Want to find the perfect solution to saving those pennies whilst still remaining at the height of fashion? Big, bold and beautiful or sexy, stylish and demure… there’s no denying that accessories aren’t huge this season (and I don’t just mean the choice of earrings designers are serving up on a silver platter for us).
What better way to spice up your winter wardrobe than with subtle touches that are every girl’s best friend: accessories. We all choose to buy them but the real art is in how we work them into our day to night ensembles.
Hot on this month’s events calendar was London Fashion Week which saw accessory trends a-plenty amongst the main collections. Inspirational highlights from the show included BodyAmr’s stolen-from-the-jewellery-box chokers and oversized earrings. By far key pieces for statement dressing this season; decorative chokers give an instant upgrade to your look and outsized earrings in rich jewel tones tie in with the maximalism trend when ‘less is more’ simply won’t do!
Also centre stage was Amanda Wakeley‘s A/W efforts, who’s attention to detail was hard to ignore. Staple wardrobe pieces such as leather waist-cinch belts, sculpted skyscraper heels and antique-gold metallic arm cuffs demonstrated a very minimalist trend focussing on intricate details and polished jewellery.
Other hot accessory trends to experiment with during the coming months include animal print: A trend to be worn to suit your own individual needs depending on how wild you‘re willing to go. With endless prints to choose from this season such as snakeskin, leopard print and dalmation spots… what’s not to love?
For your hair, if you’re tired of the windswept hair-down look, opt for a hair band to add texture, innovation and femininity to your outfit.
Clutch bags are a key micro trend for autumn and are a diverse alternative to summer‘s large scale bags – think Christopher Kane‘s liquid-filled clutch for a fresher, colour-injected take on fashion.
Gloves are an essential to wear this season so choose from various on-trend styles like traditional wool-knit mittens, modern fingerless leathers, embellished detailing or go all out with upper-length gauntlets ideal for evening wear.
So let’s be sure about one thing this season, all you need to go with your sparkling personality is some sparkling accessories. Pick out personal pieces to best suit your mood for effortless styling and fashion worthy results. Simple.