By now we’ve got a cute haircut possibly with bangs, we are wearing neutral makeup, we’ve got some basic pieces in our wardrobe, we’ve added some cute shoes and now we want to add some accents. This is the fun part!
Accents are the ultimate attention getters. They give any outfit a boost and help add color.
What are accents? They’re scarves, rings, earrings, necklaces, colored belts, bracelets etc.
As with everything we’ve talked about over the last 26 days we need to remember that less is more. I love what Christopher Hopkins says in his book, Staging Your Comeback, “A maturing face and figure carry a patina of wisdom. They make a statement in and of themselves that doesn’t require bright lips, over-the-top earrings, or a crazy hip belt to bring it forward. Less is simply more as we age.”
Now don’t freak out, we can wear accents we just need to be careful not to overdo it. We’ve all seen older women who wear too much bling or are still wearing the same accents they wore when they were 16.
Here are some accents that need to go if you’re over 40 (according to our favorite Charla Krupp).
- Ankle bracelets
- Belly necklaces
- Body piercing
- Ear piercing in multiples
- Toe rings
So how do we add accents? I think it’s good to pick one accent piece that you want to make a statement with and then add other accents that compliment your accent piece.
For instance, in this outfit, I wanted the necklace to be the statement piece. I have earrings on but they’re small. If you wear a statement necklace you don’t need statement earrings too. Make sense?
I definitely could have added some bracelets and a watch to this outfit and it would have looked fine.
Accents are the final touch to our total look. It’s important to look at the trends and then add them to your outfits. Right now, bubble necklaces are popular and wearing several bracelets and cuff bracelets are very popular. Big rings also look stylish.
So what do you think? Do you like adding accents to your outfits? I love to hear from you all, your comments are great!
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Beauty For the Heart~~I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
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