Accessories are important to have as they add an extra flair to outfits. These pieces can also be used to further express one’s personal style. They come in many forms, from necklaces and earrings to bracelets and cufflinks. There are even accessories for the home such as rugs and throw pillows. These items can make a big difference in the look of a room. They can be an interesting way to tie a room together and they can even have a positive impact on how people perceive oneself.
Accessories can be worn and carried around by both men and women and are a great way to accent an outfit. They can be worn to signal status or cultural identity (as with designer handbags) and can also be used as a way to follow fashion trends. They can also be used to add functionality or to fill in gaps in an outfit such as the case of a scarf being worn with a jacket that has no collar.
Accessory can also be used as a synonym for the word ‘helpful or subordinate’ such as in the phrase “the man who assisted the thief in his crime was considered an accessory.” However, in most cases, this use of the term is not permitted by law. Using this synonym for accessory may lead to charges of accessory after the fact, which is a criminal offense in some states.