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4 Tips To Elevate Your Accessory Game Without Breaking The Bank

Instead of going for a minimalist look with an understated aesthetic, be bold and stack different necklaces.

May 28, 2022 | By LUXUO
necklaces, accessories
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Having a selection of expensive jewellery is a luxury worth aspiring to. If you’re not blessed with generational wealth, it is something you work towards and appreciate all the more for doing so. But if you want to build a whole accessory wardrobe without immense wealth, this approach will not work.

The reality is that the most spectacular pieces will cost you more than what most people would spend on a car. There are other expenses to consider as well. Wondering what the best way to insure your jewellerry is? Adding each piece to your homeowners or renters policy will give you full coverage, although the more impressive your collection, the heftier your premium will be.

A few statement pieces are the best we can do for most of us in terms of expensive jewelry. Fortunately, bling is not the only way to make a splash with your accessories. Here are some ways to elevate your selection of accessories without breaking the bank.

Go Big

You may have a ton of accessories that you like but find rather underwhelming. You only choose to wear these things when the rest of the outfit outshines everything else. You wouldn’t dare to wear it when you are going with basic chic.

However, you can take it to the next level by taking the opportunity to wear layer upon layer of accessories. For example, go with several necklaces, even if they technically clash. Two clashing items is a trainwreck. A whole range of them is a choice.

Instead of highlighting a nice but underwhelming accessory, you create a look that turns heads. This approach requires an excellent eye and a fair amount of boldness.

Wear Scarves

Bottega Veneta Cashmere Scarf

The problem with many affordable accessories is that they inevitably get compared to their expensive counterparts. This is not so easy to do with scarves. You can get gorgeous scarves at reasonable prices, and no one will undermine them based on their place of origin.

A scarf wraps up a look while making you look chic and, if you wear it right, mysterious. There are also many different ways to wear a scarf, and you can shake it up time after time. If you want something a bit different, try a keffiyeh.

Summer scarves are also great additions to your accessories closet. They are the definition of redundant, which is what makes them so very fashionable.

Buy Pieces On Your Travels

A trick you can use to get the same glamour you would from expensive items is to buy pieces on your travels to exotic places. There are two things which make for luxury fashion: price and rarity. When one is not an option, try the other.

For this, you’ll need to be savvier than your average tourist. The bracelet you find in a busy tourist spot in Thailand is not something unique to the country. It is simply what the vendors there know the average tourist will buy. It is a simple, cheap, one-type-fits-all trinket.

Rather, ask locals about the best places to buy accessories and jewellery. Most will recommend stores that are easier to find in America, but you will eventually find someone with a good eye for local fashion.

Wear An Interesting Scent

Diptyque Do Son Eau de Parfum
Image: Diptyque

You almost certainly already spray perfume on yourself before going out. However, this is not quite the same as wearing a scent. If you choose a bold fragrance and use a little more of it than you would generally find prudent, you will make a splash. People will turn to see who is wearing such an interesting smell, and this has as significant an impact as any accessory would.

You don’t need to be a billionaire to elevate your accessory game. With some savvy ideas and a good eye, you can turn heads even when wearing the most basic of outfits.

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