conversely, do you have existing accessories that scream spring-summer but will work with a new outfit purchase? Pull them out and wear them.
Have fun with it. It’s amazing how adding an accessory can totally lift your mood – not just your outfit.