Accessories (English Vocabulary)

ESL Vocabulary for Accessories

The following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 19 words from the "accessories" category:
Learning about clothing accessories is useful because it enhances students' ability to describe fashion choices and personal style.

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Example Sentences


tie icon

a long, narrow piece of cloth or other material worn around the neck, typically with a knot in front

Easy Examples

  • A tie goes around the neck.
  • Ties come in many colors.
  • People wear ties with suits.

Harder Examples

  • He wore a stylish silk tie with his suit to the formal event.
  • She adjusted her tie in the mirror before heading to the meeting.
  • Ties are often used to add a touch of elegance to an outfit.


bag icon

a flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, or leather, used to carry or store items

Easy Examples

  • A bag holds things.
  • People carry bags to store stuff.
  • There are backpacks and handbags.

Harder Examples

  • She packed her essentials into a backpack for the hiking trip.
  • Grocery bags are commonly used to carry groceries from the store.
  • He reached into his bag to retrieve his wallet.


necklace icon

a piece of jewelry consisting of a chain or cord with an ornament or pendant worn around the neck

Easy Examples

  • A necklace is jewelry for the neck.
  • Necklaces can be shiny.
  • Some necklaces have pretty stones.

Harder Examples

  • The necklace she received as a gift was adorned with a sparkling diamond pendant.
  • She wore a delicate gold necklace that complemented her dress.
  • The antique necklace had intricate designs and held sentimental value.


ring icon

a small circular band, typically made of metal and worn on a finger as an ornament or symbol of engagement or marriage

Easy Examples

  • A ring is a circle for fingers.
  • Rings can be shiny and special.
  • People wear rings at weddings.

Harder Examples

  • He proposed to her with a beautiful diamond ring in a romantic setting.
  • The ring on her finger had been passed down through generations.
  • Wedding rings are exchanged as a symbol of love and commitment.


rucksack icon

a type of backpack with shoulder straps, often used for outdoor activities like hiking or camping

Easy Examples

  • A rucksack is a backpack for trips.
  • Rucksacks hold food and clothes.
  • People wear rucksacks on hikes.

Harder Examples

  • He packed his camping gear into his rucksack before setting off on the trail.
  • Rucksacks are designed for comfort and durability during long hikes.
  • The spacious rucksack had compartments for all his essentials.


scarf icon

a length of fabric worn around the neck or head for warmth, protection, or fashion

Easy Examples

  • A scarf is a long neck cloth.
  • Scarves keep you warm.
  • People wear scarves in winter.

Harder Examples

  • She wrapped a cozy scarf around her neck to stay warm in the cold weather.
  • Silk scarves are often used to add a touch of elegance to an outfit.
  • He tied a colorful scarf around his head to shield himself from the sun.


socks icon

a pair of knitted or woven coverings for the feet, typically made of cotton or wool

Easy Examples

  • Socks cover feet.
  • Socks come in pairs.
  • Socks keep feet cozy.

Harder Examples

  • He put on his warm woolen socks before stepping out into the snow.
  • Socks come in various colors and patterns to match different outfits.
  • She noticed a hole in her sock and decided to mend it.


sunglasses icon

eyeglasses with tinted or darkened lenses to protect the eyes from the sun's glare

Easy Examples

  • Sunglasses are for sunny days.
  • Sunglasses protect your eyes.
  • People wear sunglasses at the beach.

Harder Examples

  • She wore stylish sunglasses to shield her eyes from the bright sunlight.
  • Sunglasses are essential for eye protection during outdoor activities.
  • He reached for his aviator sunglasses before heading out to the beach.


umbrella icon

a collapsible device with a canopy made of fabric or other material, used to shield against rain or sunlight

Easy Examples

  • An umbrella is for rain and sun.
  • Umbrellas keep you dry.
  • People use umbrellas when it rains.

Harder Examples

  • She opened her umbrella to stay dry during the sudden rain shower.
  • Umbrellas are a common accessory in rainy regions.
  • He used a large golf umbrella to provide shade on a sunny day.


wallet icon

a small, flat case for holding money, credit cards, and other personal items

Easy Examples

  • A wallet holds money.
  • Wallets fit in pockets.
  • People use wallets for cash and cards.

Harder Examples

  • He reached into his pocket to grab his wallet to pay for the meal.
  • Wallets come in various designs and materials, from leather to fabric.
  • She organized her bills and cards neatly in her wallet.


watch icon

a timekeeping device worn on the wrist or carried in a pocket, typically with a display of hours, minutes, and seconds

Easy Examples

  • A watch tells time.
  • Watches have numbers.
  • People wear watches on wrists.

Harder Examples

  • He checked his watch to see if it was time for the meeting.
  • Watches can be both functional timepieces and stylish accessories.
  • She received a beautiful watch as a graduation gift.


belt icon

a strip of leather, fabric, or other material worn around the waist to support clothing or as a fashion accessory

Easy Examples

  • A belt keeps pants up.
  • Belts have buckles.
  • People wear belts with jeans.

Harder Examples

  • He tightened his belt after a hearty meal at the restaurant.
  • Belts come in various styles, including leather, woven, and studded.
  • She selected a wide black belt to cinch her dress at the waist.

bow tie

bow tie icon

a type of necktie that is tied in the shape of a bow, typically worn with formal attire

Easy Examples

  • A bow tie is a fancy tie.
  • Bow ties look like bows.
  • People wear bow ties at parties.

Harder Examples

  • He wore a classic black bow tie with his tuxedo for the elegant event.
  • Bow ties add a touch of sophistication to formal outfits.
  • She learned how to tie a perfect bow tie for her brother's wedding.


bracelet icon

a piece of jewelry worn around the wrist, often as a decorative accessory

Easy Examples

  • A bracelet is wrist jewelry.
  • Bracelets can be pretty.
  • People give bracelets as gifts.

Harder Examples

  • She stacked multiple bracelets on her wrist to create a trendy look.
  • Bracelets can be made from various materials, including metal, beads, and leather.
  • He gifted her a beautiful gold bracelet on their anniversary.


earrings icon

jewelry worn on the ears, typically consisting of a decorative pendant or stud

Easy Examples

  • Earrings go on ears.
  • Earrings can be small or big.
  • Some people wear earrings every day.

Harder Examples

  • She wore elegant diamond earrings that sparkled in the light.
  • Earrings can be simple studs or elaborate dangle designs.
  • He surprised her with a pair of pearl earrings for her birthday.


gloves icon

a pair of fitted coverings for the hands, typically made of leather, fabric, or other materials

Easy Examples

  • Gloves keep hands warm.
  • Gloves have fingers.
  • People wear gloves in winter.

Harder Examples

  • She put on her leather gloves to keep her hands warm in the winter chill.
  • Gloves are essential for protection and warmth in cold weather.
  • He carefully removed his gloves before handling delicate objects.


hat icon

a head covering typically made of fabric or other materials, worn for protection, warmth, or fashion

Easy Examples

  • A hat covers the head.
  • Hats keep sun off.
  • People wear hats on sunny days.

Harder Examples

  • She wore a wide-brimmed sun hat to shield her face from the sun's rays.
  • Hats come in various styles, from baseball caps to fedoras.
  • He tipped his hat in greeting as he walked by.


headband icon

a band worn around the head to keep hair away from the face or as a decorative accessory

Easy Examples

  • A headband goes on the head.
  • Headbands hold hair.
  • People use headbands for sports.

Harder Examples

  • She wore a colorful headband to hold back her hair during exercise.
  • Headbands with floral designs are popular in summer fashion.
  • He gifted her a beaded headband as a souvenir from his travels.


mittens icon

a type of hand covering that encases all the fingers together, typically worn for warmth in cold weather

Easy Examples

  • Mittens are warm for hands.
  • Mittens don't have fingers.
  • Kids wear mittens in snow.

Harder Examples

  • She pulled on her cozy mittens before going outside to play in the snow.
  • Mittens are warmer than gloves because they keep the fingers together.
  • He knitted a pair of mittens as a thoughtful homemade gift.
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