Finding that perfect accessory is not easy. Whether you’re into bold necklaces, colorful bangles, or simple stud earrings, it’s inevitable that we all have moments where we fall into the jewelry rut. It’s frustrating; and when it rears its ugly head, it’s always in those moments we hate it most. You may be thinking, I have plenty of accessories, so why do I always feel like none of it works? Me too. That’s why I’m giving you my top three tips for creating a fresh perspective with the accessories you already have in your closet.
Start with the accessory. The majority of the time, I find myself rummaging through my closet piecing outfits together only to make it to the accessorizing stage feeling like I’m back at square one. When it comes to creating an outfit, we systematically work a common chain of events. What about switching it up and moving backward? We have that piece of jewelry collecting dust more than compliments. Next time you head to your closet, start with the accessory. Think about what you can create to make the accessory pop, rather than the other way around.
Step out of your comfort zone. Whenever I teach Pure Barre classes, I tell my clients, “Change never comes from playing it safe.” The reality is that sometimes taking one step out of your comfort zone is all it takes. Philosophical, I know. But seriously, it’s time we applied this to our accessorizing! A jewelry rut is notorious for making us believe that there’s one way to accessorize. That your jewelry has already lived up to it’s fullest potential. This is your chance to be bold. Maybe try statement jewelry with a simple white V-neck and jeans. Or keep it simple with fun studs for your night out on the town. Give your jewelry an opportunity to finally do the talking.
Step away from the arm party. Don’t allow yourself to get too accessory crazy. It might be time to take it down a couple of notches. While I am all for good, versatile investment pieces, there is value in pacing yourself when it comes to accessorizing. I often find myself with blinders on to the many possibilities right in front of me. I get stuck wearing the same item but always blame my rack of necklaces for not being more adventurous and fun. You have nothing to lose from stepping away from your go-to and allowing that pent-up creativity to flow. Maybe it’s time to leave that gold watch you basically sleep in and reach for a statement bangle instead. You can wear your favorite accessory, just don’t limit yourself to one for the rest of your life.
Will we ever be completely satisfied by our closet? Or will there always be another trend we want to try or an accessory that catches our eye? Regardless, build off of your favorite accessory. Step out of your comfort zone, and don’t feel committed to one piece forever. There’s no reason to neglect those items you never wear. It’s certainly not the time to break up with them just yet. Give them a chance, so that if you do end up giving them the boot, you can confidently say, “It’s not you; it’s me.”