Back to Basics: The importance of accessories


Typically when I see someone doing accessories wrong it’s either one or two things. Either the person is under accessorized or they’re over accessorized. I am a big fan of accessories because if done right, they can really amp up your outfit. Now you may be wondering why accessories are so important.

Have you ever seen someone all dressed up in a fabulous black dress with a great pair of black shoes and a cute little black purse? Sounds cute, right?

Well imagine that same person with a pair of sparkly heels on along with a pair of sparkly earrings and a necklace with a solitaire diamond in it. Sounds sophisticated, right?


Accessories can take an outfit from cute to fabulous. If you’re unsure about how to wear them, start with one piece in a bold color. I found a great cubic zirconia earring set where they come in a variety of colors. It wasn’t very expensive (less than $30) and when I wear them, I’ll often put on a pair that is in a different color family from what I’m wearing. For example, if I’m wearing a red shirt, I’ll put on the pink earrings. Or if I’m wearing a black shirt, I’ll put on the light purple ones.

I know this may seem a bit on the basic side, but once you’re comfortable experimenting with the color of one accessory, you will begin to branch out with more pieces and feel more confident adding them to your outfits.

If you have a question about an outfit and what kind of accessories you should consider for it, please don’t hesitate to contact me at info [at] cluelessfashionista [dot] com. Send a picture of the outfit (you can be wearing it or it can be on a hanger) along with the question so I can keep the color in mind.

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