Archive for the ‘Accessories – the magic they bring’ Category

Hollywood celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe in her book, ‘ Style A To Zoe,’ says, ” In the morning I think accessories first, then clothes second.” She further adds that, “You might be in your favorite jeans and flip-flops but once you throw on a great belt, you’re that much closer to looking fabulous.” Rightly said! The magic of accessories is all about making a statement.

o Choose one stunning piece such as a pair of chandelier earrings, a great cocktail ring or a jeweled cuff. From elaborate styles to chunky pieces, its all about getting noticed.

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o Make a style statement with a great bag. Clutch is making the rounds this season. A gorgeous clutch can update your outfit and add some subtle glamour.

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o Choose a watch that’s really you: a chunky (men’s) watch, a dressy one, a plastic, sporty or a wide band one. It can really make heads turn.

o A pair of sunglasses can not only protect you from the sun’s harmful rays, but they also make a great style statement. Oversized glasses are the rage this year.

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o Belts have become a major fashion accessory for the past few years. Even if your are a bit on the bulkier side, wearing the belt in the right style can make you stylishly chic.

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o An elegant silk stole wrapped stylishly around the neck adds a punch of color to a classic outfit. You can wear them in various ways depending on the occasion and style of the attire.

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o Tie a bandanna or a headband around your neck and you’ll look pulled together. It saves you from a bad hair day apart from creating a bold fashion statement.

o Hats provide a great way to create an instant image. It says, ‘Look, I’m Stylish.’ Trying on hats can be a great deal of excitement and fun.

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o Tights can give a smooth line underneath and will hide all the bumps and lumps. Shaping underwear can slim your hips and flatten your tummy. It will give you bags of confidence.

o Whether you are a 20 or 40, you are never too old to experience the poise and sophistication that a pair of high heels can provide. Apart from lengthening your legs, high heels can add instant glamour to any outfit.

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But, never go overboard with your accessories. Do not wear too many items at a time. Wearing competing accessories can make you look rather dowdy and drab. A trick here is to apply the 8-count rule. That is when you count the number of accessories your wearing, it shouldn’t exceed 8 – that includes, watch, earrings, chain, belt, sunglasses, rings, bangles, bracelets, bags, shoe, hats or other accessories.

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