We all know that accessories help make your outfits aesthetic. Clothes don’t need to be expensive if you know how to complete the look. Even the most expensive outfit can look drab without the right accessories. This is how important it is to know how to accessorise with your aesthetic outfits.
Not all accessories are for everyone; people have their go-to categories of accessories. Let’s take a look at the basic categories:
- Footwear: Footwear is more than just a necessity. The floor-end of your look is just as important as the head-end. Know the right footwear for every type of outfit. In case you cannot wear heels, confidently rock sneakers or fancy slippers with your outfits and you will be good to go and make heads turn without actually putting too much effort. However, do make sure that your footwear does not look shabby or unclean.
- Hair accessories: Styling your hair makes aesthetic outfits look as though out of an ordinary clothing experience. Learn some hairstyle tips and use cute or pretty accessories to add in that detail. And yes, remember that if your hair clips or scrunchies are visible, make sure they look good.
- Handbags: Oversized bags are still in fashion and very much in use. These too are a necessity as well since due to their size they can actually store a lot of items and hence, they are very practical. Use big or small bags depending on the occasion and carry them in style in your aesthetic outfit
- Jewellery: In this day and age, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to jewellery. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, nose studs, anklets… the list is huge. However, do not make the rookie mistake by wear all of them at once. Remember that you are not a jewellery model for the billboards. Try to wear one statement piece or at most three things at once. If one of them is a statement piece, the other two must be subtle.
- Belts: Belts define the plain-looking gown or skirt. The right belt can make any outfit look aesthetically eye-catching.
- Winterwear: Gloves, scarves, hats, and long coats, these aren’t just necessities. Winter is the best time to be fashion-forward. With so many woollen options, you may add layers of clothing and highlight the look with complementary accessories to pull off that vintage fashion look that is just so French!
These are some of the basic accessories that can help you achieve an aesthetic look. For better results, try to mix and match different looks for different parts of the day.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
Fashion is an art and you cannot define art. Nobody can tell you what you must do. But there are some things you must NOT do. Here is a list of fashion faux pas that you must avoid.
- Matching everything: If you don’t want to look like a single crayon, stop matching everything. Go for some contrast. Even going for dual contrast colours is a good and safe decision. Go for a look with three colours where one colour is dominant, one absolutely subdued but still visible, and one making up about 20 per cent of your look.
- Multicoloured “goes with anything” accessories: If you are still into multi-coloured jewellery or bags because they “go with every outfit”, sorry to break it to you but, they go with nothing. Multicoloured clothes are in though. But the accessories need to have a dominant colour. It is a good idea to choose accessories whose dominant colour is the minor colour on your outfit.
- Too much: Just a like bit of it, girl! Accessories look ridiculous if you pile too many of them over one another. You need a handbag, your footwear, and a belt. Other than that, go for minimal. Small studs, dainty hair accessories, or even nothing else at all if your belt is a statement piece.
- Too little: Going with no accessories at all is not playing it safe; sadly, it shows that you are not even trying. Also, don’t follow the “less is more” rule at events like a wedding. You know that’s where you should be a little dressy. A big statement piece with a couple of complementing accompaniments is good enough.
- The necklace and earrings set a rule: You might have heard that it is no more in fashion to wear both a necklace and earrings. It is only true if the set is chunky altogether. If the set is small and subtle, you should wear the entire set. If the set is chunky, wear just the necklace or the earrings from the set and wear something very small like tiny studs or a tiny pendant on a thin necklace to balance out the bulk framing your face.
- Collars and scarves: If your outfit has a big collar, don’t wear a scarf around your neck. You don’t want your neck to look fat and cluttered.
- Watches: Don’t wear a watch with an evening gown. Even if the watch is fancy jewellery, it goes with a nice top but not with dresses. If you must wear a watch with a dress, choose the ones that look like slender bracelets and not like a watch at all. Wear sports watches with sporty clothes or even with formals although metal watches work best for formals.
- Black: Avoid black bags and footwear because it is not the safest go-to colour anymore. Black ruins pastel tones or even brighter tones. The truth is that the colour black actually only goes with the darker shades better.
- All bright or all subtle hues: If your outfit is bright, go for subtle colours for the accessories and vice-versa.
Keep these rules in mind when you dress up and you will be doing justice to your aesthetic outfits and you will look fabulous, we promise. Click here for the best aesthetic outfit ideas