I am always astounded by how much of a difference good accessories can make to an outfit, they truly make the difference between a mediocre ensemble and a wow factor making getup.
Boiling a chicken breast and serving it up with nothing else on it will only give you a bland and uninteresting meal. Grill it up coated in pepper, chill flakes and balsamic vinegar and serve it with a tasty side for a delicious dish with dimension and true flavour. Thinking of accessories in the same way you do seasonings for food can be a helpful approach. You can have a perfectly nice looking outfit but it take accessories to give it that spark that makes you feel fabulous while wearing it.
I have been toying with the idea of moving towards a capsule wardrobe for some time now but have always worried that I won’t give me the variety of different looks that my currently overflowing drawers and wardrobe offers. But I realised that a variety of well chosen accessories are exactly what I need to change up looks and provide me with a multitude of different options.
But if you are looking to use accessorise to change up looks what are the best ones to go for?
A big chunky necklace can make a huge difference to an outfit and can do double duty at dressing up an on outfit for professional work purposes or give something a playful and funky edge. If your wardrobe is mostly neutral tones then look for something with bright colours or interesting patterns that will be perfectly showcased against the backdrop of your outfit.
If, like me, your wardrobe relies heavily on skirts and dresses then a variety of quality tights can do wonders for giving you lots of different options. A pair of chunky warm tights will easily turn a summer dress into an autumnal option while you may be surprises with how different patterns of tights change the looks of your outfits. I get my tights from Gambettes Box, a subscription service that send me a great variety of tights every month.
It goes without saying that you can never have too many shoes right?! I’m login to admit now the my attempts at a capsule wardrobe will not include my shoe collection! I love my foot covering babies and the variety they give me, a pair of delicate sandals can make a simple dress an elegant feel while a more formal outfit can easily be dressed down with a pair of converses many options to love and try!