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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Photoshoot Fresh Series: The Majors and Minors of Accessories

David Beckham in a classic look.
Accessories can make or break the outfit. This rule doesn't only apply to the ladies. Guys, having the right tie, a great piece of jewelry, or even a nice cashmere scarf can add a personalized touch to a make a photoshoot fresh look. Sometimes we overlook the small details that women care the most about. We can always wear a white V-neck tee with jeans and look clean and chic. So how can you take an everyday classic look, such as this, and make it photoshoot fresh?

Add a beenie for a minor touch.
Well here's how: every outfit should have a major and a minor element to it. What is the major? The major is the statement piece, the piece that does the talking. The minor is the piece that balances it all out. For instance, if you do a colorful scarf or a bold shoe (the major), then do a few small bracelets or a solid beenie in one of the colors of your scarf or shoes to bring it all together. A great watch can be a wonderful minor choice too.

If you are the guy that likes to have one-of-a-kind accessories, then vintage shopping can be a great way to find these types of pieces. Flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores can offer you great finds for less. I have found some fantastic scarves and bracelets this way. Search your local listings and neighborhoods for stores and garage sales.

example of stackable bracelets done right.
The trend now for men, and women, are stackable bracelets, in any color, style, and material. One on top of another, on top of another, is all you need to do to add personal style and flair. [I remember when friendship bracelets were the trend when I was younger...I guess it all comes back around, and here we are again.]

Now, how bold can a guy go with accessories? Well as long as you have a nice balance and stick to one major piece, and a few minors to balance it all out, you should be fine. Just remember to have fun with them, be original (or if you're copying a style, be sure to personalize as much as possible), and show some color to make your individual style come through. Rings, shoes, necklaces, scarves, and belts are all customizable ways to stand out and elevate an everyday look to photoshoot fresh.

If you have a go-to place that you find your special pieces, let me know. I would love to hear about them.

Yours styled truly,

1 comment:

  1. True story :) Im just tired of Buddah bracelets.