However much you pay for a suit, shirt or dress, the right accessories can completely uplift an ensemble, transforming your look. Handbags, watches, shoes and jewelry all play a part in the impression we give to others.
Indeed, carefully chosen accessories can transform an outfit to make it suitable for daytime or evening, fun or formal. Two of the best designer brands for accessories are Burberry and Longchamp and we set out below the key features and pieces of these two brands.
A long-standing British company (set up in 1856), Burberry now produces an array of products in their iconic check material. The brand’s watches, bags and shoes are among its most popular lines worldwide. The company has Royal Warrants from the Queen and Prince of Wales and is led by Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, who was responsible for turning around the company after his appointment in 2009.
If you want to wear a watch that works well with any outfit and that is stylish yet understated, a Burberry watch is for you. Opt for one with a checked strap, white dial and steel casing, or for a classic leather watch – there are several designs to choose from and each is stamped on the face with a geometric design and the Burberry name logo.
From across the Channel, Longchamp specializes in leather goods, producing handbags and luggage that are truly covet-worthy. This family-owned fashion house is perhaps best known for its Pliage bag.
The Pliage bag comes in a range of different sizes and colors and all are infinitely practical yet stylish. Their name refers to the fact that they can fold away into a very small size when not in use, though they are so thoroughly useful that it is hard to imagine a time when they would be empty.
Longchamp is a longstanding, family-owned business dating back to 1948. The Pliage bag’s simple shape and design has made it popular throughout the world, especially among professional women. The design is classic and timeless, making it immediately on-trend and an old favorite
Accessories by both of these classic designer brands are sold worldwide in exclusive boutiques and stores. In the UK, the famous department store Harrods is a stockist offering these brands’ products online and in store. Complete your outfit with some truly well-made, beautifully-designed accessories for an instant wardrobe face lift.