Accessories are Important

by Lori Sciame | June 20th, 2012 | Accessories, Women's Fashion

Don’t underestimate the importance of accessories. The perfect necklace, earrings, handbag, ring, wrap, and even umbrella can make or break an outfit. Take an inventory of your current accessories to find out whether you could boost your supply of items to complement your wardrobe.


Do you have enough necklaces, both dressy and casual?  This season, necklaces are a must, even when it comes to every day dressing.  Anything goes, from chokers to a string of pearls. Just make sure you have a variety to choose from.


Earrings never go out of style.  If you are young and flirty, make sure you have enough large hoops.  Also, if you have multiple piercings, make sure to wear earrings that complement each other. For both necklaces and earrings, visit Charming Charlie for literally hundreds of choices in a wide variety of colors and styles.


Every woman needs several handbags, and in most cases, the bigger the size of the purse the better.  Have at least one basic color, such as white or beige, and purchase a fashion forward style as well. Coach provides dozens of styles that appeal to all ages, and if you visit a Coach outlet, they can be affordable for most.  Also, make sure you have one small, dressy clutch in a neutral color for more formal events, such as weddings.


If you haven’t invested in any of the chunky rings available at retailers, then you are missing out on one of the hottest accessory trends.  Flower rings, stackable rings, and even rings that cover two fingers are all the rage, no matter your age.  My only advice?  Don’t overdo it by wearing a ring on all ten digits.  Even if you have a collection of precious jewels, wearing too many rings does look tacky.


A shoulder wrap perfectly accessorizes a basic black dress.  Choose several colors and patterns to change the look of your go-to dress instantly.  You can also use a wrap at work if your office mate loves the air conditioning set to freezing cold. Maybe you’ve never invested in a wrap before?  Now is the time if you want to be considered in style.


Summer brings rain showers, so make sure you have several umbrellas to complement your wardrobe.  A sleek, well-made umbrella in black looks great with work suits, and a “theme” umbrella can look cute with a casual outfit. Throw away any broken umbrellas.

Think about accessorizing as a way to enhance your look.  Here’s a good example – you wouldn’t buy a cake from a bakery without frosting, no matter how delicious it might be.  Only after the frosting, the piping, and other items have been added is this sweet confection ready to be someone’s birthday or wedding cake.  So, work to “finish” each of your outfits with accessories, and you will be looked upon as the fashionista that you really are.

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