Sunday, October 19, 2008

Accessories...

Accessories…

Getting dressed is something we all do, that is unless you live in a nudist colony. But despite the fact that we all do it, HOW we do it varies. I have always been a huge fan of accessories (handbags, belts, sunglasses, necklaces, cocktail rings, earrings, cuffs, bangles..I have an endless list!) and they are an important part of my wardrobe.

So, why accessorize? Well, the obvious answer would be because you want to stand out, which is absolutely RIGHT!! My motto is Image is Everything and as such I want to make sure I always make the right impression. I don't wear an outfit without fully accessorizing the entire look. There is a big difference between wearing a simple black dress without accessories (you might look like you’re in mourning or attending a funeral) and wearing the same black dress with an AMAZING belt, a brooch (I am currently in LOVE with them) and a pair of killer pumps…sigh, I could go on and on with so many different variations!! It also makes your closet seem bigger than it really is. How? Well imagine wearing this same black dress with a chunky gold statement necklace, gold studs (never pair statement necklaces with elaborate earrings, doing that = OVERKILL!!!), bare legs with a lovely pair of hot colored pumps (I love purple right now, it could change in a month, lol) this is one look. Look 2 – same black dress, this time with a big colored belt, elaborate silver earrings (lacking in elaborate? Try big hoops), a brooch and boots…I could go on and on. But the point is your options are limitless as long as you have enough accessories to play around with.

Should I talk about shoes? Nah…that would be a really LONG post – LOL!!!

Anyway before I go totally off topic (I do have that bad habit at times) let me give the men out there a quick tip too. Guys, invest in some unique cuff links, funky bow ties/ties (you need a LOT of colorful ties to stand out) tie pins/clips (two different things that do the same job but achieve different looks), pocket squares, socks, an assortment of belts (don’t say one in black and one in brown is enough, or that you can wear the same belt for denim on slacks. The more effort you put into it, the better you will look. And women love to see a man who is put together …it leaves an impression.

What are your favorite accessories and why?

9 comments:

Temite said...

I heart accesories! I collect scarves, I have so much and they are so beautiful. some are from india and pakistan, some from Africa and some from somalia. My glasses are hot pink. I figured if I have to wear them, I might as well wear one with a little punch. So there scarves and my glasses.

Jewells said...

I really need to accessorize more. My closet is in dire need of a stylist. I like rings and bracelets, but I have small hands and fingers, so I feel like wearing them draws attention to them.

Remi Fagbohun said...

@Temite...how could I possibly foret my scarves? Thanks for the reminder...I have to go dig them up. Now sunglasses are also big on my list.

@Jewells...I guess we should talk :-)But having small hands is actually cute!! I feel like I have "man hands" LOL!! doesnt stop me from wearing bangles big cocktail rings etc.

Jackie E. said...

you know, in spite of the fact that i BUY a lot of accessories, i tend to not actually WEAR them! i either wear my stud earrings for instance or a pair of silver hoops, that's it! lame i know! i have so many earrings, purses and belts,etc. and they just are not being put to good use. i do get it with the shoe game though. i LOVE shoes and will never miss an opportunity to wear a new pair. i will take your post to heart though and try to do a much better job of changing up the other accessories!!!

SPEECHgirl Bucknor said...

mehn

i find that while i love clothes, i am usually a jeans and teeshirt type of person

but whether i am wearing the drabbest of outfits to lounge at home, or whether i glam up for an awards show,
nothing can take me away from my accessories!

i love them!

SPEECHgirl Bucknor said...

mehn

i find that while i love clothes, i am usually a jeans and teeshirt type of person

but whether i am wearing the drabbest of outfits to lounge at home, or whether i glam up for an awards show,
nothing can take me away from my accessories!

i love them!

Remi Fagbohun said...

@Jackie...it just takes a little thought. Get accessories that you love just as much as you love the shoes and you would create looks just to get an opportunity to wear them :-)

@Tosyn...i know how much you love your accessories, LOL

Thx all for commenting !

Favoured Girl said...

I wasn't really into accesories until recently, except maybe big bags that add colour to an outfit. Now I'm getting interested in earrings, bracelets and belts. There's lots of room for me to get into cocktail rings, scarves, sunglasses etc so I may be needing your help there.

Folake said...

Accessories? Definite MUST! You said it all, Sis.

But don't overkill! My pet peeve is when ladies match the colors of their outfit with their accessories. For instance when the 80s look came back in...you know with the bright colored bracelets, ear-rings etc.

For example, a lady wears a red dress, paired with red shoes, red bracelets, red ear-rings, chunky necklace - that's overkill.