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Dress to impress, accessorize to kill!

Do you ever wonder how some girls always seem to look good no matter what they wear? They could be rocking just a tee shirt and jeans, but yet the outfit comes off as simply stylish.

 

Here's the secret to looking great in even the most basic clothes, something that the world's most stylish girls have mastered: the art of accessorizing.

 

The most boring looks can be transformed with the help of a few key accessories. Here are some tips to accessorizing like a pro:

 

Large earrings

Large earrings can be a great way to dress up a casual or formal outfit. They draw attention to your face and add sparkle. Whether 80's door knockers are your thing, or you prefer chunky faux diamond studs, a statement earring can always add drama to an outfit.

 

Long necklaces

Long necklaces are a hot trend. They create long vertical lines which make you look taller and leaner! Have fun with long beaded necklaces or long chains. But beware, one chunky beaded necklace is enough.

 

Eyes on proportions

Be careful with proportions. If you're wearing an outfit that is big and voluminous, scale back on the accessories. If you're wearing something sleeker, you can go a little bigger and bolder with a chunky cocktail ring or big, bright handbag.

 

Use belts

Add a belt. Yet another hot trend this year, cinched waists are in. Add a wide belt over a flowy dress, or use a brightly colored belt over a black cardigan and white tank to add interest to the outfit and emphasize your curves.

 

Bold accessories

The more basic the outfit, the bolder your accessories can be. Amazing outfits are all about balance. For example, pair a simple tee shirt and jeans combo with a pair of polka dot flats, a long sparkly pendant necklace and a few layered bangles in different types of metals. Accessories can add complexity and interest to a plain look, balancing everything out.

 

Don’t overdo it

Don't wear too many accessories at once. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and you don't want to resemble a kid playing dress up in mom's closet. Exercise a little bit of restraint with accessories - if you have statement earrings on, don't add bangles, a cocktail ring, and a scarf. Keep it to one or two main pieces.

 

Layer bracelets

Try layering your bracelets. Stacked bangles are a hot trend this year. Wear a bunch on one arm to easily add sparkle to an outfit. 

 

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