SIX SPRING ACCESSORY TRENDS TO TRY NOW
By Caroline Ferry, 28 September 2018
Spring is most definitely here at last and with it comes that new term, new start feeling. Happily, this coincides with a month-long flurry of street-style pics from fashion month, bringing all the new-season inspiration. The easiest way to get in on the new styles? It’s gotta be the accessories. Here are six of the best totable trends to try now...
At the shows in Milan last week there were, of course, chunky-sole dad trainers aplenty but more pleasingly – for those with an iCal full of race days in the diary – ladylike shoes were there in full force, too. Always pointy, preferably satin and for the heel height, think 80s kitten and you’re onto a new-season winner.
The 80s belt has been around for a season or two, adding serious style pow to many an LBD. But for spring they’ve been turbocharged. Go technicolour, oversized and wear with as many boiler suits as you possibly can.
Remember when belts were just belts? Back before they didn’t have tiny bags attached to them? Us neither. And now, the waisted wonders have upped their game yet again – this time with all the charms. They're the perfect fancy flourish to wear with legging shorts, swimmers or high-waisted denim shorts.
Handbags, in their very literal handheld form, were the dish of the day in Paris this week. The most spring/summer-friendly of them all? The woven, almost netted variety. Not great for keeping secret snacks in, but very great for nailing new-season style points.
In the past, hair slides got a bad rap, mostly because we only used them to keep our hair under control while applying some sort of artistic eyeshadow situation. But now they're back, and they’re neither childish nor for utility purposes only. This season make yours big, bold and if at all possible, bejewelled.
Bun in the sun
While a low bun looks beyond chic from the front, the worst is when you catch a glimpse of the back of it in a mirror and realise it isn’t the full, ballerina-style chignon you thought it was. Well, help is at hand for those of us lacking a thicker mop, and it's this hair scarf trick. Make like Caroline Daur and tie yours around and over said bun and let the ends loosely hang below.