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Six Ideas for Making a Common Fashion Accessory Stand Out


Tips on making your accessories one of a kind

Expressing yourself while you're on the go is incredibly easy and simple by accessorizing your outfits. Most people generally associate the term "accessorizing" with women's fashion, but men can accessorize as well with similar items. Winter is generally the most practical time to buy accessories since scarves, hats, and gloves will be able to keep you warm throughout the season.

Broaches are pendants you can pin onto jackets or scarves to add some extra detail and color to your outfit. They come in several sizes and have many different shapes and colors. Because a majority of broaches are made with some type of shiny stone, they will catch any light very well. If you like to be festive around the holidays, there are holiday-themed broaches such as mistletoe or wreaths to choose from. Many people think of broaches as being grandmotherly or old fashioned, but there are many modern and stylish versions available today.

Scarves come in a variety of different materials, colors, and prints and can be used several ways. Lighter, silky scarves are perfect for the spring time with a floral print. Girls can use smaller scarves as a headband or around the waist as a belt. For the winter time, thicker, cashmere scarves to wrap around the neck will be perfect for keeping anyone's face and neck warm. Scarves are also a great way to add a bit of color to an otherwise plan outfit.

Iron-on patches are fantastic for boys to accessorize their bags or hats. Different designs are available online and in stores for your choosing, and you can even design one yourself using the design tool on Patches can add some personality and flair to an otherwise boring black messenger or laptop bag. Jean jackets are also a popular media to sew or iron on patches as they can provide a large canvas. You can use them to display your favorite band or movie.

Gloves are generally worn during the colder months of the year to keep hands from getting numb. With all the touchscreen phones and tablet nowadays, gloves have been made to accommodate by using a different type of fabric at the fingertips. Leather gloves with studs are popular with women who like the punk style, and studless leather gloves are generally worn by men. Adding jewels or rhinestones to cotton gloves can be a fun DIY project as well. They also offer fingerless gloves so you can still wear them while you type, write or text.

Belts are a great accessory for almost any outfit. You can get belts in all different shapes and colors. A bright belt is a great way to add a pop of color to a black dress. Belts can also be used around the waist of looser blouses or dresses to create shape. Gone are the days where a belts only job was to hold up your pants!

Hats can be used with just about any outfit. Men can wear baseball caps or a fashionable fedora or newsboy cap. Woman have many choices when it comes to hats including the modern floppy felt hats. Hats can add a special touch to any outfit or hide a bad hair day.

As you can see, there are many ways to make your wardrobe the center of attention. Adding pins, color, and patches to everyday clothing can bring out your personality without you having to say a word. Vibrant colors against a neutral-colored piece of clothing will immediately bring attention to a random passerby as you walk down the street. Using accessorizes can spice up any plain looking outfit!


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