How To Turn Ordinary Outfits To Extraordinary With Accessories

Most of us cannot do a complete upgrade of our wardrobes every season. However, we still want our outfits to look fresh and trendy. The easiest way to make your old clothes shine is to use the accessories. Here are 10 tips on how to make your outfits look even better with the right accessories!

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1. Get a manicure

It may be an unconventional way to look at things, but your nails are an important part of your outfit. For most women, painting their nails is a relaxing and satisfying process, but you can also use different colours and nail art designs to go with your favourite outfits.


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2. Forget the old rule

One of the first rules of fashion we learn is that your handbag must match your shoes. However, choosing the exact same colours for those accessories can make you look dated. A much more effective strategy is to pick bright shoes or handbag and then make the other accessory neutral.

3. Start with one accessory

If you have decided to put more effort into your fashion styles, your first instinct may be to wear several outstanding pieces. However, in that case, they can clash and downgrade your look. A surefire way to make your accessories work in your favour is to start with just one – for example, a necklace or a scarf – and see if it works on its own.

4. Invest in a watch

In the day and age when we do almost everything from our smartphones, buying a watch may seem impractical. However, a watch is a powerful accessory that can complete your look. Get a sporty watch for an athleisure outfit and an elegant watch for a business look. However, even the most sophisticated wristwatches almost never look good with evening outfits.

5. Wear a belt

A belt can be very useful if you are simply trying to get your jeans to stay in place, but it can also be a powerful fashion statement. A belt can look fantastic with dresses where you want to emphasize your waist, and it can completely transform the way you wear blouses, shirts, and tunics.


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6. Add some metals

If you are looking for the most effortless way to elevate your ordinary outfit, how about a metallic accent? Metallics have been all the rage in fashion for several years now and they are still very popular. Anything from a metallic frame of your sunglasses to metallic pumps can easily elevate your whole look.

7. Don’t go for matching jewelry

Like most women, you probably own a couple of jewelry sets. However, the only situation where matching jewelry looks good together is when both pieces are small and delicate – for example, stud earrings and a thin band. In most other cases, jewelry sets look too try-hard and official.

8. Find your ideal pumps

Stiletto heels may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and today more and more women choose casual and comfy shoes instead of pumps. However, if you manage to find one pair of pumps that feels absolutely comfortable on your feet, you can get the most out of your wardrobe – even your old pair of jeans will get a completely new look with stiletto heels.

9. Statement necklace is still key

It may look like the statement necklace craze has dwindled down, but the truth is that statement necklaces are too powerful to simply disappear. A trendy statement necklace is still one of the most effective ways to upgrade an outfit, and it doesn’t always need to be a short beaded necklace – a long chain works just as well.

10. Choose Ankara

Every Nigerian woman knows that Ankara is one of the easiest ways to make any outfit stand out. However, there are times when you don’t want to go for a full Ankara look. In that case, your outfit will benefit from a single standout Ankara accessory: headwear, shoes, purse, or jewelry.


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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 3-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!