Accessories are great in a way that it can significantly elevate my look even without adding the usual effort to make myself aesthetically pleasing like applying layers of foundation and experimenting with different shades of eye shadows, well you get what I mean. But in the same way, as it can make my look absolutely stunning if I wind up with the wrong choice of accessories can look horribly drab and my supposedly elevated look can plummet just as easily. It’s safe to say that accessories can indeed make or break my overall look.
Case in point was when I was asked to be the maid of honor at my cousin’s wedding. I believed in my taste don’t get me wrong. I have been wearing accessories ever since I learned how to differentiate shapes and colors. But what I failed to foresee at that time was how my accessories would look if paired them with a long and elegant bright pink dress. I know how to mix and match accessories when I’m wearing my usual casual weekend ensembles or during my corporate weekday wear but with a formal wear, a long gown at that? That was my mistake. I didn’t take the initiative to do some research let alone ask my friends for their opinion I just went ahead with what I thought would look good without giving it much thought only to end up in deep remorse.
I, of course, became the talk of the town not because I looked good but because I looked ridiculous. Besides the fact that I had a loose-fitting gown what made me look worse was the set of accessories I wore at the wedding. It was hideous and there were a handful of photographs that served as mementos to remind me of my stupidity and my taste, or the lack thereof.