HOW TO STYLE UP YOUR OUTFIT WITH ACCESSORIES
It’s surprisingly easy to do, as stylist and fashion blogger Sam Squire explains
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.