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When I start to think about my fall wardrobe and the essentials I will – essentially – need, there are immediately 5 to 8 pieces of basic essentials, which will pimp up my look and will work basically to all my outfits. Often it is just about the accessory, which will give your look the killer fashion attitude.
Much like to find the right furniture for a new home, building a solid selection of accessories in the real fashion world can be both daunting and costly.
Shopping for fun, trendy pieces versus saving your money for classic items, which are often boring is a debate many of us struggle with. In my case, I try to invest in not so basic basics.
Like it this post, I selected my beloved fedora (addicted already), a silk blouse, high waisted denim and low top sneakers. For me not only bags, shoes or small leather goods or scarves are accessories, no, also denim and certain garment pieces are a certain kind of accessory for me, they put the puzzle together, basically.
There are some accessories, that you absolutely need ready and waiting in your closet. These make up the basis of your wardrobe. They’re the must haves, no matter what your style. What do those accessory essentials do have in common?
Read what´s important for me:

  • it must be versatile
  • the key factor is color. These pieces have to go with a lot of different colors of your clothes, so they tend to be monochromatic or neutral in color. eg. my selected fedora, melange grey – “no worries grey” fits to all possible combined colors

  • good -even exceptional- quality
  • an accessory essential makes a statement, and anyone looking should be able to tell that it’s top shelf. High quality also means that it wears well — very important for an accessory, that you’ll rely on again and again. eg. my selected silk blouse – a outgoing floral print, but in neutral colors and in a top quality

  • modern classic style
  • You don’t want your wardrobe essentials to ever really go out of fashion, that does not mean that it should be over boring. black, black and black. No it just should do it´s job for more than some seasons. eg. my sneakers. Cool and neutral grey holds what it gives, a never out in fashion statement, even when the sneaker is high on course on the fashion Radar.

  • it must be a 10
  • should have all the qualities of a 10, and because they form the basis of your stylish wardrobe, it’s okay to spend a little more for these than you would other, less essential, accessories. here, my high waisted denims, definitely a 10 on the fashion score.

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