When you’re ready to add some accessories to your wardrobe, you can easily go overboard. If your budget allows for it, then you can certainly go out and get the top of the line and in every color available. For the rest of us, though, it helps to get one or two pieces that can update your look but that don’t cost you an arm and a leg. You can find each of the following for less than $10, and you’ll be able to use each to really change up your existing wardrobe.
A Wide Belt
A wide belt is a great way to really change up everything from tunics to blazers. Cinch up a tunic with it, and suddenly you have a waist-defining outfit. The same goes for that cute maxi dress or anything else that you usually wear loose and flowy. It may not be something that you like the looks of right away, so try cinching up several different pieces. If you choose a belt that can go with most of your wardrobe, you’ll have unlimited options.
A Statement Necklace
Statement necklaces can be pretty expensive if you let yourself go crazy, but you really don’t get more for your buck if you go with the expensive versions. Find one that you like that is in your price range and stick with it. It will end up being your signature piece, and if something happens to it or if you decide to modify it, you won’t feel so bad about it. Most are pieced together with jump rings, so if you want to take it apart and repurpose the pieces, you can easily do just that.
A Light Shawl
A shawl made from light material is perfect for fall. You can use it as a wrap when it’s just a bit cool, and when the weather gets colder, it’s a fabulous accent piece over your coat. Roll it and tie it, and you’ve got a scarf that you can wear all day long. By the time the weather starts warming up again, it’s perfect again in place of a sweater or a light jacket.
An Oversized Ring
Rings are a fast way to change the look of any outfit. You might not think so at first, but when you toss on an oversized ring, it draws the eye and gives your whole look a different feel. Look for unusual designs or materials. They don’t have to be expensive at all, and it’s better if they aren’t.
Adding inexpensive accessories gives you a chance to experiment a bit with your existing wardrobe. And who knows, you just might find a new style that you love.