x3 accessories to upgrade your outfit


Talk about getting value for money! Below, I’ve listed three accessories that will upgrade your outfit in no time.


Coccinelle | Retail €320 Outlet€209

Furla Retail €414 | Outloet €269

01 Bags of allure

Nothing beats the perfect bag. Whether you’re slouching around in sweatpants or dressed to kill in a two-piece suit: a fine bag adds that little extra to every look. By going for a timeless model, you can rest assured it’ll last you years, and it’ll look just as good at the office as it does on a night out or while travelling. Here’s a little tip from me: pick a neutral colour (black, grey, brown) if this is your first designer bag.

That way, it’ll go with absolutely everything, and you’ll never get bored of it. Go for an investment piece, such as a Burberry or Salvatore Ferragamo bag. Alternatively, why not take a peek at Etro, or ogle at what’s on offer at Versace. Even if your budget is a little more limited, the perfect option for you is still out there: Furla or Coccinelle have more affordable models that look just as stunning. In short: there’s plenty of options. Ready, set, buy!


Fossil Retail €59 | Outlet €41

Twinset Retail €95 | Outlet €62

02 That golden touch

Parisian fashion aficionados are renowned for their je ne sais quoi style: it looks like they’ve barely made any effort with their looks, but they still manage to look exquisite, all the time. They wear basics made of quality materials, chic shoes, and — here’s the trick — the perfect accessories. Wearing a simple t-shirt? Fling on a chunky necklace, and you’ll instantly look a million dollars. Combine a (pearly) bracelet with a shirt for pure sophistication, or if rings are more your thing, go for multiple ones or just a single statement piece. Can’t go without a watch? Once again, there’s plenty of choice: from Montblanc to Longines, Gucci or Breitling, they’re all waiting for you. Upgrade your outfit with just a single striking accessory and voilà, you’re just as hip as any Parisienne.


Versace (Sunglass Hut) Retail €250 | Outlet €175

Rayban (Sunglass Hut) | Retail 165€ Outlet 115,50€

Rayban (Sunglass Hut) | Retail 165€ Outlet 115,50€

03 Sumptious shades

With summer just around the corner, a good pair of sunglasses is essential. Not just to protect against the bright sunlight, but also because they're the epitome of sophistication — just take Anna Wintour, for example. In the aftermath of a night out, your shades are the best way to mask your hangover, when you’re catching some rays outside a bar, they’ll help you steal the show, and when you’re walking down the street, you’ll be turning heads like no one else. You’re bound to already have a pair somewhere at home, but if you were looking for a new pair (which is completely understandable), why not take a peek at what Sunglass Hut or Outly have to offer.

Moschino is the place to go for eye-catching shapes in candy colours, and Michale Kors are bound to have a pair — or two — that will never go out of fashion. Not sure which type of frame suits your face best? Ask for advice in store and try on a few pairs to find the perfect fit for your features. Go on, sun, give it your best shot: we're ready for you.

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Words by Stijn de Vries