One of the simplest things you can do to update the look of your wardrobe is to add some fab accessories. And if you are on a budget, its probably the most wallet friendly too. And the great thing about most accessories is that you don’t have to shop in a separate department. Everyone has access to the same items, if only the clothing would catch up.
1. Steve Madden’s Faux Fur Neck Warmers
I fully admit I am a little obsessed with Steve Madden. I love his shoes and purses, and now these. The neck warmers are great for me as I love the look of a scarf, and I own a bunch, but I find them awkward sometimes. They always seem to unwrap or fall of my shoulders. With the neck warmers you just put them on and forget about but you still have that great accessorized look. I own one in the color shown, as well as a cherry red one. You can find similar ones at Lord & Taylor for $48.00.
2. Faux Leather Fingerless Gloves
I love a fingerless glove, so why not mix in one of the seasons hottest trends with it. Faux leather is everywhere this season and I am loving some of the ways I have seen them mixed with fingerless gloves. I especially like the look of these half gloves.
As you can see they come in many different colors. And they are so affordable. Get them for only $1.55 on eBay. If you like the idea, but this isn’t the style for you, a simple search on eBay for faux leather fingerless gloves will turn up a huge selection to choose from.
3. Ear Warmers
They come in all sorts of styles, fabric, and colors. But I have to say my favorite style is the ones that look like headbands. My ears always get cold in the winter. I don’t particularly like earmuffs because they are hard, and they always seem to be in the way.With the headband style, which headbands are something I would normally wear anyway, fashion and function can meet. I really love this style with the removable bow.
You can find these on Etsy for $45.00. The fabric colors for both the band and the removable magnet bow are fully customizable. I know a pair of these is going on my Christmas Wish List. But if $45.00 is just not in your budget there are many other more affordable options on eBay and accessory stores like Icing. One of the more popular styles are a knitted version. If you know how to knit or if you are crafty, you could easily make your own.
4. Lace Necklaces
I really love the look of lace on jewelry, and it is just now starting to get popular enough for there to be a nice selections of colors, styles, and materials. You can get everything from traditional lace to metal that looks like lace, and I love them all. I think my favorite though is the combination of real lace and beads like this one.
This one is found on eGifts2u.com for $25.00. You can find these in so many places now, there is something for everyone’s taste and budget.
I want to hear back from all of you. Do you like my picks for accessories? Did I leave off your favorites? Don’t forget to post pictures of you in your favorite accessory.