Before we head full-swing into wintry weather, you are probably, like me, transitioning some of your summerwear with a few tweaks and nods to the new season. Adding a jumper, a jacket or a pair of boots to an otherwise summery outfit is a wise move as we transition between seasons.
Oh the other hand, you may have already completed your wardrobe changeover and be wondering how to update last year’s clothes without too much expense!
An effective way to instantly refresh your wardrobe staples is simply adding new accessories.
The three standout accessories for AW17 are circle bags, statement earrings and sock boots.
Accessorising with these new season must-haves will bring your classic outfits right up-to-date. Even the most simplest of outfits such as jeans and a breton top will look bang on-trend.
I recently bought a lovely leather, studded circle bag from Zara. I um’d and ahh’d about it for a while because at £59.99 it was more expensive that I would usually pay for a fashion bag. But then I discovered that the straps could be altered to wear either as a backpack or as a shoulder/cross body bag and I was sold! Three wearable options for the price of one!
Then I had the fortune of going to a Next bloggers event and at the end of the night we were gifted a generous goody bag which contained a fab red, snakeskin-print circle bag. (See main image.) At £22 this bag is great value for money and will provide an injection of colour and trend to a classic outfit. It also comes in black and baby blue.
Where to buy circle bags…
I first bought a pair of tassel earrings for last year’s New Year 80s party. I never thought that I’d be seriously wearing them as a fashion item as I feared they were a step too far into Pat Butcher territory!! But as with most ‘out there’ fashion trends, once they gain popularity and you see them around they become more acceptable and adoptable.
The pink tassel earrings in the main pic were another gorgeous item in my Next goody bag. But if you don’t like the tassel variety, then there are plenty of other statement earrings to choose from. From oversized geometric pendants to drop jewels and hoops. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your preferred style!
Where to buy statement earrings…
Now these boots – so-called because of the fabric upper which you literally pull on, like a sock – are, in my opinion, one of the best of this this season’s new trends.
I treated myself to the navy, satin pair in the main image from Next. Not only do they look absolutely stunning and flattering, they are super comfy too! And the heel is just the perfect height for me. They come also come in red or navy and cost a reasonable £38.
I admired these silver metallic sock boots at the Next bloggers event, but I would never be able to walk beyond my front path in such fierce heels!!
Sock boots look great with jeans but also with cropped trousers, culottes, midi skirts and dresses – so they really will update most items you still have in your wardrobe from the past couple of seasons. A wise investment!
Where to buy sock boots..
So in conclusion, before you splash out on new-season clothing, it might be worth looking at your existing wardrobe and seeing how you can refresh your classic outfits by updating with new-season accessories.
Let me know what you think!
Main image: All items by Next – Circle bag £22, Sock boots £38, Tassel earrings £8.