We're advocates of looking your level best, but we also appreciate that investing in a whole new wardrobe isn't always an option.
For times like these, it’s all about making small but important changes – which is where accessories come in. Whether you’re looking to play with a new trend but aren’t ready to go full throttle or you just want a bit of a style upgrade, there are a magnitude of ways that you can use accessories to your advantage. Here, we’re kicking off with three transitional pieces that work well, no matter what the occasion is.
If you’re to take anything from the street style icons of today, it’s the power of an amazing pair of sunglasses. Chuck these on when you feel like you could have made slightly more effort with your outfit, and you’ll be instantly transformed. For smarter occasions, stick to rounded styles in darker tortoiseshell tones, and for the weekend go bolder.
If you’ve forever gone by the statement that hats simply don’t suit you, it’s time to make a change. Hats, when worn with the right outfit and in the right way, suit everyone. Veer towards the beanie or the flat cap, the season’s favourite styles, for a look that’ll work whether you’re in a three-piece and brogues or jeans and a t-shirt.
Fewer occasions require a tie these days, but there are definitely moments where it deserves the spotlight. If you know you need to be in a muted suit all day long, it pays to bring some personality into your outfit through bolder colours threaded throughout. Looking to go the extra mile? Keep it bright and play with pattern.