Four Accessories Every Woman Should Own

Everyone's style is different and calls for different types of clothing and accessories in their closets. However, there are a few universally versatile accessories out there that will make every woman feel like her wardrobe is complete, her look easily accessorized and that she is never without that finishing item to create a great outfit. Here are the four accessories every women should own to ensure you will look great and always be able to accessorize. 

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One Statement Handbag

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To keep things easy, most women will carry one purse, usually in black or another neutral shade, to ensure that they will get the very most use from it and to avoid the need to change handbags all the time. This makes a lot of practical sense, but it can also get really boring. 

Instead, consider one statement handbag that can add some punch to an outfit. Doing this does not mean that you have to sacrifice function for fashion. You would be surprised how functional statement bags can be and how they can easily become an everyday bag.

Considering a statement handbag that you can carry with most of what you wear? Try a green handbag. Green is considered a colored neutral and complements and works with all colors without clashing. Not a fan of green? Look at versatile accent colors for your statement bag like yellow, turquoise and teal.

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Long Gold or Silver Necklace

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 Having an understated long gold or silver necklace in your wardrobe can help you finish any outfit quickly. Accessorizing can feel overwhelming and just another thing to do. However, with something as simple as a long necklace that you can grab when you either don't have time or don't have the right jewelry on hand can help you finish your looks in seconds flat.

A long gold or silver necklace can be used with word dresses, suited looks, summer dresses, a top and jeans or whatever else you are wearing. 

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If there is one shoe color that universally works with just about everything in the closet it is a pair of nude shoes. For colorful prints and patterns, nude shoes will work, no matter what colors are in the outfit. Additionally, if you are are wearing prints with bare legs, nude shoes will make your legs look longer and leaner through the power of optical illusion. By not breaking up the legs with a dark pair of shoes, one continuous leg line is created which is what creates the slimming effect.

Don't stop with wearing your nude shoes with bold brights and colorful patterns. Nude shoes, like nude pumps or work heels, pair well tailored with pants and suits for work and can instantly elevate a work outfit. To create a look that can take you from cubicle to corner office, style nude shoes with an outfit to create instant authoritative and professional sophistication. 

Buy a pair of nude shoes and you will find yourself shocked by how quickly they become your go-to pair.  More »

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Metallic

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Back to the first tip about having at least one long necklace in gold or silver, you can expand metallic beyond necklaces and get a lot of mileage from these accessories. Metallic accessories, like sandals, handbags, ballerina flats, belts, and more, will work with everything in your wardrobe, just like simple black and basic accessory pieces will, while adding more excitement at the same time.  With metallic accessories, you get the best of both worlds, fashion and function. 

Function does not have to mean boring

You don't have to forgo fashion for function when it comes to versatile accessories. There are wonderful accessories out there that are both versatile and beautiful. With these four must-haves you will be off to a great start.