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So I’ve been dialing in my clothes situation, and I suspect accessories are the next step to having A Look that feels more finished. My general style has landed on fairly polished, almost austere slim jackets, cigarette pants, just so slouchy sweaters. I wear a lot of conventionally feminine things like pointed canada goose outlet uk toe heels and pencil skirts but kind of in canada goose outlet reviews a hard, not girly way, and my hair is a VERY short asymmetrical pixie. I usually like a little softness or surprise to temper the general hardass aesthetic, with mixed textures (handknits, silk, raw edge wool) or canada goose outlet toronto factory one super femme thing like leopard print pumps.
Or this question is from my apparent style twin, down to the black and gray and gold.
Understanding when I cheap canada goose need an accessory. I like my general minimalism so maybe it’s not about something big, but more like wearing exactly the right black belt or piece of (small) jewelry? How do I know what it is?
Or if canada goose jacket outlet it IS about bolder canada goose outlet online touches, how do I do that well? Especially statement jewelry; for example I would love to wear a super simple outfit with a fantastic necklace but whenever I do this it looks wrong and incomplete, like pajamas and a tiara. Is it about silhouette, or fabrics, or what? UGH.
Combining items and not wearing too many or too few things (I already wear a chunky ish rose gold watch and thick black plastic framed glasses every day). Can I mix metals? Can I Canada Goose Online wear jewelry AND other accessories together? Hair stuff?
Confidence obviously the self consciousness is not helping me get better at this.
Finding things I love where do grown ups buy jewelry and accessories that are cheap (under $30) official canada goose outlet but don’t look cheap for fun/novelty items, and not expensive (under $100) for everyday/workhorse pieces?
Things that I know I do like: 1) Metal jewelry, with a tendency toward hard/geometric shapes. I like organic things sometimes but more like one big unpolished stone than delicate floral or fauna motifs. 2) Interesting textiles, for a very specific value of interesting that tends to mean overall plain but richly textured and imperfect up close, like handwoven fabrics or raw weaves. But I know there are more things out there! Basically I need help developing a point of view or sense of taste about accessories, and help canada goose developing a critical eye about them on me as part of an overall outfit, not random add ons. I’ve been very specific about my tastes here, but I think general tips for thinking about accessorizing, cheap canada goose no canada goose outlet sale matter your own style, would totally help me out I’m basically starting from zero here. Thanks, canada goose clearance canada goose outlet shop well canada goose outlet black friday accessorized AskMeFites!!
posted by peachfuzz to Clothing, Beauty, Fashion (16 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I find that statement necklaces are the easiest way to jewelry ify an outfit, and if I’m wearing one I don’t really need to worry about other jewelry or accessories. I like H and Forever 21 for cheap necklaces, and I prefer ones with colorful beads or plastic elements to metal/stones, because at that price point the metal ones are more likely to look cheap (or irritate my skin).
Here’s a previous question on matching necklace length to necklines; the illustration linked in the first answer is super useful.
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:13 PM on November 24, 2014 [1 favorite]
I’m still working toward my fully formed accessory self, but I’ve found that I do best when I go for extra pow with accessories I already like (earrings, rings, bracelets, scarves) rather than trying to force accessories I https://www.georg-godorr.de don’t favor (necklaces, hair do dads, pins). If I already like them, I’m far more likely to throw canada goose black friday sale them on and feel comfortable and like myself. I’ve tried to incorporate things from the non favored list, but I feel weirdly self conscious in those items and that’s not a good every day feeling.
I wear glasses, carry a large purse, and have a bold wedding ring, so I try not to go overboard with extras. I’ll usually just add two accessories past those every day things to round the look out. It helps me avoid the “take one thing off before you leave” rule.
posted by quince at 2:31 PM on November 24, 2014 [1 favorite]
If your outfits are very simple, maybe go with something that’s a bold color, but shapewise simple. If you like a softer look, maybe go with organic shapes. Necklace or brooches are good for that.
If in doubt, less is better wrt number of items.
posted by Ferreous at 2:34 PM on November 24, 2014
I love the cheap Canada Goose aesthetic you’re describing, and most of my favourite jewellery is from COS.
posted by carbide at 2:41 PM on November 24, 2014 [4 favorites]
Seconding COS. My aesthetic is pretty similar to yours (at least part of the time) and COS is great in general for it. I tend to go for long chains with interesting pendants with my slouchy sweaters, they’re highly visible, but subtle enough that I don’t feel overdone. Scarves are what I wear in lieu of statement necklaces. Mine have either interesting textures or abstract patterns in a muted colour palette. Grey, black, white and dusty deep greens and purples are what I favour, as they match pretty much everything in my wardrobe.
I find a lot of stuff canada goose factory sale at TJ Maxx, honestly. (Well, it’s TK Maxx over here, but it’s the same company.) There’s a lot of horribly dated past season stuff sometimes, and way too much blingy stuff for my taste, but most canada goose outlet new york city of my good scarves, bags, and some of my favourite canada goose uk shop pieces of jewellery are TK Maxx finds. The jewellery doesn’t tend to be really awful cheap crap, where the metal is too bright and shiny, think decent department store costume jewellery as opposed to, I dunno, Claire’s.
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I have a really tough time accessorizing so I go for cubic zirconia faux diamond studs, plus one of either a bold, beautifully designed geometric ring (which took time to find. gallery stores seem to be good for that) or a simple necklace with a no frills silver or gold beady thingamajig. The faux diamond studs go with absolutely everything.
Spending some time on Pinterest helped me identify a style, so even though I was hesitant to do it when it was recommended Canada Goose Parka to me, I’d definitely recommend that.