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Fashion Accessories: What Are Fashion Accessories?

Updated on June 3, 2018
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I assume that if you are reading this you have some interest in the world of fashion and would like to know more about fashion accessories. Well you have come to the right place.

Keeping up-to-date with fashion can be quite a time consuming thing as well as frustrating as fashion is constantly evolving and changing. What is fashionable now may not be so fashionable next week. But looking good is becoming more and more important in society today so staying fashionable is important to a lot of people. One part of fashion that people tend to over look is fashion accessories.

What are fashion accessories?

Fashion accessories come in many different guises. At its most basic level afashion accessory is anything that can be used to accentuate or draw attention to parts of your overall look or outfit. For example, the right hand bag can accentuate your dress, the right pair of shoes can help draw attention to a great dress that you have. A great pair of earrings can make your latest hair style look fabulous. Even make up is considered a fashion accessory as it can turn a dull and drab look into something fun and funky.

Keeping up-to-date with fashion accessories, takes about as much research as keeping up-to-date with the latest outfits. If you look in fashion magazines, watch TV and surf the internet there are loads of places that can show you what is fashionable at the moment when it comes to accessories.

The most common and best known fashion accessories are jewellery. Jewellery comes in all different shapes, sizes and styles and each one can be used to make your outfit pop! Choosing the right piece of jewellery to go with your style is very important. For example, if you are trying to put together a professional look for the office you do not want to pick out a silver ring with a skull on it (I know it’s a stupid example but it gets my point across so it works). When picking out jewellery to go with your outfit you will want to know exactly what you are going to wear and then match the accessories to that outfit. Choose colours and styles that do not clash with the outfit you have chosen otherwise you will just look silly.

The following is a list of jewellery that you can use to accessorise your outfit with:

· Necklaces

· Bracelets

· Pins

· Rings

· Earrings

There are others but these are the most common. Each piece of jewellery is used to draw attention to a particular part of your look and helps to accentuate it. For example, a bracelet can draw attention to a great manicure that you have just had. There are some fantastic jewellery designs out there any it is really quite easy to find a piece that will suit any style.

Another really common fashion accessory that can help give your style a boost is a handbag. To be honest hand bags are very much an accessory for women. Some men do have handbags but not many, man bags are becoming more popular though so over the next few years I think it will become more common to see a man with a handbag. If you were to walk into a shop that sells handbags you will see a huge number of different styles. Handbags are an important focal point for your outfit, the handbag must match your outfit, it must be the right style and the right colour otherwise it will ruin the overall effect that you are attempting to achieve. The vast majority of handbags are worn over the shoulder so choosing one with a comfortable strap is a good idea, also choosing one with a strong strap will mean that it does not break easily and cause embarrassment as all of your personal items fall out of your handbag.

Shoes are another fashion accessory that makes your style work. It is stereotypically seen that women have loads and loads of shoes compared to men. Whilst I don’t believe that this is a hard and fast rule I do believe that it is more common for women to accessorise their style with shoes. In my experience men will tend to have only a few pairs of shoes i.e. work shoes, dress shoes (sometimes they are the same shoes as the work shoes) and a comfortable pair of trainers for everyday use. It is more common for women to have shoes that go with various different outfits. Shoes come in many different styles and have various different uses. When choosing a pair of shoes to go with your style please remember to choose a pair that is comfortable. Constantly wearing an ill-fitting pair of shoes can have drastic effects on your feet, they can become calloused and blistered and in some cases they can even become deformed. Please make sure that whatever pair of shoes you choose fit properly, if they don’t have the shoes you want in your size pick a different pair or you may end up suffering.

Belts now have a place in the fashion world. Belts were considered to be a practical way of keeping your trousers from falling down nowadays they are a great way to spice up your look. Many women even wear belts with skirts, a fashion trend that wasn’t around a few years ago. There are loads of different styles of belts and they are made from a huge variety of materials. Choosing the right belt will help to bring attention to both the top and bottom of your outfit, it will draw attention to your midriff so eyes will either wander up and check out the top you are wearing, or down to check out your trousers or skirt.

As you can see fashion accessories are a great way of accentuating any outfit you have and can be used to update your style. Please remember when accessorising thought that you should always ensure that what you are buying fits properly so as to avoid injury.

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Where to buy fashion accessories?

Fashion accessories are really easy to find. There are so many places online that sell really cool fashion accessories that are within anybody's price range.

Ebay is a great place to purchase fashion accessories if you have a low end budget. There are amazing deals on there and the products are usually in 'tip-top' condition. Ebay is a massive auction house and deals in the biggest range of products so finding that perfect handbag for the perfect price should be very easy.

Another great place to shop for fashionable goods is Amazon. Amazon has a fantastic collection of designers who sell their goods through the Amazon market place. The best thing about Amazon is that it always has deals on to make your shopping with them cheaper. This means that if you wait and search hard enough you could get yourself a Gucci handbag for 20, 50 or even 70% off.

If you are looking for fashion accessories that you can customize and personalize then a great place to go is Zazzle.com. Zazzle is a print on demand company (P.O.D) and they have a huge range of products that you can customize. With Zazzle you are able to take a photograph, upload it onto the site and get it printed on a wide range of products including; t-shirts, baseball caps, handbags, buttons and iPhone cases. Not only can you use your own images to customize your items you could choose an item that someone else has customized and placed on the market place. There are a great number of graphic designers who use Zazzle as a way of making a little extra cash and they upload their work and place it on products that Zazzle sell and it earns them a commission. This means that there are some unique and original items for sale on the Zazzle market place.

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      Jeremy Martinez 

      2 years ago

      Fashion accessories is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life

      http://www.layeredboutique.com

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      sara 

      5 years ago

      Nice and cool post about Fashion Accessory mostly all woman like it.

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      chetna Aditya 

      6 years ago

      very knowledgeble.........thanks

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      BLING 

      7 years ago

      Fashion accessories make one stand out confidently. For me, i only choose fashion accessories that can bring out my taste. It need not be the latest one.

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