One of my main tips from my chapter “How to Shop Like a Pro and Look Like a Million Bucks,” from the book I co-authored, Image Power
, is to Buy Complete Outfits.
Complete Outfits not only include all of the garments, but also the accessories.
My dear friend and AICI colleague, Marjory DeRoeck, MFA, AICI CIP, has written an entire Image Power
chapter entitled “Accessories: The Frosting of Fashion.” Here’s an excerpt from Marjory’s chapter.
“Top Reasons to Use Accessories
To put separates together as outfits
. Use a multicolored scarf as a road map to pull together individual clothing items. A brown, orange and gold scarf would coordinate with brown pants, an orange sweater and a gold tee.
To direct attention toward your best features.
Is a tiny waist one of your best assets? Wear a wide leather belt with a gorgeous buckle and everyone will notice.
To vary your wardrobe to suit your mood.
Feeling upbeat? Put on your sparkly earrings. Feeling calm and casual? Add a mohair scarf in your eye color.
To provide a conversation piece.
Attach an interesting pin on your lapel and see how many people comment. It’s a great icebreaker at a party.
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