Being a woman is not an easy life, and we are faced with many standards to meet and choices to make about how we look and act. But we do have some things that make going through life easier – or at least in a more stylish way. Accessories are a key part of any outfit and they are what allow us to create our signature look. More than that, many of them can be practical and helpful. So what are these magical accessories that every woman should have? Let’s take a look:
4 Accessories every woman needs
Whether it’s a purse, a backpack or a tote bag, every woman needs one bag that she can always reach for. It needs to be big enough to fit all of your essentials, and neutral enough to go with most of your outfits. Ideally, your daily bag will have some structure to it: loose, shapeless bags are the best way to lose your things fast, and they won’t look as good either. For easier access to your items, you should get a bag that has inner compartments; if it doesn’t, you should put your things in smaller containers before placing them in the bag. The straps should be comfortable, and ideally, you should be able to wear your bag on your body so that your hands can be free. When thinking about security, having a good clasp that doesn’t come undone by itself and doesn’t leave a gap will go a long way in making sure all of your things stay where they are supposed to. Choose a material that can be easily cleaned, especially if you are going for a light colour, because a bag you use often will get stained over time.
Protecting your eyes is important for good eyesight, but wearing sunglasses is a lot more than that – it’s making a statement. When choosing the perfect pair, you need to think about three things: shape, colour and functionality. Firstly, you want to decide which shape to go for. Depending on the shape of your face, you will want to look for different sizes and shapes, but the best way to see what looks good is to try on as many pairs as you can. Secondly, you want to choose the material of the frame and the colour of the glass. Opting for a metal and black combination is classic, but you can decide for yourself if you want to switch it up. Thirdly, you want your glasses to be functional. Follow logic and look for companies based in sunny places. High quality sunglasses from Sydney have certainly been tested more than ones from rainy London.
During spring and autumn when you need something for the chilly evenings that won’t get in the way during the hot hours of the day, you will want a good transitional jacket. Look for a shape and style that goes with most of your outfits and gives you a flattering figure. If you want to lean towards the practical side, a thin material that doesn’t wrinkle will give you the option of folding your jacket up and putting it in your bag when you don’t need it. If you live in a place that gets a lot of rain, then a waterproof material will be a good friend and a hood might help as well.
We could say that you only need one scarf, but whom would we be kidding? Firstly, you need an everyday scarf, something in a neutral colour that you can throw on top of any outfit to keep you warm. Something like an infinity scarf is a great option because it is so easy to style. Secondly, you want a small decorative scarf, one that you can wear more as an accessory tied around your neck. Thirdly, you want something that will keep you really warm. A thick, chunky wool scarf is perfect for this, but you might want to have a backup, because they take long to dry when washed.
Armed with these accessories, you will be able to make any outfit your own. Of course, if you have a signature piece like a hat, a statement necklace or something else, wear it with pride whenever you can, because that is what having a personal style is all about.