10 Must-Have Accessories For Real Fashionistas
Let’s face it, we need clothes and accessories for all occasions. Whether we’re going on a nerve-wracking first date, a job interview, out for drinks, or even if we’re just heading back to college for the first time this semester, we need to make sure that we’re wearing the best clothes we’ve got.
For this reason, stuffing your wardrobe with the latest must-have’s is essential. It gives you a choice regarding what to wear for specific occasions, and it means you’re always strutting your stuff with style, pizzaz and – most importantly – confidence.
Is your wardrobe packed with all the must-have’s? If it isn’t, let’s take a look at the top 10 must-have accessories for real fashionistas in 2016.
The Little Black Dress
The little black dress is a classic. First made super famous by Coco Chanel in the fifties, it continues to be a popular choice among women to this day.
For a few reasons, you can’t go wrong with hanging a little black dress in your wardrobe. Black naturally recedes, so it makes you look slimmer and taller. It’s a neutral colour, so you can pair it up with whatever shoes you’ve got. It’s also versatile, and can be worn to work under a jacket or on a night out with some sparkly jewellery.
Staying with the black theme, the black blazer is another classic that looks fantastic on all body types. You can mate it up with anything you like, including trusters, dressers, skirts, and even a pair of jeans.
The trick to wearing a black blazer with style is wearing one that fits you perfectly. For this reason, we suggest that you get yours tailor made so that you can be sure it looks as awesome as possible. Moreover, it will also accentuate your waist so that it doesn’t look as though it’s swallowing you. Which is something you certainly don’t want!
When I was young, I watched a film called The Red Shoes, which has always reminded me of a fairytale (even though it isn’t a fairytale!). The film inspired me to want a pair of red shoes, but since my mom would never buy me any (because black is neutral, therefore amazing), I decided to raid her cupboard – and pulled out a pair of old red flats, which I started to wear.
These days, red is the colour to make you dazzle down at your feet. The main idea behind wearing red flats is to make your clothes stand-out – pop if you will! You can go for shiny red shoes, red leather shoes, or even red suede. Whatever you choose, try to keep your look nice and clean so that your shoes stand-out.
The Statement Necklace
Fashionistas love to make statements, and nothing makes a statement quite like the so-called “statement necklace.”
The statement necklace should be a cornerstone of your accessories cupboard. It can make a simple outfit look powerful, feminine and fabulous, and it shouldn’t need to cost you all that much money.
Indeed, you can pick up a top-quality, superbly crafted necklace that catches peoples’ eyes for less than $40. You just need to know wear to shop.
If you haven’t got a denim jacket, it’s high time that you got one. Denim jackets do not have to be expensive, and you can probably pick one hope without holes or fraying for around $70 if you shop hard enough.
Denim jacket’s are ace for when you want to look cool during the daytime, particularly when winter has finally called it a day and spring is here. You can pair it up with anything, including a white lace dress, heels, a maxi dress, a turtleneck, or even a leopard print dress.
The best thing about denim jackets is that, because they’re so shirt, they don’t cover everything up. They also keep you warm!
We’ve all been through hard-up phases when we’ve been so broke that we had to purchase cheap wallets that looked a bit tacky. When I was in college, I literally owned the world’s oldest, cheapest, nastiest wallet around. Rather sadly, I had to keep wheeling it out whenever I needed to buy a drink. Everyone saw it, and it’s probably the reason I never had a boyfriend.
However, as we get older, it’s time upgrade in a sleeker wallet that really says something about who you are. You can double your wallet up as a casual clutch, but whether you keep it classy or whether you stuff it with bus tickets is your prerogative.
The silk scarf is just so chic, and you really should have one hanging in your wardrobe by now. Silk scarfs add polish, colour and a hint of cool to your outfit, but the trick is wearing it just right.
There are a few ways you can wear a silk scarf: You can go for the wrist wrap, the cold shoulder, the cowgirl, the bow tie, the bunny ears, the borrowed-from-the-boys, or even the turban wrap.
Also, you should hunt one down that is 100% silk. You don’t want to get too hot during the hot summer months!
Not just any jeans, but the perfect pair that makes your butt look awesome. You might need skinny, cropped, flared or even bootcut, but you need to make sure you’ve got a pair of perfect jeans stocked away in your wardrobe at all times – because you just never know when you’re going to need them!
Jeans can be worn at any time, and they’re great for emergencies. You can wear them to class, a first date, a casual day out with the family, or even on a night out if you know how do it right.
Why? Because your heels and red flats aren’t going to save the day all the time. Sneakers come in dead handy when you’re going to the gym, or even when you’re going out to collect the groceries. Buy yourself a pair that are colourful and really say something about who you are.
A denim skirt adds a bit of variety to your wardrobe, and also to your outfits. Perfect for a sunny Sunday, it can make you look fresh and stylish.
What are your favourite fashion must haves?