With what seems like a million different types of accessories out there today, it’s easy to get caught up in knowing what you really need, as opposed to what you really want. Sure, we’re all in favor of chasing your dream of having a purse in every color visible to the human eye, but what about the bare-bones essentials? Think of a capsule closet; if you had to break down the entire world of accessories to just a few must-haves, what would that be? To help you out, we’ve made a list of five accessories everyone should own:
A crossbody bag.
A basic black crossbody bag should have a place in every closet and every shoulder. It’s such a simple piece, but that piece can be taken so many directions! It’s a classy, office friendly bag that will keep what you need on-hand on your commute. Take it out in the evening to hit the party scene, tucking your lipstick, phone, and wallet away where it’s small enough to not get in the way as you dance into the late hours of the night. For a fancier affair, a classy dinner date, for instance (or even something more casual), the simple design is elegant and classic.
There’s something so versatile about sunglasses; they can be mysterious, cool, sexy, casual, fun — the list goes on. Grab a pair of sunglasses that suits your face shape, and keep it on hand. Not only will you have a quick way to add a dash of style to any outfit, your eyes will thank you for the protection. Or, go all out and get a pair for every day of the week!
A Wide Brimmed Hat
Do you want to be noticed? Get a hat. Want to keep a low profile? Get a hat. It all depends on what type of hat you’re wearing and how you wear it. A wide brimmed hat in a neutral color can add something to an ordinary outfit. There’s a classical chic beauty to a plain solid colored dress and a wide brimmed black hat!
A Waist Belt
This seems out there, but hear us out! A waist belt is a super easy way to accessorize, and it will go with most anything. Put it on a tee shirt to cinch it and add a little extra something. Break up a solid colored dress, change up the shape of a loose fitting garment, or just make it look like you put in more effort than you really did.
For your essential jewelry, a pair of hoops is a basic piece that is anything but! You can easily step up any outfit in your wardrobe with just a simple pair of hoop earrings. Colorless stones – like diamonds or clean rhinestones – are perfect for matching with anything you’ve got on!
Those are just a few of our favorite accessories, but we believe they’re accessories everyone should own! Adding even just one of these to your outfit will take it up to the next level of chic!
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