11 Accessories Under $50 To Pack For Your Next Vacay
We’re almost into the latter half of 2019 and while some of us might have travelled the globe for the past five months, others may just be planning their first getaway of the year. Wherever you may be, it goes without saying that you’ll want be dressed to the nines to soak in the buzzing atmosphere of the new year. Don’t forget your outfit’s BFFs though—we’re talking about your accessories. These critical accoutrements will make or break your look.
Whether you’re heading off to lounge on a toasty beach, staying bundled up in cooler weather, or just heading to the office, here are 11 of the best pieces that’ll keep you both comfortable and stylish. Bonus? Nothing’s above $50. Hey, more cash to spend on holiday cocktails!
Text: Sean Tham
Additional text: Zoe Zeng
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Summer Getaway: Printed Scarf, $24.90, Zara
The perfect summer ensemble is a white mini dress and a pair of nude sandals. Pair that outfit with this printed scarf, but use it as a headband to add a splash of colour and a dash of sass.
Summer Getaway: Three-strand necklace, $14.95, H&M
A three-layered necklace adds depth to your outfit and is a great option if you do not wish to carry too much jewellery while travelling. Wear this underneath a loosely buttoned denim shirt and a pair of white cut-offs for an elegant feel.
Summer Getaway: Elastic bracelet with star motifs by Shashi, $27.45, via Shopbop
Do not underestimate the importance of a small bracelet. Though delicate, they can add a touch of playfulness to your floral #OOTD. Tip: Wear a few of these together to make them stand out.
Summer Getaway: Rubi Antigua Earrings, $12.95, Zalora
A pair of statement earrings will easily elevate your outfit without much fuss. Wear this playful pair with a maxi sun dress while you raise your glasses to celebrate the end of 2018.
Summer Getaway: Crochet Crossbody Drawstring Bag - Cream, $24, Pomelo
If you’d own too many straw bags, try the crochet crossbody as an alternative, which is all the rage now. This off-white accessory will look great when paired with a bright yellow number.
Summer Getaway: Woven Square Toe Slip-ons, $46.90, Charles & Keith
This pair of comfortable (and stylish) slip-ons make for the perfect companion while you’re lounging by the pool. For this to pop, match it with a burgundy bikini and a sheer white cover-up.
Winter Wonderland: Miss Selfridge Red Slogan Beanie, $39.90, Zalora
A beanie is both functional and stylish. Get a red one to spice up your monochrome winter ensemble. Bonus: They keep your head and ears extra warm as you wait for the balloons to drop.
Winter Wonderland: Textured maxi scarf, $45.90, Mango
Scarves are perfect when it comes to protecting your neck from the icy cold gusts of wind. This piece from Mango features plaid prints, which will add volume and depth to your monochromatic winter ensemble.
Winter Wonderland: Check Leather Touchscreen Gloves, $49.90, Topshop
Keep your hands toasty without losing the style aspect. Grab a pair that’s fashioned in houndstooth print—it will add texture to a wool peacoat and a pair of black booties combo.
Winter Wonderland: Leopard Tavi Shoulder Bag, £26 ($46), SkinnyDip London
A large tote bag is essential when it comes to keeping all your belongings safe during your vacation. Eschew a plain ol’ boring one and go for a bold bag that comes in leopard print. You know what’s great about it? It’s faux fur, so it’s free from animal cruelty. We approve.
Winter Wonderland: Rubi Isabelle Heeled Ankle Boots, $49.95, Zalora
Comfy and versatile, a pair of black ankle booties is a travel essential. Pair this with an oversized pullover and a pair of denim jeans for everyday activities and don it with a navy blue wool maxi number for a dressier look while celebrating the festivities.