Accessories are luxuries in and of themselves because their purpose is more about aesthetics than utility. But the beauty of high-end pieces is that you only need a few to upgrade your entire wardrobe. A chic purse can make jeans and a T-shirt look effortlessly chic, and a bit of sparkle brings glamour to an evening look. If you invest in a few versatile luxury pieces, you can add polish to all your outfits while you wear (and re-wear!) them for years to come. Here are 5 luxury accessories that you should have in your wardrobe.
- A goes-with-anything purse
Purses are certainly functional, but let’s face it: we love them for their style. If you’re looking to splurge on a gorgeous bag, make sure it’s one that fits in with the rest of your wardrobe. For some, that means choosing a neutral or pseudo-neutral that will match just about anything, but others may opt for something that adds a splash of color to monochromatic clothes. Also consider what kind of bag fits your lifestyle, whether it’s a crossbody, tote, or something in between. A beautiful designer purse should be easily dressed up or down. Chloé purses play with feminine designs and chunky hardware for a sweet-meets-salty vibe.
- A dazzling ring
Whether it’s a jewel-studded band or a vibrant gemstone design, nothing says “class” like a jaw-dropping ring! Daintier pieces add sparkle to everyday outfits, while a show-stopping cocktail ring and a little black dress are a match made in heaven. Add a dazzling ring to your jewelry collection, and you can stack it with others or wear it alone in all its glory. Van Cleef & Arpels has a stunning selection of rings that will make a statement wherever you go.
- A watch with “wow” factor
Watches are just as much jewelry as they are timepieces, and if you wear one every day, it’s worth investing in a nice one. A sleek style can be worn to work, on the weekends, or for dressed-up date nights. Wear it with colorful bracelets for a stack of arm candy, or keep it minimalist and sophisticated on its own. Cartier expertly blends beauty and functionality with its drool-worthy diamond-studded watches.
- An enviable pair of shoes
Fashionable men and women know that footwear can be the focal point of an outfit. From a killer pair of heels to flashy designer sneakers, shoes can pull a look together and elevate it from average to enviably cool. Everyone should have at least one pair of “look at me” shoes, especially if they can be worn with jeans, slacks, and skirts. Valentino’s trademark Rockstud heels add a rocker-chic edge to everything from sophisticated dresses to dark wash denim.
- A sparkly pair of studs
Stud earrings are another wear-anywhere staple that can add sparkle to casual clothes as well as dressed-up attire. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of diamond earrings, which will glam up any ensemble. Treat yourself to a pair of tried-and-true solitaires, or go for a gem that’s set in precious metal; either way, you can be sure that a simple and elegant pair of earrings will never go out of style. Leave it Louis Vuitton to create a timeless pair of studs with just enough detail to keep them interesting.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.