With that in mind, transforming what’s already in your wardrobe should be the first port of call. Nothing breathes new life into old outfits like the addition of great accessories.
The Statement Belt
A great belt has the ability to drastically change your outfit. Whether worn with a dress, tunic or anything oversized, a belt cinches in at the waist to give you an hourglass silhouette. You will also be able to add a point of interest to your high waisted mom jeans, further accentuating the waist, especially if you choose a contrasting colour or a print like leopard.
The Ankle Boot
Stylish ankle boots, if you don’t already own a pair, are a necessity in any shoe collection A classic black pair will go with almost anything but why not venture out beyond the safe option for once? There are so many different styles and finishes currently on the market: sock-boot, animal print, western inspired, and many more. Go bold and add striking contrast to a monochrome outfit or clash prints like Olivia Palermo to really ramp up your fashion credentials.
Killer shades are the ultimate accessory to transform your outfit. This season’s eyewear trends have drawn inspiration from a variety of decades, particularly 50s and 90s, as designers look back to icons like Sophia Loren and Kurt Cobain for style cues. If your style centres around midi dresses and classic shirts, then choose oversized tortoise-shell frames, rounded or square, to add instant glamour and mystery, if you are lucky you can pick up a bargain in the secretsales outlet. But if you’re more into baggy jeans and band tees then the skinny cat eye styles, currently all the rage on Instagram, will be your perfect companion.
The Statement Bag
Rather than focusing on one style of bag, it makes more sense to talk about some of the big trends that are all over the catwalks, Instagram and the high street, as fashion continues to encourage individuality in everyday styling. The bucket bag is still a strong contender, now reworked with a myriad of detail, size, and material options, like chain straps, bamboo handles and embroidery. The bum bag is back too, thankfully with a glam makeover, and ready to accompany your outfits at festivals and chic city breaks. The sports-luxe styles look great with denim and tailored blazers whilst a quilted number will compliment flowy dresses and blouses. The woven bag has left the confines of the beach, it now looks perfectly content on city streets, especially at brunch, and we are yet to see an outfit it doesn’t go well with. Smaller cross body styles work great for weekend strolls, though invest in a medium-sized tote if you’d like it to double up as your holiday do-it-all bag.