It’s time to shift the focus from dresses, pants and shirts, because right now, accessories are making the biggest impact.
We’re building on the basics in our wardrobes, and embracing jewellery, bags and hats that speak to who we are and what we love.
Keep your eyes peeled for these five accessory trends, because you’re about to start seeing them everywhere.
Headpieces fit for a celebration
It is 2022, after all, so it should come as no surprise that the glittering headpieces reminiscent of the roaring 20s are making a comeback.
From twinkling headbands to flapper-style full coverage, a bedazzled piece for your crown is the ultimate ‘party girl’ statement.
Once the go-to companion for fringed dresses and beaded detail, pair with denim or leather for a thoroughly modern look.
Statement bags in soda-pop shades
Why blend in when you can stand out? Right now, it’s all about making a statement with pops of colour—think bags in shades of soda-pop pink, pale banana, shocking electric blue and soft mint.
But a playful palette doesn’t mean impractical—ECCO Leather Good’s iconic Pot Bag is both fun and functional, designed to be an everyday companion to keep your essentials close, and your hands free.
A blend of organic shapes and modern design, the Pot Bag is now available in a mini size (perfect for your keys or lipstick)—wear it crossbody for days when you’re on the go or try it necklace-style for the ultimate statement.
Bare it all…with a belt
Once used to hold up clothing, the belt has become a stand-out style icon in its own right. That’s why we’re ditching the pants (metaphorically speaking) and embracing the ultimate nod to Y2K: the ‘belt on bare skin’ trend.
While it may seem more ornamental that utilitarian, the ‘waist belt’ can serve as a visual (and bejeweled) divide between the top and bottom of your outfit.
Pair with a bralette or crop top, or for a more subtle take on the trend, keep the bottom few buttons of a shirt undone for an unexpected ‘peek-a-boo’.
Double the impact with double the chain
When it comes to chain necklaces, there’s a new mantra in town: one is never enough. Forget being dainty and subtle: the blinged-out vibe brings a maximalist energy to any look.
With layering no longer limited to our clothing, more is definitely more when trying out this trend.
Our tip? Wear two chains of the same design or thickness to toughen up any outfit or use varying lengths to elongate the neck or accentuate a plunging neckline.
Eyes that are out of this world
There’s only one word for the sunglasses trend that’s taking over our Instagram feeds: other-worldly. Celebs like Kim Kardashian are embracing the “bug-eyed” look and letting their sunnies do the talking.
A look that’s definitely not for the faint-hearted, these alien frames pair best with a pared back outfit and simplistic style.
But with this bizarre bug shape giving your cheekbones an instant boost, it’s a trend worth trying.
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