For those of us living outside the confines of the fashion bubble, the latest trends and what’s in style can be a bit of a mystery or simply something that tends to pass us by. However, even if you aren’t entirely au fait on the season’s hottest looks, there is no need to let your appearance suffer.
Busy parents and those with a hectic work schedule can often suffer when it comes to style. From a lack of time to a lack of funds, keeping up with the ever-changing fashion environment can be both time-consuming and expensive. And unless fashion plays a big part in your life, it can often end up getting swept under the radar.
While most of us tend to put in a little more effort for special occasions and the workplace, it is our everyday casual look that usually ends up suffering as a result of the time and monetary constraints. Splashing the cash for a nice piece of clothing that you are only going to end up wearing once isn’t really cost-effective, similarly, spending hours window-shopping for high-end designer pieces that are well out of your price range might be fun, but is it really the best use of your time?
Another factor that often plays a role in our casualwear is convenience. Most of us have our go-to favourites and wardrobe staples, rarely venturing outside the confines of our fashion comfort zone to experiment with new styles and designs. If you aren’t careful, this can cause your look to quickly become tired and worn – definitely something you want to avoid!
Try Something New
However, rather than spending money on a whole new wardrobe, why not try a different approach to a style refresh?
Instead of picking out new clothes, focus in on the details by placing a greater importance on your choice of accessories. From shoes to bags to jewellery and hair accessories, every outfit can be complemented and pulled off in style when accompanied by the right choice of accessory.
Of course, this isn’t to say that your chosen accessories must be particularly extravagant or over-the-top. In fact, sometimes it is the subtlest pieces that can make the biggest statements, helping to revive a tried-and-tested outfit and breathe a new lease of life into your existing wardrobe.
Which Accessories to Choose?
Even though you are dressing casually, there are still a number of important factors you must take into account that will influence your decision.
One of the most vital is your individual tastes and personal preferences. Put simply – if you don’t like something, you should never feel obligated to wear it. That being said, fashion is all about expressing your individuality. If you feel as though you are stuck in a rut with your style, experimenting with different accessories can be a great way to rediscover your sense of style.
You should also bear the season and the weather in mind when choosing accessories, similar to making your outfit choices each morning. You would never choose to wear flip-flops on a frosty winter morning, for example, so it makes sense that the season will have an impact on your eventual choices.
Another important point to make is that accessories aren’t just for women. As well as the traditional tie and cufflink combination for formal menswear, casual accessories for men are becoming increasingly popular. From stylish leather bracelets to a fashionable new hat, more and more men are embracing the variety of accessories available to them.
Whichever look you prefer, there are plenty of different style choices available to turn an old outfit into a real statement piece. Accessories needn’t just be for formal occasions – once you start to incorporate them into your everyday outfits, you will never look back!