How to Wear Accessories


Julie Cobbe from gives her top tips on How to Wear Accessories:

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Dear Julie
I find it hard when it comes to knowing how to wear accessories! I always look at other women and think ‘how do they look so coordinated & colourful!?’ Any tips?

Sarah, Meath

Hi Sarah,

Accessories can be such an effective & inexpensive way to mix up your wardrobe. They allow you to try out trends & colours without spending a fortune! Here are some tips!

1. Think of it as a game and you’re making the rules!

Fashion has come full circle & things no longer need to match so instead of trying to get your handbag to match the colour of your dress, go for a completely colour clash! One of my favourite colour combinations for spring is pinks & greens. Women will then be looking at your creative flair!

2. When it comes to creating a look, think of the Style Fish ‘Rule of Three’

Start with a basic like denim, add a colour like a coral top & accessorise it with a third colour like your turquoise handbag.

It is always the third element that ‘finishes’ the look.

Another example would be a classic white shirt, a navy neck scarf & red lipstick!

3. Choose one focal point and work on it

If you love showing off your hands for example opt for layers of bangles, a statement ring and colourful nail varnish. Keep everything else simple.

4. Think of the look you want to achieve and your personality

Accessories don’t have to be bold & in your face. If you prefer a more classic look opt for chic black patent heels & a simple neck scarf in one block colour or even black!


Julie Cobbe is Founder of Ireland’s first Fashion School for women ( that combines the realness of classes & consultations with the convenience of an online members club. She set up in March 2009 to combine her love of teaching with her love of fashion. Style Fish appeared on RTE’s Dragons Den securing Investment from media mogul Gavin Duffy and CEO & Owner of Harmonia Publishing, Norah Casey.

Style Fish shows women how to become their own stylist & do it for themselves through their personalized body shape & colour styling class or consultation, which is delivered in shopping centres & department stores around the Country. Once graduated each lady gains access to the Style Fish Members Club online where they bring their Members all their recommended buys each week for their shape saving them time, money & stress! Julie also writes a column for Woman’s Way among other publications.

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