Accessories have the power to make or break an outfit. When we get dressed in the morning, it’s not just the clothes that we put on that structure our ‘look’. The way we accessorise and embellish those clothes has a big impact on the overall image we project to the world when we walk out the door.
It’s important, therefore, to invest time and money into establishing an accessory collection that can be drawn from when the occasion (and outfit) calls for it. The best thing about accessories is that they can be transferred and reused with multiple outfits. You can transform an outfit with the accessories that you wear, giving you more wardrobe options and ‘looks’ to choose from.
Here’s a list of a few accessory essentials that every girl should own.
– Bags. No matter the occasion or the outfit, most girls carry a bag with them at all times. Bags are usually kept – or held close – to our body, and it’s important to make sure that your handbag adds, rather than detracts from your outfit. An oversized tote bag, for example, will spoil an elegant evening dress and heels. It’s important to have a wide range of occasion-appropriate bags to choose from. Invest in daytime and work bags, evening clutches, smaller totes and casual handbags.
– Jewellery. Jewellery is the most ubiquitous fashion accessory, but because it’s the fallback gift, it’s often overlooked as something to buy for yourself. Sentimental jewellery is important, but so too are some standout and unique pieces. A simple black JAG dress, for example, can be transformed with a decorative or striking necklace. It’s important, however, to not wear too much jewellery. Sometimes less is more, and some outfits will benefit from understated jewellery choices.
– Sunglasses. Every girl needs a great pair of sunglasses. While they perform a specific and important function, they are also fashion items that can alter an outfit. When it comes to sunglasses, the style that suits you will be dependent on the shape of your face. So make sure that you pick a style that works for you, as opposed to the newest sunglasses trend.
– Hair accessories. Hair accessories are not only for young girls. While they should be carefully selected by older women (steer away from coloured clips and scrunchies!), they can add a bit of pizzazz to an outfit. Embellished headbands and slides for evening wear can give you and your outfit a sophisticated and polished look. Whatever your style, accessories are an important part of your wardrobe and image. Whether you like to wear Esprit or Ben Sherman, online or retail accessory shopping should not be a forgotten undertaking! Accessorise your clothing to make you and your outfits stand out.
Whatever your style, accessories are an important part of your wardrobe and image. Whether you like to wear Esprit or Ben Sherman, online or retail accessory shopping should not be a forgotten undertaking! Accessorise your clothing to make you and your outfits stand out.