A Girl’s Guide to Amazing Accessories: Scarves

Some people do not categorize scarves as an accessory, but I do. Jewelry is the only kind of accessory. For instance, belts, hats, purses, shoes, and scarves all count as an extra to any specific outfit. Here are a few kinds of scarves that help add a bit of flare to my outfits and may work for you as well.


A patterned scarf is a staple! It will match with solid colors, and it will also work with other patterns of the same color.


A solid scarf is also a staple in any wardrobe. It can match with almost anything, and investing in a white or black scarf is not a bad idea.


If you are always cold, getting a wool scarf is a smart way to conquer your problem. They are very stylish and also keep you warm!


A (faux) fur scarf is way fun to wear! They are very glamorous while being highly functional. Anything furry is great for the winter season.

**Another great type of scarf that has many functions is a silk scarf. If you don’t want to wear it around your neck, use it as a headband, tie it to your purse, or even use it as a belt.

Scarves may not be as necessary as necklaces and watches, but they are great to have around and can help you layer your outfits.

A Girl’s Guide to Amazing Accessories: Rings

Rings are great because anybody can wear them, and the price range is very broad. There are huge costume-y rings at Forever 21 for about $2, and then there are real diamond rings that go for much more. Even if you are not getting dressed up, or perhaps just running errands, rings are super easy to slip on. Here are a few basics that everybody should think about investing in.


A basic ring of any color is a great way to add a simple accessory to your outfit. If you are going for a look that does not have a ton of jewelry, this is the way to go.


This silver ring is a staple in my jewelry box! I come back to it all the time when choosing accessories. Even if you love the look of gold way more than silver (which would be me), you need a silver ring of some sort. This is actually a spoon ring, so it is just that much more unique.


Every girl needs a large flower on her finger once and a while! I have seen this ring in more than four different colors before, and I use it often! Just keep in mind that you are wearing a huge flower on one of your fingers, so wearing other rings and bracelets on the same hand is not a wise choice.


A huge cocktail ring is always very fun to wear. The mix of diamonds and pearls in this example is why I love it so much! There are millions of cocktail rings out there, so go find yourself one… or two or three!


Rocks of any size (the bigger the better, though!) or color are always a go to accessory for me. They add a pop of glamour to your look without overwhelming the entire ensemble.


Vintage rings are something that everybody can love. They can hold special meaning to you, and they are exactly what they sound like- vintage! Nobody else will have the same one as you, which is a major bonus!


Layering rings has become a popular trend that is easy to pull off. The awesome thing about stackers is that you can wear them all on one finger, or you can put them all on different fingers for a fun effect!

Easy, simple, and fun are some of the words that come to my mind when I think of rings. They might be the easiest accessory to wear because you don’t have to be in your most formal dress when you wear them.

A Girl’s Guide to Amazing Accessories: Watches

Watches are one of the most functional accessories. While keeping track of time and adding the perfect touch to a bare wrist, watches manage to pull both of these off. I am always wearing a watch. Even if I have no other accessories on, you can count on a watch on my wrist. Below are some of the basic kinds of watches that I love. Just keep in mind that one high quality watch is better than fifteen low-class ones. Ladies, watch out for an exciting tutorial about the iconic piece of jewelry!


A classic, quality watch is a must-have staple! This watch matches with everything and anything. A basic watch in any kind of metal is not even a question.


Another kind of great accessory to have in the jewelry box is an oversized watch. I personally love gold and rose gold, but silver always does the trick by looking effortlessly chic. Any kind of huge watch is great. Below is what this watch looks like when it is layered with other beads.


I would have never thought that this smaller tortoise watch would become one of my favorites. Sometimes, simplicity is the key. Having one or two tortoise items in storage is never a bad idea.


A black watch is a small portion of a bigger picture. It can blend in when you are wearing all black, or it can pop out when you are wearing a flowing, white sundress.


Everybody needs a fun watch in a fun color. they brighten any outfit, and they add a twist of your own personality. I even have this watch in the same style in bright yellow.

Aside from being a great accessory and a time-keeping device, watches are one of the most fun accessories to wear. In some scenarios (only sometimes), watches will be the only type of jewelry you will put on in an outfit.

A Girl’s Guide to Amazing Accessories: Necklaces

As I said here, accessories are very important. They take an outfit from nay to yay. I am breaking up each accessory and explaining thoroughly. Girls, it is time to excessorize!


A simple necklace is something that everybody needs. If a large necklace is not in the cards for you, a small, personal chain is a great touch to an outfit.


A large pendant is a fun way to add personality to an outfit. They are very easy to create- I used this chain from Banana Republic and added this little bobble that my grandma gave to me to create this.


This huge, short necklace is bananas. A statement necklace is great for a simple outfit, or even better for a night out.


A gold chain is a must. No matter the size, texture, shape, or cost, any kind of gold chain is a basic that will match with almost everything.


Sometimes, (only sometimes), less is more with accessories. A great, sparkly, necklace at a great length is a simplistic way to add spunk to an ensemble.

Overall, I think we can agree that necklaces are a very important part of accessories. Without them, our necks would look bare, pale, and boring. Test drive all kinds of style to figure out what you like best.

Excessories

Accessories are very important in any outfit. They can make or break anything from a casual outfit to fancy gown. Excessories is almost a better word! “Always take off one piece of jewelry before leaving home,” Coco Chanel once said. I almost say the opposite; at least review your accessories, and if necessary, add some more. Make sure that it all matches, and each piece says something about you. The bangles, earrings, necklaces, and so on are meaningless if they don’t represent you. It could be as simple as the fact that you think they are pretty, but make sure every single piece has a purpose.

Coming soon: A Girl’s Guide to Absolutely Astounding Accessories!

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