Hello Mr. Bling

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Making a fashion statement is not just about wearing what's trending on the ramps. Sometimes you need to flaunt your ice-studded rolex so people know you're a man of taste, even if subtlety may not be your thing
Words YVONNE JACOB
 

WE KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR gadgets but it's about time you invest in something that says a lot more about your taste. For instance, get that fancy leather bag you've always been wanting for your work trips, because why not? You've got a bunch of things to explore when it comes to fashionable accessories right from those Tom Cruise sunglasses to those classy top hats. But you also need to know how much of accessorising can be a little too much. With our list of top picks of these must-have accessories, we also break down how you can style them without looking like a walking display of bracelets and watches.

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01 CARRY ME HOME
It's that bag again. That one that you couldn't pick up because you had to buy a Christmas gift for auntie Karen. Well, do it now. A stylish bag is definitely something every man needs to carry all the travel essentials. Go for a classy black or brown leather duffle bag if you've got more work trips to go on. A good bagpack is advisable for holiday trips when you would rather have a compact bag on your back so you can do all your tourist-y things freely.
 

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02 GOLD EM-BRACE
There's no harm in flaunting your money when you've got it, or that vintage watch passed on to you by your great grandfather. These things need to be shown off. If you don't want be to bling-y then a simple watch or that Rolex should do it. If you're more into that subtle, bad guy vibe, you definitely need to explore more with bands, chains and finger rings. Accessories look really good on men and speak volumes about their style. Well, unless you go overboard which is a big no-no.

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03 THROW SOME SHADE
Give your regular look a badass twist with a good pair of shades. They needn't be the simple old glasses, there's so much more to choose from now and so many styles that can suit your personality perfectly. The trending sunglasses are bigger and bolder and much more expressive. Connected shield lenses, oversized glasses, Matrix-styled shades and studded frames are among the trends that are hot this season. Take your pick and flaunt them!

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04 WRAP ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO 
It is important to stay warm and even more vital to have a really good muffler that does the job for you. It's time to bring out those knitted mufflers you got for Christmas and wrap yourself in that woollen goodness. Classic plaids, patterned knits, cashmere scarves are a few things you can try while styling your look. Mufflers and scarves go with almost any look so you can wear it with your denim and shirt or wrap it around with your blazer.

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05 TOP IT ALL OFF
Hats are an eternally stylish piece of men's accessories and we don't need an explanation for that, we're all suckers for trendy hats. Overtime, fedoras and panama hats have seen somewhat of a revival but the obsession over vintage hats still continues to grow stronger. Whether your style is refined and sophisticated or urban, there's something for everyone. Show off your stylish hat when you pair it with your sharp coat and you are sure to get a lot of heads turning to catch a second glimpse!