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HOW TO ACCESSORIZE | 3 stylish ways to accessorize like a boss every time

New York City - Toronto fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard 2016

Accessorizing your clothes has come a long way since the matchy-matchy styles of the 80s and 90s. If your belt, shoes, and bag are all the same shade of pink, then it is time to step away! Styles are more eclectic now as people choose to wear a variety of different colours, textures, and materials. Accessories really can make the difference with an outfit.

Think of a little black dress, for instance. It’s so versatile in its style, since it’s pretty much a blank canvas. But think how much better the dress would look teamed with the right pair of shoes or statement necklace. Some people are just naturally good at nailing their accessories – and some aren’t. 

If you need a little inspiration and guidance, read on. Here are some things that you can do to make sure that you are accessorizing your outfits like a boss.

HOW TO ACCESSORIZE | 3 stylish ways to accessorize like a boss

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Mix Metals

When you think of jewelry or things like belts, it is a good idea to mix up the metals that you use. Layered rings is a popular trend at the moment, with above-the-knuckle rings and thumb rings, as well as different thicknesses and designs. But you want to avoid it matching where possible.

The best piece of advice is to pick your favourite shade; whether that be yellow gold, silver or rose gold, for example and make that your base for the accessories. Then choose some contrasting pieces to make the accessorizing look effortless. If you’ve got a rose gold watch, then you could have one or two rose gold rings. But mix it with some yellow gold rings too, to keep it fresh.

Personalize It

Though you might shop at non-designer stores, it’s easy to make it look like you do. It’s all about the accessories! Instead of choosing run-of-the-mill accessories from popular stores, think about some more unique and individual pieces. Look in thrift shops or vintage stores for some one of a kind pieces. You could also get things like stamped necklaces with a quote that is personal to you. When your accessories are personal, it gives your style a classy and designer edge.

Always Accessorize a Little

It is important not to overthink your style. But it is a good idea to accessorize at every occasion. You don’t have to do everything all at once either. It might not be a good day for rings, so you could think about accessorizing with a scarf or pashmina. Don’t leave the house without adding one to your outfit, especially when wearing all-black-everything. Add a cuff bracelet to a dress instead of a necklace, for a change.

You might think that when it is cold outside, there isn’t time to accessorize as you’re focussed on keeping warm. But there are things that you can do. Step it up with your shoe-game, for instance. They can make a statement when the rest of you is bundled in layers. Just always make sure you have something that gives a nod to your signature style.

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This post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.