When it comes to having the perfect outfit, there are certain things that you need. A great pair of shoes can bring a look to life, and the perfect belt can change an outfit from just alright to something perfect. Jewelry can also be key to creating the right look for a woman. These little pieces are great to have on hand, simply because how universal they are. That shiny patent leather belt can help to make a frock look more formal, but it can also add some depth to a fun tank top and leggings combo.

Because of how universal there are, there are a few pieces that are must-haves in just about any woman’s closet. They can give you a base to start from when it comes to building your wardrobe, no matter what type of occasion you’re dressing for.

When it comes to jewelry, there are a few pieces that seem to go with just about any outfit. A pair of tear drop earrings can be worn with your hair up and a slip dress to be formal and fanciful, or they can be worn with a t-shirt and jeans, just to add a little sparkle. When you shop for your jewelry, try and look at it from an outside perspective. You want to be able to think of as many different outfits as possible that you can wear the piece with. If you can only think of one outfit, it may not be worth it for you to spend the money.

Scarves are also good universal pieces that can be worn for just about any occasion. Silk scarves add a touch of whimsy and vintage grace to any outfit, regardless of it you’re wearing it in your hair with a casual skirt, or around your neck with business attire. These scarves can be expensive, so you may want to look for a silk scarf that has a neutral pattern, or something that matches with quite a few items in your wardrobe. You may also want to look into silk alternatives, if you are someone who doesn’t wear a scarf often and don’t want to spend the money. Nylon based scarves can give you a look that is similar to silk, but at a fraction of the price.

No matter what accessories you use, the important thing is that they make you feel good. These items are meant to make you feel beautiful, and put together.

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