Getting Started with Accessories for Women

Confused? Anxious? puzzled by the many choices out there in terms of accessories for women?

fashion trendsRelax, there is help. We suggest you start with a minimalist approach to your wardrobe. But what does that mean? A minimalist wardrobe is one that was put together according to the key idea of minimalism. And that is to get rid of everything that doesn’t make you happy or enrich your life, to make space for stuff that does.

How to get started

First COLLECT INSPIRATION: look at magazines, stores’ windows, people around you, commercials, etc.

Then CLEAN UP YOUR WARDROBE: remove anything that you haven’t worn in the past year, donate things that you don’t like anymore or that don’t fit any more.

Create a MOOD BOARD with all the ideas and photos collected, the colors that inspire you and the accessories that make you smile.

Identify YOUR STYLE: by looking at your board and selecting the recurring theme.

Take a look at your current WARDROBE and select the outfits that match your style.

Take PICTURES of your outfit and keep them as reference when you go shopping for accessories.

A good starting point before launching yourself into a shopping spree at the mall is to check some inspiring images on Pinterest to stimulate ideas and find things that “speak to you”.
Now take your time and get started. have fun and always enjoy the process.

Online Fashion Search Tutorial

online fashion shoppingYou may be strapped for time or you may just enjoy spending your days at home instead of fighting traffic and crows. In any case, staying up to date with fashion trends and with the latest news about gadgets and accessories should not be a problem. Head online to sites like YouTube or E! or Google  words like “Fashion Week” and you will have plenti of information at your fingertips.

But, if you are like me, I bet you’d rather look than read. I hear you! Then, here is my advice: search for images and videos about fashion. There is a universe of stuff about the latest colors, styles, trends, etc. My favorite way of searching is to go online, open up my browser, search what I need and add some strategic keywords.

For example I am headed to a party and I will be wearing a strapless dress. I am considering wearing a bra with removable straps, so, of course, I remove them and they don’t show. Then I decide to search for a better solution. I type “what to wear under a strapless gown” into my browser search box. Then, when I get my first page of result, I select “images” so I only get pictures. There I can see a full page of results, with pictures of the many ways people have solved the dilemma of wearing a bra underneath a gown, without it showing.

I browse and I browse to finally find an image that I like: it is an invisible bra stat has a skin friendly adhesive so you attach it to your body and it stays put. It doesn’t have any strap or hooks. Nothing! that works for me. I click on the picture and it takes me to a website of a maker of accessories for women. I browse it and buy my bra. All my shopping is now done and all i need to do is wait for a couple of days until my little package shows up at the door and my brand new bra will be in my little hands.

Let me know your thoughts about this and your advice. I look forward to reading your comments!