Creating an unforgettable outfit that stands out and instantly makes you recognizable requires more than just a great set of clothes. A cute dress, while definitely noteworthy, isn’t enough on its own to make people turn their heads when they see you coming. An outfit is greater than a sum total of its parts, and it’s for that reason that accessories are crucial when piecing together a killer look. But with a sea of accessories out there, it’s often difficult to decide which accessory is best to pair with which outfit. Don’t fret! Below we’ll take a look at some of the most timeless accessories on the market, meaning you’ll have maximum versatility and freedom to mix and match accessories and clothing, and turn your outfits up to 11 in the process!
A Stellar Timepiece
Nothing says cool quite like a dope watch. Not only does it compliment almost any outfit, it’s also an extension of your personality. Whether you’re ostentatious or more low-key, there’s definitely a watch to suit your personality and showcase your style. The problem comes with price. With many luxury watches can burn an extremely large hole in your pocket if you’re not careful. However, there are a number of secondhand luxury watch markets which exist online that allow you to find the timepiece of your dreams – from IWC and Cartier to Rolex – with a much kinder price tag.
A Cute Handbag
A handbag is not only one of the most practical accessories you can own, but it’s also a god-send when it comes to style. Handbags are versatile and can dial up the look on any outfit instantly, and certain designer labels can add flair that you would have thought was never possible otherwise. Choosing a handbag might take some deliberation, but a good rule of thumb is to always have one on hand that’s a dark or neutral color to ensure that it matches easily with any number of outfits. For the more adventurous, check out these tips on buying more ornate and stylish choices.
Scarves aren’t just a winter accessory – they’re a great compliment to any outfit regardless of the weather. If you find that what you’re wearing just doesn’t have enough pop, then a brightly colored scarf or kerchief is a fast and effective way of delivering a balanced dose of color. There are also loads of different ways to tie them for additional style! And while scarves are versatile, their size and material should be matched to the weather outside to ensure you don’t overheat. After all, wearing a giant woolen scarf won’t do you or your outfit any favors in summer!
While some people might argue that fanny packs should fall under the handbag category, I disagree completely. They’re their own unique thing, and should be treated as such. Endlessly practical, fanny packs are also a great way of adding street style and urban charm to most outfits. The best part about them is that they go with so many different outfits. Summer dress? Throw a fanny pack in there. Mom jeans? Wear a fanny pack to the side. High-waisted shorts? Yep, you guessed it – fanny pack. Just ensure that the fanny pack you choose is stylish in itself – there’s a fine line between socialite and tourist, after all!