What is a cake without toppings? A diamond ring without nail polish? A house full of furniture without decorations? You wouldn’t have one without the other! The same applies for your working wardrobe. You may have an outfit straight off the mannequin but adding accessories truly make the pieces your own and help to stand out from the crowd. Whether your building your accessories collection or just reorganizing, here are 5 accessory staples you must have for work.
1. Statement Jewelry
For me, jewelry is a form of decorating myself. I truly feel naked without at least having my earrings on and cannot leave the house without them. You don’t have to have too many pieces but try your best to coordinate with the colors you wear regularly. If you are more bold like me, you can go for a colorful necklace like this one from Sam Edelman. For more formal occasions, there is nothing more elegant than a pair of long earrings like these from Crislu. And with a unique bracelet like this one from Alexis Bittar, you will be sure to shake more hands wherever you go.
2. Statement Belt
The versatility of a belt is truly limitless. Not only can it add some spice to your outfit, it can also assist in defining your figure. With so many belt styles to choose from, here are some of the most showstopping options. For a more simple look, check out this leather belt from Ada. Wrap it around a bright colored dress for the perfect edge. To take it to the next level, here is an option from Raina. Brown and Gold match with many colors and the oversized buckle still catches your eye.
Scarves are definitely one of my favorite accessories and autumn is the best time to start wearing them. What I love about scarves it that you can wear them to add a pop of color to an outfit or you can use them to recycle an outfit. There are so many textures to choose from and ways you can wrap it, there is no going wrong! To add a print to a solid light shirt, try this square scarf from BCBG. If you are not a scarf wrapping expert, try this infinity scarf from Joolay. Or try a shawl instead like this one from AQUA. PS – If you want to master the art of scarf wrapping, watch this video by Wendy’s Lookbook.
Whether you carry your laptop everywhere or you just have so many files to work on, a durable tote is a must have. It’s also important that it has many pockets for organizing and a closure for security. I personally use this Michael Kors tote, which is very spacious and has plenty of room for both my laptop and other papers. For high quality and long lasting leather, Coach also has many sleek options.
I definitely gained my obsession for watches from my dad who is a lifetime collector. It is another item I can’t go anywhere without. In this day and age, time is money and we can’t afford to be late! Once again, Michael Kors is my top choice for BOTH telling time and style. My next front runners would be Marc Jacobs and Ted Baker, can you tell how much I love baguette crystals?
Which accessories do you refuse to leave the house without? Share your must have’s by commenting below.