,When I was a young girl, I used to plan my outfits for date night. I dreamed of the dresses I would wear, and the compliments my future mystery man would give me as a result. I combed through magazine after magazine, drooling over all the possibilities, telling myself I’d go with this skirt and that top, those jeans and – oo! definitely the sweater on page nine. My research done, I was fully prepped for the occasion when my first date arrived. The outfit was perfect, the shoes were great – everything was coming together like a fairy tail. Then, my eyes landed on the hap hazardous tangle of necklaces, bangles, and rings atop my vanity, and I realised with horror my mistake: I had never considered the accessories.
Accessorising can be the key to taking a simplistic get-up to sophisticated and striking. A plain white tee and a pair of mum’s high waisted jean shorts are usually considered scruff, but throw on a patterned blazer, some chunky heels, a cuff and your fave pair of dangly earrings and you suddenly have a casual chic street style perfect for a dinner date. The right combination of accenting elements can take any garb grabbed from the back of your closet to the ‘next level’, giving your first impression that extra ‘umph’. These are some of the universally acknowledged go-to pieces that can really add emphasis to any look.