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The 4 Quirkiest Accessory Trends To Have On Your Radar

Dare to be different.

If you want to give your wardrobe an instant style update, look no further than the world of accessories.

So much more than an afterthought, the shoes, bags, hats and jewellery we choose to add to our outfits often provide the “finishing touches” that can take our looks from every day to out-of-this-world.

Plus, accessories are the perfect place to start small if you’re looking to experiment with new styles, colours and even personalities.

Here, we round up four of the most quirky and eye-catching accessory trends taking the fashion world (and our social media feeds) by storm.

1. See-Through Shoes

Model Elsa Hosk in trending mesh ballet flats
Elsa Hosk proves that the mesh ballet flat is the perfect summer shoe. (Credit: Instagram: @hoskelsa)

A new twist on ballet slippers, see-through shoes have become one of the most unexpected trends of the year.

Beloved by the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Richie and Elsa Hosk, mesh ballet flats are surprisingly delicate, adding a refined look to any outfit.

The key is to let the shoe do the talking: choose a black or white version in your desired degree of transparency or pick a pair embellished with crystals for a little extra pop.

The only other thing you need? A perfect pedicure to match.

2. The Colourful Carry-All

ECCO Leather tote bag
The ECCO Tote Spearling Leather Bag in Sangria/Fluo Coral, $699.95. (Credit: Supplied)

A must-have for anyone on the go, the carry-all has received a colourful makeover.

Adding a fun twist to the hardest working handbag in your collection, utilitarian totes and crossbody bags have been reimagined in pretty pastels, bright hues and unique patterns.

Adorned with a playful, all-over print, the ECCO Tote Spearling adds a bit of excitement to the bag you reach for every single day. Crafted from two-tone ceramic Peraffe leather and adorned with premium hardware, the bag has plenty of space for all the essentials—think a double slip pocket, zip-secured pocked and even a back trolley sleeve so it slips comfortably over a suitcase for weekends away.

With a leather handle and webbing shoulder strap it can be worn a number of different ways, adding a pop of seasonal and on-trend colours and prints to your look. (And there’s also a smaller, shoulder bag version with an oversized shoelace-inspired strap for those who want to stand out even more).

3. Fruity Jewellery

Nina Sandbech stylist influencer cherry earrings
Stylist and fashion influencer Nina Sandbech embraced her fruity side with a pair of cherry earrings at Copenhagen Fashion Week. (Credit: Getty)

Statement jewellery has received a fruity update with accessories featuring whimsical, produce-inspired charms.

From cherries as earrings, to watermelon necklaces and miniature versions of lemons and limes as dangling ring charms, the key to nailing this trend is embracing the fun that comes with it.

Cute and just a little kitsch, add a fresh touch to your look with a zesty and juicy jewellery addition—or mix and match a few pieces for a complete fruit salad.

4. Headbands

Selena Gomez bestie Nicola Peltz Beckham headband hairstyle
Nicola Peltz Beckham is a fan of the casual yet cool headband trend. (Credit: Instagram: @nicolaannepeltzbeckham)

Yes, the humble headband is making a return—and has become a firm favourite among “It girls” the world over (we’re looking at you, Bella Hadid and Nicola Peltz Beckham.)

With sporty and stretchy versions perfect for the everyday, to glamorous bands welcome on the Met Gala red carpet, and Barbie-inspired wraps that make a bold and bright statement, the headbands is one of the most versatile (and easy to wear) accessories available.

Brought to you by ECCO.

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