Already started shopping for your staple spring outfits? Don’t forget to accessorise.
Accessories can make or break an outfit, turn a look from drab to fab and make a simple style totally striking – and this season, the stakes are especially high.
Whether you’re after the latest lust-have bag, whimsical wedges or a touch of statement sparkle, we’ve rounded up the hottest accessories that the fashion crowd are going crazy for this spring.
See below for our edited selection of this season’s most wanted accessories that you need now…
If you’re tired of your tote, try a bucket bag – spring’s most versatile shape. Wear it slung over your shoulder with slouchy denim or use it to add a relaxed edge to city tailoring and delicate dresses; it’s this season’s easy grab ‘n’ go arm candy.
Channel the Seventies with a subtle approach to style this spring. Not only is a floppy hat super chic, it’s practical and it’ll hide those bad hair days.
Neutral accessories are the perfect pared-down partners to spring’s block colour brights. Opt for a classic nude bag or simple sandals to counteract a colour splash, or wear them as a chic understatement this season.
Tassel belts are a great way to add a playful edge to an outfit. Be bold and layer DVF’s Julie belt with block bright colours, or use it to make a vibrant splash against crisp whites.
If a big bag’s too bulky, opt for an oversized envelope clutch. Sleek and classic with a contemporary edge, they’ll take you from day to evening with effortless elegance.
6. Espadrille wedges
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Hand in hand with spring’s obsession for the Seventies, espadrille wedges are the shoe of the season. Comfortable, practical and totally hot, they’re a great way to add texture to your outfit, too.
Don’t fancy wedges? Try a block heel platform – they’re still practical, but they’ve got added oomph (and they’re perfect for stompin’ around dancefloors).
Add a retro flare to your spring wardrobe with a pair of cat eye sunglasses. We love Tom Ford’s tortoiseshell Nikita glasses which carry just enough of a vintage vibe without looking fancy dress.
Metallics are the perfect way to make your colours pop this spring. Work shine like Gucci and add a metallic belt to give both statement and simple looks extra pizazz.
Jewellery’s taken a decidedly tribal turn this season, and a statement necklace is still key to creating striking edge. Go for geometric shapes in natural materials or bright colours to bring a taste of Africa to your spring style.