What’s better than the perfect dress? Ok, it may not replace the perfect dress, but the right accessories can make or break your outfit even if you are wearing the latest designer outfit. What many people don’t realize is that the accessories are equally important as the dress itself. When you meet someone for the first time, especially if you’re a woman and you’re meeting another woman at a party, don’t your eyes quickly take in what she’s wearing? Her earrings, necklace, her makeup and her shoes? If your dress looks absolutely gorgeous, but you got scruffy shoes, your outfit will be a big fail.

In recent years accessories have been fast becoming the main revenue of business for many fashion brands. Fashion and fragrances have both been on the down low for the past few years with accessories showing where the cash cow lies. If you want to be on the forefront of the fashion brigade and want to be in know of what’s trending on the catwalks and which of the fashion world’s IT girls are wearing, here are some of the best accessories a girl could have.

  • A Classic Handbag

If you have a good handbag to carry your little necessities, you’re in good hands. You’re wearing a great dress but your bag looks shabby? It’s better to invest in one good handbag rather than multiple cheap fakes which will lose their looks within a few wears. There have been some classics over the years which have inspired a multitude of fakes – but why have silver when you can have gold?

Chanel-Classic-Flap-Bag-SmallThe Chanel flap bag is the classic reinvention of the handbag. Created by Coco Chanel and re-designed by Karl Lagerfield, this bag has become a staple in nearly every girl’s wardrobe – or at least a version of it. Cute and stylish, it adds the class factor to any outfit – casual or otherwise.

  • Shoes

Shoes Maketh or Breaketh an Outfit” Truer words were never spoken. This is the perfect accessory to compliment any outfit. But how do you know which shoes to buy? From heels, to platforms, sneakers to sandals – there’s one for every mood. There may be many high end brands that create the most droolable works of walking art with certain shoe designs, but there are a few that will always remain a classic.

Stiletto-Types-Of-High-Heels-SandalsThe Stiletto – especially if it is black or beige, is the absolutely must-have for every wardrobe. Any of those two colors matches any outfit you wear and can dress up any garment. For a stylish night out or a special evening, these heels will have your back (or your feet). For those who are looking for a more comfortable height and less high fashion can opt for kitten heels. You should check out shoes from the Shoe maestros like Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Alexander Mc Queen or Alexander Mc Queen to name a few.

  • Jewelry

To jazz up a simple LBD or to glam up to make a night out of things, you should team up your dress with a few glitzy items or even class it up with some pieces. A pair of earrings, a necklace, rings or even a jazzy bracelet could work wonders for you.

Think a clunky but gem studded bracelet from Alexis Bittar which has black mother of pearl and elements of crystals and other gems, or choose a statement maker from Alexander McQueen or even just go in for a delicate but utterly feminine Chanel pieces – you’ll feel like you own the world. Whichever accessory you choose to wear, you’re bound to stand out from the crowd.


Fashion has always fascinated me. The play of colors, cuts, styles and trends is so fascinating. Fashion is constantly changing and this is what makes it such an adventure.