Accessorizing an outfit this fall/winter should be bold, fun and fearless. You can take an extremely simple piece and turn it into a great ensemble. Some exciting ways to upgrade your looks as the cold weather drags on is to add that pop of color. Key colors this season, that are excellent accents to your outfits, would be; Oxblood (this is a brown red), Merlot (similar, but more of a purple tone is added to the brown), deep navy, red-orange, turmeric, camel, deep sky blue (darker shade of a pastel blue), a bright stock blue and Ivy (a deep moss-like green). When it comes to the use of color, most people refrain from it, especially in the colder seasons, because they don’t know when to use what colors. The great thing about fashion retailers, is they’ve already set your trending colors for you. If it’s in the stores, you honestly can’t go wrong. However, here is a simple easy trick to mastering your use of color combinations;
A color wheel. This guide tells you everything you need to know and more. With the simple act of google, you can find out what colors are complementary to one another. For example, Orange. Directly opposite of orange is blue. These two colors are very often seen on the runways and they look incredible together. Another simple trend is to keep your chosen color pallet monochromatic (one color) but play with your levels of light and dark. Here’s a couple accessory trends that you can play a colorful, creative, and a monochromatic twist on.
A simple way to master your use of color this season is the art of color blocking. Designers have created their own color collage of these hues and interpreted them to best fit your needs all into one handbag. Co-ordinate your handbag with at least one common color in your chosen pieces to make this look work wonders.
Thin waist belt
A colorful outfit can always be accessorized with a colorful accessory. Adding a thin tailored belt at your waist is an easy way to make the waist appear thinner and add an extra bit of style and sophistication to your outfits. Pick a color that is used the least in your chosen ensemble.
Over-Sized Waist Belt
For an even more exaggerated and unique twist to your outfit, try an over-sized waist belt. Colorful or not, this belt is guaranteed to enhance your look and create that visually appealing narrowed waist.
Pascal Millet A/W'15
Wrap it around your waistline, over the last layer and tie it to once to one side. Once again, you have another way to enhance your narrowed waist and give that outfit an extra pop of style by co-coordinating your belt with the color of your boots.
Luisa Beccaria A/W'15
This oldie is still a goodie. Pin whatever your heart desires onto a solid color garment, a knit dress, poncho or wrap cardigan for that personalized touch.This gives you the opportunity to play with your pieces by pinning them in different drapes.
Les Copains A/W'15
By: Eleni Kapetaneas