ACCESSORY STAPLES/ ACCESSORY ESSENTIALS/ACCESSORY BASICS
Accessories complete your outfit and complement your overall look. Here is the list of accessory staples or accessory ‘essentials’, that we, at How to Style Me, have come up with. These accessories are wardrobe basics that can transform a look from casual to formal, from warm weather to cold one, and from day to night. Check out how top designer collections are built around Accessory Staples…
Accessories can make an okay outfit a wow outfit…
…And you probably thought Kim Kardashian would NEVER make it on the cover of Vogue…HUMM
An easy way to transform an outfit with a piece of clothing. If your body shape is pear then use this type of bolero to create visual balance with your lower half by adding volume to your top half. Wearing layers, color, volume, pattern, and stiff fabrics will do the trick too by drawing attention upwards.
PASHMINA OR SCARF
THE SUMMER HAT
TOTE BAG / HOBO BAG
1. A Tote Bag is basically an open shoulder bag (unfastened) and usually large in size, slouchy, and unstructured.
THE CLUTCH/ THE MINAUDIÈRE
A clutch is purse that you can use day or night. Better if it’s a convertible clutch (left) that you can use as a mini shoulder bag. The Clutch is an essential item for day or evening wear – Diana Gascon original.
A minaudière ( a case with compartments that allows storage for several items in a small space) is a women’s fashion accessory, generally considered a jewelry piece, a statement piece, intended to substitute for an evening bag – Diana Gascon Original
_______________Satchel – A satchel is considerably more structured than a hobo bag (while remaining softer and smaller than a traditional briefcase). It has a strap that is meant to cross the wearer’s chest.
BOOTS & TIGHTS / LEGGINGS
Nude footwear is a great addition to any wardrobe because it elongates the leg giving the illusion of height. Height helps balance out width. Nude footwear (neutral color) is also very versatile.
“Nude on nude” – head-to-toe- is tricky to carry off… It is safer to opt for shoes OR a dress, and go for a bold color with the other. One or two shades lighter than your own skin tone is more flattering…
CONVERSE SNEAKS (in your favorite color)
ANIMAL PRINT PIECE OR VINTAGE PIECE – STATEMENT PIECE
Wear only one piece of animal print at a time and keep everything else simple. Here, the less is more concept applies – Diana Gascon Serengheti collection.
VINTAGE PIECE – STATEMENT PIECE
With a lace piece like this you can beautifully transform your basic LBD (little Black Dress) into a vintage outfit…
BIG CHANEL PEARLS
A classic that never goes out of style…
GOLD/SILVER HOOP EARRINGS
MEN’S WATCH PEARL & DIAMOND STUDS STATEMENT PIECE
PERFUME & RED LIPSTICK
How to Wear a Scarf…
25 ways to wear a scarf
Accessories complete the look