Every stylish woman knows that accessories are her best friend. They can pull your outfit together in an instant and make even the most boring everyday outfit look glamorous. And there are those must-have accessories for women that we just can’t do without and those over-the-top few we save for special occasions. Here’s a list of 6 core accessories that you need to complete your wardrobe to ensure you always look your best…
Bags come in a variety of colours, sizes, fabrics and designs – each with its own purpose and each adding its own value to your outfit. That’s why they are at the top of the list of must-have basic accessories. A large statement tote to put everything you need into or a stylish clutch for an evening out, pick a few handbags that are versatile enough to go with different occasions and outfits.
A great everyday choice is the colour-blocked handheld bag from Code. The Brown, White and Mustard Yellow panels make it easy to match various looks, while the spacious compartments will make carrying everything you need less of a task. You could also add backpacks to your list of essential handbags to own – such as the Navy Blue backpack from Caprese. The playful floral print and denim-like texture give it that casual vibe that will go well with your weekend looks.
Just as with handbags, shoes should be another top pick in your ultimate accessories’ checklist. Everything else may be additional, but shoes are the one accessory that you can never go without. Since you have to slip on a pair of shoes before heading out, why not match it to your outfit for extra style points?
Having a few different styles means complementing each outfit perfectly. Sneakers or lace-ups for your casuals or athleisure, ballerinas for dressed-up casuals, heels for evening events or mules for ethnic wear, find the styles that fit your wardrobe.
For sneakers, Ginger’s Light Pink pair with lace-up detailing has a sleek design that can be paired with everything from denims to joggers. And for something dressy? The open-toe block heels in Black will complement your western wear and ethnic wear alike.
A very subtle yet one of the essential fashion accessories, perfumes go far beyond just making you smell good. Unlike other accessories whose colour or style needs to suit your body shape or outfit, perfume is that one accessory that is universal. It goes with every outfit, every body type, every occasion and definitely, can enhance every mood. Finding a signature scent you can turn to will make it easier to apply perfume every day, while you can save a few fragrances for those special moments. Choose from floral, citrus, woody, fruity, oceanic and the many other aromas that blend well with the natural smell of your skin.
If you’re picking your signature scent, you can opt for some of the biggest perfume brands like Bvlgari, Burberry, Hermes, Michael Kors and more. Bvlgari’s Goldea Eau De Parfum has a sweet oriental scent that comes from the Ylang-Ylang and Orange Blossom, while My Burberry Blush from Burberry is more floral with hints of pomegranate, lemon, rose petals, jasmine and wisteria for a delicate feminine scent.
Regardless of the season, sunglasses are those fashionable and functional must-have accessories for women. They not only add a touch of style to your outfits, but they also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and the glare of the sun that can cause damage in and around your eyes. Depending on your lifestyle, you can choose different coatings and lens technologies that can further protect your eyes.
Apart from sun-blocking purposes, sunglasses can also make an edgy fashion statement. Pick from classic styles like Aviators, Wayfarers or round sunglasses, or if you like to keep up with fashion trends, you could try something oversized or micro. For versatile looks, the oval sunglasses from Kosch Elemente with Brown lenses in a metallic Gold frame will complement any look, while Kate Spade’s square sunglasses with a translucent Pink frame will add some colour to pep up your outfit.
One of the more classic essential fashion accessories a woman could have in her wardrobe, watches have been around for a long time. Like sunglasses, what started off as a functional piece to help you tell time has become a fashion favourite and a big part of people’s personal style.
You can style a watch that is beautifully crafted and speaks of your overall style – a watch you can wear with every one of your outfits – or go for a more customised look that is curated to the event you are attending or the mood you’re in. Suppose you’re looking for a watch that will become a part of your everyday wardrobe or something you can style with anything. In that case, a metallic watch in Silver or Gold with a minimalistic analogue dial is a good way to go – like the Kenneth Cole watch with a Black analogue dial encrusted with crystal indexes has a stainless-steel strap. The embellished watch from Titan, on the other hand, is what you need for those special events. The Rose Gold strap is encrusted with Purple and Pink crystals, while the simplistically designed dial has a marble-like finish in the same hues – a luxurious touch to your outfit.
From necklaces and bracelets to earrings and rings, there is so much you can choose from in this category of must-have accessories for women. You don’t have to pick every type of jewellery to elevate your outfit; even a single statement piece can give it the elegant touch it needs. Whether your jewellery consists of those everyday earrings you are always wearing or that shining layered necklace you wear with an evening dress, you can always find what suits your style and wardrobe. If you’re new to matching jewellery, choosing a complete set will take the thinking out of it. Estele has some gorgeous necklace and earrings sets that can be paired with anything casual, formal or even with your ethnic ensembles.