If you want to make a big fashion statement, choose primary and secondary colors that are
opposite of each other on the wheel. Pairing these colors is bold and adventurous, and some shades don’t look as good together as others. Avoid partnering red with green, though, unless it’s the holiday season. Experiment to find which colors work best for you. In general, don’t use more than three colors in your whole ensemble.
The scale of your fashion accessories is important, too. When you’re wearing patterns, simple accessories are the best option. Accessories and jewelry that are too busy will make prints look tacky. The same goes for ruffled, sequined, embroidered or otherwise embellished garments: Wear understated accessories to keep the emphasis on your outfit.The scale and shape of your handbag is also important. Consider your body type in addition to what you are wearing. Tall, thin women look best with short, slouchy bags such as hobos and clutches. Petite women should avoid oversized satchels; these bags overwhelm their small frames. Short ladies should also steer clear of handbags with long straps. Plus size and hourglass shaped women look fabulous with medium sized structured or boxy handbags to balance out their curves.
Fashion accessories can define your style. A white shirt and jeans or simple black dress can look completely different depending on your choice of handbag, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. Here are some common accessories to consider, depending on your personal style:
Classic accessories: pearl or diamond stud earrings and silk scarf.
Glamorous accessories: chandelier earrings, bib necklace, large cocktail ring, oversized sunglasses and sky high heels.
Workday accessories: delicate necklace, classic watch and large bag.
Casual accessories: candy colored bracelet or watch, sunglasses, floppy hats and knee high boots or espadrille sandals.
Accessories can also help extend your wardrobe because you can achieve multiple looks from one basic dress just by changing your accessories. To look your best, put as much effort into selecting your fashion accessories as you do the main components of your ensemble.