Tom Ford is one smart fashion designer: “ Dressing well is a form of good manners” . A good outfit can say so many things about a woman; her attitude, her level of education, her interest in looking good and overall fashion. And an inevitable part of that story is the smart use of womens accessories – necklaces, rings and earrings, hats and ponchos, scarves and handbags are all part of the must-have drawer of every woman who wants a simple look to be made flawless.
However, today the palette of products under the term ‘accessories’ is much wider, so I’m just going to quote Karl Lagerfeld here: “Trendy is the last stage before tacky” , or meaning: please beware what you’re spending your money on! You don’t need stuff that will lose their colour and you’ll eventually throw them out; you need something of high quality that will make every vision you pull off look like Lagerfeld himself dressed you. So, which are those must-have womens accessories to give you a complete vision?
The cashmere scarf
You must have at least three scarves in your closet: a black one, beige and a red one. That would be your basic fashion artillery. If you like print, you can always have something like leopard, or flowery design in the collection, but please make sure you have a clear vision about how will you combine them. A quality scarf will serve you so many purposes: as an accessory to break a monotonous vision, as a scarf to protect your neck on chilly days and as well as to cover you when you’re wearing a nice cocktail dress that’s a little more open on the back.
Although their use is largely limited only to winter, leather gloves can really transform any look. Think of them as the ultimate accessory for adding a dose of luxury and elegance to your outfit; whether it’s an elegant dress, or a fancy jeans and shirt combination, leather gloves will make everything look expensive! Just please, wear either high heels or leather boots with them. There’s no exception to that rule.
The fedora has quickly become one of the most important accessories for both winter and spring seasons. It completes a vision, and you can easily pull off an eye-catchy outfit with just good jeans, white shirt, boots, poncho and a fedora on your head. Say goodbye to bad hair days and boring outfits!
The cross body bag
Not just that it’s fancy and it can be combined with so many different outfits, a cross-body bag is a very practical accessory; you don’t have to carry it in your hands and have one hand always occupied! Get a leather one for winter and autumn seasons, and choose something of a lighter material for summer and spring.
Poncho or a wrap
Lovely summer days aside (because that’s the beachwear season and nothing else is important), spring days and nights can be chilly. To avoid wearing a jacket, you can choose the more stylish version: a poncho! A wrap would also do a great job, although the poncho is a far more practical option. Make sure it’s one in a neutral colour that you can combine with anything, like black, beige, grey or a black and white combination.