Invest in the best when it comes to luxury accessories and you’ll be able to piece together plenty of different outfits much more quickly and with ease. Choose just a few plush pieces and create a stylish capsule collection that will take you through every season.
Our 5 point checklist of luxury accessories instantly propels every outfit from the average to the elevated. As American fashion designer Michael Kors famously said, “I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point to a woman’s outfit.” From scarves and bags to belts and bracelets, these hero pieces are everything from cult to classic and put ladies’ luxurious style at the forefront.
1) The iconic silk scarf
When we talk about a luxury scarf, we’re not talking about your go-to winter woollies. Instead, opt for a sumptuous silk scarf that can be worn in multiple ways. Choose a signature print from Burberry, Louis Vuitton or Ralph Lauren and get that decadent designer look.
A silk scarf can be worn in your hair with a low ponytail for daytime glamour, as a chic turban in the hot summer months and weaved through a top knot or braid for captivating vintage style. That iconic silk scarf can also be cleverly tied around your handbag. Get some serious bag swag by wrapping it around the handles, knotting it over the strap or making a beautiful bow on one side. You can also whip your scarf into a luxurious silk bracelet, a Parisian style necktie or a roll it up lengthways and create a super elegant belt.
2) The designer logo belt
Investing in a designer belt will always stand the test of time and trends. Get Instagram-worthy style with the fashion influencer favourite Valentino Garavani VLOGO belt or try a chic and versatile reversible belt from Tom Ford or Louis Vuitton. Copy Bella Hadid and cinch in a slouchy tailored suit with a designer belt, wear it with a floaty dress to skyrocket your summer style and layer it over cashmere sweaters for luxury trans-seasonal styling. A more expensive belt is worth the investment as it won’t rust or wear down and will always add a sophisticated accent to every lady’s outfit.
3) The multi-talented crossbody bag
Taking you from work to weekends to after dusk, a crossbody bag is a capsule wardrobe essential. Give your cross body bag a playful twist and convert it into a belt bag by looping and tucking the chains around your waist, sling it across your body for a carefree look or shorten the strap to have it double up as a chic shoulder bag for evenings and special events. We love the iconic Chloe Drew, Yves Saint Laurent’s signature Tassel bag and the gorgeous grain of the Tory Burch Miller bag.
4) Earrings for every occasion
When it comes to luxury accessories, ear candy will elevate every outfit. Three different styles of earrings are all you need to add sophisticated polish to your wardrobe. The simple stud is a given, whether you go for shimmering Tiffany diamonds or the impeccable Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra collection. Pair with white shirts and jeans in the day and LBDs at night. To turn a simple outfit into a showstopping look, opt for statement earrings such as oversized Chanel logos, modern pearls or edgy sculptural pieces. For your third and final pair, reach for Astrid and Miyu’s super chic and stackable ear cuffs and gain instant catwalk-ready style points.
5) Elevate your arm candy
A luxury bracelet goes well beyond trends and will become a forever friend. For understated style that exudes opulence, try the Instagram-favourite Cartier Love bracelet or the Juste en Clou. For a smaller price tag, you’ll find similar looks at Annoushka and Kate Spade. Want an edgier, urban look? Opt for the chunky but beautiful Hermes Clic Clac H Cuff or Fendi’s Logo Jacquard bracelets. Prefer the glamour of Hollywood? A classic tennis bracelet jam-packed with diamonds is a must-have piece, as is the timeless New York style Tiffany T Square bracelet designed by Francesca Amfitheatrof.
All these now and forever luxury accessories combine personality, versatility and exclusivity. With multiple ways to wear them, you can create plenty of high-end looks that have the power to effortlessly change up your outfits on a whim. Give these finishing touches a leading role in your fashion choices and even the simplest of outfits will look chic, stylish and expensive.
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