Recently I wrote a post about how expensive Christmas can be and how it can leave you with such teeny amounts of money to spend on yourself. (If your bank account is close to zero, I’m in the same club….*SAD FACE*) The main problem with this is that going into the new year; the chances are that you want to dress to impress and look fashionable. Whether it’s for a party, seeing family or shopping the sales, truth is, we all want to stay looking pretty darn stylish. And, when money is tight, that always seems pretty bloomin’ impossible! The good news though is that with a little creativity and some carefully selected accessories, you can easily look totally great. It’s just a case of learning how to use accessories to stay fashionable. Ask any fashion expert what the key to success is when it comes to dressing stylishly, and they’ll always say accessories! The question is how can you use accessories to add style to your look? I’ve picked up a few tips over the years that have given me an incredible insight into using accessories to add style, and I want to share them with YOU!…
Invest in your shoes. Studies have shown that one of the first things people notice about you is your shoes. So when it comes to being fashionable, stylish shoes are just a must. Teaming any outfit – chic or not, with bad shoes, will take the entire ensemble down. If you want to look cool, you need to get your shoes spot on. Ideally, you need at least five pairs – ankle boots in two colours, flats in a neutral shade, trainers – Converse are totally my favourites and a pair of heels! Treat yourself to jewellery. It’s amazing how a couple of well thought out pieces of jewellery can make a massive difference to your look. The great thing about jewellery is that you don’t have to stress about buying expensive pieces because high street jewellery can be ace for adding style. From bracelets and earrings to belly bars and necklaces, there is so much to choose from. You can never have too many scarves. If you only have a couple of scarves, now is the time to invest in a few more, more, more! When it comes to quickly adding style and colour to a neutral outfit, a scarf is the perfect accessory. From checked designs to printed ones, there are hundreds of scarves to choose from. Aim to have a selection in a range of colours and designs, so that you have one to go with every look. (I recommend having a couple of neutral designs for teaming with brighter looks too!)
So, you really don’t have to treat yourself to a new wardrobe to dress stylishly, all you need are a few well-chosen accessories, and ta-dah! Take your time shopping around to find the perfect bits – as well as shopping at your local mall, shop online, local independent stores and charity shops!
5 pairs of shoes?!I wish my wife would let me. Could you write one for a guy?