What to Wear
with your HBB
Choose the Perfect Outfit to Match your HBB
To get the most out of your outfit, your accessories are vitally important. It’s all very well wearing a gorgeous new dress, or form fitted tailored suit, but accessories can make or break an outfit. . A tired looking bag, scuffed pair of shoes or overly colourful belt will distract and not in a good way.
Traditionally you would simply match your bag with your shoes but that isn’t necessarily the right way to go. It is, in fact, a little old hat.
WHEN IT COMES TO MATCHING YOUR BAG WITH YOUR OUTFIT, EVERYTHING HAS TO DO WITH BALANCE.
Too much matching normally isn’t flattering, you end up looking like a sort of walking crayon. What you want to do is create a balance of colour, neutrals and prints so that your outfit never ends up looking boring.
For example, If your outfit is busy with a complicated print or lots and lots of colour, then your accessories should be more toned down. You should consider matching the colour pallette of your accessories to help tie outfit together. They should be calmer in colour so as not to confuse the eye. Think a nice navy leather HBB for example, matched with a pair of black shoes perhaps.
However, since workwear normally means a lot of neutral colours anyway, with blacks and dark blues dominating the office blocks, you can quite easily get away with some mismatched accessories which will stand out and help give your outfit personality.
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Simple and Sophisticated or Bold Colour?
By combining simple neutrals or light and dark you can create smart and savvy combinations, perfect for the office.
Don’t be afraid to combine colourful prints with an equally colourful mono-colour bag.
On the left the Expedition Burgundy pops from an outfit of neutrals. On the right of the image the outfit and bag (Textured Nylon Lagoon) are all taken from the same pallette with the neutral gloves adding a bit of flair.
Alternatively you could do something like the second image with the same bag. The accessories are from a matching pallette and then set of against the bright yellow of the shirt which makes for a playful, quirky outfit.