The term accessory comes from medieval Latin accessories, which essential means “additional thing”. It finds its root in the verb accedere, which conveys a motion toward an objective.
It makes sense that our favorite fashion items are called accessories. They are the additional things that bring the outfit together and complete it. Accessorizing is the art of transforming a given element, such as your outfit, with carefully chosen items to inject a new meaning. For instance, you can transform a little black dress into a night-out outfit with the right accessories. But, at the same time, you could be wearing the same dress and make it fit for office wear. Accessories tell the story!
If you are considering how to make the most of your favorite accessories, it’s important to understand that they can bring new layers and depth to various designs, not just to your outfits. Here’s why you need more accessories in your life:
One outfit, many looks
As mentioned above, accessories can subtly transform the style of your outfits, so you convey a different message and vibe even though you haven’t changed your clothes. Accessories bring unique accents which change the final impression.
For those who want to stay fashionable without breaking the bank, investing in the right accessories often proves to be cheaper than buying new outfits. You can dress up or down the same garment through scarves, jewelry, belts, shoes, hats, etc. Some branded accessories can be expensive, but creative people with crafty hands can often make beautiful hand-made items that will impress more than a branded belt!
One room, different atmospheres
Accessories also work when it comes to interior décor. Most people think of full remodel projects when they want to change their interior styles. Yet, more often than not, you can save yourself a lot of hassle through smart and fun accessories.
What do decorative accessories look like? Essentially, decorative accessories come in a variety of shapes and forms, ranging from seasonal Christopher Radko ornaments to meaningful mementos. Using accessories, you can easily inject different moods into the same space. For example, a living room with neutral paint can create a quirky corner using trendy merch and turn the wall into a soothing hug through family photos. Rather than painting accent walls, you can consciously create moody spots through accessories and ornament arrangements inside your home. Besides, these are easy to swap around, so you can constantly recreate your interior!
One person, a world of emotions
We all carry more than one memory in our hearts. Rather than a fashion statement, accessories can also become an emotional support item. It is still the same you, but carrying a DIY-made photo pendant of your family can help you stay focused during a specific task. Just like a belt can inject a new vibe to your outfit, the right emotional accessory can give you the strength you need at any given time. We are the result of our experiences and emotions. So, it makes sense that bringing a unique experience to the surface can help adjust your mindset.
Accessories act like a magic pill that can bring your goal closer. They transform your outfit, your home interior, and your mental focus. Accessories may seem benign and unimportant at first. But they hold a world of meanings we’ve barely begun to scratch!
In what ways have you accessorized your life? Let me know in the comments below!