If you've been following me on social media (click here for Facebook and here for Instagram) you know that I've recently joined a company called Park Lane Jewelry. To celebrate, I'm having an online party, and I'd love for you to come along! It's going to involve a live facebook video where I show some of the beautiful jewelry, give some styling tips and do a few giveaways.
(Click here to check out the facebook event and RSVP.)
Anyway, as a lead up to the event, I thought I'd write this week's blog post about my top accessorising tips! I'll also be sharing a lot of these live during the event, so you definitely don't want to miss it.
So without further ado, here are my top accessorising tips...
1. Pay Attention to Your Frame Size
When choosing accessories, it's super important to take into account your frame size. If you're a super tall woman, maybe a little overweight, and wear dainty little accessories, you'll look larger than you are. Similarly, if you're quite petite and wear huge, chunky jewelry, you're going to look even smaller than you are. So here's my rule: If you're 5' 2" or under, go for smaller-sized accessories; if you're between 5' 3" and 5' 7", medium-sized accessories are best for you; and if you're 5' 8" or taller, the bigger the better! This way, you won't look bigger or smaller than you are: you'll look just right.
2. Shorter Necklaces Highlight Your Face
I love bold necklaces! They're a great way to bring out your personality and add a little excitement to a basic outfit. Shorter ones that sit right above the bust line are great, because they draw the attention to your beautiful face. This is great because not only will people be looking at your most beautiful feature, they won't be looking at your challenge areas. Use this tip to draw attention away from your hips and thighs, or your belly area, or wherever your challenge area lies and bring attention to the communication centre of your body. A shorter necklace is also particularly flattering on d body types. (Click here to learn your body type.)
3. Longer Necklaces Slim You
On the other hand, longer necklaces are great, too! These are perfect for b body types. Any vertical lines will lengthen and slim you visually, as they cause the eye to move up and down the body. So a long necklace is perfect if you're a little shorter in the torso or just want a longer, leaner look. Just note that they don't draw the attention away from challenge areas like a shorter necklace will. In particular, if the necklace's focal point is at the bottom of the necklace, it may draw the eye down. To combat this, try layering your necklaces: Wear a shorter necklace with it that will help draw the eye back up towards your beautiful face.
4. Have an Arm Party!
Bracelets are great because they draw attention to the smallest part of your body: your wrist. You can wear a single bracelet on its own, but if you really want to make a statement, have an 'arm party': wear multiple bracelets stacked together. The best way to do this is with odd numbers. Wear three, five, or even seven. This is an easy way to level-up your outfit without putting in too much effort. Add a statement ring or two and you're good to go!
5. Wear the Right Amount of Accessories
Finally, there's a guideline I teach called the 16-Point Accessory Rule. In a nutshell, everything you're wearing - from clothes, to accessories, makeup, handbag etc. - is worth at least one point. Count up your points, and the aim is to get to between 14 and 16 points in total. It sounds crazy, but honestly, it's easier to get to 16 points than you think (actually, often I go over the 16 points!) If your total is less than 14, it's an indication that you should add a couple items to your outfit, and if you're over 16, maybe you need to take off a few things. Instead of explaining the points system in this blog post, I'm going to direct you to my free eGuide that teaches this in detail. Click here to download it.
What did you think of these tips? Don't forget, I'm having an online event about this very subject on Wednesday (it should only last 30 minutes, so it's nice and short). Click here to find out more about it!
Until next time,
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