Fashion & Beauty

Accessories can change the vibe of your look and make you go from modest to seductive in the blink of an eye, and vice versa. As if picking your outfit wasn’t complicated enough, you also have to think about details such as belts, earrings, and scarves. Moreover, it’s important to choose the right accessories that fit the occasion, since they are the finishing touch before going out. While it may seem irrelevant at first, the right accessories will make a huge impact by adding a personal or unexpected touch.

Chokers everywhere

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It looks like chokers are back and here to stay, and designers are becoming so innovative that you can easily find both the ones you can wear to the office and the ones you can rock when going out with your friends. Wear them with flowy sundresses and ankle boots to get that boho look, or pair them up with a classic button down shirt and pants to spice up your office outfit. If you’re going monochrome, you can opt for a bulky, faux gold choker, or even the one made of elastic lace with a discreet pendant.

Scarves and shawls

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Scarves and shawls will forever be the ultimate accessory because they are the perfect combination of useful and fashionable. You can put plain cotton ones over your shoulders if it gets too cold in the evening, or you can choose the ones made of silk if you want to look more elegant. They are the best for businesswomen who wear power suits or dresses to work because they add more colour to their otherwise plain outfits. Furthermore, when accessorising during the warm seasons, you can pick skinny designs which you can loosely wrap around your neck.


handbag, accessories, accessorizing


It’s understandable that you are protective about your precious designer leather handbags, but that doesn’t mean that you should keep them in the back of your closet and wear them only on special occasions. The simplest way to decorate any handbag is to tie a silk scarf or handkerchief around the handle. You can use the colour that matches your outfit or your belt, or you can use a glittery scarf that will add some glamour. What is more, you can also add keychains with tassels, since they are incredibly popular this year.


earrings, jewelry, accessories, accessorizing


Since chokers have been so big these past couple of seasons, it was easy to forget about the earrings for a while. Well, not anymore – earrings are back and they are so amazing that you won’t be able to resist them. Oversized, mismatched, floral, with tassels, and bejewelled – they are here to make you look like a model. If you like the idea of mismatched earrings but don’t want to look messy, pick similar but not identical ones – the ones made of the same material or colour but different in length.


belt, accessories, accessorizing


This year it’s all about the belts, and it seems like they’re getting wider by the day! Eye-catching, corset belts, belts with huge buckles, or bejewelled ones – it doesn’t matter as long as you have one. Wear them on your trench coat, over boiler suits, draped blouses, and summer dresses with ease. What is important is that you emphasise your curves and allow the belt to gently hug your waist. If you’re in good shape and you’d like to emphasise your figure, opt for an underbust corset which will make you appear even slimmer and taller.

Be careful when picking your accessories, they will not only transform your outfit, but also transform each other. Jewelry, handbags, sunglasses, scarves, and belts can all look good, but be careful when you combine them – you don’t want to wear too many pieces since they can make you look funny rather than stylish. Be creative and find the best way to express yourself through accessories.


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