The tailored blazer. The white shirt. The skinny jeans. They’re your wardrobe classics – high-rotation pieces that will survive through the seasons. But what about those little finishing touches? While a fun slogan tote or a colourful beaded necklace can be an easy (and affordable!) way to embrace what’s trending, creating an accessories wardrobe that’s truly versatile starts with a solid foundation of classic pieces. Meet your six essential building blocks…


1. The subtle hoop

Sleek, simple and with the ability to transition seamlessly from day to night, the hoop is your jewellery box’s unsung hero. The trick to finding the perfect pair? Opt for something small or midsize (aka less Jenny From The Block circa 2002) in solid gold, rose gold or silver.


2. The black leather handbag

The tale of the ideal bag reads just like Goldilocks and the Three Bears – not too big, not too small, but just the right size to fit all your essentials (think: phone, wallet, lipstick and emergency snacks). Pick a style in classic black leather and it’ll work back with any outfit.


3. The nautical boater hat

Shield your face from the summer rays (whether you’re at the seaside or in the city) with a boater hat. It’s a style that looks luxe and flatters most face shapes – and it’ll certainly score you some bonus points if you find yourself yachting through the harbour…


4. The tortoiseshell shades

A single pair of sunnies to get you through the seasons? Tortoiseshell shades reporting for duty! Timeless yet with a contemporary feel, the brown patterned frames will accompany any outfit (and complement any skin tone). They’re a better investment than stocks.


5. The sophisticated watch

You know what’s great? Being able to catch the time, without having to dig through your bag for your smartphone. And nothing beats the beauty and simplicity of an analogue watch face – even if it can’t also text your mate back about dinner…


6. The checked linen scarf

Whether you’re covering up from the sun or dealing with an unexpected chill, a lightweight linen scarf is an accessory that’ll work hard for you – and look good doing it. For ultimate versatility, embrace a monochrome palette and pared-back prints.


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