Updated: Apr 3, 2021
By Isabelle Rust
There is nothing better than accessory hunting and we are all guilty of it. Now that everyone is pre-empting our release from lockdown with pub gardens opening on the 12th April, online shopping has skyrocketed as people prepare their post lockdown looks. Fashion retailers but also accessory retailers have seen a massive spike of interest within the last few weeks - so gather round because I want to share with you my top picks for men and women.
Whether you’re layering delicate necklaces, adding a colourful shoe, or throwing on a scarf, often accessories are essential for taking outfits to the next level. Get the scoop on how to amp up your look with the help of some key items. For both men and women, the typical accessories we all think about and browse are sunglasses, shoes and jewellery since they are all pretty standard, however, with the sustained use of face masks, I think now is the time to get a bit more classy. Let’s call it a day with those blue surgical masks and move onto bigger and better things. So, to honour this movement I have found some great alternatives for both men and women.
I also want to talk about jewellery, specifically necklaces because women have always tended to gravitate towards them, but there has always been a bit of a barrier for men to get over regarding any sort of jewellery, especially necklaces because men considered them one of the hardest items to wear. But take your cue from the professionals — men can and do look great wearing necklaces. It just takes a little know-how. Women and men’s jewellery does typically differ in styles, however they also do reflect each other in many situations. Here are my favourites below!
Now typically for women heels are a nightmare and are only worn for a maximum of 2 hours at a party before 1) the pain is too much to handle or, 2) the photos of the event are done and the trainers are to hand. However, I find myself missing them because they are sometimes the necessary oomph outfits seem to need. Having said this, I am aware most men don’t wear heels and typically opt for a loafer or trainer going into Spring or Summer so I have included the best of for men and women regarding shoe accessories which might take your fancy.