1. Invest in the essentials.
Build your collection with basic accessories. Start with a pair of stud earrings, followed by a statement necklace, sunnies, a belt, a dress watch, a neutral-colored clutch, and a satchel bag. Also, amass a solid shoe wardrobe, so you won’t have a hard time taking your outfits from day to night.
2. Go for timeless designs.
Avoid those with trendy details—the styles will be passé in a flash. Instead, pick accessories that can surpass seasons. A simple rule to follow: If the style has survived decades, it's a classic.
3. Experiment with color.
If you want your accessories to pop, choose pieces that contrast the color or texture of your outfit.
To kick-start your accessories wardrobe, check out our fancy picks in the gallery below.