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A WARDROBE REFRESH: HOW TO ACCESSORIZE AN OUTFIT

May 19, 2023

A WARDROBE REFRESH: HOW TO ACCESSORIZE AN OUTFIT

When it comes to fashion, it's the little things that can make a big impact. Accessories have the power to transform an outfit from basic to stylish, from ordinary to extraordinary. A well-chosen accessory can bring a pop of color, texture, or sparkle to an otherwise bland look and can even communicate your personality and mood. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of accessories in fashion, the role of statement pieces in elevating an outfit, and tips for accessorizing by DOORS NYC.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCESSORIES IN FASHION

Accessories have been a part of fashion since ancient times when people adorned themselves with various types of accessories: jewelry, hats, belts and other decorative items. Today, accessories continue to play an important role in fashion, as they allow individuals to express their personal style, add interest and variety to their wardrobe, and create a cohesive and polished look.

Accessories can come in many forms, including jewelry, hats, scarves, bags, shoes, belts, and even glasses. Each accessory has its own unique qualities that can enhance an outfit in different ways. For example, a statement necklace can bring a bold pop of color to a plain blouse, while a stylish belt can cinch in a dress and create a flattering silhouette.

THE ROLE OF STATEMENT PIECES IN ELEVATING AN OUTFIT

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THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF FAST FASHION

Statement pieces are outfit accessories that are designed to stand out and make a statement. They are usually bold, eye-catching, and attention-grabbing and can elevate an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. Statement pieces can be worn with a simple, understated outfit to add interest and excitement, or they can be paired with other bold pieces to create a high-impact look.

Some examples of statement pieces include oversized earrings, chunky bracelets, statement necklaces, embellished bags, and dramatic shoes. When choosing a statement piece, it's important to consider the occasion and your personal style. A statement piece should complement your outfit and enhance your overall look, not overpower it.

HOW ACCESSORIES CAN ENHANCE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

Accessories are a powerful tool for enhancing your personal style and creating a unique look. By choosing accessories that reflect your personality, you can add a personal touch to your outfit and make a statement about who you are.

For example, if you have a bohemian style, you might opt for a fringed bag or a stack of beaded bracelets. If you have a minimalist style, you might choose a sleek, understated watch or a pair of simple stud earrings. Accessories can also be used to express your mood, with bold and colorful pieces conveying energy and excitement, while understated and classic pieces communicate elegance and sophistication.

CHOOSING ACCESSORIES FOR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS: HOW TO ACCESSORIZE AN OUTFIT?

Now that we've explored the importance of accessories and the role of statement pieces, let's discuss how to choose the right accessories for different occasions.

 - ACCESSORIES FOR WORK

When accessorizing for work, it's important to strike a balance between professionalism and personal style. Choose accessories that are understated and classic, such as a simple necklace, stud earrings, or a leather tote bag. Avoid anything too bold or attention-grabbing, as it can be distracting in a professional setting. You can add elegance to your look with Italian shoe brand BENEDETTA BOROLI's chic sandals and a sleek handbag from Ukrainian fashion brand VIKELE STUDIO.

Coco Slides | White
Coco Slides | White
Coco Slides | White
Coco Slides | White

Coco Slides | White BY BENEDETTA BOROLI

$556.00
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC
JANEPAIK SEOUL - Jade Small Bag | Black, buy at DOORS NYC

Jade Small Bag | Black BY JANEPAIK SEOUL

$780.00
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Emy Sandals | Tan, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Emy Sandals | Tan, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Emy Sandals | Tan, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Emy Sandals | Tan, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Emy Sandals | Tan, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Emy Sandals | Tan, buy at doors. nyc

Emy Sandals | Tan BY BENEDETTA BOROLI

$604.00

 - ACCESSORIES FOR CASUAL OCCASIONS

Casual occasions provide more flexibility when it comes to accessorizing. You can have fun with accessories and experiment with different styles and trends. For a daytime casual look, try pairing a simple dress with a denim jacket and white Chelsea boots from the New York-based brand SCLARANDIS. For a nighttime casual look, try a pair of bold earrings with a simple top and jeans or add a statement necklace or choker by the up-and-coming brand MASANA.

VIKELE STUDIO - LEILA Nappa Boots | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - LEILA Nappa Boots | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - LEILA Nappa Boots | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - LEILA Nappa Boots | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - LEILA Nappa Boots | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - LEILA Nappa Boots | White, buy at doors. nyc

LEILA Nappa Boots | White BY SCLARANDIS

$402.00
VIKELE STUDIO - Maria Bag | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - Maria Bag | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - Maria Bag | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - Maria Bag | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - Maria Bag | White, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - Maria Bag | White, buy at doors. nyc

Maria Bag | White BY VIKELE STUDIO

$570.00
MASANA - Layered Silver and Pearl Necklace, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Layered Silver and Pearl Necklace, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Layered Silver and Pearl Necklace, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Layered Silver and Pearl Necklace, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Layered Silver and Pearl Necklace, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Layered Silver and Pearl Necklace, buy at DOORS NYC

Layered Silver and Pearl Necklace BY MASANA

$293.00

 - ACCESSORIES FOR FORMAL OCCASIONS

Formal occasions require a more refined and elegant approach to accessorizing. Choose accessories that complement your outfit without overwhelming it. For women, a simple clutch bag, such as VIKELE STUDIO's sleek leather bags, can add sophistication to any formal ensemble. A pair of delicate demi-fine jewelry earrings, like those from KRIMROSE, can also add a touch of elegance to your outfit without stealing the show.

VIKELE STUDIO - Ferre Bag | Black, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - Ferre Bag | Black, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - Ferre Bag | Black, buy at doors. nyc
Ferre Bag | Black
VIKELE STUDIO - Ferre Bag | Black, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - Ferre Bag | Black, buy at doors. nyc
VIKELE STUDIO - Ferre Bag | Black, buy at doors. nyc
Ferre Bag | Black

Ferre Bag | Black BY VIKELE STUDIO

$420.00
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Molly Pumps | Black, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Molly Pumps | Black, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Molly Pumps | Black, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Molly Pumps | Black, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Molly Pumps | Black, buy at doors. nyc
BENEDETTA BOROLI- Molly Pumps | Black, buy at doors. nyc

Molly Pumps | Black BY BENEDETTA BOROLI

$641.00
MASANA - Infinity Symbol Motif Ring | Large, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Infinity Symbol Motif Ring | Large, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Infinity Symbol Motif Ring | Large, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Infinity Symbol Motif Ring | Large, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Infinity Symbol Motif Ring | Large, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Infinity Symbol Motif Ring | Large, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Infinity Symbol Motif Ring | Large, buy at DOORS NYC
MASANA - Infinity Symbol Motif Ring | Large, buy at DOORS NYC

Infinity Symbol Motif Ring | Large BY MASANA

$229.00

In conclusion, accessorizing is a great way to elevate any outfit and express your personal style. Whether you're going for a casual or formal look, there are plenty of accessories out there to choose from. Just remember to keep it balanced and choose pieces that complement your outfit rather than overpowering it. With a little bit of creativity and a keen eye for fashion, you can rock any accessory with confidence and style.