If you believe the internet, Coco Chanel was the source of many bon mots about fashion. “Accessories are what makes or marks a woman,” she said, allegedly. (She also said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off,” which as a maximalist I choose to ignore.)
But there’s little doubt accessories have the power to elevate even the simplest look. And, unlike a statement skirt or jacket, they have the chameleon ability to work with anything (definitely a plus in these straightened times).
You could wear the classic Oroton belt, below, or ice-blue Albus Lumen scarf with almost any item in your wardrobe – and happily, both are on sale. Lucy Folk’s friendship band, with its grown-up gold plate, is a perfect match for a great watch, or layered with a couple of delicate bracelets. And Reliquia’s shoulder-grazing earrings would add a note of drama to any combination of sweater and jeans.
Here, our shopping editor Tara Morris, shares her pick of the best accessories to buy now.