My fashionistas, ever wondered why do accessories matter? Clothing may make up the majority of an outfit, but accessories are more significant than you may think. You might find yourself spending just as much time shopping for accessories as you do for clothes – and rightfully so. In this post, I will share how accessories have ameliorated this look in an unflattering maxi dress I sported on the Punalu’u black sand beach Hawai’i.

Accessories: Make or Break Your Outfit

In an ideal world of personal styling, accessories and clothing have equal significance in an outfit, working together to create an ensemble that expresses your style and who you are.

Accessories: The Finishing Touch

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Accessories: The Finishing Touch

Accessories: The Finishing Touch Accessories: The Finishing Touch Accessories: The Finishing Touch Accessories: The Finishing Touch

Just like clothing, certain accessories are appropriate for certain occasions. To all intents and purposes you can bring a staple piece of clothing from one occasion to another by simply focusing on accessories. This is how you give life to that LBD in your wardrobe again and again.

Let’s take a really basic outfit: a printed umbrella beach maxi dress. Using accessories and only accessories, I could take this ”Grandma’s styles” through an occasion such as beach holiday in Hawai’i.

Accessories: The Finishing Touch Accessories: The Finishing Touch Accessories: The Finishing Touch Accessories: The Finishing Touch Accessories: The Finishing Touch

To create a relaxing-on-the-beach ensemble, I wore it with a suede leather slip-on, a Moroccan Berber neckpiece, a tropical fruit- banana clutch and stacked hand cuff bangles. Although walking barefoot on the sand is almost impossible as it will end up giving you blisters but if you are a ”toes in the sand” kinda person, who would stop you from capturing your footsteps in the sand. To make it photograph worthy, I wore threads & beads layered anklet and ton of them. Completed the look with a simple braid and multi coloured flowers in my hair.

As you can see, you can easily wear this maxi dress not only outside your home but also rock it as beachwear which would otherwise be dumbed as middle aged women’s loungewear or pregnancy clothing for many. It’s all about choosing the appropriate accessories.

Accessories: The Finishing Touch

Accessories: The Finishing Touch Accessories: The Finishing Touch

Accessories further emphasize your personal style, taste, and preferences, I reckon. They also present endless opportunities for outfits, helping you make the best of each and every item you own. Clothing may physically take up more space in your closet and outfit, but accessories are the important details needed to complete each look.

Accessories: The Finishing Touch

Accessories: The Finishing Touch

Accessories: The Finishing Touch

On their own, a chic handbag, or a lightweight scarf or a headband en vogue may not make much of an impact. However, when combined with clothing, accessories help create a look. Accessories matter just as much as clothing, allowing you an entirely new way to express your personal style. Thanks to accessories, I can create a flowing wave of style from head to toe.

What Was I Wearing?

Asos Printed Anmol Beach Dress

Newlook Banana Clutch

Forever21 Yellow Floral Mina Art Bangle

Gold Hand Cuff Bracelet From Street Vendor In Kolkata New Market, India

Moroccan Suede Leather Slip-on

Boots Flower Clips

Moroccan Berber Neckpiece

Ray-ban Mirrored Aviator

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