The importance of wearing the right accessories can be summed up by fashion mogul Giorgio Armani, who said: “Accessories are important and becoming more and more important every day. They can completely change the look of an outfit.”
With this in mind, you won’t go wrong with getting additional accessories whenever you go on a shopping spree.
But which fashion accessories should you make a beeline for when you go shopping in Doha? Here are the top seven that are always worth collecting more of:
Bags are the perfect accessories that can elevate any outfit.
Totes, hobos, and shoulder bags all pair well with your office and casual outfits. Moreover, they can carry everything that you need to have with you when you go out.
If you are looking for something stylish and small yet can carry your essentials, go for sling, satchel, and belt or fanny bags.
If you need something a bit more formal for important or glitzy events, you need to add one or more purse, clutch, or wristlet to your collection.
Whatever type of bag you get, pairing the right one with your outfit instantly elevates your look. More importantly, you won’t have to cram your wallet, smartphone, and other essentials and accessories in your pockets.
Like bags, belts are also must-have fashion accessories. You need more than one of these since they are versatile and come in different styles.
A plain, leather buckle belt elevates your jeans and other types of trousers and holds them up if they are a size too big for you.
If you want this accessory to elevate your pair of pants, a studded, jewel buckle, grommet, or braided belt will help you accomplish this goal.
Belts, though, are not only designed to be worn with pants or shorts. Flashier ones, such as studded, jewel-buckled, bow, oversized, beaded, and chain-style belts can make any plain dress look fancier.
Whether you want to look your best wearing trousers or a dress to the office or a night out with your friends, the right belt choice will complete your ensemble.
If you live in Doha, going out without a pair of shades is unthinkable.
With Qatar’s sunny and warm weather all year round, sunglasses are a must-have accessory to protect your eyes from the harsh UV rays.
Besides, wearing the right pair of dark glasses can help you create a statement look.
Additionally, sunglasses are the perfect accessory for any outfit or occasion. Whether you are going to the beach or for brunch with your friends, they will protect your eyes and complement your outfit.
If you want to have sunglasses you can wear year in and year out and with nearly any type of outfit, go for oversized, wrap, cat eye, and aviator styles.
However, to ensure you get the right pair, consider the shape of your face since your sunglasses need to match it to look great on you.
Whether you live in a hot or cold place, a scarf is another versatile fashion piece that you should own.
A scarf can bring a pop of color and a dash of stylishness to your overall ensemble.
When you wear a silk scarf with a pair of sunglasses, you won’t fail to get that elegant and sophisticated look that made Audrey Hepburn a fashion icon.
A scarf can also protect your hair from the sun and the wind if you don’t like wearing a hat. When the weather is cold, it can keep you warm, too.
With a vibrant scarf, you can also transform a plain blouse or white shirt into looking trendy.
A satin square scarf, in particular, can be one of the most versatile accessories you can have in your closet. You can wear it as a bracelet, belt, and even as a bag tassel.
A satin scarf can instantly bring a touch of class to your ensemble and other accessories. On the other hand, a cotton one, can give you a more laid-back yet whimsical look. As such, you won’t go wrong with having any of these in your wardrobe.
Although you can rely on your mobile phone to give you the correct time, there will be instances when you can't take it out of your bag to look at it.
If you don’t want to keep depending on your mobile phone to check the time, invest in a classy, good-quality wristwatch.
A well-chosen wristwatch can make your outfit look more professional. Wearing one is also the perfect opportunity for you to show off your sense of style.
Whether you are wearing something casual or formal or informal, you can find a watch that will complete and even amp up your look. A wristwatch from a luxury brand, such as Rolex, Omega, or Cartier, can make a standout fashion statement on its own no matter where you go.
6. Casual Jewelry
The right piece of jewelry can transform an everyday outfit into something more fascinating and eye-catching.
Therefore, fill your jewelry box with versatile, timeless pieces, including diamond studs and hoop earrings. These are trinkets you can pair easily with a white T-shirt and jeans or your little black dress but won’t fail to make you look and feel fabulous.
Layered necklaces are also must-have jewelry pieces. They are versatile and go with any outfit.
Even when you don’t have time to style your outfit, putting jewelry on even as you rush out the door will give your ensemble that glitzy look.
Also, if you want to make wearing jewelry as simple as possible, consider investing in a posh set of matching bejeweled earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet.
7. Hair Accessories
A fashion fact that you will do well to remember always is that if your hair looks put together, you look put together. As such, before going out, give a thought to glamming up your tresses, whether you are going to work or the supermarket.
Hair clips are the best accessories to stock up on if you want to style your locks within minutes. Simply comb your hair and pin clips to both sides and you will look elegant and put together effortlessly; ready for any one of the special Doha events you want to be part of.
Aside from hair clips, buy several scrunchies in different colors and designs, too. These accessories can make your ponytail or messy bun look trendy.
If you don’t want to put your hair up yet, put the scrunchy around your wrist and you’ll have an instant whimsical bracelet.
Whether you are going on a shopping spree or stocking up on your fashion essentials, add one or two of the accessories listed here so that you will always have something in your closet that will elevate your OOTD.