When you’re trying to create a look that is distinctly your own, it can be tough coordinating your accessories. Fashion is such a personal thing. None of us want to look like we just left a popular mall store, even when we exclusively shop there. Instead, we want the clothing we’ve chosen to fit our look. Think of it as your own brand. It is a collection of commercially available elements that come together for your distinctive look.

Many of us favor one or two colors. This can be used as part of our identity. Sometimes the color may change a tone or two to fit into the new season, but we generally stick with what works for us. Co-ordinating accessories to suit our look isn’t always easy, especially when we’re due a change.

Start with your necklaces or scarves. They can both feature interesting patterns, textures, structures, and shapes. Use these to help build up your identity or fashion preferences. One way to quickly and easily change your accessories is to thread beads yourself. Have a good collection in all the shades you like. Shapes and textures can be used to provide interest and inject a freshness to your look each day.

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Your hands can also be accessorized to suit your mood. Nail polish is a great way to add a splash of color. Costume rings help add structure and sparkle to your hands too. Changing your watch strap is an easy option when you have a favorite timepiece. There are leather and metal watch straps by Shinola that can be used just for that. Pick your color or your finish to show off your watch, whatever your outfit.

Bracelets and bangles can also be customized. You can use permanent gel pens to create your unique pattern. Sticking on gemstones or crystals helps add interest and sparkle to an old cuff. Why not use beads to create the look you want? Natural woods look good with casual and smart-casual outfits. There are crystal beads available for something more formal or dressy too.

Dressing your hair is a great way to put your stamp on your look. If you have a favorite upstyle, why not add some texture and structure into it? Hair clips and grips come in a vast array of shapes, colors, and styles. They can keep your hair in place while providing that unique something extra that we all aim for. Hairbands can also be used. There are kits to help you make your own from good crafting retailers too.

Belts and bags are often begging for a little makeover. These can easily be customized once you have the right equipment. Add detail with a simple glue gun and extra gems. You can easily add colored ribbons to create flair and movement to both a belt and a bag. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you could even swap out the buckle. Try something that better suits your personality. The best bit about all these enhancements is they are so much cheaper than buying new things every season. Look unique for less.