5 Versatile Fashion Accessories

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5 Versatile Fashion Accessories

With lockdowns lifting, it's time to get to grips with fashion once again, here are five top accessories that can dazzle your 2020...

We are halfway through 2020, but with the global coronavirus pandemic, lockdowns and isolations, many of us have not been able to get our hands on or show off the latest fashion trends. But luckily, the world is slowly starting to emerge from the confines of our homes, and for those serious about fashion, now is the time to really outdo themselves and make a statement.

How to Dazzle Your Look with 5 Versatile Accessories

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Fashion experts globally have predicted a ‘behind the keyboard’ trend to emerge and stick around for a few months; maybe even a year. This trend is based around the comfortable, homey look that comes with being stuck at home. Think leggings, joggers, comfort tees, loafers, and sneakers. But, if you want to make more of a statement, and perhaps mix up the comfort look with some dazzle, we thought we would look at what fashion accessories have popped up for this year.

Pearls Are Back: Yes, you heard it here first. Pearls have thankfully made their way back onto the fashion scene and we couldn’t be happier. Reminiscent of the classic looks pulled off by the biggest icons in the fashion industry, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and of course, the icon herself, Coco Chanel; pearls are back to make even the most casual outfit pop.

Whether you are pairing them with jeans, a casual tee, and loafers, or whether you are slipping on a glamorous dress with a couple of strings of pearls, they will add that final touch to any outfit. Why don’t you invest in a really good set this year, you’ll thank us, as you will be able to keep them and wear them for years to come.

Even if it is a simple pair of pearl earrings, you can find something that matches your unique style. Whether it be a long drop pearl that can lightly touch your shoulder, or pearl studs, a pair of pearl earrings can add that much needed touch of class to your outfit. If you are looking for a pair of earrings to compliment a specific outfit, https://www.pearlsofjoy.com/pages/pearl-earrings has a wide selection for you to choose from, so you are sure to find something in various styles to suit you.

How to Dazzle Your Look with 5 Versatile Accessories

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Hoop Earrings Are Circling Around: We have always loved a good pair of hoop earrings. Whether you opt for a simple pair of gold hoops or a gorgeous chunky statement pair, your options are endless. You can also match them up with basically any outfit. From your jeans and tee look to a simple A-line dress and strappy sandals, hoops can finish off a look with eye-catching class.

How to Dazzle Your Look with 5 Versatile Accessories

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This year, massive, chunky, statement earrings are in; the more interesting, the better. In fact, as we mentioned earlier, pearls have made a come-back, so keep your eyes peeled for that cool hooped-pearl look.

Chunky Necklaces Are Making a Noise: Again, we love that these are back. As much as we do love the simple, timid little pieces that really set off your neckline, chunky necklaces scream your personal style. They can be paired up with your summer dresses, work blouses, sleek maxi dresses, and skater skirts. But, you can also wear them on the colder days over that chunky sweater of yours.

In fact, if you really want to mix things up, pair off a chunky necklace with a longer, flowing necklace, like a string of pearls. Their lengths and colours can counter each other and make for eye-catching contrasts on your chosen outfit.
Make sure you know the rules of pairing chunky necklaces with the right neckline. What might work for a V-neck might not work for a cowl neck or strapless top. It is also important to know which necklaces you can wear with your collared shirts, as a good neutral necklace could do wonders for that neckline, while something too big might just be overkill.

Choose Chunky Boots to Finish Off Your Outfit: Highly reminiscent of the ’90s, chunky boots are back. Think Alanis Morissette, Phoebe Buffay, and the whole cast of Dawson’s Creek. Chunky boots are a great option to pair up with rolled-up boyfriend jeans, a fit and flared skirt or even a maxi-skirt to really complete that ‘ironic’ style.

How to Dazzle Your Look with 5 Versatile Accessories

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How to Dazzle Your Look with 5 Versatile Accessories

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These boots are a great investment for the practical girl. They are hardy, warm, comfortable, and usually water-resistant. Although black is certainly the most popular colour to go for, you can also opt for something with a bit of a pattern for the added statement, or with accessories like studs and buckles. There are also a number of styles to choose from, from the grunge look to the platformed Spice-Girl-inspired style. You can also choose from lace-ups to solid finishes with various heights in heels. Go wild. The options are endless.

Pick Colourful Frames for Your Sunnies: If David Rose and the whole family from the series Schitt’s Creek have done anything for the world of fashion, it would be bringing coloured frames back for your favourite sunglasses. David and his signature pair of white-framed dark glasses have kick-started this trend back into 2020, and it’s time to hop on that bandwagon.

How to Dazzle Your Look with 5 Versatile Accessories

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You can choose to match the frame to a certain piece of jewellery or accessory already in your outfit, or offset it completely by choosing something totally different. Why don’t you experiment with frame shapes too?

Think the early 2000s when Britney was charting and Christina was on every red carpet. The more outlandish, the better for 2020. If you are daring enough, pair up your chunky boots, hoops, and colourful frames with a pair of denim and a printed tee for that ‘90s flashback look.

Wrapping Up: After being kept indoors for so long, and isolated from the world outside, now is the perfect time to shake things up with your look. Even if you are not a daring fashionista, adding one or two of this year’s trends could give your look the spice it needs to be relevant, cool, and impactful. Keep your personal style in mind. If you are not a chunky boot kinda gal, rather settle for a pair of hoops or string of pearls.

If class and elegance are more your styles, look for statement pieces in belts, earrings, and bracelets. Large, waist belts are back in, as are soft clutch handbags, so maybe your new item is more along those lines. Let us know what your 2020 fashion accessory of choice is below.

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