Looking for the perfect affordable and timeless accessories to style in all seasons? Here are 6 of the best accessories for women that will instantly elevate any outfit!
Timeless capsule accessories for women are essential staple investments that take an outfit to the next level when it comes to style. Just think back to the days of Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe.
These ladies were fashion icons and rightfully so! They have truly left a mark on style that will live on for decades.
Their styles included some of the most stylish sunglasses, handbags, and headscarves that still live on today in fashion. Both of these ladies were big on accessories and styled them seamlessly with all of their outfits.
Needless to say, accessories have long been staple must-have pieces that will continue to evolve through the years and are great added accent pieces that elevate any outfit.
This is post #3 in the Capsule Wardrobe Basics Simplified Series. This list will cover 6 of the best accessories to add to your capsule wardrobe that will mix and match easily with any possible outfit you could possibly create.
All these accessories style perfectly with dressy and casual outfits and are sure to leave you feeling like a style queen yourself!
The pieces in this post are not only the perfect add-on accessories but they’re all affordable. All are under $100 in price which makes them great in quality (as in they will last you for years) and at a very reasonable price.
Remember the rule of thumb in that you get what you pay for. Don’t be afraid to pay up a little more on some of these pieces and I promise you that you will not regret any penny spent!
Classic Accessories For Women:
1. Jewelry accessories
Basic and simple jewelry accessories are a must-have for any capsule wardrobe. Jewelry is number 1 on this list for a reason.
Nothing will elevate an outfit more than that shiny beautiful piece of classic jewelry.
From classic hoops of all sizes to dainty necklaces and bracelets, you cannot go wrong mixing and matching them with numerous outfits in your capsule wardrobe.
Whether you prefer gold or silver jewelry there are so many great options for purchasing these quality pieces at affordable prices. So many new small jewelry brands are popping up like crazy all over Instagram and are definitely worth checking out.
However, it is important to do your homework to make sure you are putting your money into pieces that will stand the test of time.
Personally, I am constantly on the hunt for such pieces and am here to share a few that I have personally purchased and can honestly say are of great quality. Beads by Tara and Eclatant are two of my personal favorite jewelry brands at the moment.
I follow both on Instagram which is something I highly recommend you do to see if they are in fact producing the quality pieces they are selling you. For example, Tara at Beads by Tara is always upfront and honest about the pieces she creates by testing the quality of each piece before selling them.
Eclatant is a newer brand I have just started purchasing from and I love them! The few pieces they are offering are so on point with current trends but are also classic pieces that you can style for years.
I have pieces I have purchased from both these brands for myself and for family members as gifts. These are only two of the many brands out there that are worth giving a try.
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2. Classic handbags
The next statement accessory for any capsule is by far a classic statement handbag! Be it a quilted chain bag, tote bag, or backpack style.
Any of these options would make great capsule wardrobe handbags that could easily be styled throughout the years and still elevate the look of any outfit.
Mango, Zara, and Asos are great places to shop for some pretty amazing and cute handbags. Other great places to look are those smaller business boutiques.
You will be surprised how trendy yet classic these handbags are! And the quality for the price is on point too.
Amazon also offers some really great dupe options for those classic luxury handbags.
I love handbags and am a firm believer in not having to pay ridiculous amounts of money for the style you can get from a more affordable (and often times even cuter) option!
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3. White sneakers
One of the best things about a capsule is that you can mix and match more pricey items with the affordable ones and create an outfit that looks like you spent a pretty penny on it.
I have to say that most of my purchases are on a budget but there a just a few items that I am willing to spend up a little for if I know it will suit me and my wardrobe for years into the future.
And one of these purchases is my Veja sneakers! Oh, how I love my Vejas! I purchased them during a Black Friday sale and am so glad that I did!
Basic shoes can be anything from sneakers, mules, boots, and pumps. However, a white sneaker is a great basic shoe that will always be a classic timeless choice and the perfect shoe to have on rotation in your wardrobe.
Some great brands to try are Veja, Nike, and Adidas. For great more affordable options I would suggest places like the smaller online boutiques, Steve Madden, and Amazon.
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4. Classic sunglasses
I have one word for you when it comes to some of the best trendy and affordable sunglasses… Amazon! Amazon sunglasses come in all the latest trends that you could possibly want at ridiculously affordable prices.
I buy them all the time! And the quality is pretty darn good y’all!
Aviators are by far a classic timeless style to pick up with almost all the brand names creating some spin-off of the classic aviator style. Other great styles that are timeless are cat-eye and oversized sunglasses. Again going back to the iconic style days of Jackie Kennedy.
There is a reason sunglasses were huge decades ago! They are a must-have for not only protecting our vision but that they have continued to be one of the best styling accessories to date!
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5. Hair accessories
Hair accessories are another great add-on of color, print, and style. As women, we have many options for how we can style our hair making hair accessories the perfect capsule wardrobe accessory.
And what better hair accessory is there that actually holds your hair in place than a claw clip? Add a timeless animal print or neutral color to it and you have the perfect timeless hair accessory.
It’s the perfect small print to add to any capsule wardrobe basic outfit. Style with a black or white t-shirt and some jeans or slacks and any one of these prints will add a serious pop of style that will seriously make the entire outfit!
Sometimes its the small and simple things in life like a cute little hair clip that can brighten not only your style but your mood too!
Other hair accessory options include silk, patterned scrunchies, headbands, barrettes, scarves, and hair pins.
Scarves are huge in their versatility for your capsule wardrobe. Scarves have remained one of the great hair accessories all the time!
It looks great as an added accent to that ponytail but also style in so many more ways. A scarf is also easily worn around the neck and can also be tied around the strap of your handbag.
They are the classic and timeless staple and again we can thank Jackie and Marilyn for this one!
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6. Simple belts
This is a good one! A simple belt is a really good accessory to invest in that can do so many things for your outfit and will also stand the test of time!
Investing in the right belt is a great idea because you will most definitely get your money’s worth in the quantity of time and quality of wear, meaning you will be styling it for many many years.
Stylish belts can literally be purchased anywhere these days at really great budget-friendly prices! They are probably the most simple accessory on this list but yet can be the final needed touch to any outfit.
A great example is to use a simple belt to add structure and shape to a loose-fitting maxi dress. It makes such a difference by creating the most flattering silhouette, showing off your figure, and giving you another way to style a simple maxi dress.
A simple belt is obviously a must-have, however, don’t shy away from one that has a good texture to it. A crocodile-effect or woven style belt can add great texture to a very simple outfit and make all the difference in style!
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To Wrap Things Up:
Simple, classic accessories are essential for any capsule wardrobe. They are affordable pieces that will always elevate the look of an otherwise simple outfit.
Investing in any of the timeless accessories on this list will afford you years of added accented style and leave you feeling cute and trendy!
This post is about classic accessories for women.