When it comes to fashion, the right accessory can make or break the perfect outfit. Therefore, ensure you refrain from shopping in the clearance aisle or the impulse stand. For an elegant wardrobe that will never go out of style, finish your look with these classics.
A pair of studs
Studs are appropriate for every occasion, whether it’s work, dinner and drinks, hanging with friends or even a day at the beach. If you’re willing to splash out, a pair of diamond studs will match every outfit and will always be stylish. If you’re not into diamonds, consider pearls.
A black handbag
Colored bags are cute, but when it comes to piecing together an outfit, they can be hard to match. A black handbag won’t get easily dirty, and it will go with every colour, so you’ll never clash. Black can also be formal or informal, depending on the rest of your ensemble.
A classic watch
Go for a classic traditional watch () that brings a touch of elegance to even the most casual outfit. Choose a gold or silver watch over leather if you can – it will transition from day to night effortlessly, and add a touch of elegance to whatever you’re wearing.
These shoes are a wardrobe must-have. Unlike black shoes, nude heels can make an outfit more casual; therefore, perfect for those smart-casual occasions we all dread. Nude also matches with almost every color, while keeping your spring and summer dresses light and casual. They can usually be spotted on the red carpet, paired with gowns and glitzy nighttime outfits.
A scarf is incredibly versatile. It can be worn a dozen different ways; as either a shrug, or even a sarong in summer when paired with the right belt. Plus, if you’re ever flying, it’s the perfect emergency blanket/pillow. Silk is great for keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer, and if you pick a muted pattern in a neutral colour with a subdued pattern, it can pair nicely with a trans-seasonal wardrobe.
A pair of good sunglasses that match your face shape are essential. Don’t settle for whatever’s on sale, and make sure you get what suits you best. It’s worth the investment. Black frames are chic and classy, and tortoiseshell frames add a jolt of attitude to your outfit.
Perfect for those days on the go, ballet flats are both comfortable and sophisticated. Plus, they pair with almost every casual and corporate look. They can also be stashed in a bag for walks home after a night out. If you’ve got a darker wardrobe, consider black or brown flats. However, if your prefer lighter tones with loads of prints, ballet flats in nude or blush will go with every print and shade.
A go-to hat is your best friend on bad hair days. Choose a smaller brimmed hat in a neutral colour like camel or stone-grey. These tones won’t get hot in the sun like black. Not only will it top off a spring/summer look, but you’ll be protected from the sun – and no one likes a burnt face! x