Mirror, mirror on the wall…do I look a little ‘Blaaah’ in this??
If you find that something seems to be missing from your outfits, OR you’re in a hurry and need to look stylish in an instant…then ALL you need are a few key accessories to make your look Va-Va-Vooom!
My SEVEN top accessories will save any basic, uninspired outfit and elevate it to a spectacularly stylish level.
Wardrobe malfunction officially O.V.E.R!!
Sunglasses really do hide a multitude of beauty sins, whether it’s sleepless nights or early starts, a pair of shades keeps you looking cool NO matter how exhausted you might feel!
Owning a pair (or two!) of versatile sunglasses will also protect your eyes from damaging UV-rays (HEADS up: the skin around our eyes is the thinnest, and so most likely to age from sun exposure first).
My top tip: Add a bright lip; I think you’ll love the results it gives your daily style!
When I first started wearing hats, I felt a little self-conscious as it wasn’t my ‘usual’ style but soon enough, I got used to wearing one and now I LOVE how it makes me feel, plus it hides my bad hair days (which are a plenty)!
My top tip: Buy an inexpensive hat online to try on at home (trying on in a store can sometimes leave you feeling a little shy). Wear it around the house for an hour or two to see how you feel (and look!) before deciding whether to keep – or return.
Belts are great for creating curves OR accentuate those you’ve already got!
My top tip: Wear a skinny belt around loose fitting shirts or dresses for instant waist appeal! Click HERE to see my full blog on how to rock a belt!
For all those times when you put on an outfit and just feel a little bit uninspired…reach for a BOLD piece of jewellery!
My top tip: By adding a bold piece of jewellery, you’ll be creating a focal point for your outfit that can set off your entire look!
The VERY best (and easiest!) way for your legs to appear longer and leaner is by wearing footwear that matches the colour of your skin (like a nude shoe) or a shoe to match your trousers. Because there is no visual break, it creates the illusion of longer legs.
BUT if you want to rock a monochrome look and feel your outfit is lacking, make it POP with a colourful shoe!
My top tip: Bright shoes can make a statement ALL on their own. If you’re wearing neutrals (black, brown, white, grey, tan or navy), a red shoe can give you INSTANT style!
Adding scarves to ANY look will instantly add texture, interest (and if you want) – a BURST of colour!!
My top tip: Keep an eye out for a silk scarf because it can keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter – PLUS it hangs beautifully!
A statement handbag is usually the ‘piece de resistance’ to your look – it can really help set that look ALIVE!!
Whether it’s a classic satchel or an evening clutch – get the RIGHT statement bag and steal the show!
My top tip: try carrying an oversized clutch bag with jeans and a tee for an effortlessly cool vibe!
I hope these simple steps have helped you accessorise your way out of a ‘BAD’ style day!
Use these tips for a quick fix, but always remember…”You’re never fully dressed without a smile!” so let that be your Number 1 accessory – a smile will ALWAYS draw good people to you, which is everything that YOU deserve!
Makeup Artist | Stylist | Founder of Beautyandtheboutique.com