Jeans and bathing suits are one thing, but women rarely bemoan shopping for accessories. Besides contending with the odd Cinderella moment (when those dream shoes aren’t a magic fit), accessory shopping is a blissfully fuss-free experience. Chances are you walk away with a little something that makes you smile, is brilliantly easy to wear and without any dressing room drama. Take a cue from these spring looks from Nicole Miller, Emerson and Tommy Hilfiger.
Designers who did it: Proenza Schouler, Burberry and Missoni
Warm wood and woven straw details, knotted leather and graphic handcrafted elements debuted as spring’s ‘it’ look, and combine for a fresh ’n fabulous update on a day bag. Perfect for running around on the weekends.
Designers who did them: Oscar de la Renta, Marni and Bottega Veneta
Swing low! Shoulder-grazing earrings of oversized proportions made a big style statement on the runways. Everything from vintage-era sparklers to sculptural art forms belongs on your ear lobes. These pairs have impact, so no need for any other baubles.
Designers who did them: Hermes, Fendi and Giambattista Valli
A bevy of bangles was the other strong jewelry message and there’s lots of finishes to choose from: enamel, plastic, rhinestone-studded, etc. To pull this off, think in multiples (five is ideal), mix bangles of different widths and stick to a limited colour palette.
Bonus: You can get stack happy with any outfit – this trend works for casual or dressy outfits, and everything in between.
Designers who did it: Rodarte, Chanel and 3.1 Phillip Lim
Sleek silver appeared on many runways, with a focus on a high shine mirror-like finish rather than a glitzy beaded texture. On high heels or a clutch, this is how to refresh your LBD or complement a colourful frock for a night out. Don’t go matchy-matchy though, one dazzling piece is all you need.
Designers who did it: Chloe, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent
Pastel colours were the catwalks biggest breath of fresh air, and the streamlined shape of shoes make these soft shades particularly easy to wear. Show off ladylike pumps like these (love that glossy heel!) in slim fitting crop pants or a skirt, either A-line or slim will do.
Designers who did it: Giambattista Valli, Prada and Altuzarra
Florals bloomed in big ways this spring, whether courtesy of digital enhancement, saturated hues or a figure-sprawling scale. Contained gardens also sprouted on bags and shoes, and provide an ideal way to incorporate this trend into your closet if you’re print shy.