"THE right accessories can definitely make an outfit come together with a bang, but the one thing to remember when accessorising, don't overdo it," Maria Bugros, store manager of Bang Bang clothing store, Port of Spain, told the Express.
Red, white and black, the colours of our national flag, have turned up on other items such as scarves, hats, shoes and even jewelry. As many Trinidadians and Tobagonians still celebrate over what our athletes did at the recently concluded 2012 Olympic Games, some have said our nation's 50th anniversary of Independence is truly a golden one thanks to Keshorn Walcott.
"Simple outfits can be taken to level of sophistication if you are brave enough to step outside your comfort zone. We have all sorts of accessories to suit almost every occasion. For our 50th Independence, we have watches, earrings, chains, bangles, head bands and rings in red, white or black," Bugros said.
"And while it is easy to buy something off the rack, some people may find it a little more challenging trying to put their own unique style to their purchased items of clothing," she added.
According to Burgos, understanding how to accessorise successfully will depend on knowing your body type; knowing what colours "work" on your skin and understanding body proportions.
She said, "For example, I have short hair and I tend to wear hoop earrings or long earrings in order to frame my face. Some women with longer hair tend to wear smaller earrings since it will be hidden by their hair."
"Necklaces draw attention towards the face, neck, and chest. Petite women, if they have a short neck and would like to elongate their torso, should try wearing longer necklaces instead of ones that fit close to the neck since this can achieve the opposite of what they want. Taller women can get away with chokers and other pieces of jewelry that fit closer to the neck since it creates a focal point on a longer frame," she said.
While many people would be rushing to buy various things in red, white and black in time for Independence Day, Bugros suggested taking a little time to find the best shade of red that would suit your skin tone.