They are a must for an evening out and pep up any look: Necklaces, scarves and hats are popular accessories for women and add a highlight of any outfit. Used skilfully , they are more than just a fashion accessory: they transform a simple jumper into an elegant item of clothing and will draw admiring glances. And if all else fails: a stylish bag is the answer.
When it comes to perfect styling, fashionable accessories complete the look and transform any outfit. A chic hat adds a cool vibe to a simple hairstyle, while a classic turtleneck jumper and a necklace frame and flatter the shape of your face. Here are some of the most popular fashion accessories:
Hats and beanies
Scarves and shawls
They visually enhance an outfit and also have a practical benefit. Handbags, above all, are the classic women’s accessory and are a must-have wherever you go – even if it is just a small clutch for your keys and a lipstick.
Emphasise your style with a belt
The primary purpose of a belt is obviously to prevent trousers from slipping and to add comfort. But that’s far from all: A high-quality leather accessory with a chic buckle is not just practical – it adds a visual focus on the waist of the wearer.
A loose fitting jumper gets a whole new shape and the look of a blazer is changed completely. Show off your hourglass figure to best advantage and emphasise your shape.
Necklaces for a new look
Unique jewellery for any occasion or a highlight for a simple blouse. Large statement necklaces are particularly popular. They immediately attract attention. Striking pieces of jewellery should be combined with otherwise relatively plain clothes so as to not look gaudy – and chunky accessories will always look great with a rough-knit jumper or a classic shirt.
Fine necklaces are the perfect choice for a chic blouse to create an elegant evening look. It adds femininity and creates a stunning look to emphasise the neckline.
Gloves for warm hands in winter
The basic rule is: Better too big than too small. Leather, knit or gloves in any other material – the choice is yours. Cashmere or knit gloves are extra fluffy and soft. Leather is more robust and protects better against uncomfortable wetness.
Hats and beanies
Everybody suits hats, it’s just a matter of finding the right shape. Hats and beanies keep your ears and head nice and snug in nasty weather. How about a classic hat with a brim or a cosy knit beanie? Matched with a scarf and warm coat, they round off a cool winter look in an instant.
Summer time is braided straw hat time. It keeps the sun at bay, prevents sunstroke and looks great with floral dresses and other matching accessories.
Scarves and shawls
A lightweight scarf, a woollen loop scarf or a voluminous XXL knit scarf: these must-have accessories decorate the neck and décolleté and always look great. They come in a wealth of colours, patterns and fabrics to suit any taste.
The material of a scarf dictates when it should be worn. A scarf inalpaca, cashmere or mohair covers the neck and keeps you warm in winter, which means you can also wear it over lighter tops. If you are looking for a casual accessory for cool summer days, you can’t go wrong with a high-quality shawl made of silk or airy linen.
Handbags – a girl’s best friend
Without a doubt every woman’s favourite accessory! The average woman has around ten handbags – from round to square, small to large and in a variety of materials. They look great and are practical, because they hold all the essentials you need every day. Choose the right bag for the right occasion:
Tote bag Offers plenty of space and looks classy. Carry it by the handles or over the forearm for leisuretime or evening occasions.
Shopper Not just for shopping queens! This bag has two carry handles, so you can hold it like a shopping bag or sling it over one shoulder fr a hands-free look. Now you can shop till you drop and whatever you buy has space in the bag.
Clutch It looks like an oversized purse and is the perfect companion for classy events and parties. The clutch is big enough to hold a mobile, lipstick and money – and small enough not to detract from the outfit.
Messenger bag Big enough for a laptop, notepads and a bottle of water, this bag is ideal for the office. The shoulder strap makes it easy to carry and keeps your hands free at all times.
Backpack It’s hard to imagine long trips without it. Backpacks are the best accessory for hikes or city trips and look great with urban outfits, depending on the model.
There are plenty of women’s accessories that are suitable for everyday styles and help highlight outfits for chic events. Combined the right way, accessories are not just a practical addition, but draw attention to the wearer who looks simply stunning in them.
As Italian couturier Valentino Garavani once said: “When it comes to good taste, accessories are always a balancing act. A handbag can either add the finishing touch to an outfit – or ruin it.”
Make sure to focus on just one point – even if the wealth of choice makes it difficult. If you choose a striking statement necklace, you should avoid other accessories or large earrings. A stand-out hat is also enough and shouldn’t be worn with a big scarf.