Personal style is so important, it’s how we express ourselves and it can boost confidence and make us feel good when we’re happy with the way we look. Making an effort whenever you can to look nice is no bad thing, when life and time, or the occasion allows for it. A killer outfit, lit-from-within makeup and sexy happy hair will have you feeling like you can conquer the world. However, there are times when we all want to look extra special, or the invite suggest so! Maybe it’s a wedding, Valentine's dinner, an awards ceremony or a big festive function - there are some occasions when effortlessly 'put together' and maybe even a little 'expensive, darling' is totally appropriate. Adding a luxury accessory can help you to feel boojee as well as give your overall outfit a boost. Bonus points if you learn how to rework it and re-wear it as much as possible. Here are some of my favourite options to choose from.
As the saying goes, diamonds are a girl's best friend. But in my opinion, so is simplicity. An easy way to add spectacular sparkle to a special outfit is with a piece of diamond jewellery. It will always look classic and elegant - and there is so much variety, from companies like Ian Sharp handcrafted jewellery, to the more affordable 'not-quite-a-diamond' pieces found at Swarovski. A real diamond or 10 won’t come cheap, but they will hold their value and last forever if properly looked after. Think a diamond tennis necklace and earrings set to dress up a little black dress for example - luxe but not loud.
"Luxury is anything that feels special. I mean, it can be a moment, it can be a walk on the beach, it could be a kiss from your child, or it could be a beautiful picture frame, a special fragrance. I think luxury doesn't necessarily have to mean expensive."
- Aerin Lauder
Designer bags offer a style and quality that can’t be rivalled by cheaper companies. The designs, the materials and the overall look and feel are luxurious and can make a good outfit into something great (hello re-wear appeal). A black Chanel clutch for example will make a simple outfit instantly look high end, or a classic Mulberry bag is something that’s instantly recognisable as quality and luxury and can be dressed up or casual but still always elevate your overall look. A good bag will last you well, and whenever you want to amp up your outfit and make it look extra special, you can accessorise with your bag.
Are you more of a 'shoe person?' If shoes are your thing, then you probably already love glamming up an outfit than with a pair of killer heels. For luxury and style, the red soles of a pair of Louboutins will grab everyone’s attention and high heels will always make you feel good. They look glamorous, make your legs look longer and thinner and generally make you feel like you can conquer the world! Find the right (comfortable) fit and rock a little luxe every day!
Choose the right jacket and you will be able to wear it with lots of different outfits a million times over. Whether it’s a blazer, a leather jacket, a bomber or even a rain mac, a stunning and properly fitted piece can really complete an outfit. Your best bet is to choose a classic style as unlike trends it won’t go out of fashion. And if you stick with a neutral colour it will have maximum matchability with the most in your wardrobe. Spend the extra here for a piece that looks and feels luxurious, and again can take any outfit to the next level.
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