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5 Tips to Help You Accessorize Like Celebs

5 Tips to Help You Accessorize Like Celebs

If you read the tabloids and follow celebrities on social media, it’s easy to feel like the only way to be fashionable is by spending thousands of dollars on designer brands.

However, this simply isn’t true. Anyone can accessorize like the celebs if they understand a few important concepts.

1. Pair Jewelry With Your Neckline

How many times have you stood paralyzed in your closet or in front of the bathroom mirror, holding two different necklaces, trying to decide which one to wear with that dress? Well, did you know that there are actually some guidelines and rules of the thumb that allow you to choose the right jewelry based on the neckline you’re wearing?

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Going strapless? Keep things simple with a short necklace and bracelet. Deep V? A nice ring and statement bracelet is perfect. Scoop neck? Try a short necklace and stud earrings. Check out this article from Diamondere for comprehensive guidance on what jewelry compliments different outfits.

2. Follow the High-Low Rule

It can help to have some rules in place to simplify the process of accessorizing. As a result, you can get dressed up in just a fraction of the time that you used to. One such rule you need in your back pocket is the high-low rule.

“If accessorizing your outfits does not come easily, just remember the high-low rule,” says one fashion blogger. “Choose one high necklace (sits higher on your chest) and one that hangs lower. The combination of the two always works. And keep them fairly dainty so it does not overpower you or your outfit. This works for everything from t-shirts to dresses.”

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3. Stack Bracelets

If you’re going for a casual look – maybe a blouse and jeans – bracelets can really spruce things up a bit and give you that added flare that makes people look twice. However, one bracelet won’t really do much. That’s why celebs and stars are into stacking bracelets.

By stacking bracelets, you can draw attention to your wrists and make a statement. The key to successful stacking is to mix the variety up – both in color and style. There are also times when you should stack a little – say three bracelets – and times where it’s acceptable to stack a lot (seven, eight, or nine-plus bracelets). It all depends on whether you’re trying to dress up your outfit or dress it down.

4. Accessorize Focal Points

“Focal points are things that attract attention such as a bright color or a striking design,” stylist Jane Liddelow says.

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The aim is to use focal points to attract attention to your good points and minimize or detract from your figure challenges! If you want to look taller and slimmer, try to bring the eyes up with jewelry above the neckline. If you want to appear shorter and curvier, jewelry below the neckline can draw the eyes downwards.

5. Try Something New

Ultimately, you have to be willing to try new things. Celebrities don’t wear yesterday’s fashions or hesitate to adopt a new fashion trend. They are quick to move and aren’t afraid to try an accessory or technique that’s unconventional. Instead of fighting off that next trend and only adopting it after everyone else has, try to be one of the first ones to the proverbial party.

Nail the Details

Successfully accessorizing on a regular basis is all about paying attention to the details. Whether it’s choosing a necklace based on a neckline or strategically placing bracelets to accentuate focal points, the celebrities know what they’re doing. You don’t have to be in Hollywood to look and feel like a star! Just find your style and make the most of it.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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