HOW TO STYLE UP YOUR OUT­FIT WITH AC­CES­SORIES

It’s sur­pris­ingly easy to do, as stylist and fash­ion blog­ger Sam Squire ex­plains

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An eye-catch­ing belt, a well-placed lapel pin, a colour­ful back­pack… There are in­fi­nite ways for you to ac­ces­sories your out­fit, help­ing to dress up or ac­cen­tu­ate a cer­tain as­pect of your look with min­i­mal ef­fort. Ac­ces­sories can in­stantly trans­form a day­time vibe into a stronger night­time look, tak­ing you from of­fice to bar with lit­tle re-styling ef­fort. And if you choose your ac­ces­sories wisely, they needn’t break the bank ei­ther.

When it comes to adding ex­tra style and class to an oth­er­wise ca­sual look, a watch is per­haps the eas­i­est place to start. It won’t nec­es­sar­ily over­haul your en­tire look (un­less, per­haps, it’s a blind­ing colour), but if you’re wear­ing some­thing as sim­ple as a crisp Ox­ford shirt, a watch will def­i­nitely ac­cent your look.

If your cur­rent out­fit is lack­ing colour, and you find your­self feel­ing a bit dowdy on a sunny day, pop on some sun­glasses with tinted or coloured lenses, adding a wel­come splash of colour to your look. Make sure you choose sun­glasses that suit your face: round and oval-shaped faces suit more rec­tan­gu­lar frames – so sim­ple Way­farer-style sunnies would be good – while tri­an­gu­lar and square faces suit softer frames, such as Club­mas­ters.

When you’re cul­ti­vat­ing a more smart-ca­sual look, try an open-col­lar jacket and a pocket square. Some­thing pat­terned will add ex­tra de­tail to your look with­out over­pow­er­ing it. While we’re on the topic of smart­ca­sual out­fits, if a brogue or smarter shoe feels too OTT, throw on desert or chukka boots in­stead. These still look smart-ish, but lend an edge to your look.

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