A Gold Watch
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If you are going to invest in a watch, choose a classic style that will last a lifetime. Gold watches are like black pumps: They will never go out of style and they go with everything! They come in a range of sizes and shapes so try on a few different kinds to see what works for you.
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Some Simple Studs
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A pair of simple studs is a great everyday accessory. I personally like a single diamond/crystal stud but stay true to your style. If you wear more color or prints, incorporate a stud with a flower motif. If you have more of an edgy style, an oxidized silver stud or black stone works with your everyday look.
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Black Fedora Hat
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Hats lend an element of cool to your look. If you are going to have just one hat in your accessory closet, make it a black fedora. Hats match any hairstyle and come in a wide variety of sizes and fabrication. Natural wool is great for fall and straw works well for summer.
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An arm party is a cool way to show off the many facets of your style. By mixing every type of bracelet you love, you can create a personal look. I love mixing my gold watch with open-ended bracelets and woven friendship bracelets.
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Adding a piece of jewelry that combines both silver and gold is a great way to broaden your range of accessories. One piece—whether a bracelet, ring, or earrings—that combines the two metals makes it easy to wear gold and silver at the same time.
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Finding the right pair of sunglasses can be hard but aviators are the one pair of shades I think every girl should own. Aviators give edge to even the sweetest outfits and go with any face shape.
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Belts are an underused accessory, in my opinion. For women, a great belt cinches in the waist, accentuating all the right curves. A thin neutral or metallic belt is the best way to go to get more bang for your buck.
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Classic Shoulder Bag
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We all love handbags! What every woman should own is a classic black leather shoulder bag. This, like the gold watch, is an investment piece. Choose one of great quality and with a simple, clean style so you can use it season after season.
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A printed scarf is a fun way to put color and dimension into your outfit. Remember that prints don't have to be wild and overly colorful. A black-and-white striped or polka-dot print can add some fun to your everyday look.
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