Nowadays, so many of us are wearing the same outfits as countless other people. This isn’t even
necessarily due to actively following trends. We’re living in an age where fashion companies are
focussing on fast fashion - lower quality products at a low price that are designed to be worn once
for your Instagram photos and then disposed of, resold or simply not looked at again.
They’ll churn out thousands of copies of the same item and ship them out to people around the
country, meaning that no matter where you go, chances are that there’s going to be
someone else wearing the exact same outfit as you.
Now, you don’t necessarily have to completely step away from cheap and affordable options
that are associated with fast fashion (though you may want to consider at least rewearing the
items that you do buy for the sake of sustainability and the environment).
Instead, you can pair whatever items of clothing you’re interested in with accessories. Accessories
are simple additions to any outfit that can help you to stand out from the crowd. They allow
you to put your own individual stamp on whatever outfit you decide to go for - sprucing up
your look and helping you to curate your own unique look.
Here are just a few different things you can do to get started with this!
One of the simplest ways to accessorise is with jewellery. Pieces of jewellery can be incorporated
into multiple looks, meaning you can get a whole lot of wear out of one piece of jewellery -
especially if the piece is relatively subtle and can be matched into multiple looks. Start building
up a collection of simple and multifaceted pieces that will work well no matter what you’re wearing.
There are so many options out there. Plain gold, silver, platinum, rose gold…
Generally speaking, it’s best to invest in precious metals where possible, as these will be good
quality, will stand the test of time, and won’t react with any skin that they come into contact
with, leaving green marks or irritation. You could also start working in stones, ranging from
artificial to semi-precious or even precious. If you feel like brightening things up a little and
being bold, there are also really stand out, statement pieces.
Bright colours, bold prints… there’s bound to be something that ticks all of your boxes.
So, start browsing all sorts of jewellery. Bracelets, bangles, necklaces, earrings, rings.
Your collection can slowly grow!
Glasses aren’t always a mere accessory. Many of us need glasses to correct our vision and allow
us to see clearly. Of course, you can get glasses with plain glass if you simply want some to
accessorise. But if you need to wear glasses, why not find a pair that you absolutely adore to
transform them into more than just a tool - they can become an accessory too!
Sure, contact lenses could be a convenient alternative. But glasses can really make a statement!
There are so many different frames out there that it’s a good idea to browse your options and
try on different styles to see what suits your face shape and personality.
Whether that’s cat eye glasses, large and round frames, wire framed glasses, thick and
square glasses, or anything else!
Piercings used to have somewhat of a taboo surrounding them. Sure, there are common
piercings, such as simple earlobe piercings (and these can be decorated beautifully with a
wide variety of earrings), but there are also alternative piercings too. These are becoming
increasingly accepted as they’re becoming increasingly popular.
They can have different colours, metals and shapes of jewellery.
So, browse your options and see what could suit you! If you do decide to go ahead and get a
piercing, make sure to use a reputable piercing artist. They should have a clean studio and
all of the correct training. They should also guide you through aftercare to ensure that you look
after your new piercing well and allow it to heal properly. Whether you go for nose piercings,
lip piercings, or more obscure areas, this is a change that could really change up your look!
These are just a few different types of accessories that you might want to try out in order to
switch up or spruce up your overall look! They’ll help you to stand out from the crowd!