June 16, 2020
Five Accessories to liven up your style
Everyone has those clothing items they reach for again and again, whether it’s because they are incredibly versatile or complement your figure. As great as it is to have go-to pieces, it can result in your style getting a little samey or stale. Rather than having a costly wardrobe revamp, invest in some key accessories to keep your outfits looking fresh – no matter how many times you’ve worn them before. Here are five types of accessories everyone needs in their wardrobe that’ll help rejuvenate your look.
More than just a functional accessory, sunglasses are the ultimate summer piece. They’re a great way to liven up basic outfits, particularly if you opt for bright frames or patterns like tortoiseshell. From Ray-Ban to Tom Ford, there are a number of designers to choose from, making it easy to find a style that blends in seamlessly with your wardrobe. They add a focal point to the outfit while exuding summery vibes, perfect for when taking your wardrobe from spring to the next season.
White or cream handbag
While black is the typical go-to when choosing a handbag, opting for white can really make your outfit pop. Pairing well with any colour, it creates a contrast against the other shades in your outfit, whether they be bright or dark. Those who prefer casual bags should opt for white or cream leather backpacks; practical and trendy, they pair well with black jeans, white trainers and an oversized t-shirt. For those who like to dress up, a white crossbody or satchel bag with metallic detailing is a fashionable choice that suits a myriad of outfits and occasions.
Whether you prefer thick statement pieces or dainty jewellery, gold layered necklaces add a sense of urban edge to every outfit. Upgrading basic white tees and blazers instantly, they add a much-needed statement without going overboard. Experiment with different chain lengths and thicknesses; many pieces come pre-layered this way, or you can match up your own favourite pieces. So long as they don’t overlap each other, you’ve got the look down.
Bring flair to your basic shirts with collar tips. Acting as jewellery for your clothes, they clip onto the tips and come in a myriad of styles. From subtle gold accents to connected clips that create a similar look to a necklace, they’re ideal for when you want to jazz up your work outfits or simply add personality to plain shirts. No longer do you have to pay out for luxurious-looking pieces, as these metallic reusable pins bring a hint of opulence to the plainest white shirt.
A silk scarf is much more versatile than you may think. There is a myriad of ways to wrap it around your neck as a traditional scarf, bringing colour and pattern to simple outfits. Not only that, but you can use them as a hair accessory, both as a headband and as a piece to braid through your hair. Missing out on a belt, or want a hint of colour to the look? Tie a silk scarf around your waist or wind it through your belt loops for a unique belt.
These key pieces are sure to give your most basic pieces an upgrade, livening up your style and offering up an outfit refresh without having to completely revamp your wardrobe.