So, you’ve settled on a fierce dress (or dapper suit!) for prom night. Now is the time to think about the extras that you’ll need to complete the look! Wicked shoes and a sleek handbag are obvious requirements, but unexpected touches like statement jewellery and colourful bow ties are also best-dressed essentials. 

These 15 picks are perfect for prom, but so trendy you’ll be looking for ways to wear them on the regular!

A pretty suede crossbody bag by Loeffler Randall at Simons will keep your hands free at the party, but is also sturdy enough to double as your go-to handbag all summer long.

If you’re planning to dance the night away, consider block-heel shoes from Club Monaco that offer support and style in spades. The fun metallic leather finish will pretty much go with everything you own!

Killer Salvatore Ferragamo stilettos, with their colourful contrast trim and airy mesh material are fancy enough for the blingiest evening gown, but still subtle enough that you can bring them out for dressy date nights.

This stunning featured Atelier Swarovski Cristaux Deco necklace is made for standing out in the crowd.

Black, Italian-made, cap-toe derbies by Harry Rosen match any formal suit in your wardrobe, and double as a sound investment for future office internships and job interviews!

The best fine jewellery looks as good for evening as it does with jeans and a t-shirt. Silver earrings from Birks’ Rock & Pearl collection will add attitude and style to any outfit. 

Who knew that floral brass knuckles could look so chic? Tea rose-shaped rings from Coach’s runway collection are the perfect way to toughen up a floral gown.

A powder compact that doubles as the sparkliest, cutest accessory in your bag? Snap up a beauty by Estée Lauder at Holt Renfrew.

Why go for basic black when you can peacock in a dapper Mani del Sud bow tie from Simons? Best of all, it comes pre-tied so there’s no fussing or YouTube-tutorial required. 

Because everyone needs a beautiful feather bag in their style repertoire, for prom and beyond, we recommend a magical Kate Spade kissing canaries miniaudiere. 

By now, the whole wear-sneakers-with-your-prom-suit conceit seems a little tired. But if dress shoes aren’t your thing, how about pairing formal attire with Topman’s urbane take on the Western boot? Later, you’ll be free to rock them with your favourite jeans.

A sleek envelope clutch by Stuart Weitzman would be a timeless addition to any wardrobe. It’s just big enough to hold your after-party essentials, too. 

Thomas Sabo’s Africa Triangle earrings are the ideal combination of delicate and bold.

Make an investment in some Aquazzura pumps from Holt Renfrew; this Italian label’s shoes are notorious for being both comfortable and sexy.


Truc Nguyen

Truc Nguyen is a Toronto-based freelance stylist, fashion editor, and writer. She’s worked as a style editor at Flare, Teen Vogue, Vogue Living, and StyleCaster​.com​​, and is a co-founder of Editors Inc​.