The Importance Of Accessories
When you are planning to have your picture taken or just as a general style rule the importance of accessories is key to any look. Now saying that you don’t need to jump on a trend whether it be the hat of the season, a new colour shoe to match your favourite shade of lipstick or a certain shape of designer handbag.
By all means take inspiration, but wear what makes sense for you in your lifestyle and colouring. If the accessory works for you, go all out. If not, don’t force it. Take inspiration from details in seasons and add it to an outfit. Accessories really do come into their own when being photographed. They also look really chic and will make you look more polished.
Adding a hat can elevate a look perfectly and is a simple addition to any outfit. I strongly disagree when people say they can't wear hats, they just haven't found the right shape. They look so incredible in images! It's one thing i always gravitate to if i know I will be in a photograph. It gives an air of confidence, so why not wear one even when your not on set!
The right accessories create a story and add drama to any outfit. Clothing may physically take up more room in your wardrobe but adding accessories is the most important part of a look. They need less storage, and can be worn all year round. The details are what makes an impression.
For me that's what I look for when styling my clients before a photoshoot. If my ladies cant' afford a total makeover or personal styling session then I ask them to bring what they love from their wardrobe to the photoshoot along with accessories. I'm launching something very exciting soon that will help ease people into a photoshoot when they are bewildered what to wear. More on that soon...
The importance of accessories is needed to complete each look. On their own, a handbag, a scarf or even a headband may not make much of an impact, however, when combined the clothing and accessories create a solid outfit. And a wonderful visually ecstatically looking image!
Even if you're not booking a photoshoot dig out that old Fedora, that favourite pair of sunglasses or even a new statement handbag of the season. If you don't want to spend a vast fortune grab one like mine from Accessorize. They have up to the minuite looks all of the time at a fraction of the cost!
Have a trying on session and if in doubt give me a call to chat about what looks you'd like to put together.
My Style Diary: Mango jacket, Zara dress, Topshop sock boots, Accessorize bag, Rayban sunglasses & Old Fedora hat.