Fashion trends are constantly changing. There are always new designs being put out and different styles being modelled. However, buying new clothes all of the time isn’t feasible, especially with changing trends. However, by investing in some staple accessories, you can create some stylish outfits at any time of the year!
Belts these days are still used as a practical accessory, however, they’re also a great way to accessorise an outfit too. By adding a belt to an outfit, you can instantly change the whole look. Belts can come in all types of thicknesses, materials, and colours so they can be used in various outfits. When a t-shirt or shirt is tucked into a pair of trousers or skirt, a belt can be used to sinch the waist and create a beautiful silhouette. They’re also a great way to add colour. If you like to colour coordinate your outfit, having the colour of your belt match the colour of your shoes is a great way to tie the outfit together.
Let’s say you’re wearing a pair of chinos. Pairing those chinos with trainers instantly gives you a casual look. Pairing them with sandals can create a light, summery look. Wearing chinos with boots can turn that outfit into professional attire. Shoes are one of the best ways to accessorise an outfit! Even If you only have a few key pieces of clothing, you can create various outfits with the help of different footwear styles. Plus, you can style different items too, which gives you plenty of options for new outfit choices.
These are a seasonal accessory, but nonetheless, they’re still a great way to accessorise an outfit. As less clothing is worn in summer and it’s usually hotter, clambering on loads of accessories is not one of the wises ideas. Plus, not every summer outfit requires too many accessories either. Wearing sunglasses can tie a whole outfit together as well as protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. For a classic summer look, try simple frames with dark colours. For something a little more fun, try tinted or coloured lenses. If you want to really go all out, find a pair of sunglasses that are made from a neon-coloured frame. If you do choose a wacky pair of sunglasses, remember that trends do change, and you may not be able to wear them next year!
If you want more subtle accessories, rings might be the accessory for you. Rings can come in all different shapes, sizes and even materials too. Rings with a little bling can make an outfit pop, whereas textured rings can add depth to an outfit. Textured rings are ideal for a day-to-day outfit, whereas something with a little bling may be more ideal for an evening outfit.
Hats can be worn all year round. In the summertime, wearing a hat can block the sun from our face and protect us from harmful UV rays. During the winter, hats can keep our heads and ears warm in the harsh weather. One of the great things about hats is because we’re already wearing them, we might as well make them stylish! In the summer, straw hats and floppy hats are a great accessory to an outfit, especially when on holiday. These hats will match any kind of outfit, whether it’s patterned and brightly coloured or if it’s plain and simple. In the colder months, berets, bobble hats and knitted caps are great choices. These thicker materials can add texture to an outfit, which is great when an outfit is all one colour, like black, for instance.
When you have some of these staple accessories in your wardrobe, you can really jazz up any outfit, no matter what season you’re in!