September 30, 2021 4 min read

Mastering how to accessorize can take some time, but the good news is once you get the hang of it you’ll view your wardrobe in a whole new way!

We’ve put together a guide on what it means to accessorize, different types of vegan accessories, how to accessorize, and more. So, let’s dive in and explore how to choose accessories for your outfit!

Why is Accessorizing Important?

Accessories define your style, interests, and taste. They also allow you to have endless outfit possibilities, they allow you to make the most out of any piece you buy. A headband, handbag, or scarf don’t say much on their own but when paired with the right outfit they tie everything together.

Different Types of Accessories

Fashion accessories are put into some basic categories.

Jewelry

 A beige pottery jewelry dish with gold jewelry in it.

You may have a jewelry box filled with necklaces, bangles, chokers, earrings, and other statement pieces. Alternatively, you may just have a watch or two. Whatever the case you most likely turn to jewelry and other non-leather accessories when looking to add some sparkle to your look.

If you’re new to jewelry, I always recommend starting with subtle pieces like thin hoop earrings, diamond studs, or a small pendant necklace. All of these pieces will work with almost any outfit.

Belts

 A close shot of a woman's midriff. She is wearing a grey cropped blouse and black leather pants with a thick, black belt that has two gold circles for the buckle. She has gold jewelry on the hand with its thumb hooked over her belt.

Belts are not just functionable, they're used for fashion as well! It doesn’t matter what kind of belt you choose, a simple or embellished belt or a wide or narrow belt, using a belt will define your waistline and make your outfit look more polished.

There are vegan belts available! Our belts come in a variety of styles and colors that will adapt to your personal style, Square Reversible Belt, Women’s Gold Ring Belt, Auto Doshi Belt, and Metallic Silver Square 2 Belt.

Footwear

 A pair of lace-up light beige boots with thick, short heels.

Unlike other accessories, footwear is something that you likely need every day. It’s important to have both neutral and statement footwear in your wardrobe. Footwear, especially statement footwear, can really elevate your look. I would like to add, look for shoes that are fun but be sure they’re comfortable. Otherwise, you’ll never wear them.

Some examples of neutral footwear are:

  • White sneakers
  • Nude heels
  • Black or brown boots

Some examples of statement footwear are:

  • Satin heels
  • Metallic sneakers
  • Derby shoes

There are vegan shoes available! You should choose vegan footwear because no animals were harmed in the making of the shoes and during production vegan shoes leave a smaller carbon footprint. A good example of neutral vegan footwear is the Veerah Hedy Boot.

Handbags

 

 

From clutches to totes, there are different bags for different occasions. If you have bags in different styles and colors, you’ll always have a bag for an outfit.

Are you looking for vegan wallets and totes? Our Lady Bag 2 makes a great statement piece but will go with a lot of outfits. Our Doshi Clutch is sleek and versatile, perfect for a night out!

Hair Accessories

 A woman with her back to the camera. In her brown hair are various pearl and gold hair accessories.

Hair accessories are a great way to show off your style! Take a look at your accessories and see what you have, are you due for an upgrade? Can you swap a regular old hair tie with a silk scrunchie? Or a regular old bobby pin for a colorful one?

How to Choose Accessories

Choosing accessories is about balance; choosing the right accessories can make a basic outfit look designer.

Choose One Statement Piece

If you’re just starting out with accessorizing, we know it can be overwhelming. So, it’s best to choose one statement piece that you love and will go with several outfits.

When you are more confident in accessorizing you can purchase more but be sure you’re buying products that create balance. Essentially you want to choose one piece that stands out whether it’s because of its size or color and then add more subtle accessories.

Utilize Colors and Patterns

If you want to add some flare to your outfits, accessories are a great way to add color to an outfit that may be considered basic. Animal patterns and bright colors are hard to work with but colorful shoes, scarves, or belts can really tie and outfit together.

Use Accessories to Revamp an Outfit

Accessories are an easy way to make your office outfit ready for a night out. For example, a black dress paired with a blazer and some flats can easily be turned into the perfect night out outfit by ditching the blazer, swapping the flats out with some heels, and adding statement jewelry like earrings and some rings.

Accessories Don’t Need to Match

Matching all of your accessories are considered to be conservative instead of fashion-forward. If you don’t know where to start add one colorful or vibrant accessory with neutral based accessories. Once you feel more confident you can use the color wheel to discover bold color combinations.

Accessories Should Compliment YOU

What you wear and how you wear it says a lot about you. Wear what makes you comfortable while keeping in mind what looks good. Knowing what accessories to pair with each outfit will give you a completed look and build your confidence. With these tips you can rest assured that you’ll always step out of the house looking your best.