What Are Accessories?


Accessories are smaller items that can be added to an outfit to complete the look. They can add a touch of class or help to define an individual style. Some popular accessories are shoes, jewellery and handbags. These items can be worn to complement an outfit and can be coordinated to match the colours of other clothing in a person’s wardrobe. Accessories are also a great way to add colour and texture to an otherwise monochrome outfit. They can even be used to highlight a feature of the wearer’s face, for example a pair of pearls may work well with a round face.

Accessory styles, shapes and silhouettes change over time just like fashion trends. However, many accessories can be re-used over and over again in different ways to create new looks. The use of a simple accessory, such as a belt or hat can completely change the look and feel of an outfit.

Stylish accessories are a big draw for shoppers and a profitable area of sales. They can be purchased without the hassle of changing rooms, are easy to carry and are usually less expensive than a full-on fashion garment. They are also a great gift for someone special. Whether it is a new pair of sunglasses, seasonal scarf or tie clip, each item has the potential to tell a story. A single accessory can give people who you meet a brief summary of your general style and a first impression of your personality.