Accessories are more than simple additions to your outfit. Rather than being extras, they often act as the fine and final details that really make your outfit what it is. Find ways to accent your outfit with the best accessories for your every day looks.
The bag you take with you on your daily adventures is one of the best accessories for any outfit you choose to wear. It's also the perfect way to store everything else you'll need for the day, from your phone and wallet to your backup women's face mask.
The right bag completes your look by creating an external focal point that brings everything together and helps to build your overall aesthetic. For a more casual day with friends, hanging at the beach, or while running your errands, a canvas tote will do the trick. On those days you want to add a little edge, grab a zippered pouch or purse that you can wear as a wristlet.
Depending on how you style your scarf, wrap, or shawl, you can enhance your look with a touch of glamor, high fashion, or rocker vibes. Even better, you can style the same scarf so many different ways that it'll end up being the most versatile accessory for any outfit you want to wear. Scarves are perfect for any season — yes, even summer — with light scarves for warm days that cool off in the evening, wraps for crisp fall days and brisk spring mornings, and shawls for those weary winter months.
You can drape your wraps over your back or around your shoulders, loop your scarves in countless shapes, and cozy under your shawl in almost any type of weather. Be sure to have a few colors in your closet so that you always have the perfect fit to match your outfit. With all sorts of unisex scarves, you can effortlessly upgrade the whole family's look.
Another super accessible accessory is the beloved belt. You can always loop a belt through your favorite pair of pants like you've always done, but we have some other stylish suggestions to try out. Using belts over your existing outfit helps to create definition and clean lines in an otherwise straightforward look. Choosing between a thin or wide women's belt is all up to preference. Wide belts offer up a dramatic effect with a much more visible vibe, while thin belts help balance proportions and create a delicate focal point at your waist.
Try your belt on over your favorite flowy dress and see where you want the belt to cinch. Our suggestion is to let it fall somewhere right above your hips where you have the most definition in your waistline. If you're looking for a way to add a little attitude to a classic look, belting your open front cardigan at the waist will turn you into the ultimate fashion icon. Still, if you want to go with the more traditional belt route, find belts with bold colors or patterns, or try for a braided belt for added texture and interest.
Gloves are often seen as strictly functional or practical pieces that act as add-ons rather than accessories to play with. Look past your memories of bulky winter gloves and see your fabulous fashion future with women's gloves that come in all kinds of stunning styles.
From luxurious cashmere lined leather in all kinds of colors, to magnificently patterned mittens, you can find ways to make your outerwear pop with the touch of your finger. Speaking of which, look for gloves that have EZ touch screen access, so you don't have to remove them to take a selfie of how cute you look.
When most people think of accessories, their minds turn to jewelry. With so many options to choose from, it's good to know what types of trinkets work best with the other accessories you may be incorporating into your outfit. Winter hats can catch on earrings, scarves can tangle in necklaces, and gloves can get bulky if you're wearing rings that are larger than a band or have certain embellishments.
Earrings can be worn with anything in your closet as long as you consider the type of clothes you're pairing them with. They're an easy way to highlight your jawline and bring attention to your face. Go for posts or small hoops and avoid dangly earrings that can snag if you plan to wear a scarf around your neck, or if you have an oversized turtleneck sweater that might catch and pull on a longer earring. Similarly, if you're wearing a hat that you know you'll be taking off and putting back on frequently throughout the day, be sure you have earrings that are well-secured so they don't pop off with a bit of jostling.
Necklaces are another effortless way to inject extra style into any outfit. If you're wearing a V-neck blouse or sweater, anything from a delicate chain to a long or bold statement piece can take your look to the next level. However, if you plan to wear something with a higher neckline, be sure the necklace you choose is strong enough that it won't get tangled or damaged from the movement of your clothes. Consider your scarf choice, if it's in the works, as scarves will generally end up covering your chest for most of the day.
Accessories are a great way to play up your personality, so always go for pieces that draw your attention. If you're not sure which type to add to your outfits, try one new option each day and see how you feel. Chances are, the more confident and cheerful you feel wearing them, the more others will see your smile shine through.