Accessories 101

Accessories[infobox subtitle="(In 5 Minutes Or Less)" bg="teal" color="white" opacity="on" space="30" link="no link"]How To Look Polished[/infobox] You wake up. It’s 8:30 a.m. OH MY GOD, IT’S 8:30 A.M. Cue the panic. You’re going to be late.

You curse a few times. Did you sleep through the alarm? Again? Heck, did the alarm even go off? Whatever. No time to think about that now! You run to the bathroom. Ugh! Where’s the concealer? Wash your face, brush your teeth, comb your hair. Clothes—what to wear? Skinny Jeans! Okay, you struggle to put them on. Jump up and down a few times. Ooo! They’re on. You throw on a top and some shoes. One last glance at the mirror. Hey! Not too shabby! Actually, you look pretty good. Under 10 minutes? That's a new record. But hang on—the outfit—it's just missing something.

Maybe you're having one of those days. Maybe you're not. Either way, you're staring at yourself in the mirror. If only there was something you could add...

ACCESSORIES! Oh, yes! Bedazzling yourself can be quite the game changer. No, we're not about talking costume jewelry. And no, bedazzling doesn't always mean sparkly bling. Trust us on this one, upping your accessories swag changes kinda drab to super fab. So, without further ado, here's our take on instant outfit changers.

Ear CuffsEarCuff Jewelry

T-TT-TTTRENDING! Okay, ear cuffs aren't exactly new news. Everyone from Michelle Dockery to Lupita Nyong'o has been rocking them on the red carpet. Even so, there's no denying how edgy they can make you look. Why not try Bauble Bar's Star Girl Ear Adornment Set or Phoenix WingGraziela Gem's Baby Wave, Jennie Kwon's Diamond Mini Square, Jacquie Aiche's Leaf, or Asos' Faux Pearl and Flower Vine ear cuffs?

Dainty Rings

Rings

Whether you're holding your coffee mug or texting a gal pal—you'll always be doing something with your hands. People will notice the extra effort you put into adorning your fingers. These Catbird Tiny Ring ChainsAsos Fine Stone & Shapes Stacked Ring PackThe Alchemy Shop Hammered Gold Leaf and Plain Gold Neoclassical rings are on our list of must-buys.

Necklaces Necklaces

Layer me lovely! These little gems draw attention to your clavicle and more! We're coveting Alohilohi's Gold Bar NecklaceLaura Lombardi's RosemaryJunam Jewelry's Two Tier Gold Necklace, Cestla's Black Diamond NecklaceJules Chevron's Gold Necklace, Need & Supply's Paper Clip NecklaceJewel Sugar's Wishbone Sparkling Disc Trio Necklace, and Maison Martin Margiela's Gold Lariat Ring Necklace.

Hats and Hair Accessories Hair Accessories

Never underestimate how easily a hat or hair accessory can fix or hide a bad hair day. We recommend that you give Lack of Color's Montana Silent Woods fedora, Topshop's Felt Floppy Hat and Quilted Cap, and Asos' Faux Fur Headband, Knot Turban Headband, and Oasis Bow Hair Tie a try!

Arm Candy

BagsLast but definitely not least—bags—a.k.a. the best type of arm candy. These everything-holders can help add a much needed pop of color. We're drooling over Asos' Chunky Quilted Frame HandbagMackage's Tanner BackpackPhillip Lim 3.1's Pashli SatchelAlexander Wang's Lia Sling Bag, Mansur Gavriel's Bucket BagThe Row's Small Leather ToteBalenciaga's Cable Shopper, and Aritzia's Bega Satchel.

Have any accessory go-tos of your own? Sound off in the comments below!

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