Being reunited with a scarf you haven’t seen since the last snowstorm or the shorts you wore last Memorial Day is like seeing an old friend. But then there are those accessories you use or wear a lot, no matter what the forecast is. For that reason, seasonless accessories are incredibly important. So how do you choose something that’s going to be with you all year round? It’s easy if you follow a few guidelines. Here are some of the best picks for seasonless accessories.
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is — if the sun is out, you need sunglasses. Whether it’s to look cool, to protect your eyes, or you really can’t see without them, sunglasses are a true necessity.
Since sunglasses are more functional than most accessories, it’s important to have a proper fit. If you have trouble finding shades that feel comfortable or stay on your face (or even if you don’t) you need to check out Covry Sunwear. Covry’s sunglasses are designed a little differently than most because they have an elevated fit. Compared to more traditional designs, elevated fit sunglasses have longer nose pads, a narrower nose bridge and less frame curvature.
Covry’s Castor Matte Blue sunglasses are made of a matte blue and brown acetate frame. Fun, but still tame, they feature solid grey polarized lenses that have UV400 protection, which means your eyes are protected 100% from both UVA and UVB rays.
No matter what season it is, you need to keep your pants on, right? While summer and fall are a great times of year for patterned or ribbon belts, you should always have several options you can wear all year round.
Anderson’s 3cm Brown Suede Belt is a great casual, yet refined accessory you can wear with jeans, shorts, or even dress pants.
For something more polished, it is impossible to go wrong with a classic black leather belt with a silver buckle, such as this one from Ralph Lauren.
In most climates, it can rain year-round. So don’t get wet; get accessorized. Burberry’s Classic Camel Check umbrella looks good with whatever you are wearing and folds down to a small size ideal for traveling or storing in your car or desk.
Sometimes, a man needs too carry more than his wallet around. Whether it’s a messenger bag or a briefcase, there are many options for looking sharp and fashionable no matter what season it is. To make sure your bag is seasonless, look for solid and neutral colors and avoid tweed, plaid, or anything made with wool.
Jack Spade’s Grant Leather File Brief is blue and bold. However, it is also big on function with ergonomic handles and a removable shoulder strap. Additionally, there is a padded interior pocket for your laptop or tablet. The convenient exterior pocket means you don’t have to dig through your whole bag to find your ringing phone.
If you want a bag that is both casual and durable, check out Herschel Supply Company’s Clark Messenger Bag in black. It features a fleece-lined laptop pocket, removable padded shoulder strap, and an internal mesh organizer with a key clip.
Your wallet is one of those accessories you probably think no one notices because it’s so small, but from your date to your barista, trust me, everyone sees it. A seasonless wallet is functional, yet lightweight.
Bottega Veneta’s Intrecciato Leather Bi-Fold Cardholder wallet is unique, yet sophisticated. Made of navy blue woven leather, it’s still slim in your jacket pocket, but big on style when you take it out.
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