Accessories speak to the soul while also acting as a great conversation piece to an outfit, but even more so, accessories incorporate that third-piece rule in fashion, which peaks curiosity, initiates creative stimulation, and grabs attention. To put it simply, accessories are a staple to have in our wardrobes, and we’ve handpicked our 8 favorite accessories that will instantly enhance your look.
Don’t be fooled as delicate jewelry can make a V-neck and T-Shirt kind of day go from boring and lazy to an intentionally casual chic day. Not sure where to look? Check out our editor-in-chief’s post here, featuring a monthly service subscription known as Rocksbox, which selects pieces based on your style profile and finds jewelry suitable to your style and taste.
A well-made cross body bag is another accessory that amplifies a laid-back look while while also being functional and versatile for every occasion. We’re currently obsessed with the Chloe Faye Flap Shoulder Bag – a staple to almost every fashion blogger’s outfit. BagInc “Jamie” Medium Suede and Leather Shoulder Bag is a Chloe Faye look-alike retailing at about $135, and their exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” gives you 10% off your purchase. Not to mention, there’s free shipping of purchases over $99! Sounds like a win-win.
Faux Fur Stoles:
A luxurious accessory like no other, a faux fur stole is one that can lay over outwear as a stylish finish and sets up a glamorous contrast over a leather jacket. We love the luxe feeling that the faux fur stoles create, and we enjoy the warmth that it adds to the colder weather months, too.
Essentially a necessity; hair accessories like a turban style head band are a girl’s best friend for days when your hair isn’t looking its best. It can be worn with your hair up or down, and this is another trick to looking stylish without having to sacrifice your time in doing so. It’s a look you can be sure to see our Beauty Director Victoria rocking from time to time. Check out Cotton & Curls’ blog for a DIY on turban headbands. Our favorite is the cinched turban.
Getting your nails done or doing them yourself not only makes you feel uplifted and pampered but also polishes your overall look. We’re enjoying mauve-y grey polishes, like Essie’s “Smokin’ Hot,” that are an edgy alternative to black and a chic update to the classical nudes. Similar shades we love: OPI “You Don’t Know Jacques!” and ZOYA “Kelly” (both $10 each).
This trend incorporates a flair that’s half elegant, modern Parisian and half 21st century version of 90’s grunge as it’s a more flattering and mature substitute from the plastic chokers we adored growing up.
Often times, this accessory is forgotten about as we run out the door, but scent has a significant part of our lives as well as our wardrobes. As the wise Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” We’ll also take this opportunity to bring up the fact that her line, Chanel, has come out with a new fragrance called Chance, which we’re curious to try. Will you #takeyourchance?
The epitome of the third-piece rule, and if you haven’t given in to buying one yet – just wait – you may find yourself surprised like we did. It’s an inevitable trend you’re bound to fall in love with because who doesn’t look and feel on point when having a fedora on?