Women's Accessories and Gifts
Accessories pull an outfit together. They can make your look sparkle, incorporate a sleek and sophisticated edge or add that perfect pop of color. No matter what your signature style is, there’s an accessory for every aesthetic. But how do you know which to wear? And how do you avoid over-adorning your outfit?
The women’s accessories market is saturated with everything from bags and bracelets to sunglasses and scarves. So it’s no wonder many ladies find themselves standing in front of a mirror wondering how to appropriately customize their attire. Fortunately, there are a few basic principles women can follow to ensure they put together a look that is properly personalized.
At Alma Boutique, our goal is to assist our female clients with assembling a complete, amazingly adorned outfit they can feel confident in. So, we’ve decided to share some of our favorite helpful hints below.
The Importance of Accessories
Interesting tidbit: women have been wearing jewelry as a decorative statement for thousands of years. In fact, the first known necklace dates back 25,000 years ago, and was made from fish bones. In some early societies, jewelry was used to signify an individual’s status or class, while in other cultures it has been used ornamentally during special occasions, like weddings.
Today, there are no longer limits on how or when ladies accessories can be worn. Women from all walks of life choose to wear accessories to showcase their personal style and express who they are using their external appearance. Accessories for women are also a fantastic way to give an ordinary outfit a more refined and ornate look and feel. With the right embellishments, a little black dress can go from “simple” to “sensational”, or a button-down shirt and a pair of jeans can go from “casual” to “chic”.
All you need are a few strategically-chosen pieces that pair impeccably with what’s already in your wardrobe and you can enjoy an entirely different fashion experience.
How to Accessorize
Before you begin buying jewelry accessories, purses, or watches, it’s important to understand how to create a balanced, trendsetting look without going overboard.
An extremely embellished look can actually confuse the eye, making it more difficult for onlookers to appreciate the uniqueness each accessory offers.
We recommend considering the following tips when completing your look-of-the-day:
Avoid the Matchy-Matchy Mistake:
It’s a common misconception that ladies accessories should always be color-coordinated with their clothing. This is absolutely not the case! If you’re wearing a pair of tailored black trousers and a yellow top, there’s nothing wrong with adding a hot-pink purse for that added pop. In fact, it can actually bring balance to your look, making it appear less two-dimensional.
Build Up Your Basics:
Rather than splurging on one extravagant piece, focus on adding versatile accessories to your collection that can be mixed and matched with a range of attire. A long pendant necklace, for example, can be worn with any dress or top that has a high neckline, while a vibrant clutch purse can provide extra elegance when paired with a flowy romper or a professional pants-and-blazer ensemble. The more adaptable your women’s accessories are, the more you’ll get your money’s worth out of them.
Only Splurge on Long-Lasting Items:
Women often over-spend on glitzy gold accessories like necklaces and bangles, when the majority of folks can’t tell if a bracelet is real gold or simply gold-toned. Plus, jewelry can be easy to lose or break. It’s more strategic to spend extra on items that have a longer lifespan, like purses or cashmere scarves. We also recommend budgeting a little extra for shoes, since they directly impact your comfort level. You’ll get more value out of these pieces with a little extra money and you’ll feel more justified in your purchase.
Shop at Alma Boutique
At Alma Boutique, our online boutique offers an ever-changing selection of boutique accessories for every woman— from the sleek and savvy business professionals to the fun and flirty festival-goer. We hand-pick our pieces to ensure our valued customers always have access to unique, eye-catching items they’ll be proud to own.
What We Offer:
We stock cozy scarves and handmade accessories. We've also recently added gifts to our shop! We love supporting local artists! From dainty necklaces to statement earrings or scarves in the fall and winter seasons, we’re always on the lookout for unique accessories our customers will love.
Need a convenient place to store all your powders and potions? We carry a collection of cute, playful makeup bags that are ideal for keeping your cosmetics in one place while you’re out on the town. It’s the perfect accessory for women who want that fresh-faced look from morning to night!
Clothing can be an accessory as well and that’s why you’ll find a selection of bralettes at Alma Boutique. Use them to accent tops and dresses that need a little extra coverage, or with a loose top for a casual, sultry look. And don’t forget, accessories aren’t just for going out! Our selection of sleep masks will let you stay stylish even while you get some much-needed rest. We’re always on the lookout for new and great accessories, so be sure to check back often!
Geode Beach Towels
Can't you just picture yourself laying out by the pool (or eventually the beach) with one of these gorgeous towels? In 4 gorgeous colors! Microfiber beach towel 60” diameter super soft feel
Hugs and Kisses Necklace
Petite golden hugs and kisses in the form of X-O-X-O are spaced on a simple gold chain in this sweet little necklace. Show someone (or yourself) how much you love them with this delicate beauty. The chain is approximately sixteen...
Riley Navy and white Tie-Dye Kimono
This long sleeve, beautiful tie-dye navy and white kimono is gorgeous for every day layering in Spring and Summer or worn as a swimsuit cover-up! Pair with a cute tank and jeans or shorts for an easy and cute look....
Non-Medical Face Mask
Going to the grocery store or for a stroll around your neighborhood? We want you to be protected! And we're supporting a US brand that is making masks instead of clothing. Masks are made from double-layered, 100% Cotton for breathability and protection...
Better Late Than Ugly Makeup Bag
Don't be sorry you're late, you look fabulous! This white canvas cosmetic pouch features a white lining and a heavy-duty gold zipper. Measures 10" wide and 7" tall. Screen printed in black. Perfect to store your makeup must-haves and for...
Out of Office Sleep Mask
Let people know when you are out of office and need some rest! This sleep mask makes a great gift for your mama, sister or one of your fave gal pals who needs time off to catch up on some...
Wake me for Mimosas Sleep Mask
The best way to wake up from a restful sleep or nap is to a mimosa, right?! This sleep mask should let your hubby or family know to have it ready when you wake up. Light Pink Satin Black Embroidery Elastic...
The perfect holiday gift for your hostess! As you enjoy this medium-bodied varietal, let the bold aromas of violet and rose take hold. Pick up the scent of ripe pomegranate and plum followed by cool vanilla finish. 11 oz /...
The perfect holiday gift for your hostess! Custom blended fragrances to mimic your favorite wine varietal. Bright aromas of lush red fruit balanced by a sophisticated floral undertone. Notes of rose petal, white peach, pink peppercorn, and crisp minerality complete this balanced,...
Pinot Noir Candle
The perfect holiday gift for your hostess! Custom blended fragrances to mimic your favorite wine varietal. Fresh fig and cranberry, rooted by the rustic aromas of leather and violet, finishing with hints of musky earth tones. 11 oz / 80 Hour Burn...
Soft Blush Scarf
Super soft and in gorgeous blush and cream tones. This long scarf is soft and thick enough to keep you warm during any winter chill and has cute fringe details. It's a must-have accessory to have this season! Also a lovely...
Burgundy Plaid Scarf
Super soft and in gorgeous burgundy and wine tones. It will definitely put you in the holiday spirit! This long scarf is soft and thick enough to keep you warm during any winter chill! It's a must-have accessory to have...
Leopard Print Scarf
Super soft and versatile. This long leopard print scarf is thick enough to keep you warm during any winter chill - and it comes in one of this season's hottest prints! It's a must-have accessory to have this season! Also a...
Long Black and Red Scarf
So soft and versatile. This long black scarf has cute stripe red and cream detail, fringe at the ends, and thick enough to keep you warm during any winter chill. It's a must-have accessory to have this season! Also a lovely gift...
Long Plaid Tan Scarf
Super soft and also so versatile. This plaid tan scarf is long and thick enough to keep you warm during any winter chill. Each plaid section has cute cutout detail and fringe at the ends. It's a must-have accessory to have this...
Classic Plaid Taupe Scarf
Super soft and also so versatile. This classic plaid taupe scarf is long and thick enough to keep you warm during any winter chill. It's a must-have accessory to have this season! Also a lovely gift for your fashionista girl! 100% acrylic Hand...
Off Duty Sleep Mask
Mama needs to be off duty sometimes! Give her a time out with this adorable pink silk sleep mask. These eye masks are popular for mother's day gifts, girls weekends, birthdays and all occasion gifts. Fitted with a soft elastic band sized for...
Wake Me For Champagne Sleep Mask
Let's be honest. If you someone is going to wake up from a nap, it better be to drink some bubbly! This sleep mask is so soft and cute and perfect for girls vacay or anytime you need to take...
Go Away Sleep Mask
Sometimes you need to tell people how it is when you need to sleep! You need them to Go Away so you can get your beauty rest! This sleep mask should do the trick. Light Pink Satin Black Embroidery Elastic...
Unicorn Queen Makeup Bag
This canvas makeup bag makes the cutest gift for the Unicorn Queen in your life - or for you if you are the Unicorn Queen! Perfect to fill it with all the favorite essentials and for upcoming getaways too! White Measures...
Bag of Tricks Makeup Bag
This adorable white canvas cosmetic bag features a luxurious gold satin lining and bright pink accent around a heavy duty gold zipper that's finished off with a pink tassel. Perfect to store your makeup must-haves and for your upcoming vacations! Measures...