Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wear It Wednesday - Accessories

Do you ever wonder if you have made the best choice in accessories?

Starting with a white long sleeve tee and a straight leg pair of jeans I gave these pieces three different looks with jackets and accessories.

Accessories Tips

1. The red Chanel inspired jacket is classic and simple so all the items I added are also along those lines.

2. The black jacket is military inspired so I added a regal simple medallion necklace and a structured belt.  One basic tip I always follow is to wear a small pair of studs or no earrings at all if your necklace is bold. 

3. The mustard color leather moto jacket is modern and dramatic so I added a simple low slung chain belt, bold modern earrings and an equally bold cuff. 

When adding accessories make sure they relate to the type of clothing you are wearing. Think about the architecture of a building. Clean lines look great together but some styles are too busy and fussy to be combined with anything but a very simple look. Statement necklaces look great with a sleek solid color tunic and slacks. The same necklace combined with earrings and a ruffled shirt and long full skirt will be too much going on in the same outfit.

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Unknown said...

Thank you for the ideas, I've decided to copy the outfit with the red jacket to wear to church tonight.
Most of the time, when you put together outfits, I find I already have similar items in my closet. I'm pleased I've made sensible choices. Now, I just need to take the time to assemble them.
Thank you for the guidance.

Donna said...

What a great, informative post! Different accessories totally change the look of a basic tee and jeans. you keep a journal of outfits and what works (or doesn't)?

Susan said...

No journal Donna. I just put on something that feels comfortable for today's weather and then add some fun accessories to give the outfit my own "flavor".

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Oh my...I want that black military jacket!! Great job Susan!

Dianna said...

Just discovered your blog today through Pinterest. Looks like I'll be visiting here quite often!

Jillian said...

Thanks Susan,

I enjoy buying clothes now and make much better choices; your blog is so helpful.

Cheers Jill