Staying on, or ahead of, the fashion curve is something of a thankless and never-ending task and one that could lead you on the road to financial ruin. Any attempt to always be stylish in terms of the latest trends and crazes is one you’ll have to invest a great deal of time and money in order to have any hope of pulling off.
Sometimes the path of least resistance is one to consider. There are many, even within the fashion industry, who swear by keeping a few pivotal accessories that act as your ‘go-to’ items rather than continually refreshing your entire wardrobe.
Moves to reduce the amount of clothing and accessories you buy is also an environmentally aware approach and one that will keep your bank manager happy, so all in all, it’s a win/win thing.
With this in mind, here is a selection of fashion accessories that should definitely be part of your plans to reduce the clutter in your closet.
A Trusty Pair of Chunky Sunglasses
2021 was all about oversized items, and in the sphere of sunglasses, this is something that will always pay off. Chunky, preferably rectangular, shades will always look effortlessly cool and should be a staple in your accessory armory. If you are something of an exercise junkie, then you can also get a pair of prescription sports glasses, like these here, that not only do the job but look infinitely trendy at the same time.
While clearly over the summer you’ll get more wear out of them, there will always be a time to wear these during other parts of the year; thank you, global warming.
Wide and Showy Belt
Belts are perfect for not only breaking up an outfit but also for attracting attention, which is what you’ll want if you have the right choice of wide and dark belts to pick from. They are incredibly versatile, and it’s quite amazing what they can do for a simple flowy dress or, frankly, anything you pair them with.
Again, in 2022 the wider, the better, but that’s perhaps not a look that will always last, so be more conservative in terms of the width.
We all have way too much jewelry that we have amassed over the seasons, but you should have a go-to piece of statement jewelry that you know will do the business. For instance, if you are going on that all-important first date, then wearing an eye-catching necklace will not only make your look unique, it will also give you the confidence you need for the occasion.
A good trick here is to find a piece of jewelry that is adaptable for both formal and informal outfits, and you may already have the right piece for the job.
A Barrage of Scarves
This is an inexpensive item you need to have more than one of. A silk scarf is a great bit of detailing you can add to any look and one that will serve you well if you are having a bad hair day or if it’s getting a little chilly.
Make sure you have a selection of prints and designs and work out what goes well with which outfit you have, get into the rhythm of matching the scarf effectively, and it will become your new best friend.
Wide Brimmed Floppy Hat
Hats are problematic for some. Some are put off entirely when it comes to hats, but all in all, they are a great accessory to call upon, albeit it’s not a daily accessory. We’d recommend adding a wide-brimmed floppy hat, especially for the summer, as there’s something elegant and cute that comes with this type of head covering.
Remember to wear it with pride and don’t be self-conscious when wearing it. Learn to love your hat, and it will serve you well.
We don’t wear watches enough. On the whole, the act of wearing a watch has almost become an afterthought, but there’s something infinitely timeless about wearing a watch, and if you have one that just goes perfectly with your outfit, then it’s really the icing on the cake of your wardrobe.
You can look to pair it with bracelets you own or on its own; either way, make sure it’s the type of watch that matches your personality.
THAT Designer Bag
You may not be keen to hear this, or at least your credit card statement might disapprove, but if you don’t already own one to-die-for designer bag, then you should rectify this error immediately.
Every wardrobe should contain at least one, and the cost, which is clearly going to be high, will pay for itself. We are talking about an item that will last years and will serve you loyally in the process.
Take your time with the selection and go for something that is classic as it’s more likely to stand the test of time when it comes to the ever-changing style rollercoaster, and believe us when we say you’ll be glad when you’ve got your hands on the right stuff.
These are just a selection of accessories and accessory types that will help give your current (and future) wardrobe options a new lease of life and should ably work regardless of how wild and wacky fashion trends become in the coming years.