Any outfit can go from boring to stunning simply with the right accessories.  The trick is to buy pieces that truly express your personality and don’t be tempted to overdo it.

Follow these tips for full proof accessorising:

Large earrings are a great way to dress up an outfit. They draw attention to your face and add some sparkle. A statement pair of earrings in any colour or metal can always add drama to an outfit.

Long necklaces. They create long vertical lines which make you look taller and slimmer! Have fun with long beaded necklaces or long chains, but stick to just one chunky necklace.

Be aware of 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.


Add a belt. Add a wide belt over a flowy dress, or use a brightly coloured belt over a black monochromatic outfit to add some colour

A basic outfit will allow for bolder accessories. Balance is the key when creating an amazing outfit. A great combo would be a simple shirt and jeans with a pair 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 the accessories. Exercise a little bit of restraint with accessories, again it is about balance. If you have statement earrings on, don’t add bangles, a cocktail ring, and a scarf. Focus on just one or two main pieces.

Try layering your bracelets. Wear a bunch of bangles on one arm to easily add sparkle to an outfit.

Buy accessories that reflect your personality. This is so important, and it makes accessories even more fun. When you buy accessories, go for pieces that you’re attracted to – even better if they have a personal meaning to you.

Go ahead and mix it up. It’s totally acceptable to mix metals (gold/silver) when it comes to jewellery, be creative and throw different items together and see what happens.

Use accessories to colour a plain outfit. A solid, plain outfit is can be livened up with jewellery, scarf, belt, handbag or a bright pair of shoes. 

Store your jewellery where you can see and access it easily. It is pointless having lots of great accessories if you can’t easily see them when you are getting ready. It’s a great idea to spend some time making sure you have a good storage area for all your accessories.