Help me learn how to accessorize!
September 3, 2014 2:14 PM Subscribe
I've mastered my personal sense of style, but I forget the "finishing details" - accessories - that tend to pull a look together. Give me your best tricks for figuring out what looks good together, and how to remember to actually put in on in the mornings when I'm half-asleep and getting ready for work before the caffeine's ready.
posted by PearlRose to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (14 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I can't believe I'm spending a question on this, but you've been really good to me, Mefites. So maybe you can help me out this time, too.
I'm a petite, plus-sized, curvy woman, probably of the apple-shaped persuasion. I'm half-Mexican, with dark brown, almost black curly/wavy hair, dark eyes, and pale-ish skin. Over the years, I've managed to cultivate a very distinct sense of style. I love bright colors paired with black, bold prints, and my favorite colors are red and a dark magenta-like pink. I also apparently look awesome in purple, blues, and dark forest greens. Jewel tones, bright rainbow colors, that kind of thing. I also favor extreme neutrals, like black and white and nothing but that. I don't like wearing brown, white, or navy blue. Pastel colors can sometimes wash me out.
I've managed to nail down a hair care routine that works for me. I like my personal style, and when I feel like it, I can do a decent job with my make-up. For the most part, though, I'm really kind of lazy/forgetful/rushed in the mornings.
I need help accessorizing. I have tons of great earrings, but after tearing my earlobe last year, I sort of stopped wearing them. Sometimes, I'll wear a cute clip in my hair, but mostly I forget about them. Or lose them. I have a jangle of bracelets and rings, but half the time, they lie forgotten on my dresser in the rush to get out the door. I'm also really hard on my accessories and don't wear pieces I really like because I inevitably break them.
So give me your best tricks and tips to keep accessories organized and quick hacks for how to pull an outfit from nice-to-outstanding with as little effort as possible.