The perfect accessory to tie on when sprinting out the door? A scarf. It instantly makes you look pulled together and it’s an all-season solution: In winter, layer a brightly-coloured, over-sized chunky knit scarf to cheer up a basic black wool coat. In summer, layer a long linen or printed silk scarf over a simple v-neck t-shirt. At night, dress up black basics with a metallic or sequined one.
Look paparrazi-ready at any time with over-sized sunglasses. The former first lady of style made them popular in the 60s and they are every bit as chic today. Not only are they totally incognito, they are instant hangover helpers since they instantly erase any evidence of late nights. Wanna make the ultimate Jackie O statement? Pair your big sunnies with a belted trench and a silk scarf tied around your neck.
Walking around with a bare neck these days is just as much a fashion faux pas as socks with sandals. Choose from long jeweled pendants, bib necklaces, chunky necklaces or strands of faux pearls. Chunky, shorter styles complete a strapless evening dress and a long gold or silver version dresses up a cozy sweater. The right necklace can transform any outfit from staid to sizzling.
A watch that does more than tell the time
It’s hard to look chic while ruffling around your bag to find your cell phone when you want to check the time (you’ve been there, right?). Leave that unstylish habit behind and invest in a watch that is both useful and reflects your style. Whether it is the diamond watch you’ve inherited from grandma, a sporty style or the latest trend, an over-sized, borrowed-from-the-boys one, a watch always makes a style statement..
Slouchy totes will come and go, chain-link bags are in one minute and out the next, and clutches come in snakeskin, patent and metallics. When it comes to purses the only thing you can count on is a timeless, structured bag. The most famous structured bag of all time is the Hermé©s Birkin bag (with a price tag that equals about half a year’s salary!). Since that’s not an option for us working gals, the best bet is to stick to invest neutral tone (black, beige, brown) leather style that can work from from season to season. Go for a pebbled leather that will look better over time that has these qualities: shaped well and that has zippers and pockets. A structured bag is a practical and fashion-forward necessity for every woman’s wardrobe.