Men’s fashion accessories tend to take a back seat with basic clothing and apparel, taking the spotlight.

This is unfortunate because accessories can upgrade a regular outfit into a sophisticated fashion statement.

Bearing in mind that fashion is cyclical, the trick in men’s accessories is to identify a few great pieces of items that have, and are expected to remain fashionable in years to come.

To help you out, we have compiled the top five accessories every man should have –and wear.

1. Rings

While these are increasingly becoming more popular with fashion-forward men, most guys will not consider the idea of a ring, beyond the traditional wedding band.

Rings for the alpha male should be understated. Large jewels with real or fake stones draw attention from the rest of the outfit and look gaudy.

Similarly, you want a wide ring with a long cross-section as these give a more masculine look. Follow this link for more pointers.

You are allowed to play around with different looks to see which one best fits your personality. However, you must resist the urge to wear more than one fashion ring at a go as it can look tacky.

2. Eye Wear

Great-looking, stylish eyewear is among the simplest things you can do to really elevate an outfit.

The first thing to do is find a pair of sunnies that accentuate your face shape and features, and that sits comfortably on the crook of your nose.

While sunglasses are versatile, you can have them on with a casual outfit and even when suiting up for business events.

When you get the fit right, you can play around with other aspects of your look.

See a wide array of men’s sunglasses here.

3. Cufflinks

Simply put: Cufflinks never go out of style and are a great way to add a touch of glamour to what would be an otherwise random, formal outfit.

The thing about cufflinks is that you can find different styled ones to suit your preference.

These are also not an everyday thing, which makes them less overwhelming for men who are just starting to explore them.

4. Watches

A good watch is an all-time fashion accessory for men.

This is a simple item that does not have a list of dos and don’ts. Traditionally, a watch was to be worn on the non-dormant wrist. Today, it’s not a faux pas to wear it on either hand.

This is not to say that there are no rules at all.

Take a dive watch, for example, though worn by James Bind, with a suit, this is not acceptable for mere mortals.

The colours matter as well, but the rules are simple: light-coloured face during the daytime and darker coloured faces for the night.

For a more coordinated look, match your watch with other items on you, say shoes, belt, tie clips, and so on.

5. Necklaces and Bracelets

Chains and necklaces come and go out of style faster than you can keep up with the trends.

For 2020, they are back in.

Men’s necklaces are much like rings. Simple, understated, and the smaller the pendant, the better. Big, overpowering pendants tend to overpower any look.

Leather cords go with a casual look, while metallic ones are best for more formal outfits.

Bracelets have exploded in popularity in the last few years. The only rule is to keep them simple and have minimal accessories when you have them on.

Get Creative

These accessories will help revamp any wardrobe in a short time.

However, don’t stop at these. Look at scarves, ties, bags, footwear, and other accessories to see which ones you would feel and look great in.