Most girls dream of having a wardrobe full of glamorous clothes that makes them feel like an A-List celebrity. However, unless you are earning an A-List celebrity type salary, this will remain nothing but a pipe dream. That said, with the right accessories you can transform ‘regular’ clothes into an ensemble that is chic, sexy and guaranteed to turn heads every time you wear it.
While they are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, here are 10 accessories that bring luxury into your wardrobe. Add any of these into the mix and you’ll both look and feel amazing, every time you go out.
1. A killer pair of heels
A killer pair of heels is something every woman should own. There is no feeling quite like strutting around in a luxury pair of slingbacks from Chanel, or a classically elegant high heel from Vince Camuto. Whether you need them to power dress for an important office meeting, wear on a plush dinner date with your dream guy, or impress when hitting up a cocktail party with the girls, a deluxe pair of heels is an investment that is definitely worth making.
If you can, try and buy a neutral colour like black or tan which will pretty much go with everything you put on. Whether that be a pant suit, designer jeans, a gorgeous skirt and tank, or your favourite little black dress, you’ll be glad you have them to call upon.
2. Top quality handbag
Just like with heels, every woman should own a top-quality handbag. This should be a bag that is bigger than an evening bag, but smaller than a backpack, and is versatile enough to be taking to the office, out shopping or for dinner.
Both a crossbody bag and a tote are perfect for all occasions. Not only can you take them everywhere you go, but they will also add a touch of chic to your look too. When it comes to handbags you get what you pay for. So, a luxury brand like Hermes Birkin, Lady Dior and Goyard is likely to have quality craftsmanship when it comes to the leather, buckles and stitching.
They will also probably last you several years too, so in that context it could provide you with good value for money, despite their initial, high outlay. Again, pick a neutral colour like black, tan or taupe, which goes with everything you will wear.
3. ‘Wow’ jewellery
There is no better way to spruce up a look than with an eye-catching piece of jewellery that will make people say ‘wow’. This could include diamond earrings, a stunning necklace or something beautiful like a Larsen Jewellery tennis bracelet. As this will most likely be a piece that you wear on special occasions, it is worth ignoring the price tag (within reason!) and splashing out on something special – think gold, silver, diamonds and pearls.
After all, it could also be something you eventually leave to your kids later on in life. When picking your piece, don’t be afraid to get something that reflects and expresses your unique personality.
4. Premium Scarf
A gorgeous cashmere, or silk scarf, is a fantastic thing to have at your disposal, especially when the weather starts to turn. The beauty about this type of accessory is that it can totally transform your outfit. By taking it from casual and basic to elegant and stylish in just a matter of seconds.
Burberry, Fendi and Hermes make some excellent scarfs, some of which showcases stunning patterns that can add a pop of colour and creativity to any look.
5. Evening clutch
An evening clutch or bag is another must have item in any woman’s closet. Necessary for parties, weddings and evening corporate events, they maintain a touch of luxury as befitting of the event.
The Chanel classic flap and the Lady Dior are two very distinguished brands you may want to consider, although there are plenty of more affordable brands available too. While neutral colours like black and silver are safe choices, be mindful of the opportunities for adding colour to an outfit, that royal blue and red can bring.
As this is another purchase you will likely have for years to come, it is worth taking the time to find a statement piece that you really love.
6. Cool sunglasses
In the summer months, nothing quite transforms a look like a good pair of sunglasses does. Taking you from ‘you look good’ to ‘you look incredible’, a top-quality pair of sunnies adds sex appeal, style and an alluring air of mystery. They also protect your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays too, and last for a very long time if you look after them. Which is why it is worth paying a little bit more for an exceptional park.
There are plenty of top-tier brands out there including Gucci, Prada, Ray-Ban and Oakley. All of whom offer a wide range of styles. Like with ‘wow’ jewellery, try and find a pair that reflect your unique style and personality, but can also be versatile enough to wear with everything from your bikini to your favourite summer dress.
7. Sneakers or running shoes
If you are a runner or hiker, then you’ll know why it is important to own an excellent quality pair of sneakers. But from a fashion perspective, a top quality brand of sneakers is great to have too, as they will provide style and comfort to what you wear.
Whether that is jeans, hot pants, a skirt or a skater dress, if you match them with a pair of Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Golden Goose, or Balenciaga, you’ll look a million dollars.
A classic watch is another item every woman should have at their disposal. Timeless in its style and appeal, it would go with pretty much all outfits you have in your wardrobe. Especially if you choose something that is black, white or rose gold.
Adding a touch of class, as well as practicality to whatever you wear, both Swarovski and Bulgari are terrific luxury options. Pick either of them and you are definitely onto a winner.
You shouldn’t underestimate how important it is for a girl to have a signature perfume. For many women it is the final stage of their preparations for getting ready. Spraying it all over their clothes just before heading out. Helping to create their own unique style, the good thing about a top-of-the-range perfume is that it can last for a very long time.
There are plenty of big-name brands out there including Calvin Klein, Cartier, Dior and Lancome, so be sure to try lots of samples before deciding on the right one for you.
10. Good skin cleanser
Alright, so technically you probably wouldn’t keep this in your wardrobe, but a very good skincare product can do wonders for your appearance. Not least when wearing a dress, as your glowing skin would enhance your overall look.
There are plenty of very good skin cleansers out there including those made by Origins, Fresh Beauty and Burt Bees. All of which are luxury products which are well worth investing in.
If you purchase them, just be sure to stick to a regular skincare routine, as you will be more than happy with the results these quality products offer.
We hope you have found our recommendations of 10 accessories that bring luxury to your wardrobe very useful. At the end of the day, you don’t need to spend a fortune on your wardrobe to look fabulous all the time. If you make clever choices with selected deluxe accessories, you will be able to create a signature style where you always looking fabulous.
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