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How to Enhance Your Personal Style

Posted on 06 November 2014

Your personal style says a lot about you. It's what sets you apart from those around you; it’s ever changing and evolving. You select outfits for whatever the event, do your hair and make up, pick a killer pair of heels and then finish off your look by accessorizing.

Accessories are a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. Jewelry helps express your unique style and personality, bring out your best features and can transform a dull look into something fabulous in seconds.

When you want to enhance your look, regardless of the occasion, remind yourself of these five things:

Make a Statement

Pick an area you want to emphasize and stand out! Where do you want people to look when they see you? Does your dress have a great neckline? Add a great statement necklace. Maybe you have a lot going on at the neckline? Forgo the necklace and opt for some statement earrings and bangles!

    Keep it Balanced

    If you’re wearing a simple jeans and t-shirt, wear bold and colorful accessories. Bright, patterned dress? Wear simple, chic gold jewelry. If you have on a statement necklace, keep the rest of your jewelry subtle.

      Mix & Match

      Avoid being matchy matchy with colors. You don’t want to match your whole outfit but instead mix colors, patterns and styles. Just make sure they complement each other. Don’t forget to mix metals too!

        Layer and Stack Up

        Add some dimension and texture by layering different necklaces with different lengths or by stacking rings or bracelets. This gives the eye a few more places to wander and admire.

        {wearing the AKA Initial Necklace, Fishbone Necklace & Shark Tooth Necklace}

        Less is More

        There is such a thing as too much so, unless it’s an arm party where more is more, exercise a bit of restraint. As Coco Chanel said “It is always better to be slightly underdressed.” 

         

        Play around and experiment with jewelry and accessories. Take your looks from day to night, casual to edgy, boring to va-va-voom by using different jewelry. Find what works best for you and makes you feel great. Remember, there are no real rules in fashion and if there are some rules, they’re meant to be broken! If you really love something, then wear it. You are the creator of your own style and ultimately whatever you end up wearing, wear it boldly and with confidence!

         

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        11 comments

        • jessica: November 09, 2014

          this is seriously helpful and answers some big questions that i have. love the part about – think about what you want to emphasize. brilliant!

        • Sami: November 07, 2014

          Thanks for this article Alexandra. I always forget to add accessories… must try harder! These tips will help me on my way :)

        • Christine: November 06, 2014

          Yes, make a statement is so key, especially when you are networking, people will remember you when you wear a piece that stands out. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

        • Mel Longo: November 06, 2014

          I love how you layered your necklaces!

        • Marialuz: November 06, 2014

          great article! since I had my son 7 years ago I stopped wearing accessories… first because of safety and then because I got used to, however now that I am starting to wear them again it seems I forgot how to do it. Your tips are exactly what I was looking for ;) thank you

        • Tammy: November 06, 2014

          I always say, it’s all about the details! I love the way accessories can take the most basic outfit to something fabulous!

        • Catrice M. Jackson: November 06, 2014

          One of my favorite things to do is to make a statement with my attire when I show up. Since I love color, style and fashion these will be very helpful tips, thank you.

        • MARLA: November 06, 2014

          Ohh I want to experiment so much. Mixing metals raised my eyebrow! I really need to get out the habit of wearing yoga pants all the time. Lol

        • cinthia: November 06, 2014

          Agree… less is more… just got to listen to that to find the balance. Thanks!

        • Joyanne: November 06, 2014

          “Less is more” – my philosophy exactly! Love that tip. I’m feeling the need for a style makeover these days. Keep the great tips coming! :)

        • Ninna: November 06, 2014

          Totally agree that less is more! Your post was clear and simple. Thank you!

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