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This year, designers are offering a light-hearted, bold and sophisticated spin on spring fashion accessories. While sport-inspired accents are in the spotlight, there is also a great mix of casual, fun and sleek chic, and don’t be too surprised to see a lot of neon, metallic and funky colour-blocking when it comes to shoes, bags and sunglasses. This year all eyes are on the clutch, and bags are appearing in every shape and shade, from box bags to oversized doctor bags, in a huge variety of colours and prints. The following are the top accessory trends to watch out for this spring:
This year, tribal prints have moved from dresses and leggings to your ears and wrists. Geometric designs are showing up on fashion earrings, necklaces and bangles in a colour palette of desert hues with bold patterns and chunky shapes.
Bright colours have struck a delicate balance this year with the introduction of pastels. An array of light colours are starting to hit the runways such as orange sherbet, mint, sky blue, baby pink and pale yellow, and are boldly displayed on this year’s shoes and handbags.
The metallic trend has made its way to fashion accessories this year, bringing a futuristic look to shoes and bags, with galactic patterns and shiny silver straps making for an extra terrestrial look.
This year it’s all about making a large fashion statement on your arm. Chunky style bracelets with bold shapes, sizes and colours are all the rage this year, especially when paired with ‘60s inspired sunnies and bold, monotone clothing.
If you have always wanted those bold cat-eyed sunnies but were too afraid to rock them, this is your year! Anything vintage looking with unique shapes and bold colours is back in style, so you don’t have to hold back any longer.
This year it’s time to embrace your love of quirky vintage in the form of totes and box bags. This spring’s style of box bags have brought a new twist to these old school classy items, with bags and totes that pop when paired with a stylish and modern outfit.
Get back to nature with outdoorsy details that include braided fibres, wooden handles and wicker necklaces. Coppery leathers will also be making a strong appearance, especially on shoes and handbags, where the lightweight leathers will be polished to give a subtle sheen.
The classic look of pure white will never go out of style. Normally there isn’t a big push towards pure white accessories for cleanliness reasons, but this year fashion 101 has been thrown out the window to be replaced with popular white shoes and bags that add an element of purity to outfits.
It’s all about the modern look in the back to work trends this year. The principle of minimalism is in full effect with the creation of accessories that are clean and simple, such as basic bags, modern rings and seemingly edgeless shoes.
We are starting to see more and more trendsetters this year stepping out in bold and feminine headbands. That’s right, headbands are back and they are being used to add a little elegance to otherwise simple and cliché work ensembles.
This spring go forth and make these trends your own. Mix and match with bold colours and metallic accents and above all, have fun with it!