10 Essential fashion accessories every girl should have

Whilst trends and fashion fads may change from year to year, one thing that every girl needs to have in her wardrobe is a collection of accessories that she can use, over and over again to enhance any outfit. Accessories can be used to add a personal touch and add a bit more style to an otherwise plain outfit. Of course, the bigger the collection of accessories that you own, the more opportunity you have for mixing and matching styles and creating something new, but there are some timeless classics that you will be taking out of your wardrobe and reusing time and again. Here are ten of those classic fashion accessories that every girl should own.

1. An oversized handbag

Teeny weeny clutch bags are fine for swanky nights out on the town, but you can’t exactly get a lot into them, can you? With a decent sized handbag, you can carry everything that you are ever going to need, and they have the added advantage of making your waist and arms look smaller too.

2. A statement necklace

The grab and go statement necklace will complete any outfit and it gives you the chance to convey your own sense of style. Bright and bold, or more dainty and elegant, a statement necklace is the last minute addition to an outfit that takes the plain to the special.

3. Sunglasses

Keep a pair of stylish sunglasses in your bag, because you never know, even in the winter, when the sun might shine. They don’t just protect your eyes from the sun; they look so cool and stylish too. If you choose the right pair of sunglasses, that really suits the shape of your face, they can make you look as glamorous as a Hollywood star.

4. A black wrap

A simple black wrap is ideal for those formal evening events. It will keep you warm while you walk from the car to the reception, but it won’t cover up your beautiful dress. If it’s black it will go with any colour outfit, and you won’t have to stand in line for the cloakroom, because you can just fold up and put in your bag.

5. High heeled pumps

Another one of the versatile classic fashion accessories is a pair of closed, high heel, back pumps. These little favourites will go a long way to making any outfit look more glamorous. You can combine them with a cocktail dress, or use them to dress up a pair of jeans. They work wonderfully with just about everything.

6. Black leather gloves

As soon as we get half way through the fall and the winter is approaching, you will be glad you had a pair of gloves in your wardrobe. Black leather gloves will keep your hands and fingers warm and they will stop your skin getting dry and chapped too. If your gloves are black leather, you probably won’t even need a second pair, because black goes with anything.

7.  A neutral scarf

A knitted woollen scarf that is brown, black or grey, will keep you warm on a windy winter’s day and, however much trends may change, your neutral scarf will still look great with everything. It’s not just the practicality of keeping the cold at bay; a scarf always adds a nice classy touch to a winter outfit.

8. A pearl necklace

If you want to splash out some money on any accessory, then treat yourself to a really nice pearl necklace. This is a piece of jewellery that will last forever and will always be in fashion, you could even pass it on to your children. Every time you get that pearl necklace out of its box and put it on, it will make you feel like a million dollars.

9. A small collection of belts

Don’t underestimate the effect that a simple belt can have on an outfit. Belts look stylish and sexy and they bring more definition to your waistline. If you have a small collection of belts, some wide and some narrow, they add more personality to an outfit and make it fit you perfectly. If you shop around a bit, you can find belts that are reversible, with a different colour on each side, and that will double your collections of belts for half the price!

10. Black tights

Black tights can make an outfit a little bit more formal and they are great for both work and evening wear. Opaque black tights will work with patterned or plain outfits, and they also make your legs look thinner too. Black tights are a definite must-have for your essential fashion accessories draw.

What are your favourite fashion accessories?

Stay beautiful!

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