When it comes to a perfectly put together outfit, fashion and accessories always go hand in hand. The kind of accessories you choose can complement your outfit and further enhance your entire appearance.
Accessories include everything apart from your clothes and shoes – belts, jewellery, bags, wallets, watches and scarves all come under accessories. It is very easy to create a fun and vibrant or a sophisticated chic outfit with even simple basic clothes if you have chosen your accessories well.
Accessories must be used by both men and women to create a complete harmonious look, so that the overall style statement speaks of your fashion sense.
Fashion and accessories are not two different components; rather accessories are a part of your fashion sense and the way you blend together different accessories in terms of colors, textures and designs with your outfit to create a balanced look is what will define your style statement.
With the right accessories, even a boring basic outfit can stand out and catch the attention of onlookers. Let us take a look at how fashion and accessories come together in a perfect blend to create a few different looks.
Vibrant and Young: For a vibrant young look, pair colorful clothes with youth inspired accessories. Floral printed bags and wallets and a pair of bright colorful earrings will do the trick for women.
Also, a cross body or sling bag will further enhance the look. Add a smart belt in a contrasting color to complete the look. For men, open toed sandals, a T-shirt and jeans or sorts paired with a smart sling bag will be enough to create the perfect look.
Smart and Casual: For a casual yet smart outfit, pick your accessories well. A casual dress or shift will go very well with dangler earrings, a cross body bag and a sleek belt with a bow detailing. Wear a smart watch that goes well with almost all outfits, like a big dial watch with a stainless steel silver or black leather strap.
For men, the smart casual look is easily attainable with a half sleeved shirt paired with smart well-fitting jeans and semi-formal shoes. A smart sling bag for men, a canvas semi-formal belt and a branded watch will complete the look.
Sophisticated and Chic: For a sophisticated look, pair basic formal clothing with stylish and sleek accessories. Go for a business bag in patented leather or a clutch for an elegant look. Also, keep jewellery to minimum, and go in for some statement making pieces in pearls or other precious as well as semi-precious stones.
For office wear, a pretty printed scarf over boring work shirts will break the monotony and create a pleasing overall look. Men must always buy gents leather wallets and carry these for all formal occasions, including office.
For men, formals usually include crisp shirts paired with formal trousers and a tie. For a Chic and sophisticated look, men can also add a smart tie-pin, cufflinks and pocket handkerchief for an elegant yet understated style that works for almost all occasions.