The year has flown by in a flash, and fashion month was no exception. Last month saw a parade of bold accessories on the streets of New York, Paris and Milan. From metallic bags and vibrant reds to chunky belts and balletcore-inspired bows tying outfits together, the fashion set showed up in statement accessories that also mirrored what came down the Spring/Summer 2024 runways.
Keep scrolling to find your new favourite accessories – not only will they add elevate your everyday wardrobe, the best part is, these trends won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
More commonly seen in silver and gold, metallic bags have now expanded into a rainbow of hues – in an array of interesting shapes, such as the Coperni Swipe and Balenciaga’s Hourglass handbag. Bonus: with this bag in tow, you’ll no longer need a compact mirror for quick touch-ups on the go.
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Pop Of Red
When it comes to makeup, nothing is as timeless as a red lip for a pop of colour. The same goes for accessories. Spice up your neutral and monochromatic outfits with bag, shoes, sunglasses and more in varying shades of crimson for a powerful and sexy look.
With Barbie breaking box office records earlier this year and trends like “Girl Dinner” and “Girl Math” taking over TikTok, it seems like women are all about reclaiming their girlhood in 2023. Based on the ribbon renaissance on the streets and runways, you can also add bow accessories to the list.
Be it an oversized hair bow, a pair of earrings with dainty satin bows or black bow details on boots, ribbons can be used to express different aspects of your personality with a simple change in colour or style, making them one of the most versatile accessories.
You can always count on a statement belt to pull an outfit together. But instead of the usual waist-cinching belts, we saw low-waisted belts from the 2000s make a comeback — and the runways confirmed this. Alongside the drop-waist trend, accentuate your silhouette by strapping a chain belt on a dress or a thick leather belt on a skirt for added dimension to your outfits.
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If you’ve been looking for a new piece of jewellery, now is a good time to get yourself a pair of statement earrings. The shift towards chunky and oversized styles this season has endless options to fit everyone’s personal tastes. For a more minimal and clean aesthetic, opt for a pair of bulbous silver hoops; otherwise, have fun with the geometric shapes and sculptural silhouettes on offer.
The antithesis of “ludicrously capacious“, these micro bags may be a little too small for your phone but they are perfect for your cards, keys and even a lippie. With so many mini versions of classic favourites like the Lady Dior and Louis Vuitton Speedy, it won’t be difficult to find a bag that suits your sartorial personality.
Socks With Heels
While pulling off this combination might seem daunting, there really is no wrong method when it comes to pairing socks with heels. Pick your comfiest slingbacks, or go big with a pair of chunky platform heels, and get creative with textures and colours; the possibilities are endless.