Selecting the Perfect Women’s Accessories

We use fashion and clothing to express our individuality and to exercise creativity. Oftentimes, we assume that we need to get a brand-new outfit to refresh our wardrobe. But don’t forget about accessories! Grabbing a few new outfit add-ons can change your entire look - at any price point. Let’s explore some women's accessories options and how to incorporate them into your closet.

Types of Accessories

What are some common items you can find to complement your outfit? There are some options that serve practical functions, while others are for pure aesthetics.

Jewelry

Jewelry is a versatile accessory that can elevate any outfit. We have some excellent pieces from brands like Margo Morrison, Carol Goode, and Julie Vos in every style. Earrings can range from small hoops for the office to bejeweled drops for formal occasions. Necklaces can be layered for added texture. Bracelets range from understated cuffs to chunky bangles, flattering any wrist size. Watches serve both function and style, with options for both casual and formal wear.

Hats

Hats can be both stylish and practical, depending on the season. In cold weather, opt for wool fedoras or knit beanies to add a touch of cozy. For a ‘90s look, bucket hats are great for vintage casual. In warm weather, classic baseball caps are an easy option. Sun hats are timeless staples for summer, great for beach photos and protecting your skin from the sun’s harsh UV rays.

Belts

Belts are also useful yet fashionable, flattering the figure, adding texture, and keeping pants in place. Classic options in black or brown with metallic accents are timeless, while statement belts in bold colors or animal prints add instant drama to any outfit. For extra class, opting for high-end brands, like LEN Belts, will instantly elevate your whole ensemble.

Bags

Purses are essential accessories that elevate outfits for any occasion. Casual bags like shoulder and crossbody styles are perfect for everyday wear, and brightly colored options can add flair. Quilted bags and clutches are timeless and classic choices for glamorous evenings out. Leather totes and polished backpacks are ideal for the office, combining style and functionality effortlessly. To keep things light, canvas totes can nicely finish off a casual brunch outfit. We stock brands like Laggo, MZ Wallace, and David Jeffery to cover all occasions.

Shoes

Shoes offer versatility for various occasions. Heels can pair well with dresses for the office or add class to a denim look. Boots, from knee-high to ankle, complement dresses or denim. Flats like loafers, ballet flats, and white sneakers can be paired interchangeably with sundresses, jeans, or trousers.

Eyewear

Sunglasses not only protect your eyes but also add flair to your look. Classic styles like wayfarers and aviators suit most face shapes, with tortoiseshell frames adding vintage charm. Bold colors like blue or yellow lenses can add a surprising twist to a neutral outfit. Statement sunglasses, such as cat eyes, oversized, or boldly colored frames, draw attention and add glamor.

Scarves

Scarves are not just for the winter! They can provide texture, color, and patterns to a neutral outfit, and come in many different fabrics like silk, cashmere, and linen. A colorful silk scarf is the perfect way to add some femininity to a pantsuit. Scarves can also be more than just neckwear. Try them as headscarves, belts, wraps, or purse accents. And when it inevitably does get cold, they can be worn like a shawl for warmth and coverage.

How to Combine Accessories

Now that you have a few accessories to choose from, what are the do’s and don’ts when combining them? Here are a few suggestions to consider:

• Start with a signature accessory, like a floral scarf or a simple necklace, and gradually layer more to create balance in size and color.

• Add pops of color and patterns with shoes, belts, or scarves to elevate simple or neutral outfits.

• Use accessories to transition outfits from day to night; for example, pair a little black dress with a scarf and flats for work, then swap to heels and add layered necklaces for an evening out.

• Experiment with bold color combinations and avoid overly matching accessories for a fashion-forward look. Start with one colorful piece against neutrals and use a color wheel for inspiration.

Shop Women’s Accessories in Charlotte, NC

Ultimately, accessorizing is supposed to be a fun avenue for self-expression, and it’s all about what you want! As long as you keep a variety of pieces on hand, you can create so many new outfits, without changing the size of your closet. At Paul Simon Women, we understand that finding accessories and styling new outfits can be overwhelming. It’s our passion to help women find their signature look, which is why we offer personalized consultations. Our staff will walk you through our expansive collection of high-end name-brand accessories that cover any occasion. Click the button below to book an appointment and let’s elevate your wardrobe together!

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