If you guys have been following me on Facebook or Instagram for awhile, you know I’m usually all about leggings and workout gear for my daily look. It’s comfortable and quick when I’m running my kids around or doing errands. Plus, I’m already in what I need to wear for my workout later that day. Being a busy mom of three, I’m always about what saves myself time. However, that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped loving to glam it up for date night, family events, church or a day I want to feel a little extra. After sifting through my closet and finding what I want to wear for that day or night, I’m still only halfway done getting ready. To me, one of the most enjoyable parts of getting ready is choosing what accessories I’m going to pair with my outfit. I believe taking time out to accessorize is what pulls your entire look together and shows off your personality. You can also do a quick accessory change at night to change the vibe of your afternoon look. By simply swapping out small earrings to large hoops, flats to heels, or a large tote purse to a clutch, you’ve changed the entire attitude of your outfit. I’ve listed below my favorite go to accessories that will make any outfit feel complete!
Jewelry is one of the easiest accessories to add to your outfit. I don’t think jewelry needs to be expensive to make an outfit look amazing. I have my go to pieces that I usually wear when I’m dressing up (by dressing up, I mean no workout gear). I think every girl should own a pair of hoops, studs, stackable bracelets and a few necklaces in different lengths. This provides plenty of options to switch up your look for that day’s activity.
Handbags are by far my favorite accessory. I’m usually lugging around a large tote so I can carry the 100,000 plus items my kids might need while we are out. But, if I’m going out with just my hubby for the evening, I like to switch to a small clutch or crossbody. I recently wrote a blog about my love for handbags and some that are trending right now. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can see it here. You still have time to snag one of these beauties for this summer!
If you can’t tell by the pictures below, another one of my favorite accessories is shoes! I am a firm believer a girl can never have enough shoes! I think shoes are one of the most versatile staples to add to an outfit. If you have a summer dress on during the day while running errands, put on a pair of converse or sneakers to make your look casual and comfortable for walking. Instead of changing your entire outfit for a night out, swap your comfy shoes to a cute pair of sandals or flip flops for a fun evening look. Some people like to match whatever color shoes they have on to their handbag, others mix it up. I always believe you should do whatever makes you feel your best!
Hair accessories are usually a quick, easy and affordable way to add some extra pizazz to your daily look. I love throwing on a bandana, or cute clip after I finish my hairstyle for the day. I also think hats are super fun to dress up an outfit. Plus, they are a perfect time saver on not having to style or wash your hair for the day. I am all about stretching my hair washes for as long as I can and a hat is a perfect tool in helping me!
Jackets are cute, fun and functional. There are always days where the weather is expected to be a bit unpredictable. If I am not sure if I might end up getting chilly at some point, I like to tie a jacket around my waist or leave one in the car. They are also great for making a fancier dress have a more casual vibe, or dressing up a simple look.
Scarves are like jackets to me. They provide function and style. I think a lot of people think scarves are only worn when running around outside in the cold weather. I love to pair them up with my outfit for the day during cooler months. This way I am keeping warm and looking stylish while doing it!