How to Accessorise Successfully

I love accessories – they really are the easiest and quickest way to update and personalise any wardrobe. When I work with clients they often struggle with how to accessorise successfully and when I teach new Consultants and Stylists they are fascinated with the difference that a few accessories can make to outfit building.

The majority of women in the UK are under accessorised – you don’t need to look like a Christmas tree but just something interesting and/or colourful can become a fantastic focal point. Eg just by adding a statement necklace or scarf you will immediately draw attention to your face and away from any “problem” areas of your body! However, be aware, you don’t want to draw attention to these areas with say belts or bags in the wrong place! – More about this next week….

Your challenge for this weekend is to look in your jewellery box and find a necklace, bracelet, ring &/or earrings that you haven’t worn for a while and think about how you could wear them. You can still wear statement pieces even with casual clothes so don’t think that just because you’re wearing jeans that you have to stick to small stud earrings and a delicate chain.

When I first trained way back in the early 1990s one of the things we studied was adding points for each accessory! From memory it worked like this – you score one point for each of the following:

  • Each earring
  • Glasses
  • Necklace
  • Belt
  • Watch
  • Ring
  • Bracelet
  • Scarf
  • Design on shoe
  • Coloured shoe
  • Patterned/coloured tights
  • Handbag


You should score at least 5 points everyday, with every outfit (more than 15 would, however, be excessive!)

Try it out and see how you get on.




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