When you think of the term “fashionable”, your mind might automatically imagine highly intricate runway pieces that look amazing but don’t seem to be very functional or inclusive to the everyday tasks and activities of life. While this isn’t always a misconception, there are many trendy statement pieces that don’t just look good, but can also be incorporated into your daily activities whether that be heading to the office, sweating it out at the gym or even grocery shopping for daily necessities. Today, we look at 5 absolute fashion must-haves that seamlessly integrate themselves into your everyday wardrobe, so read on to find out more!
1. A Spacious Designer Bag
Clutches and tiny handbags may be perfect for a sophisticated night out, but when it comes to everyday life, they tend to lean towards the highly impractical side. This is where a statement designer handbag or tote really comes out to shine. Options such as luxury Celine handbags offer the perfect mix of style and substance, making them ideal for everyday activities such as grocery shopping, business meetings, brunch dates or even a trip to the park with the kids.
Aside from being functional, a large designer handbag or tote also pairs perfectly with any outfit or aesthetic, whether that be a swanky business suit or a floral maxi dress. With ample space for essential items such as your phone, wallet, books, laptop and shopping, a designer bag is definitely #1 on our list of fashion must-haves.
2. The Perfect Pair of Sunnies
With a plethora of options to choose from, finding the perfect pair of sunglasses can be a bit of a challenge. If you’re someone who favours quality over quantity and are looking for just one or two pairs that will be able to match any outfit, then a classic pair of black sunglasses is your best bet. Some of our all-time favourite styles include the classic Aviator sunglass by Ray-Ban and both the Square-Frame Acetate and Mica Cat Eye Glasses by Saint Laurent. Of course, since we’re all about practicality today, do ensure that you choose a pair that blocks out 100% of UV rays and comes with polarised lenses that help reduce glare when driving.
3. Goodbye Heels, Hello Trendy Sneakers
Sneakers have come a long way since their inception, and are now the popular choice amongst fashionistas of all ages. The ugly, boring and mainly sport-oriented sneakers of yesteryear are now ancient history, and trendy options such as Air Ones, Yeezys and Converse High Tops have taken over the world. Sneakers in 2021 are not just functional, but also add a flare of sophisticated and sporty style to any outfit. A great tip is to choose a pair of sneakers that will complement a variety of outfits whilst offering you amazing levels of comfort at the same time. After all, who wants to suffer in high heels all day long?
4. Leggings For All Occasions
We’ll admit we’re huge fans of leggings because they’re so damn comfortable, but we can also understand that a bog-standard pair of cheap leggings just may not cut it anywhere outside of the house. Thankfully, dressy leggings (also referred to as fashion leggings) are now available almost everywhere and are the perfect combo deal when it comes to style, comfort and practicality. Enter the world of dressy leggings and you’ll find options such as Jeggings, Leather Look leggings and even office slack leggings that you can comfortably wear to work without looking like you’re headed to a yoga class. What can we say except leggings are your best friend (and I mean, they make your tush look amazing too – that’s always a plus)!
5. A Striking Hat
Hats are year-round accessories that are underutilised and often pulled out as a last resort on a scorching summer day. We personally think that hats deserve a lot more credit than they’re given, and are the perfect accessory that can inject style and practicality into any outfit. Hats are perfect for hiding a bad hair day, shading your eyes from the sun and can even offer warmth in the wintertime if you choose options such as a stiffened wide brim fedora made of wool. The great thing about hats is that they don’t necessarily need to match your outfit and are a quick and easy way to add a bit of panache to your wardrobe. Oh, and did we mention that for some reason everyone feels like a celebrity when they wear a stylish hat? We could think of worse things!
When it comes to practical fashion, finding trendy pieces that offer the perfect balance of style and substance is key. We hope that this article has inspired you to head out and purchase a few functional statement pieces that offer minimum fuss and maximum impact.