As Milan Fashion Week draws to a close, and the editors and FROWers make their way to Paris with bellies full of burrata, we’re taking a moment to praise the city for its exceptional accessory game this week. The street-style set were out with arm candy and shoe inspiration aplenty. Here are some of the very best…
INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
5 ACCESSORY TRENDS FROM MILAN FASHION WEEK
By Caroline Ferry, 26 September 2018
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 scarf trick. Make like Caroline Daur and tie yours around and over said bun and let the ends loosely hang below.
The 90s have given us a lot of great accessory throwbacks over the last year or two, from scrunchies and backpacks to chokers and platform trainers. All of which have been utter joy. But trust Milan to bring back the fanciest retro plus-one – square-toe heels. Very Clueless, very early days Carrie B, and very future us.
Ladylike bags have had a new-season reboot, too. May we introduce the tiny but mighty chain-handled edition. The mock-croc finish and neat silhouette remains, while the playful gold handle makes it the perfect tonal partner to all that animal print you’ve been carefully acquiring recently.
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. The perfect fancy flourish to wear with legging shorts, LBDs or high-waisted mom jeans.
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.