4 Must-Have Fashion Accessories That Can Transform Any Outfit

New York Smash Magazine  

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“You can have anything you want in life… if you dress for it.”

That quote by Edith Head is often so true. The power of fashion is truly astounding. Your sense of style can speak volumes before you utter a word. In a matter of seconds, the outfit you’re wearing, or even an accessory, can define your look and change the way others perceive you.

Many people believe that nice clothing and accessories are expensive. These days, with the vast array of online shopping options, having great style does not have to cost a fortune. If there’s a certain look you want, it’s usually possible to find it for less.

For example, replica handbags are so popular because you can have a designer-looking bag for a fraction of the price. There are replica handbags that look nearly identical to the “real thing.” Online retailers, like, have an incredible selection of luxury handbags, made of leather and other quality materials. Many of these bags strongly resemble the styles we see at Fashion Week – and who would know the difference?

Whether you want to spend a lot or a little on fashion, here are four must-have accessories that can transform any outfit.

1. Statement Jewelry

No matter what look you’re going for, from the bold and glamorous, to subtle or earthy, statement jewelry can complete your ensemble. Remember, the idea here is not to overdo it — try flaunting one piece of jewelry at a time. If you’re wearing a simple black dress with a deep neckline, pair it with a bold statement necklace to glam up your look. When you’re more covered up (in a high-collared dress with your hair pulled back in a bun, let’s say), opt for gorgeous statement earrings to accentuate your look. When you have no idea what to wear and you’re in need of an instant style pick-me-up, go for a bold ring.

2. The Bold Handbag

Handbags… Many of us are addicted to them! Even in an underwhelming, plain outfit, all eyes will be on you if you’re sporting a great bag or purse. You can choose a comfy, beaded vintage style bag to doll up your look, or a stone-studded satchel that dresses you down. Jazz up your look with a bright-colored leather bag or carry a simple bow-designed clutch with your evening wear.

3. The Stylish Scarf

Scarves never go out of style – they are classic. A scarf can add refinement, a bit of class, or spark to an otherwise muted ensemble. They come in practically every type of material, from silk and cashmere to chiffon, as well as geometrical patterns, floral designs and vibrant colors. The best part is that you can get creative; wear one casually draped around your neck or tie it on to your handbag. A scarf can also save you on a bad hair day or cover your hair in the rain, so keep one stashed in your purse for those beauty emergencies!

4. A Chic Pair of Shoes

It is said that a woman can conquer the world in the right pair of shoes. Well, she can conquer the world either way, but wearing killer stilettos can certainly help! Shoes can be the centerpiece of your outfit. Feeling “blah” in boring clothes? Put on bright-colored heels and poof!… You’re suddenly a fashionista. For everyday wear, you can’t go wrong with the right pair of wedges; even though they can be as comfy as sneakers, wedges look like heels; they lengthen your legs and give you a boost.