When it comes to personal style, I’ll happily pop into my local stores and pick up a new piece of clothing, but accessories is something I tend to really struggle with. However, after many hours (oops) spent over on Pinterest, I’ve found myself dipping my toes into the accessory pond and in recent months when I haven’t had much money to spend, have found buying new accessories a more affordable way of updating my wardrobe. So I thought I’d share with you my current go-tos and favourites.
A good watch
I’ve grew up in a family who appreciate a good watch, and every one of my close family members wear them daily, so it was only a matter of time that I jumped on board too. Personally, I like a more classic design as I feel they’re a lot more timeless and I can shove them on as I leave the house and not worry about it not going with what I’m wearing at the time. I recently was gifted the Daniel Wellington Classic Petite 32mm watch which has become a real staple of mine – it’s silver and white and perfect for daily wear!
A classic belt
It’s only in the past year or so that I’ve found myself reaching for jeans most days, so belts are quite a new thing into my wardrobe. Apart from their obvious use, I love how belts are such a great way of jazzing up a plain tee and jeans combo. Maybe it’s my overuse of Pinterest recently, but I’ve found myself really attracted to that minimal style, and whilst I’m certainly not cool enough to pull it off head-to-toe, I love a simple belt. They aren’t particularly trend led and I find that really refreshing – plus, you don’t feel so guilty spending your money on something that you aren’t going to feel bored of within a few weeks!
Ok so I’ll admit it, I’m a little bit of a sunglasses fan. I love how I can pop into Primark and pick up a pair for £2 as it allows me to try out different styles and step outside of my comfort zone, without having to worry I’ve wasted my money. I think over the years I’ve found the styles which suit me the most (fine round shapes and chunky keyhole styles fyi), but I love to experiment with different shapes, colours and metals throughout the year as I think they’re one of the easiest ways of changing up an outfit – whether they’re more classic or a statement pair.
For the longest time, I wore the same stud earrings day in, day out. I’m quite picky when it comes to jewellery, and being restricted to wearing real silver/gold pairs (yay allergies), found myself being quite lazy when it came to them – especially since I’ve always been a hat wearer so they were covered anyway! However, in recent weeks I’ve been ditching my hats in favour of wearing my hair up a little more, so I’m loving to combo that with a statement earring to add a little fun to an outfit. Plus there’s always a big selection in any high street sale for a couple of pounds, so you can’t really go wrong!