Accessorizing is a fashion trend all its own and allows you to add fresh energy to the outfits in your wardrobe.
Learning how to accessorize elevates a practical item like a handbag or a phone case into a fashion-forward design statement. Colors and styles are linked, or an accessory can be a solo statement piece, large or small.
Accessorizing is whatever you want it to be. Here are some tips and trends to help you make the most of your wardrobe and learn what’s trending for 2022.
What Really Is a Fashion Accessory?
Traditional accessories used to include bags and handbags, jewelry, belts, and hair fashion. But nowadays? It’s up in the air. Accessories are constantly evolving, and some great new kids are on the block.
Take phone cases, for example. The iPhone 14 Pro Max cases are a good example of how new accessories are joining the club all the time. With banking apps on phones and cash a relic of the past, designer phone cases are rapidly becoming the new handbag.
How to Accessorize
Accessorizing turns from a dream to a disaster if you overdo the look.
If you are a binge accessorizer, resist temptation and choose one signature accessory. You want a statement piece that says it all. If you can team it with multiple outfits, then it’s a win-win.
Once you’ve chosen that key piece, adding smaller or subtler items is more effortless.
Think about colors and patterns. You might love animal prints, but these are hard to work into a wardrobe as the main garments. Instead, use a belt or scarf.
Have some ‘go-to’ accessories that can vibe with an outfit for the evening or add professional style for an important work meeting. Stilettos and statement earrings can transform an office-looking black dress into nightclub ready.
Remember, accessories don’t need to match. If you’re not sure which colors to use, then start with one and experiment until you get the look you want.
Ultra-long or mile-high boots are one look that’s trending, and ‘double bagging’ is another.
Double bagging is carrying two bags or layering up over one shoulder. The same multiplication also applies to belts. As the saying goes, the more, the merrier.
Shine is trending for shoes and bags, whether a subtle gossamer shimmer or a high-voltage full-on metallic glow.
Fluff has taken over the world, a trend started by the popular British milliner Emma Brewin, famous for gracing the heads of stars like Rihanna.
Now, fluff is everywhere, including shoes and bags, with oversized and overdone fluff hats, a way to capture the perfect look—the fluffier, the better!
What’s so great about accessorizing is that anything goes. There are no rules, so you can create your own unique look that expresses you. Accessorizing works whether you are grabbing everything you can think of or want to style it simply with a chic iPhone case. Express your personality—you never know, you could even start a trend!