Clothing makes up most of a fashionable outfit, but accessories also play a critical part. Renowned designer Giorgio Armani once said, “Accessories are important and becoming more important every day.” In fact, you might find yourself spending as much time choosing accessories like clothing, and rightly so. You can use accessories to create several looks using the same wardrobe essentials. A few carefully selected pieces will freshen up your look and give ensembles a trendy look. A necklace that you love, one or two fun handbags, a collection of hair clips, a phone grip, and flats you can’t live without are essential.

1.  A Fashion Necklace Adds Sparkle
For centuries women have worn necklaces to draw attention to beautiful necks and to accent their femininity. That hasn’t changed, but today you have far more styles to choose from and it is easy to find elegant, affordable statement pieces. For example, a delicate name bar necklace not only serves as an eye-catching fashion item but provides a subtle way to introduce yourself.  Fine jewelers will create custom necklaces and pendants in both nametag and initial styles.

2.  Stylish Flats Are Must-Have Footwear
No matter how much you love your pumps and stiletto heels, your wardrobe should include comfortable flats that add flair and function. They might even become your favorite footwear because flats can be adapted for almost any occasion. You can wear classic leather dress flats with work clothes or choose a colorful, comfortable fabric pair for a casual look. Stylists at magazines like Elle are fans of fashionable choices like ballerina flats with ankle straps. They also recommend elegant laser-cut kid loafers, sling-back sandals, and pleated leather flats. If you want to add fun and flair, you might want to pick up a pair of the boldly colored print styles offered by several designers.

3.  Hair Clips Are Back and Essential
If you didn’t throw away your 1980s hair clips, you are in luck, because clips have been featured in every current fashion show. A recent Vogue article highlighted hairstyles that included floral, oversized, metal, and simply slide clips. Designers offer high-end versions with real gems, but you can find dozens of affordable clips that add fun to your look. You might use them to create a new look or add spice to your usual hairstyle. It is simple to create an elegant updo using a series of hair clips. If you want to add instant sparkle to your usual style, just pull hair back with a glittery clip.  

4.  The Right Bag Can Make Your Outfit
Your handbag is probably the most useful accessory you own, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be trendy and fun. Classic hobo, messenger, and cross-body bags are always functional, good-looking, and in style. However, if you want to pamper yourself, invest in at least one on-trend item. It doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars to give you a designer look.  Handle bags are very in and you can find them in every material, color and price range. Minimalist styles are also trending. You can make a statement with a tiny bag that doubles as a necklace. The latest circular handbags make ideal accessories, as do beaded styles. Of course, you’ll want to consider your own needs, so if you like a roomier purse, your best bet might be a large shopper or tote in color and material that is all you.

It is a widely accepted truth in the design world that accessories can make the outfit. Fortunately, you do not need to buy expensive designer accessories to add sparkle to your wardrobe. You can flaunt your individuality and create dozens of looks using necklaces, bags, flats, and hair clips you love.