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Four Wardrobe Essentials to Buy in Spring

As we’re approaching Spring and Summer, you might be thinking of ways to update your wardrobe and what pieces to buy first. A great way to get ready for Spring and Summer is to buy some accessories that can carry you right through from those early Spring mornings to the end of Summer. With the British weather being its usual unpredictable self, you might even reach for these things a little earlier than expected!

 

Sunglasses

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Useful all year round, not just Spring and Summer however there are usually more options available in Spring. So it’s a good time to invest in a new pair. There are so many styles available, taking the time to find a pair that suit you, so you feel comfortable in them is key. If you require prescription glasses, then take some time to investigate getting prescription sunglasses. They are handy for switching it up in Summer. There are plenty of offers on from designers to high street to there’s something to suit everyone’s style and budget.

 

Swimwear

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This is something you should think about buying early on as all the best styles and pieces tend to sell out fast. Plus you don’t want to be left in that dreaded scenario where it’s a week before you leave, and you can’t find anything you feel good in. There are some beautiful printed swimsuits on offer for the upcoming seasons. So why not choose something eye-catching to mix things up! Alternatively, if prints aren’t your thing there are some great mix and max pieces available, so you can get creative with your bikini options too.

 

Top it off with a hat

It will soon be time to leave the winter hats behind and embrace something a little more suitable for Summer. It can take a little time to find the style to suit you. But it’s important to have one throughout the Summer months, so time well spent. Not only are hats important for protecting us against the sun, they can really add that something extra to an outfit and great for hiding those days your hair doesn’t want to be tamed! You don’t need to spend a lot of money here, there are some fab options on the high street that can work well.

 

The Summer Bag

Last year saw the trend of the straw bag and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change this year. Already, there are plenty straw bags making their way into the shops. A good way to invest in this trend is to look out for a cross body style. It is perfect for Summer getaways or city escapes as you can throw them on and go. If you’re considering investing in this trend, there’s no need to spend too much money. There are so many great budget options available. With plenty of different styles and colours available, you can play around with adding colour with your Summer bag to make your outfit pop and stand out.

 

Have you started shopping for spring wardrobe essentials?

 

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The top 5 hat styles that will keep your wardrobe captivating

You may feel limited by the options that are available for accessories. You can wear snazzy shoes or grab a scarf that works with your outfit, but you might feel like you still need something else to really set off your style. These five hats for women will transform your day-to-day wardrobe.

 

Pork Pie

Although the pork pie hat became popular with women in the 1800s, Buster Keaton made this hat type trendy for men in the 1920s.

Today, it adds vintage appeal to a modern sensibility. The pork pie hat is often worn by hipsters who want to give off an intellectual vibe. You might wear it with a leather jacket and fancy shoes when hit up the jazz club.

If you wear it with contemporary clothing, you can’t go wrong. Give a nod to its heyday by wearing it with a vest or bow tie.

 

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Trilby

The Trilby hat has a deeper crown than the pork pie. Whereas both styles have a rounded indentation at the top, the Trilby is also creased up the front.

If you’re already feeling stylish, pop the Trilby on to turn heads. This hat is often worn tilted toward the back of the crown. Because it has a narrow brim, it’s a little less practical than the fedora. You might not keep the sun out of your eyes, but you’ll look spectacular.

 

Flat Cap

If you’re just getting into the hat craze, you might be more comfortable in a flat cap than in some of the other hat styles. It has a more subtle silhouette than a hat with a brim that goes all the way around it. It can also be tucked in your bag when you’re not wearing it.

Try swapping out your knitted winter hat for a flat cap this year. Wool and felt versions will keep your head just as warm. You won’t flatten your hairstyle, and you’ll look incredibly sharp.

Fedora

Fedoras have become popular accessories for women in the past few years.

If you’re an adventurer and a risk-taker, the fedora is for you. It’s a little bolder than the other hat styles that we’ve mentioned, and it makes you look a little mysterious.

The fedora is classic and timeless. It can be worn with just about anything. Dress up your jeans and t-shirts with felt fedora.

 

Bowler

Before the fedora made a name for itself in fashion history, the bowler was the go-to men’s hat style. It features a rounded crown and narrow, turned-up brim. While it might not protect your head as well as a wide-brim hat, it’s streamlined and easy to wear.

Nowadays, the bowler is often associated with eccentric elegance. It’s the perfect accessory to wear with a striped suit, a leather jacket or a trench coat. Tilt it toward the back for a rebellious look.

The bowler brings to mind iconic characters, such as Liza Minelli in “Cabaret” or Alex in “A Clockwork Orange.” When you wear it, you’ll be just as memorable.

 

What do you think of these hat styles? Which is your favourite?

 

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3 Fashion Hacks for Accessories

Accessories have the power to make and break any outfit, so I thought sharing some fashion hacks for accessories will be a cool idea. I have previously written about fashion hacks for jewellery, fashion hacks for handbags and fashion hacks for shoes, so catch up on those posts if you missed them.

Here are my top 3 fashion hacks for accessories:

 

Add a Hat

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A hat attracts a lot of attention so make sure you style it right, so it looks good. It takes a lot of confidence to pull this look off because you will definitely stand out from the rest so make sure you are ready for the attention or the looks you will be getting, or just fake the confidence like I do sometimes..

 

Grab the Sunnies

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If you have been reading this blog long enough, you will know I hardly ever appear without my sunnies. I have quite a few now, and I still plan to add more to my collection. I wear my sunnies for comfort than style. I am short-sighted, so I wear contact lenses, and I squint my eyes a lot in sunlight.

A pair of sunglasses is the most versatile accessory you can have. They are super stylish. Having a pair of sunglasses on make you look too cool for school, and you hide your eyebags, red eyes, no eye makeup, and many more under them. Seriously, if you don’t have a pair of sunglasses, you don’t know what you are missing.

 

Scarves

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Scarves have the power to change a look completely. I have quite a few scarves for different seasons, and I find it them so easy to style. If you want to experiment with your accessory game, I suggest you start with scarves. You can’t go wrong with them.

So there you have, my top 3 fashion hacks for accessories. Whatever you do, always remember to keep it effortless and simple. Once an outfit looks like you tried too hard, it ruins the look. Never over-accessorize, it will make you look confusing. Stick with 1 or 2 key accessories at a time, and you will slay the look.

Do you have any tips to share?

 

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