Whether you’re still a student or you’re working in the city, you’ll know that it can be tough to look your best every day of the week. More often than not, you’ll just want to grab a pair of your favorite sweatpants and a hoodie, but you’ve got a reputation to upkeep! Below, we’ve rounded up some statement fashion pieces and accessories that won’t break the bank but will make it easier for you to put together stylish and contemporary outfits and unique styles.
Statement clutch bag that suits every outfit
We know: your Superdry backpack is comfortable. But a statement clutch bag featuring a striking color scheme and design is one of the easiest ways to make yourself look more glamorous and sophisticated. Shop around for a clutch that’s big enough for all of your everyday accessories, like your keys, smartphone, and purse, and find a color that will work with every outfit. It’s easy to choose black or white, but you can still inject some excitement into your bag - why not look for a zebra print effect clutch bag or a bright, rainbow clutch?
Jewelry that means something personal to you
The chances are that you’ve got hundreds of pieces of jewelry sitting in your dressing table drawer at home, but not all of them mean something to you. One of the best ways to inject some passion and personality into your outfit is to buy some statement pieces that have a special place in your heart. If you’re of Irish descent, for example, then you might want to invest in a stunning Claddagh ring. Pair a few pieces of jewelry with a good quality nail polish (we’ve put together some classic nail polish options on our site) and you’re sorted!
A dramatic hat that (literally) elevates your look
A hat might not be the first thing you think of when planning a new look, but they can quite literally elevate your style and add drama. They’re also the ideal companion when you’re too busy to do your hair on a morning. From a fedora to wear with your favorite heels and blazer to a beret for walking around town, there are so many options to consider. Wide-brim hats are great for the spring and summer months, cloche hats are cool and contemporary, and Western-style hats can bring your outfit to life on an evening, offering effortless glamour.
Good-quality heels - in black or grey
Finally, don’t underestimate the importance of a good pair of high heels. Whatever your age or profession, you’ll be able to get away with heels at work and at home, and investing in two or three comfortable, fashionable heels is much preferred over having dozens of pairs of shoes lying around at home. The truth is that the more you spend on shoes, the better the comfort and support, so don’t skimp on the cheapest options you can find. Having said that, you can often pick up a steal on top-name brands. Add some to your favorites on Amazon!
How many of these statement pieces are you going to buy? Let us know and check back.