5 Accessories that will Change Your Life and Make You a Style Superstar

by jlaine on September 18, 2013

Hello Stylish One!

That’s a bit of a stretch for a headline, am I right? 

5 Accessories that will Change Your Life and Make You a Style Superstar….really? Yes, it’s true. These are 5 classic, yet bold accessory choices that you’ll reach for year after year to punch up your look and help you shine-shine-shine.

So without further ado, let’s do this thing! 

#1. Statement Necklace

You may be thinking that the statement necklace is a recent trend on the fashion scene. Au contraire, Stylish One. Have you heard of Cleopatra? Power Girl circa 50 BC knew how to stand out in a crowd and claim her Unique Style Address. This is a classic item, something you’ll wear throughout your personal style evolution. Pick one that represents your personality, be it bold or classic. Another option is to layer a few necklaces together to create your own custom piece.


Gothic Style Rhinestone Necklace, $49.90 at Zara.com

2. Swoon-worthy Sunnies

There’s something about a great pair of glasses that make us all wonder who’s behind them. With these you’ll appear gorgeous and mysterious, cover your puffy eyes from a late night, and evade the paparazzi. What more do you want from an accessory?

Mabel Sunglasses, $95 at WarbyParker.com

3. Tres Chic Scarf

Nothing is more chic than a beautiful scarf. These instantly transform a bland or basic look into something pulled together and special. I’m a huge fan of the Hermes silk variety, though this horizontal style by Theodora and Callum is fantastic for everyday, year ’round use. These can be worn in the typical fashion, or tied into a top, dress, or skirt (making it super for travel!) Not just for your neck anymore, this is the scarf that does triple-plus duty.


Nairobi Tie All Scarf, $175 at TheodoraandCallum.com 

4. An Apres-5pm Bag

Don’t do it. I know it’s tempting, to drag your day bag out at night instead of taking the time to switch it out. Not only does your day bag drag down your evening outfit, the weight takes a toll on your back and shoulders when worn for 15 hours. Pull your look together and give yourself a break by busting out something fun and light, be it metallic, an animal print, a bright color, or this lacy lucite number below.


Lacy Lucite Bag, $51 at PixieMarket.com

5. Signature Watch

A great watch is a lifetime treasure. It can be your everyday signature accessory, like Jackie O’s glasses or Jane Birkin’s bag. Invest in a good one that you love and will cherish for years. 

Cartier Wristwatch circa 1970s, 1stDibs.com

6. Power Ring

So I lied. I simply can’t get this list down to 5 Accessories. Consider this your bonus, a power ring. What’s more meaningful and sentimental than a ring? From the engagement variety to 18th century mourning rings that were worn in memorium to the deceased beloved, there’s something about looking at one’s hand and seeing a kick ass ring that instantly reminds us of our beauty and power.


Kelly Wearstler Alesandro Ring, $195 at KellyWearstler.com

If you need help building your Accessory Arsenal, you’ve come to the right place. I work with clients in person, via Skype and with virtual shopping. Drop me a line at Jill@JillLaineStyle.com to schedule or for more info. 

With Love and Style!

Jill Laine

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

SCinPhx September 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

You can’t beat a pair of big silver hoop earrings! Definitely one of my go-to classics.


jlaine September 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

Absolutely, Shelly! It’s important to know what accessories are best for your unique style, and silver hoops fit your laid back, bohemian USA!


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