No matter how tasteful and well-crafted your clothes might be, there will always be something missing if you fail to invest in the right accessories. You’ll be able to pair the same choice items with everything in your wardrobe, providing a unifying thread that draws everything together.
But exactly what accessories should you choose? There are a few options to choose from.
If you want to draw attention to your chest and collarbone, then the right necklace can do it nicely. On the other hand, you might seek to keep things subtle with a simple chain. The right necklace can provide the kind of finishing touch that outfits of every kind can benefit from.
Earrings are available in a wide range of sizes. You might choose cuffs, which can be stacked around your earlobes without the need for piercing. You might go for studs, which are nondescript and will match with business attire just as well as evening wear. If you really want to be showy, on the other hand, you might look for dangling chandelier earrings, instead. Diamond earrings, naturally, are the ideal choice.
Not all accessories are purely decorative. Some can serve an essential function. Whether it’s a clutch, a handbag, or a backpack, you’ll be able to carry more of your stuff if you have the right bag to hand. Match yours to the rest of your outfit, either keeping things similar or going for a deliberate contrast. Blacks tend to be a safe choice for your bag, since they’ll go with just about everything.
If you’re feeling adventurous, then you might opt for brightly-coloured shoes. They’ll naturally draw the eye, and the effect can be even stronger if the rest of your outfit is austere and neutral-toned. Try to pick your footwear while thinking about the amount of walking you’re going to be doing in them. Chunky boots tend to make a good match for work, provided that the office dress code allows for them. They’ll take you through town centres, over train platforms, and to any after-work social sessions.
On the other hand, you might look for something daintier and more decorative. Straps, buckles and heels can all fit the bill.
Finally, we should consider the rings we wear on our fingers. You might decide to wear just one or two rings. Or, you might decide to stack several of them on every finger. When you add rings, you should be aware that you’re diluting the effect of the surrounding ones. In other words, a single high-quality ring will get the attention it deserves, but not if it’s paired with a dozen lesser-quality rings. Invest in a few great rings rather than lots of mediocre ones.