The start of each new fashion season always stems wardrobe questions, like “What should I invest in?”, “What new trends are worth following?”, and “How much should I spend?” But instead of picking up random pieces that will probably go out of style by next year, consider building some timeless essentials and streamlining your closet. That is why accessories are a great way to add class, style and individuality to your outfits.
Your closet should be curated items of your absolute favourite things that bring you joy. That way, you’ll actually use what you own and you will invest wisely. I am a firm believer in quality over quantity. Here are 5 accessories I think every woman needs in her closet all year round.
1. Detailed art for your wrist and a true fashion statement!
Investing in a classic watch is a must! You don’t have to get stuck on brand names but do go for the quality and look. I enjoy a timeless wrist piece above anything else. They give a great touch of class for a subtle peak to be punctual. Nothing more distracting than someone pulling out a phone constantly to check the time. My picks Hermes Round H Hour Watch, Marc Jacobs The Round Watch
2. Why are headbands a thing?
Headbands convey a specific look. They can be regal to fun and playful. I personally love to be brave and play with more embellished pieces.
They are appropriate for all ages and looks. With the addition of a headband, your look can be instantly transformed. They are a great girly touch.
Headbands are often best worn with simple silhouettes. I love how they can help shape your face and save you time from doing your hair. My picks: Lele Sadoughi Cloud Charm Knotted Headband, Lele Sadoughi Classic Black Headband, Lele Sadoughi Denim Knotted Headband and Jennifer Behr Marcy Headband
3. Hoops are like a black pair of sunglasses
Hoops are a classic piece that are fool proof. They transcend fashion trends, time, stereotypes, and personal style. The hoop earring is a truly ubiquitous piece of jewelry that you can wear to work or a night out. They draw the right attention to the face and never go out of style. I love them because they go with everything and you can play with a variety of sizes for the hoop to give a little different feel. My Picks: Gorgana Tanner Hoop Earring, and Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Lou Large Earrings
4. Fine curves of a delicate neck
A dainty necklace is a great feminine touch to your outfit. Whether you prefer short or long, pendant or no pendant, statement or delicate, a necklace can make our looks more trendy, chic and presentable. This way you have completed your style in a very delicate and girly way without being all over the place. No matter how embellished or textured your clothes, the delicate necklace is always a good idea in all situations because it looks very neat and well put together. My picks: Zoe Chicco 14k Gold Tiny Cable and Bar Chain, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Mercer Mama Necklace, Sydney Evans 14k Small Eye Disc Necklace and Shashi Baby Warrior Necklace
5. How many ways can you style this special bag?
A long strap cross body gives a few different options and looks. You can wear it as a cross body in front of the body or behind. You are still left with the flexibility to wear it over your shoulder close to the body. I tend to reach for my cross body bags to give my outfits a casual look and my hands the freedom to attend to my child or groceries and shop freely. Along with the hands-free aspect comes the fact that these pieces will not slip down off of your shoulder while walking around. We have all had that moment when you are trying to get to a certain place and your handbag continues to slip off of your shoulder. Ugh! This also adds a sense of security that you do not have with traditional pieces, which makes them harder for someone to grab or take. My picks: 3.1 Philp Lim Pashli Nano Satchel, Tory Burch Mcgraw Camera Bag, Tory Burch Kira Chevron Chain Wallet and Madewell Transport Camera Bag
Those are my five essentials to invest in. I can’t emphasize enough that the right accents perfectly complement any ensemble, making it an easy and effective way to pull it all together. From classic to statement, accessories put the finishing touches on your outfit, letting the world know you’ve put care and thought into the finer details, and that you’re confident in your sense of style. If you looking for some staple pieces for your closet check out my Wardrobe Essentials.