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Accessorizing: a beginner's guide


With most of us across the globe all being stuck inside at the moment, we have to become a little more creative with the content we create. As you know, I love the classic street-shoot style blog posts - exploring the city for cool backdrops for photographs is one of my favourite things to do! With exploring the city out of the question, I decided to talk about the finer details of my outfits instead. Personally, I am a self confessed accessories phobic. Yes, you heard correctly: I am scared of accessorizing!

Now, this may not be as ridiculous as it sounds - hear me out. I always opt for outfit choices that tend to "do the talking". Because of this, I've always stayed away from adding too many accessories and looking too overdone. However, recently I've started to add little touches here and there, as well as building up my jewellery collection and I wanted to share some pieces with you.

Earrings are my absolute favourite way to accessorize, and the most simple! My rule with earrings is always: the bigger, the better. I find that having a short hairstyle sometimes means that a little more needs to be added to a look, to draw the attention. Over the years, I have become slightly addicted to adding more and more earrings to my ears. A website I discovered not too long ago, Vicious Punx, is one of my favourite websites currently to find affordable, edgy jewellery items!

Next up: hats! I have always been a lover of hats, especially berets for as long as I can remember. Although, when I decided to shave my head I did worry that I couldn't 'pull off' a hat anymore (small head problems!) I just simply came to terms with the fact I would have cold ears for the rest of my life - but I was wrong. It is all about finding the right hat for me, as well as the confidence to wear it. Add a kilt pin, or a huge oversized safety pin and we're onto a winner....

Rings are also a big part of my outfits, and a way of accessorizing without even realising. After many years of never wearing jewellery, especially rings, I thought I would never get used to the feeling of having them on my fingers. Now the opposite is true, I feel naked if I leave the house without my rings on! I love how everyone's ring collections are different, and special to them, with many of them having stories to tell.

Hoops! A staple in everyone's earring collection. But you know me, I can never just go for a plain old hoop earring. I'm quite sure these earrings are handmade, and were given to be as a gift. When I first saw them I thought they would be too big for me and I wouldn't get much wear, but they are perfect. If you're looking to feel sassy and in control, a pair of barbed wire hoops are needed.

Lastly, my final tip is to mix and match. I very rarely wear my earrings as a pair, the more I get to show off at one time the better. To me, I think mismatched jewellery is the best way to look like you know what you're doing - when really you don't have a clue! I always take a lot of inspiration from the 70s and 80s punk movement when it comes to accessorizing, so lots of metal is what I tend to go for.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you want to see anything similar - it was nice to step out of my comfort zone a little and talk solely about the finer details. Links on where to find the items featured in this post will be listed below - thanks for reading!

Tam Tam Hat - Le Kilt

Beret - Fred Perry (sold out)

Vivienne Westwood earrings (sold out)

Industrial style clasp earrings - Vicious Punx

Safety pin earrings - Urban Outfitters

Barbed wire hoops - Etsy

Razor blade earrings - Vicious Punx

Chain link earrings - Vicious Punx

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