Accessories can make or break an outfit. For example, you might have a black dress that looks good on its own, but the vibrant colorful scarf you wear with it might be all that people notice. And that’s totally fine! Conversely, wearing that same black dress with an old purse that has seen better days will likely make people focus only on the outdated purse, unfortunately. That’s why it is important to look at your outfits as a whole, making sure that everything goes together. It doesn’t require a large investment either, and you don’t need to buy a bunch of different accessories that individually match each of your outfits. Instead, think seasonally, so you can narrow it down even further. Once you focus on the season, you can then focus on the color and style of accessories that match what you tend to wear the most. As such, here are the best accessories that will go with all of your outfit essentials throughout the year.
As the temperatures warm up, we don’t need to wear as many layers, so it’s time to stow away accessories like heavy women’s winter hats, scarves, and boots that we relied upon during wintertime. When thinking about what to put in its place, remember that you’ll be wearing fewer clothes, so what you do wear will be garnering more attention. That means the essentials that are part of your wardrobe, like capris, T-shirts, and blouses, may need a little bit of help from some accessories to make them complete.
Now is when some eye-catching jewelry can really make a fashion statement. There are no rules when it comes to jewelry besides wearing what you like. If you like silver, wear silver. If you like large and colorful, be bold. Don’t succumb to trends if you don’t like them. Buy and wear what you love so you can ensure that you could look forward to dressing up your essentials with your favorite jewelry every spring.
Another accessory for spring and summer is a great pair of shoes that go with a variety of outfits. For example, strappy black or brown sandals go with almost everything. Some stylish sneakers that match your essentials are fine too if sandals aren’t your thing. It’s about being comfortable and making sure they’re versatile enough to match your essentials. And if they fit nicely into your beach bag (another essential summer accessory for beach lovers), that’s a bonus.
When it comes to fall and winter accessories, comfort is key. Still, cute and comfortable go hand-in-hand, so investing in something you look forward to wearing, matches most of your outfits, and is also comfortable is a major bonus. One such accessory is a wrap, also known as a shawl. It’s basically a wide scarf, but it offers more warmth and thickness than a scarf might. Think of it as a cross between a scarf and a poncho. They’re super versatile and can be worn over any top and with any type of bottoms. They especially look good with leggings, which aren’t going out of style any time soon. Slide into some leather boots, and you’re good to go.
If you’re the outdoorsy type, you’ll want to make sure that a reliable women’s rain jacket is one of your go-to accessories. During colder months, you might want to simply choose a parka or winter coat that’s waterproof. But during spring, winter, and fall, all you need is something lightweight that protects you from the rain. Something packable is ideal. That way you can shove it into your backpack when you’re not using it, and it will barely take up any space.
Speaking of backpacks, you’ll also want one that’s stylish and reliable, especially if you’re going to make it work as a purse as well. After all, some women aren’t really “purse people.” You can even get a leather backpack that can withstand all our outdoor adventures while also looking stylish as a purse.
Women’s scarves also have a way of adding something special to a formal outfit. Consider a printed silk scarf over the shoulders of a little black dress, for example. That never goes out of style. Plus, if you alternate between different scarves, nobody will know if you wear the same LBD to every formal occasion! Also, a cute clutch purse or wristlet is ideal, since it won’t overwhelm the look of your outfit and looks more dainty for formal occasions. You just need something little for your cellphone, keys, lipstick, and money after all.
While other accessories go into and out of style, ensuring you have a few reliable ones for each season will keep you looking timelessly stylish and classy no matter what you might be doing or when you’re doing it.