Accessories are an integral part to any ensemble and can often elevate even the most basic outfits to a new level. This spring, the trends are bold and full of colour, making it even more crucial to pick the right pieces.
A statement necklace or stack of geometric bangles can really add to the composition of an outfit. This season, designers are opting for chain link, chunky jewellery in classic gold and silver. One standout item is oversized earrings, a vaguely bohemian item that can really frame a face and add a lot of immediate interest. The Coat of Arms necklace by Canadian jewellery duo Blackbird is a great example of the chunky trend, with chain link detailing and feminine braiding contrasting.
Boxy totes were an accessories staple on the runway this season, with Dolce & Gabana, Celine and Chloe all featuring some variation of the trend. While the totes remained relatively subdued and classic, other designers like Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg and Chanel did fun takes on another classic handbag shape – the clutch. Bright colours and almost childlike detailing make this accessory a bold statement for Spring.
For footwear, wedges and stacked heels continued to be a big trend this year. Dolce & Gabana presented an intricate, colourful wedge while Pucci’s version of a wedge was uber feminine with a slightly “Under the Sea” appeal. Heeled gladiator sandals also made a re-appearance, this time with a slightly less bohemian, more futuristic edge like the pair seen at Alexander Wang’s show.
1. Blackbird Coat of Arms, $135
2. Chanel Lego Handbag, $5,730
3. Gianvito Rossi Leather Gladiator Sandals, $1,800, available at Net-A-Porter
4. DV8 by Dolce Vita Phantom Cutout Wedges, $169, available at Urban Outfitters
5. Chloe Alison Lizard Printed Tote, $1,800
6. Alkemie Gypsy Earrings, $209
By: Zoe Alexandra Torell, Toronto
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