Fashion accessories are simply decorative item that supplements one’s outfit. Items such as gloves , bags , hats , belts, watches, sunglasses, stockings, bow ties, ties and suspenders.
Accessories add color, style, difference and class to an outfit, and create a unique look. Then when it is abused it is no longer fashionable. Men’s Fashion accessories guide suggests list of accessories men should have Note also that accessories may also have practical functions Handbags are for carrying small necessary items, hats protect the face from weather, Laptops and mobile phones communicate, sunglasses protect the eyes, and gloves keep the hands warm.
When thinking fashionable about cloth combination accessories to combine is also a major pointer, here in this post combinations for corporate and casual wear will be discussed. Grab a coffee lets learn.
A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, hastily, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look. It has the capacity to further express an individual’s identity and personality as there are accessories that come in different, shapes, sizes, hues etc.
Types of Fashion accessories
Fashion accessories can be loosely categorized into two general areas: those that are carried and those that are worn.
- For men those that are carried include: Parasols/Umbrellas and Wallets
- Those that are worn included: Jackets, Boots, Shoes, Ties, hats, belts, suspenders, gloves, muffs, watches, Scarfs and Socks.
Essentially it is because the importance of that accessory shouldn’t be further stressed, as not only does it provide support it also adds style to whatever it is accessorized it. What will be discussed in the next few headings are guides to the must haves which are
Umbrella as a Fashion Accessories
An Umbrella which gets its origin from Ancient China’s Wang Mang (r. 9–23) who had one designed for a ceremonial four-wheeled carriage, have survived over centuries and decades due to the protection it gives from the weather have now evolved not only as a protection but also as a fashion accessory, because it comes in different size and style
It’s not necessary to live in Paris or London to understand the importance of an umbrella. In our childhood, we all loved to walk and play in the rain without caring about getting wet. As adults and fashioners, we love to know what weather has prepared for us; we carefully listen to the weather forecast, dress warmly, wear rubber boots and certainly carry an umbrella, if there is rain. Never let your mood and style be spoiled by the weather, learn how to choose an umbrella and look gorgeous even in the muddy weather.
How to Choose an Umbrella:
Umbrella is stylish and elegant, one of the most important fashion accessories in a woman’s and man’s wardrobe. It not only saves you from the rain, but also comes to be a bright extension of your image. When buying an umbrella, many people pay attention to the drawing and color. However, you might also like to buy a quality, durable umbrella, which will serve you for a long time. Moreover, nobody likes to carry a big and heavy umbrella in her bag. So take a look at these great fashion tips on how to choose an umbrella and make it part of your fashionable image.
- Consider the Opening Mechanism of an Umbrella
Umbrella opening mechanism can be mechanical (opened and closed manually), semi-automatic (opens with a click and closes manually), automatic (opens by pressing a button) and double gun (opens and closes by pressing a button). Choose the one, which is more comfortable for you to use.
- Wind-up Mechanism of Umbrellas
As the name already suggests, this type of umbrella helps to sustain the strong gusts of wind and doesn’t break quickly. The umbrella can be bent inside out, but its structure will easily return to its original form. So make sure your umbrella has this mechanism, while buying it.
- Material and Size of the Umbrella
Umbrellas can be weatherproof and windproof. Go for a Teflon-treated hood. Nylon repels the water and the hood may get wet quickly. As for the size of the umbrella, the ideal size for collapsible umbrellas is between 42 and 44 inches.
Before buying an umbrella, pay attention to its handle. It’s recommended to choose an umbrella with a semicircular curved handle with a rough surface. The rubberized umbrella handle is the best, while others may be broken. Thus, it will be easier to keep an umbrella from flying away in high winds and it’ll never slip out of your hand. Fashion enthusiasts also pay attention to the design of the handle and mostly choose the one’s with interesting handle solutions. For example, Burberry offers umbrellas with handles in the shape of a dog or a duck.
A traditional black umbrella can certainly flatter almost everyone and easily goes with any outfit. Nowadays, designers offer stylish umbrellas with gorgeous prints, patterns or an original drawing. They might also use some decorative elements to attract the attention of the buyer. There are also transparent umbrellas, which look really romantic. You can also choose from different shapes, like heart-shaped umbrellas, one’s coming in the shape of a triangle, flower or a square. Umbrellas featuring some lace or transparent inserts, inscriptions and geometric patterns are also amazing!
Wallet as a Fashion Accessory
A wallet is a small, flat case that can be used to carry such personal items as cash, credit cards, and identification documents (driver’s license, identification card, club card, etc.), photographs, transit pass, gift cards, business cards and other paper or laminated cards. Wallets are generally made of leather or fabrics, and they are usually pocket-sized but not always fold able.
What a better way to stay organized than have your pant pocket filled with cash, credit cards, and identification documents (driver’s license, identification card, club card. Which leads to a witty look and not only affects the design of the pants which may result to wardrobe malfunction also the items are prone to damage which will cost some bucks to get back.
Tips for Picking the perfect wallet
It is important to know what to look for when you want get a wallet:
1.Prioritize what you carry around to what you really need to carry
We all have a slew of cards we think are essential, but are they really? Try this:
Lay them all out on a table and identify the few you actually use on a daily basis-now that you’ve done that. Those are what should be carried in your wallet. The others can only make an appearance when actually needed.
2. Now you’ve started, stick to the basics
Even for those who actually need to carry a handful of cards each day.
3. Look for quality
Leather which is the material for wallet is like any other material and can be sourced and processed a number of different ways, ranging from exquisite down to absolute rubbish So it is very important to consider where the leather comes from and how it was tanned.
The effect of buying a wallet of flimsy commodity leather is that it will not last long and it would be embarrassing to carry around a wallet with a leather that is falling apart.
4. Have it classic
When it comes to leather finishes. A natural tooling leather is preferable. Easy looking classic leather have the ability to take on character over time.
5. Find a match
Choosing the right wallet should go beyond simply deciding which looks the coolest. Consider your daily life; if you wear jeans most days, then go for a light leather and let it soak up some denim. If you wear suits, try a traditional dark finish for a more sophisticated style.
Lastly, A slimmer wallet will save your shorts from sagging, and works for all pocket size and it can also improve your posture too-as hours on sitting on a thick wallet can really screw up your spine alignment in the long run. Preserve your health while thinking fashion.
Now for those that are worn on the body
Wrist watch as a Fashion accessory
Wristwatches are designed to be worn around the wrist, attached by a watchstrap or other type of bracelet. Wristwatch adds great deal of style and are of different colors and designs.
A wrist watch is a unique fashion accessory because while its main function is to tell time, it also increases our style – in other words, making our whole image better.
There are several brands and types of wrist watch every day as top brands are looking at innovation every day among the several types of watch depending on your style are:
Automatic and manual:
If you flip through magazines or check internet stores you might have noted that many high end watches – the likes of Rolex, Omega, Adidas, Police, Vacheron Constantin, etc. – usually has this word on the watch face/dial.
But what do automatic and mechanical really means for a watch?
- Has a very cool movement that’s run by mechanical parts without needing a battery/electricity
- No need for battery change
- Beautiful sweeping second hand
- Very unique and not ubiquitous as quartz
The movement category of wrist watch is the heart of the watch, Which is its engine, components and also how it works, types under this category are :
- Spring Drive
Watch Display Type:
Watch display is very important to show the time and other information to the user according to the style and preference of the user, below are the types of watches to consider under this category when you are concerned about the display of your wrist watch:
Watch Function & Style Type: Typically under this category, wrist watch have several functions and style designed to suit a special need of the user, here a wrist watch is selected based on the function it is to serve for the user, below are special function wrist watch type to choose from:
- Atomic Radio Controlled
Now that you’ve gotten this hint go on ahead and spice up your wrist with the very wrist watch type that suits you.
Jackets as Fashion accessories
A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.
Here buying a jacket depends on what your style, listed below are several fashion jackets you can choose from:
- Blazer, similar to but more casual than a suit jacket; single- or double-breasted of sturdy material, commonly with metal buttons.
- Bomber jacket, became part of popular culture and apparel. It has evolved into various styles and silhouettes including the ‘Letterman’ jacket and the fashionable ‘bomber’ jacket that is known today.
- Dinner jacket, part of the black-tie dress code of evening formal wear. Also, known as a Dinner suit and a Tuxedo.
- Fleece jacket, a casual jacket made of synthetic wool such as Polar Fleece
- Gilet, a sleeveless jacket or vest.
- A sport coat, also called a sport jacket, is a casual men’s lounge jacket designed to be worn on its own without matching trousers, traditionally for sporting purposes.
- Harrington jacket, a lightweight waist-length jacket
- Jean jacket or denim jacket, a jacket falling slightly below the waist, usually of denim, with buttoned band cuffs like a shirt and a waistband that can be adjusted by means of buttons.
- A leather jacket is a jacket-length coat that is usually worn on top of other apparel or item of clothing, and made from the tanned hide of various animals. The leather material is typically dyed black, or various shades of brown, but a wide range of colors is possible.
- Puffer jacket is a mid-stomach–length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear.
- Suit Jacket, In clothing, a suit is a set of garments made from the same cloth, usually consisting of at least a jacket and trousers.
In all selecting a jacket depends on your style and a jacket is a must have as it adds more information, class and style to your physical appearance.
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”
An attempt to go full in into every fashion item namely the Parasols/Umbrellas, Wallets, Jackets, Boots, Shoes, Ties, hats, belts, suspenders, gloves, muffs, watches, Scarfs and Socks. Would make this post endless, as there are much to be discussed on each of them.
In all stay fashionable and keep in mind, that you are addressed the way you dress, and dressing well not only impact our appearance but also impacts our state of mind.
And if you ever have any questions, suggestions or you need a guide on fashion style, leave a comment below and I would be glad to reply as I get them