Whether it’s an oversized clutch that takes your fancy, or a decorative pair of floral earrings, a true style-maven knows the importance of accessorising.
A crafty way of dressing an outfit up or down, stacking on the bracelets and donning the hottest pair of shades can make or break an outfit.
As unruly as ever, the spring/summer catwalks saw an array of luxe silhouettes sport some of the season’s hottest accessory trends. From beaded bags to boyish loafers, we can’t blame you for losing track on what’s in and what’s out the season.
But luckily for you, we’ve decided to compose a list of on-trend fashion accessories that are sure to brighten up a look in more ways than one.
With masses of designers embracing the ‘go green’ flair of the organic life, it’s no surprise that bags took a naturalistic turn this season. Whereas Dries Van Noten wove together various colour threads to create a vibrant tote that’s ideal for festival season, The Row stuck to their bohemian roots with a dainty crochet shoulder bag (pictured above).
Tie It Up
A nostalgic statement, fashion houses like Derek Lam and Marc by Marc Jacobs, took inspiration from the 50s this spring, with the blast from the past necktie. Sure, it may not sound stylish but you couldn’t be more wrong. From a detailed knot to sharply defined shapes, the verdict is in and neckties are new age chic.
Going to the gym never looked so fashionable. Streamline bags, that look more like a gym tote than a high-profile desire, are the new go-to piece. Balenciaga opted for a short handled one in pure white, where as Alexander Wang played his part at the forefront of the pastel craze with his chic boxy buy (pictured right). Weights anyone?
Loafers have been the talk of the town for a while now and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon. This season industry gurus revamped the trademark shoe, giving it an androgynous twist that’s sure to earn a nod from the likes of Agyness Deyn and Alexa Chung.
3.1 Phillip Lim took inspiration from the Sixties mods, with a sleek pair of monochrome flats (pictured above). Upping the heel, Alexander Wang followed in the designer’s footsteps with an equally stylish pair of black and white must-haves.
It’s go big or go home as far as fashion’s concerned. The outlandish gladiator belt is back. Don a coined one, with a noticeable motif like Dolce and Gabanna, or keep it simple and stick to lashings and lashings of oversized Balmain-esque studs, whatever you prefer, as long as it’s big, bold and brash you’ll have no problem channeling the quotient of the spring season.
Fret not, if the streamline bag doesn’t take your fancy there’s always the micro bag. Fashion houses like Dolce and Gabanna, Prada and Givenchy all sent their models down the catwalk carrying teeny purses that could barely carry much-needed essentials. Practical? No. Fashionable? Yes.