Accessories are the key to making an outfit work for you. Alas, picking out the perfect accessories can sometimes present itself as quite an arduous task.

How do you match the colors? Do you wear gold with silver pieces? Should you wear matching prints? 

Trying to accessorize can often leave you frustrated.

Lucky for you, we are here to help.

Wearing accessories is a quick and easy way to spice up even the simplest looks. They are usually pieces that, even though are known for their functionality, are used to complement the rest of the outfit—add the finishing touches, if you will. What’s more, they also allow you to express your unique sartorial taste and personality. 

Here are a few tips that will help you wear your accessories like a fashion pro:

  1. Keep the look balanced
    When choosing your accessories, whether jewelry or hair accessories, you need to always think about proportion. For instance, if you are a petite person, you should wear pieces that enhance your height. And that means you should stay away from chunky or large pieces. Additionally, you should also balance the size of your accessories. If you are wearing a pair of large earrings, for instance, it might be a good idea to keep the rest of the pieces minimal or forego them entirely.
  2. Wear one signature accessory
    If you ever find yourself overwhelmed with the choice of accessories, the easy way out is to pick one statement piece. It could be a necklace, a pair of earrings, or even an African print headwrap. But make sure you pick something that you can work into more than one outfit. If you want to add more accessories, layer one or two subtle pieces over the statement piece.
  3. Consider colors and patterns
    Ask any style expert and they’ll tell you that accessories are perhaps the best way to add a pop of color to your look. They can be a godsend for those who like a basic or neutral color palette. When matching the accessories to your outfit, however, be careful to pick colors and patterns that do not clash. For instance, avoid pairing animal prints with stripes or floral patterns.
  4. Your accessories don’t need to match
    Gone are the days when people would match their accessories to the T. Now that is seen as a conservative choice instead of being fashion-savvy. If you are unsure about how to match colors, patterns, materials, or textures, start by adding one simple accessory, like a headband, to a basic or neutral outfit. For more vibrant and bold color combinations, you can always consult the color wheel.

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