Day 14: Accessorizing {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Fourteen: Accessorizing Your Looks
Skill To Learn: How and When To Utilize Scarves, Ribbons, Clips, Headbands, Etc…
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Time Commitment: 20 Minutes (depending on core style)
What You Need: Fun Assortment of Colored and Textured Accessories

It’s Day Fourteen of 30 Days, 30 Ways and that means that you [hopefully] haven’t repeated a hairstyle in two weeks!  Are you as excited about that as I am?!?  Hopefully, in the last fourteen days you have begun to master the skills I’ve been teaching and have found the freedom to break out of the blowdry-flat iron rut and express yourself in fresh new ways!  I know, too, that you have discovered how much of your morning time you can recapture since wet styling truly is so much quicker than heat styling.  Plus, your hair thanks you for giving it a respite from the damage caused by all of those heated styling tools.    

Today, we are going to pause to discuss accessorizing.  Whether your goal is to look individualistic, vintage, funky or feminine, you should begin to accumulate a variety of hair clips, headbands, scarves, ribbons and hats to add finishing touches to your growing repertoire of styles.   Most of my accessories are handmade from fabric scraps, found on clearance at local shops or are repurposed items.  I took a belt that came with a skirt (but looked quite unflattering on me) and turned it into a headband.  And I always keep the fancy ribbons from gifts and tags to use in my hair.  Even the brooches and pins that often come with sweaters, scarves and blouses can be fastened into hair with a bobby pin.  And what looks ugly on your clothes can be simply smashing in your hair.    Here are some ways to accessorize when your hair is down:


And you can apply all of those same accessories to your new upstyles as well!


While were on scarves, let me show you a quick way to tie it!  Begin by folding your scarf into one long strip.  Then wrap it around your head from the back at your nape with the two ends tied across in the front.  (If the back tends to slip throughout the day, just anchor it at your nape with two crossed bobbies.  I’m telling you, the magic is endless with those bobbies!)  Last, tuck the two loose ends back into the folds of the scarf behind your ears.  Ta-daaa!


 Lastly, if you are ever having an especially rushed morning (or perhaps your outfit just begs for that extra shazam) throw on a hat!  There are so many varieties that you can play with and it really can change your entire look.   So begin accumulating your unique collection of accessories to add flourish and flair to your lovely locks!


Have a great day and remember that someone needs a ray of light today that only you can shine.
Make time for inspiration, be yourself without apology and always light your world with goodness! 


About ~Sarah

Artist. Musician. Writer. Mother. Daughter. Friend. Christian. Existentialist. Pilgrim.

Posted on January 14, 2012, in accessories, beauty, hair tutorials and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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