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10 Accessories Every Girl Should Own

Friends don't let friends leave the house without accessories. This is a rule I live by. Accessories are the finishing touch to an outfit, whether it's simple studs or an arm full of bangles. They will take your outfit to the next level. Here is a roundup of 10 accessories every girl should own!

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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Photo: Photos (clockwise from top): Barefoot Blonde, Haute Pink Pretty, Gary Pepper

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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Photo: Photos (clockwise from top):Nany's Klozet, Fashion Hippie Loves, Say Hello Max

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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Stack-'em-Up Bracelets

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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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Mixed Metals

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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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Shady Aviators

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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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Waist Belt

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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.

Photos (clockwise from top): MelaneeA Keene Sense of StylePeace Love Shea

Photo: Photos (clockwise from top): Melanee, A Keene Sense of Style, Peace Love Shea

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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Printed Scarf

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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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Photo: Photos (clockwise from top): Sincerely Jules, Vanilla Extract, Angel Food Style

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