Staple Accessories for Every Fashion Forward Person

What we wear always emulates a part of our mood, personality, and style. So it’s important that you stay on top of the latest trends, not only to look good, but to feel great and express your style in a multitude of ways. It happens to the best of us, that’s why the concept of staple accessories can be a lifesaver.

 

Having a small armory of accessories that can complement and enhance your wardrobe will make dressing up and down infinitely easier. You’d be surprised how the right accessory can transform even the most basic of outfits.

 

Our recommendations for the most versatile and reliable accessories below are a good variety of options that are bound to give you a complete and fashion forward feel to any outfit you pick out.

Statement Sunglasses

Sunglasses are certainly an accessory that can make a subtle or daring statement. We use them for a variety of reasons- to keep the sun’s glare out of our eyes, or to hide imperfections and signs of fatigue, but for the most part, you’ll find that no one can deny that wearing sunglasses adds that extra touch of glamour to any kind of outfit. When the style and fit are a perfect match for you, the fashion enthusiasts at Shark Eyes agree that sunglasses can instantly make you 10 times more stylish and fashion-forward. You need to go all out and be adventurous and daring to really discover what works for you on different occasions. It all depends on your personal taste and style.

Statement Sunglasses

A Versatile Silk Scarf

A silk scarf may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of staple accessories but that’s because you haven’t found the right one yet and once you do, you won’t ever look back. The beauty of a silk scarf lies in its versatility, it’s basically three accessories in one; you can tie it around your ponytail or bun, or wear it as a headband to add a whimsical and stylish touch to your outfit, you can tie it around your neck, or let it fall elegantly over a chic blazer for a poised look. You can also upgrade your handbag by tying it around the handle, adding a fine designer finish to your look.

Comfy Loafers

Who doesn’t love an item that gets better the more you wear it? They’re as elegant as they are comfortable. You can use them to dress up your basic jeans and T-shirt combination, or pair them with a cocktail dress for the night. Your closet, and your feet, will thank you for them. If you invest in a couple of pairs of loafers, you’ll find that they’re super comfortable and also lend you a classy and luxurious look at the same time. If it’s getting colder and you want to add your own personal and unique touch, wear them with colorful socks and instantly change the whole look.

A Simple Layered Necklace

Because going out doesn’t always mean overdressing, you can pair your casual outfit with a simple, layered necklace that will add some artistic flair to your basics. You can also go for a trendy, coined necklace or one with a simple, personalized charm or pendant. Regardless of the style you go for, a simple necklace is the one piece of jewelry that literally matches everything no matter the occasion. From a board meeting to a slumber party, you can wear it pretty much every day.

Leather Ankle Boots

You can never have enough black, leather ankle boots with a solid heel, especially if your job involves a lot of walking. A solid pair of leather ankle boots is the easiest staple to wear from day to night and can be paired with anything from your vintage jeans and your basic sweater, to that little black dress that you whip out at every occasion.

Rings, Rings, Rings

Stacked rings are a go-to when it comes to adding edge and style to any look but if you don’t like to fuss too much about layering your jewelry, opt for a single ring with a minimal design or a small, colorful gemstone for a more delicate yet fashionable statement. On the other hand, if you’re looking to make a bold statement, an oversized ring might be ideal for you.

A Black Waist Belt

A black, leather waist belt can be the real workhorse of your wardrobe, it can single-handedly transform the look of a pair of jeans, high-waisted pants, skirt, dress, or blazer. Adding a belt to your solid-colored dress can be the perfect way to break up your outfit and accentuate your waist for a more feminine and fashion-forward look. And for more functionality, you can wear a belt bag. After all, if you’re going to be wearing a belt, why not take it to the next step and throw your lip balm and car keys in it?

A Solid Pair of White Sneakers

When it comes to creating a wave of style that flows from head to toe, fewer things work better than a solid pair of white sneakers. Flat or bulky, white sneakers are a must-have for any wardrobe. Comfortable enough to effortlessly walk miles in yet fashionable enough to upgrade any item in your closet, white sneakers can give your day-to-day outfits an extra dose of style.

 

White Sneakers

When it comes to building up the essentials section of your closet, these pieces should be a staple part of your wardrobe. It’s all in the details, be it your favorite necklace that goes with every outfit or that bold pair of sunglasses that never goes out of style, your accessories can transform and enhance your wardrobe in more ways than you could’ve imagined. So, take your pick from the list above, add more to it as you like, and get ready to show the world who you really are. The best thing about the world of fashion is that trends and creativity is always active and morphing, so you’re bound to find a style that fits your personality.

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Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.

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