It’s sometimes good to take a step back and comb through your accessories closet with a keen strategic eye. Could the reason behind those ‘I have nothing to wear’ moments be the absence of a few versatile classic pieces that would solve numerous wardrobe crises? Here, Savoir Flair presents the ultimate checklist of accessories staples every stylish woman needs. Notebooks at the ready.
A Cashmere Scarf
An ultra soft, big scarf in luxurious cashmere serves multiple functions and can be worn as a wrap or cover-up. The most versatile options are camel, navy, or gray, but pastels or a red version can be beautiful too.
Classic black heels are the ultimate must-have. They go with nearly everything and will complement formal style just as well as they will a casual outfit. Choose a pair with an almond-shaped toe and moderately thin heel for a timeless investment piece.
When in doubt, go with a great pair of pearl earrings and you won’t need much more on the jewelry front. Alternatively, they also look great when paired with other statement accessories and all shades of metallics.
A Tote Bag
A big, plain tote bag in good-quality black or beige leather will be your best companion, be it for a busy work day or a weekend trip.
No wardrobe is complete without a flattering pair of sunglasses. Black or tortoise acetate in a classic shape is the ultimate versatile choice, while the main criteria is to find the shape that best complements your face.
A Delicate Gold Necklace
A plain gold necklace that is delicate and thin will look great on bare skin or worn over a chic jumper. It can also be layered or flipped around to be worn with a low-back top. Add a personal pendant to create your very own signature piece.
A Silk Scarf
The different ways to wear a silk scarf are literally endless. Worn around the neck or as a head piece, tied around a bag strap or woven into your belt loop, it adds style points universally. A classic colorful print will be surprisingly easy to wear with any look and will work well for mixing prints too.
A Leather-Strap Watch
A leather-strap watch in muted tones and with a minimalist facet will be your everyday companion for decades and can be worn with business, casual, and evening looks too. Pairing it with a great bracelet will look extra chic.
A Small Evening Bag
Wether you’re heading out to the theatre or to a smart dinner, an evening clutch is the piece you can never go without. Choose a size that fits right in your hand and a brand that is close to your heart so that you’ll happily wear it for years to come. Black, of course, is your best bet in this case.
A Chic Luggage Bag
Suitcases are great, but the ultimate luggage item is a large keepall bag in soft leather. Tan or beige will be the chicest choices and will add major style points to your look at the airport or when packing for a weekend getaway.
Plain nude shoes are the most flattering footwear of all time. Thanks to their optical-illusion effect, they elongate legs and look very delicate. Make sure you choose a shade that is as close as possible to your own skin color for the best effect.