While we may already be halfway through 2022, it’s never too late to upgrade your closet to match this year’s trends. We’re far enough into the year that this year’s trends have been firmly established so if you’re looking to improve your fashion game in a trendy, stylish way, now is a good time to do so.
Accessories are one of the best ways to take your fashion game to the next level as you can mix and match with any outfit. Unlike clothes, accessories can be worn with multiple different outfits and have a different effect on your daily look: Add some necklaces and opt for a sun hat to make a t-shirt and jeans look classier. Reach for a baseball cap and a scrunchie and make a sundress look sporty.
If you’re looking for the best way to improve your style and fit in with the fashion trends in 2022, here are some must-have accessories.
#1. Layered Necklaces
Necklaces are a classic accessory, but that doesn’t mean they can’t improve your look. While statement necklaces have been popular for a few years now, not everyone likes wearing large, clunky necklaces and this makes it hard to get in on the trend. Layering necklaces, though, is a great way to get in on this trend without having to invest in a new, large necklace you won’t wear often.
Layered necklaces are perfect for anyone who has a large collection of necklaces but rarely wears them. By layering several of your favorites, you can both show off your jewelry and fit in with the fashionistas.
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#2. Headbands and Head Scarves
Headbands are great for keeping your hair out of your face and head scarves are perfect for protecting your hair during an afternoon out in the sun. The great thing about both of these headwear accessories is that they can be worn year round!
Both headbands and head scarves are a perfect way to add a splash of color to your outfit while also covering up a bad hair day. We all have those days when our hair simply won’t do what we want it to, but instead of attempting to put it up, reaching for a head scarf will upgrade your style and hide your hair.
Like headbands and head scarves, hats are a great way to hide a bad hair day and change up your style. With so many different styles of hats to choose from, though, your options are truly limitless.
A baseball cap can make a skirt look sporty. A sun hat can add class and style to any pair of jeans. Reach for a big bucket hat and turn your casual outfit into something fun and summery. The possibilities with hats are limitless and they make a great accessory to keep in your closet!
Even in winter, hats can be used to improve your style and keep your head warm. Of all the many accessories you can have at your disposal, hats are one of the most versatile.
Some people really go crazy with handbags, but it’s easy to see why. There’s an endless amount of choices when it comes to size, style, material, and color. Popular summer handbag choices are straw bags, small light-colored bags, and slouchy backpacks. In winter, you may want a dark handbag or something that’s big enough to hold a scarf, hat, and mittens.
Handbags are a great way to add color to any outfit without worrying about it clashing. They work well for anyone who has to follow a strict office dress code too, as they can easily be left on your desk during the work day and picked back up when you leave. They’re also incredibly useful for carrying things across town and can be as big or small as you need them to be.
Having an array of bags to choose from is always a good idea. You should have a small bag for a night out or when you don’t need to take much, and a larger bag for carrying extra things like folders, scarves, or a water bottle.
#5. Colorful Sunglasses
Plain sunglasses are out and colorful sunglasses are in. Whether you choose a classic frame style with colored lenses or something totally out there, colorful sunglasses are in style this year and should not be overlooked.
Colored sunglasses can be worn even when the sun isn’t blindingly bright without hindering your vision, making them a great choice for anytime from early spring to late fall. Even if this is your first time wearing sunglasses with colored lenses, it won’t be too long before you love the look and feel of them with your favorite outfits.
Another classic jewelry option to go with is rings. This season, chunky rings are particularly in style, though slim, stacked rings are also in fashion and worth investigating.
Rings are fun to wear and can be easily switched out during the day. They’re small enough to shove in your pockets as well, so if you ever need to remove them or you get annoyed with them, you can slip them off and stuff them in a mini purse or pocket.
#7. Pins and Patches
Don’t throw out your old, worn out pair of jeans. Instead, buy some patches to sew, glue, or pin onto your jeans for a truly customized pair of denims. Pins and patches are also a great way to update an old backpack or jacket and give your outfit a bit of a vintage or hipster look.
Move Up the Fashion Ladder
With the right accessories, you can create a stylish outfit easily. The first step to doing so, of course, is to have accessories to choose from.
Take some inspiration from this year’s fashion trends and get started on creating your own accessory wardrobe. With options to pick from, the perfect outfit is within reach.