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If you’re a fashionista, then you know by heart that accessories bring something a little extra to an outfit. There’s just something about putting your attire together for the day and knowing that you can elevate it even more to make you stand out from the crowd.

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However, not all accessories are created equal, so how one uses them can break or make the entire ensemble.

If you’re not the adventurous kind or you’re still finding your footing for what style works for you, it’s a good idea to go for basic staples. Accessories are good to have in your wardrobe because, while they add extra flair, they can also add a new way to wear clothing.

If you’re looking for tips, here are some safe and staple accessories you can add in your wardrobe.

 Watch

If you are planning to invest on a timepiece, go for ones with timeless designs. There’s a reason a lot of people prefer them—they simply work with a lot of outfits, and they make them look good.You can either get a watch in gold or silver, depending on your skin tone or what looks good on you. Try out different sizes and shapes, and keep your preferences in mind to see what works for you.

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Tote Bag

A bag is universal, and it is a must-have for both men and women. It comes in different styles for appropriate events, but if you need an everyday bag that is long-lasting and stylish, consider getting a tote bag in leather. They are versatile for any outfit, and the reason they are called totes is that they can carry a lot of things.

Necklace

There are many types of necklaces, and choosing one or many boils down to what you personally like. There are those with superlong chains, and there are those that are delicate, and then there are bold statement necklaces that are flashy and loud. You can either wear them one at a time or go for a layered necklace look.

Scarves

They are easily one of the most versatile accessories in every wardrobe. Scarves come in many styles and colors, and they can either be worn as a statement piece or worn to be used in another way later. They are multipurpose, functioning as a turban, a headband, or even a belt. Whatever way you choose to wear it, it is a good idea to have at least one in your closet.

Bracelets

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They come in bangles, stretch types, in beads, or with charms. People have a lot of preference when it comes to bracelets, so there are many types that exist today. If you’re looking for something that’s classy and timeless, go for simple bands in gold, silver, or platinum. This way, you can get your money’s worth because you can wear them again and again with any appropriate outfit.

Eyewear

When choosing either glasses or sunglasses or both, it is important to consider what face shape you have. It is important to sport frames that flatter your face because they emphasize or add something extra to an outfit. For example, a suit can be made more chic and professional when sporting glasses, while a lounging-on-the-beach outfit can be completed with some sunglasses. Both accessories are functional on their own, but they can be a fashion choice as well.

Shapewear

It’s common knowledge that, when you look good, you feel good. While cellulite and stretch marks are normal and common among many people, it can be pretty intimidating to wear tight clothes for those who are conscious of their “issues”. However, shapewear like Spanx can help smooth bulges and some bumps so you can fit better in that body-con dress or that form-fitting evening dress for a special occasion. You can also use waist-to-knee shapewear for evening pants.

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Belts

They are basically waist cinchers when used at the waist, so they are an underrated must-have accessory. They give form to an otherwise-shapeless dress or as a chic accessory to a cute top and pants. While there are many types of belts, the most popular ones are those that are thin and come in gold or silver metals. If you’re not much of a belt person, it’s definitely worth reconsidering the idea.

Declutter and Organize

The best way to make use of what you have is to know what clothes there are in your closet. If your wardrobe is filled to the brim with clothes, it is recommended that you go on a closet purge. You can choose either to donate or sell your sell your clothes online so the funds can be used for other things, like buying worthy pieces and accessories. Once you’ve purged, organize your clothes so you’ll have a better view of them and a greater chance of using them.

What are your go-to accessories for your outfits? Share your thoughts below.

 

 

 


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