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5 No-Regret Fashion Accessories

The right accessory has the magic ability to elevate and transform any outfit. But just like with clothes, trendy accessories come and go very fast, which can make it a challenge to keep up with knowing which ones to invest in. Fashion journalist Mana Mansour rounds up her five no-regret accessories that have withstood trends and seasons. She guarantees that these pieces will look good with everything in your closet!

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1. An oversized watch

  • An oversized, masculine watch adds interest to pared-down pieces at the office and can double as a bracelet when layered with additional jewelry.
  • A gold finish looks great on almost all skin-tones, and is classic.
  • Two-toned metals like silver and rose-gold are coming back in watch trends, as well as leather straps.
  • Go with what you feel is the most comfortable with on your wrist.
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2. Black pumps

  • A basic black pump in suede or leather is the ultimate go-to, they pull together any outfit and add instant sophistication. They're perfectly suited for almost any outfit and occasion.
  • A good pair of black heels will last you a lifetime.
  • If you want something a bit non-traditional, go for the pointy-toe shape but with different elements like mesh siding or a unique heel shape.
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3. Aviator sunglasses

  • Aviator sunglasses tend to look great on everyone! They may have started out in a men's world but aviators work amazing on women's faces.
  • They come in various sizes, so it's key to know works best for your face: Those with more pronounced features should choose a larger pair, while those with more fine features should opt for smaller specs.
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4. A statement necklace

  • A statement necklace is a quick and easy way to jazz up a cocktail dress, work suit, or a $5 T-shirt — an easy way basics or a simple outfit look strong and feminine, while occasionally adding a pop of colour!
  • A trick to know how to choose your statement necklace is either pick a piece that has jewels in the same colour as one of the colours in your outfit, or on the complete opposite end of the colour spectrum for a bold pop. For example: choose a blue jeweled necklace for a pink cocktail dress.
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5. A totebag

  • A roomy tote bag is a practical companion, whether you're walking to the office, heading to the beach, or scouting flea markets.
  • Look for something with structure, handles that can easily go over your shoulders and multiple pockets for your essentials.
  • Classic black is always a great choice, but try playing with patterns and colour that are also very versatile, like lace, leopard or soft pastels.
  • Leather material is the way to go, or a very good quality faux leather as an alternative. There are a lot of suede ones out there or straw totes for summer, but these are trendy items. If you're investing in a year-round tote, go for that thick structure that leather provides.
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Get the looks

Aviator Sunglasses (Top Left)

  1. Guess
  2. Celine, available at Holt Renfrew
  3. 3.1 Phillip Lim, available at Holt Renfrew
  4. Gold frame aviators, Winners
  5. Plastic tortoise shell aviators, Winners

Watches (Top Left)

  1. Michael Kors, available at WATCH IT!
  2. Michael Kors, available at WATCH IT!
  3. Guess silver watch
  4. Daniel Wellington, available at WATCH IT!
  5. Shinola, available at Holt Renfrew

Black Pumps (Top Right)

  1. Kate Spade, available at Hudson’s Bay
  2. Christian Dior, available at Holt Renfrew
  3. Manolo Blahnik, available at Holt Renfrew
  4. ALDO shoes

Statement Necklaces (Bottom Left)

  1. DANNIJO, available at Holt Renfrew
  2. BCBGeneration, available at Hudson’s Bay
  3. Hudson’s Bay
  4. Trina Turk, available at Hudson’s Bay
  5. DANNIJO, available at Holt Renfrew

Tote bags (Bottom Right)

  1. Isaac Mizrahi, available at Hudson’s Bay
  2. Rebecca Minkoff, available at Holt Renfrew
  3. Tory Burch, available at Holt Renfrew
  4. Tod’s, available at Holt Renfrew
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