Coco Chanel always said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take off one thing.”
And we agree! Accessorizing can make or break an outfit, so before you put on everything from your jewelry box, really ask yourself "Do I really need this?" Minimizing your accessories can actually make you look more put together. One chic necklace or a pair of minimal earrings will make the whole look more thought out and focused. Besides, we believe that minimal equals chic!
So you have that cocktail dress on, or your jeans and t-shirt, and now something is missing. Ask yourself "What am I trying to add to this look?" Is the outfit too simple? Is it too plain jane for you? Am i trying to make a statement or soften the look? You can easily add a different vibe to an outfit with one accessory. Add some edge by choosing a minimal choker or a pair of asymmetrical earrings. To soften up a look, add a silky scarf or a vintage bracelet.
Think about the occasion. If you are going to an interview, something small like a cocktail ring or a cute scarf would suffice. More formal affairs like weddings call for more refined jewelry. Parties and street outfits are when you can experiment with different accessories, like fun fashion jewelry.
To make the look more interesting, we love using locally handmade pieces. The bonus part is that a handmade jewel will always make for a good conversation piece!
For a fun cocktail look, pair your denim or a cute pencil skirt with a silky off the shoulder top, such as with a minimal bar necklace. To add some edge, replace the bar necklace with a suede wrap choker.
Lesson learned! Less really is more! Happy accessorizing!