How To Accessorize Without Looking Tacky

Accessorizing is a brilliant way to enhance your outfit and make you look your best, but one thing you don’t want to do is accessorize so much that you look tacky. These tips will help you to accessorize well and look your best.

Take off the Last Thing You Put on
This is an age old tip that many people still use today. Put on all of the accessories you think you should wear. Then, take a look in the mirror and take off the last thing you put on. This stops you from over accessorizing while still looking put together.  

Use the 12 Point Rule
The 12 point rule is a really quick and effective way to get your accessories spot on. Any more than 12 points and you’re wearing too much, and less than about 4 and you’re not wearing enough. Obviously, you’ll need to use your common sense here; the rule might not always work depending on the look you’re going for. When trying this out, you want to count each accessory as a point. You don’t usually count shoes and bags as they are essentials unless they have a loud pattern or they are a bright colour.

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Mix Metals Carefully
Mixing metals can be done, but it’s tricky. Especially if you don’t usually accessorise! My advice would be to stick with one metal until you’re more confident accessorizing. Then you can try to mix a couple and see how you feel. Abaya designs have plenty of different jewellery styles made from different metals depending on your preference.

Balance Out Your Look
Make sure your look is balanced. For instance, if you’re wearing a high neck top, then wearing a necklace probably isn’t the best idea. This would likely look better with a pair of earrings or something away from the neckline. If you’re wearing something with really interesting detailing around the bust, it could be a good idea to wear your hair up. Your hair is just as much an accessory as anything else!

Make Sure Accessories Suit Your Skin Tone
Everybody has a different skin tone and therefore, different things that suit them. Some people look amazing in gold while it can make others look washed out. Make sure you know whether your skin tone is cool or warm. You can also be neutral. Then you can pick colours and metals that look great on you. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you can get away with both silver and gold. However, most can’t. Wear accessories that enhance your colouring and you’ll always look incredible.

The last thing you want is to look like you’ve tried too hard or like a walking jewellery rail when you go out. Accessorizing is a bit like an art form, so it can take practice to master. If you do it every day, eventually, you’ll get used to it. You’ll also come up with some of your own techniques for accessorizing.

If you have any tips you like to use, then leave a comment below. Thanks for stopping by!

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