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How to Accessorize – The Busy Mum

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

If you are a busy mum and spend much of your time in practical clothing like a knit top with a pair of jeans, how do you dress it up to make it more stylish whilst still remaining practical?

Add Accessories to create Focal Points


Add Accessories to create Focal Points by imogenl featuring longsleeve shirts Firstly it depends on the stages and ages of your kids. If you’re in that grabby baby stage you’ll find that the majority of necklaces and dangly earrings are just not practical at this stage of your baby’s development.   Instead wear a scarf (which is also a great accessory when breast-feeding as you can drape it over your baby’s head when feeding so they don’t get distracted with what else is going on around them.

You’ll also find that you’re best wearing stud style earrings rather than any sort of chandelier or other .

Once you’re past the early baby stage you can think about adding back necklaces to your accessories repertoire.

If you’ve got an X or I shape body or are long-waisted and look great with a belt, why not use feature belts to add some interest and a focal point to your outfit.

Don’t forget that you can wear an interesting watch, bracelets or bangles to add some interest.  Even a funky costume cocktail ring really adds a dash of interest.

Make sure your shoes are comfortable, but avoid chunky white sneakers unless you’re actually exercising.  Instead choose some comfortable flat shoes that are a little more feminine in appearance.   If you want to make your legs look longer then colour blend them to your jeans or choose a pair of shoes that are a shade or two darker.  If you have long legs why not find some fun coloured shoes that you can build an accessory colour cluster around.

If you wear hair accessories, look for some with personality.  Throw out those tired scrunchies from the 80s and 90s, they are making you look way older than you are.  But, remember, you’re not a 5 year old girl, so make sure they’re appropriate for a woman rather than a child.

Read this post for some more ideas of working jeans and jewellery together.

And if you want masses more information about how to accessorize check out my latest ebook The Finishing Touch: perfecting the art of accessorizing.

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