Accessories can make all the difference when building an outfit, but are you feeling a little stifled? Don't worry—you're in the right place. We have compiled the top five ways to add something new to your look without doing anything drastic. Some of these may surprise you because they're items you use every day that add to your overall aesthetic!
A Nice Phone Case
Accessories aren't exclusively about what you put on your body—there are plenty of ways to get a little more creative. In short: your phone deserves some love too. From cute Samsung phone cases to chic iPhone cases, there are endless ways to improve the aesthetic of your phone.
Even Vogue has hopped on this trend, so you can take our word for it.
Your phone is the perfect way to add a little extra glam to your outfit all the time, especially if you can match it to the colors you usually wear!
Sunglasses may only be appropriate for summer, but fake glasses can be a staple all year round. If you want to add some bookish chic to your outfit, glasses are the perfect way to do it.
Thick-rim glasses paired with a blazer and high-waisted trousers, and you will have the library aesthetic down to a T. Think Zooey Deschanel in New Girl and her Geek Chic appeal.
Looking for something softer? Circular glasses are adorable and go with just about any outfit! It's a style that K-Pop stars have popularized for men and women, making for a gender-neutral look.
Don't Forget About Your Hair!
There are thousands of opportunities to accessorize your hair, yet so many of us never truly explore the possibilities. Scrunchies made an explosive return in 2020, and they haven't bowed out of popularity yet. From satin to patterned, a scrunchy is an easy way to add some casual glam to your look.
If scrunchies aren't your thing, why not look at hair claws or clips to add some pizzazz? They come in every style imaginable, from clean metallic to elaborate and bejeweled.
You can find hair accessories for any occasion, which can be a great way to mix up your look without having to head to the salon.
Jewelry, Of Course
Would any accessory list be complete without mentioning jewelry? No, of course not. Coco Chanel may have once famously said that you should remove one accessory before leaving the house, but Ms. Chanel might not have had all the answers after all. Less can be more, but sometimes more is more, and why not have fun with it?
Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and even body chains, there is a whole world of jewelry out there waiting for you. Even the rule of never mixing gold and silver is slowly taking an exit left as bolder looks hit the runway and, inevitably, the high street. Mixed metals aren't the sin they once were, so start experimenting!
Bags, Bags, Bags
From the tiny and impractical to the enormous statement pieces, there is a bag for every outfit. They say you can tell a lot about a person from the contents of their bag, but the outside can be just as telling.
Are you an Hermès kind of person or a simple tote lover? Either way, it adds something to your outfit and is a valid form of self-expression.
If you are a bag enthusiast, match your bag to the aesthetic of your outfit. A circular, boho bag isn't going to mesh well with an edgy leather number. Likewise, a loud patterned dress will only clash with an equally loud bag. Try to complement your outfits with your bags. Don't put them at war with each other.
However you choose to accessorize your appearance, remember to have fun with it. Confidence plays the most significant role in your look, so don't force yourself to wear items you don't like just because a magazine said so. Wear what you love, and love what you wear!