5 Ways to add accessories to your outfit

AD – Some accessories in this post have been gifted to me in exchange for my views, however this in no way affects an opinions mentioned.

Adding accessories to your outfit can not only complete change how it looks, but it can also make it look more expensive. I thought I’d share with you my top tips for adding accessories into your outfit.

Flat lay photo containing 3 necklaces mentioned within the post, a bottle of Dolce rose perfume, pink book and floral sign. All laid on a cream handbag


Adding jewellery to an outfit is one of the easiest ways of adding accessories. The first thing you should do is decide if you want to go for the dainty look or make more of a statement, such as with a chunky necklace. Bels Bling has such a huge selection of affordable jewellery pieces, I feel confident that you will find something to suit your style. I was very kindly gifted these really pretty necklaces and I know I will get a lot of wear out of them. The first is this gorgeous flower statement necklace, which has these pink jewels in the centre. They really catch the light and would look great with so many different outfit options. The second one actually arrived as a set contain a pair of pretty stud earrings and this lovely rose gold padlock necklace. The last item I wanted to mention one which I have featured on this blog post is this gold and white marble necklace set, which again comes with matching earrings. All three designs are really pretty, great quality and all come in at under £8!

Gold Flower statement necklace and heart shaped necklace with keyhole


Belts are another great way of adding accessories to your outfit. You can wear them in the standard way on a pair of trousers or you could add them at your waist to really sinch in your outfit and give you a better silhouette.

Hair Accessories

This is the accessory that so many people forget about. How many times have you been guilty of grabbing the closest hair bobble to put your hair up? If you use scrunchies, hair bands and clips in colours that compliment your outfit, you can look so much more put together.


Selecting the right hat that suits you will not only product you from the sun (or rain), it will also add a completely different vibe to your outfit. It took me years to find a hat that suited me, but now that I’ve found one, I love wearing it. Have patience and try on lots of different styles until you find the perfect one for you.


I admit it, I am a huge bag lover, specifically handbags. I have so many different options to go with various outfits and I’m constantly on the lookout for more. You don’t need to have lots though, just a few simple, classy bags will really complement your outfit. Try to pick neutral colours that you will get a lot of wear out of and make sure that you can fit everything you need to carry inside it.

So there is my top tips for adding accessories to any outfit. I hope you found this post useful. Make sure you head over out check out the Bels Bling website and see what bargains you can pick up.

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75 thoughts on “5 Ways to add accessories to your outfit

  1. I’ve been really getting into jewellery at the minute. I was never a big jewellery person, but now I’m finding myself drawn to pretty necklaces and bracelets all the time. Handbags are definitely one of my favourite accessories too. They are always something I’m willing to splurge on, as they do make a big difference to your outfit. My faves are my Michael Kors bags, they look amazing and the quality is fantastic. I’m always keeping my eye out for good handbags as I don’t believe you can ever have enough!!

    1. I used to struggle so much to have the confidence to wear statement peices but they actually really bling up my plainer outfits and buying more colours of bag has also really changed my outfit game!!! Great post xx

  2. I’m really not one for accessorising to be honest but I do like adding simple pieces of jewellery if I’m going out.

  3. As a necklace junkie, I love that flower necklace! My sister rocks belts and hats while I prefer to go for bracelets and bags; the bigger, the better. To each their own!

  4. I’m not a massive fan of jewellery and accessorising. I have my watch, a ring and a necklace, but the pieces you’ve been sent look gorgeous! The flower necklace looks gorgeous, It would be amazing for a night out. Thank you for sharing this brand with me!

    Em x

  5. There’s one thing missing here: Shoes! I love playing around with shoes and bags to bring a hole new twist to any outfit. Makes sense, though, since I’m a massive shoaholic 😀 Jewellery is also a brilliant way to upgrade an outfit!

  6. I’m not one for loads of accessories but I do love jewellery! I think it makes you feel so much more done and put together x

  7. I’m always really shy with accessorising. I could do with a sturdy-but-beautiful watch.

  8. This is such a great post! I always think adding a belt makes such an unexpected difference to an outfit and I love when I have a great outfit on and the perfect hat to go with it, it makes you look so stylish and like you have really thought through the look! Thanks for sharing! x

  9. Accessories can make or break an outfit, can’t they? I have a leopard print belt that I adore, it goes with everything. And that flower necklace is so pretty, it would work with any outfit: t-shirt, dress, roll-neck jumper. Lovely post! x

  10. Thanks so much for featuring my products Kelly Diane, I am so glad you like what I sent you and thanks to everybody for the lovely comments. I have new products all the time and offer Free shipping in the uK. Until the end of August I have 15% off using code bling15

  11. I can see from your post that I am not accessorizing much! I’ll need to keep a look out for some fun statement pieces in the future. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. I go through phases where I don’t wear accessories for months and then I’ll get back into wearing a lot. They really do make a huge difference when adding them to simple outfits. I really like the jewelry in your post. So feminine and pretty.

  13. I would love to find a couple of hats that suit me but I haven’t come across them yet. I can also use your advice of spicing up my outfits with belts. I’ve always liked the cinched-waist look but it never seemed to quite work as expected when I tried.

    1. I’m glad these tips helped you. Just remember that everyone is different so you have to try quite a few styles before you find something that works for you. Its worth it when you find that item though.

  14. These are great tips! I definitely agree that jewelry makes the outfit. For me, it always adds a personal touch. I also love that necklace!

  15. Accessories can completely change an outfit! I always think they make you look so much more put together, so I’ll definitely be using these tips!

  16. Oh man, I absolutely LOVE that flower necklace!!! I wish quarantine was over so I had an excuse to dress up again, lol! I’ve been working on my accessory game lately. Since I cut all my hair off, I’ve been trying out more hats and hair scarfs (it’s more of a trial and error type situation really). I’ll definitely take some of tips into account!

    1. Definitely check out Bels Bling. They have so many really pretty and affordable items. There’s also 15% off till the end of August with the code bling15

  17. Bags really are my favourite accessories, I also really like statement belts as I think they look so fashionable! X

  18. I need to start wearing more jewellery! I don’t wear ti enough!

    Amber – The Unpredicted Page

  19. Honestly, the accessories are my favourite part! You can make such a huge change to the appearance of an outfit just by changing a few small details. Not only is it fun and a good opportunity to show your personality, but it also extends your wardrobe.

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