Have you been in a fashion rut lately? Don’t feel like spending hundreds of dollars for a new wardrobe? Trust me, I know exactly how you feel.
The easiest (and most cost-effective) way of injecting some fresh style into your existing wardrobe is through some funky and colorful fashion accessories. But to make your dollar stretch even farther, choose accessories that are timeless and will carry you through season after season.
Here’s a few tips that will help you to narrow down the limitless choices available to you…
Find a bag that has a bright, solid color such as orange, red, or turquoise blue. Yellow accessories are currently all the rage as evidenced by reading any fashion mag lately. These bright colors will definitely liven up your outfit.
Try not to mix prints with prints. It doesn’t produce the most “pulled-together” look, as it can tend to look like you dressed yourself in the dark. Unless, of course, that’s the look you were going for. Then I say, “knock yourself out, girl!”
Stick with colors that have staying power and you won’t regret spending your hard-earned money. And if you’re a little shy about wearing bright colors, you can never go wrong with trusty old black or white!
This is where boredom ends and the fun begins! You will get the most mileage out of your wardrobe if you stick with timeless pieces such as a crisp, white shirt, khaki trousers, and tailored blazers.
Buy pieces that you can mix around with other pieces to create new outfits. And always make sure that the fit is perfect for your body. If something needs to be tailored, keep that in mind before you buy the piece.
Then, inject something unexpected into your ensemble with a colorful, funky-patterned bag. But try to keep the lines clean, which will make the bag timeless. There’s nothing worse than dropping tons of money for a trendy bag that will “be out” in about a month.
Your choices are virtually limitless, so make sure you buy something you love and will get a lot of use of, but most importantly, something you can afford. It doesn’t make much sense to buy the newest and trendiest (read: most expensive) bag if you can’t make this month’s rent!
Try not to buy bags that:
1. Have too much bling on them. They’ll be out of style in no time, not to mention your back and shoulders are gonna hurt from the extra weight;
2. Too many exterior pockets. The bag just looks sloppy and overdone, and can begin to look juvenile;
3. Any bags that have logos plastered all over them. You’re basically providing free advertising for that company. Aw, isn’t that nice of you!
If you stick to these tips, the focus will be on your entire outfit, and not just your bag. You spent precious time putting together your fabulous look, and you should be noticed for it!
Either way you go, just remember that fashion is supposed to be fun and not taken too seriously. But, if there’s way too much fun involved in your outfit, you’re probably going to look more like a circus clown instead of the fabulous Lil’ Diva you really are!