Accessories to Update Any Wardrobe

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Fashion is ever-changing, but who has the funds to keep up with all the designer trends? Luckily, you don't have to buy a whole new wardrobe every season. Instead, use accessories to freshen up your look. From jewelry and scarves to shoes and bags, accessories can help you stay in style without replacing all of your clothing.

Accessorize Right:

  1. Lightweight scarf: June to January, the right lightweight scarf can completely transform your outfits. The key is to find a fabric that keeps you cool in the summertime, like cotton or linen, but still warm in the winter, like a light pashmina. Solid colors can be used to accent an outfit, but for a total wardrobe reboot, look for bright patterns you can mix and match with your clothes.

  2. Eye-catching watch: The trend for watches is different every year. Some years, minimalist is in, while others favor bright, oversized styles. One thing is clear, however: If you really want your watch to reinvent your whole look, you'll need something that stands out. To keep it classic with a little modern edge, opt for an oversized menswear-inspired number. For feminine and flirty, try a simple gold watch layered with bangles.

  3. Bold shoes: A great outfit looks good from head to toe, and the right pair of shoes can make all the difference. Basic black pumps elongate your legs and look great with everything from skirt suits to jeans. You can really give your outfit an update with a pop of color or embellishments on your toes. Flats or heels, bright colors, sequins, beads, and bows will draw attention to your footwear.

  4. Statement satchel: There are a lot of chic handbag styles out there, from clutches to hobos. The structured shape of the satchel, however, is a classic style you can carry with just about any outfit. Pump up the look with a satchel in a bright color or unexpected design. A silvery grey croc-embossed number says just as much as a cherry red patent leather one, and both dress up any outfit.

  5. Long necklace: If there's one accessory you can always count on, it's a pretty necklace. Now is the perfect time to try out the long necklace trend to liven up your wardrobe. A string of pearls that falls to your waist or delicate chain dresses up any top, or you can try layering long necklaces to add a wow factor to a basic tee.

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