When updating our look, we often think that the only way of doing so is by investing in a whole new wardrobe. However, clever use of key accessories can completely transform and update any outfit, making it look and feel totally refreshed. Read on as we discuss 12 of our favourite items of jewellery, footwear and other accessories that are the perfect way of giving your outfits a new lease of life.
1. Silk Scarf
A silk scarf is a versatile accessory that can be worn in a number of ways. Worn around the neck, scarves add an extra layer which also provides color and detail to an outfit. They can also add interest to your favorite handbag either tied in a feminine bow or simply knotted around the strap.
2. Patterned Ankle Boots
Patterned ankle boots are an excellent way of making any outfit look more chic. This season choose a style that is patterned, printed or highly embellished.
3. Statement Watch
Adorning your wrist with a statement watch can give your daily ensemble a more luxurious, high-end feel. When choosing the perfect piece of wrist candy a larger, more masculine style works well with most trends and should stand the test of time.
4. Funky Sunglasses
Sunglasses can inject fun into your personal style and do so without being too overpowering. There are so many styles to choose from so experiment with sizes, materials and shapes. The cat eye is well suited to a sophisticated, feminine look whereas a classic aviator adds effortless cool to more basic outfits.
5. Lace up Heels
The intricate lacing around the ankles makes even the most casual outfit look and feel a whole lot sexier.
6. Wide Brim Fedora
Any fashion stylist will agree that a fedora can make any outfit look complete. This is an accessory that can be worn all year round so choose a style that can be paired with the majority of your clothing collection.
The backpack is a super functional piece perfect for those of us who do not like to travel light. The double strap makes this bag comfortable whilst still looking chic and fashionable. The backpack can also make your outfit look considerably more carefree and youthful. A black leather style with heavy metal hardware gives a chic and sophisticated take on this trend. For a more casual look try wearing a softer suede version with plenty of fringing and tassels.
8. Collar Necklace
The collar necklace can add a subtle point of interest to a large variety of casual or basic tops. A delicate silver collar is the perfect accompaniment to a classic white tee, whereas a more intricate style made up of stones and beads can be all you need to transform your day outfit to something more suitable for a night out.
9. Stackable Rings
Small details such as a collection of rings worn on 2 or 3 fingers give your look that finishing touch it may be missing.
10. Bucket Bag
Bucket bags are a nice alternative to the common cross body styles most of us tend to use when traveling light. The unusual shape makes this bag a statement and will give your outfit a trend driven feel. If you wear monochromatic or neutral tones, then choosing a fun and quirky animal print bag could be the perfect addition to your signature everyday look.
11. Waist Belt
Adding a waist belt can instantly give you a more womanly silhouette and make your outfit look more put together. Waist belts come in a huge variety of styles so look for something unusual that will not only compliment your outfit but give it a fashionable new twist.
12. Ballet Pumps
A simple pair of ballet pumps can transform an overly fussy outfit into something much more laid-back and effortless.
Using accessories to revamp your wardrobe is an excellent way of ensuring your style stays current without spending a fortune on new clothing each season. So the next time you’re struggling with what to wear, consider the use of at least one of the powerful accessories listed above.
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