Accessories are the perfect way to spice up any outfit. They are extremely versatile and can dress up or dress down any look as well as add a focal point to a plain or simple outfit. A substantial collection of accessories is a necessity for any avid beauty or fashion lover. If you’re in need of new accessories (or new ways to wear your old accessories) to amp up your wardrobe and add new life to your outfits, this is the post for you.
Keep reading to learn about seven current accessory trends you need to try.
1. Big Earrings
Large earrings are making a comeback this season. This versatile trend includes hoops, dangly earrings, or any other kind of long or chunky earring that draws maximum attention.
Anyone can rock this trend, but ladies with short hair can really shine with the current big earring trend, as long earrings can accentuate and enhance their cropped cut. When buying large earrings, make sure you purchase a pair that is not too heavy, as excessively heavy big earrings can cause pain and damage to your earlobes.
2. Patterned Purses
Bid your beige bag sayonara, and say hello to purses with wild prints and patterns. Anything is on the table when it comes to the current patterned purse trend: broad stripes, bright color blocks, flowers, animal print, etc. are all valid options. Pick a purse with a pattern that lifts your mood and makes you feel whimsical and confident.
A small, across the shoulder bag in a fun print or pattern works great as an accessory that ties into this trend without looking too overwhelming or stealing the focus off of your entire look.
3. Chunky Sandals
Just in time for the warmth of the summer months, chunky sandals are entering the spotlight as a hot trend right now. Any sandals that have thick straps and don’t look too delicate fit the bill for this trend. Tall gladiator sandals and strappy leather sandals are great options.
To rock this trend, pair your chunky sandals with a more delicate, feminine outfit, such as a cropped skirt or casual dress. Shorter sandals look best with shorter dresses, while chunky sandals that creep up your calf are better complemented by mid-length dresses that extend past your knee.
4. Body Jewelry
Body jewelry is a super hot accessory trend right now; you can find it on the shelves of almost any trendy clothing or accessory store. If you’ve missed the memo on body jewelry, now is the perfect time to jump on the bandwagon and join this current trend.
Body jewelry is a versatile accessory. It is a a great way to spice up an otherwise plain outfit. Body jewelry looks best when it is worn over plain, solid colors. It looks beautiful when draped over a black or nude dress to add some unique metallic shine and sparkle to a neutral outfit.
5. Tribal Jewelry
Tribal jewelry gets its roots from ancient African culture. It is usually crafted from beads or threads and is chunky, bright, colorful, and hard to miss, which is why it adds a perfect pop of fun focus to any neutral outfit.
While much of the wild tribal jewelry you spot on the runways might look too intimidating for you to wear out on the street as part of an everyday look, not every piece of tribal jewelry is so intense. You can find many tribal jewelry pieces that incorporate the traditional bright rainbow of colors, beads, and threads that tribal fashion entails without being too large or attention-calling to wear out on the street.
Chokers are not exactly a new accessory trend. They’ve been making a comeback for a few seasons. However, chokers are an accessory that many people still shy away from because they associate this jewelry trend with gothic or punk fashion.
If you wear chokers the right way, they can actually add a sophisticated, delicate finish to any outfit. To avoid the gothic look, stay away from tattoo chokers and any chokers in a dark color. Instead, opt for thin ribbon chokers in pale colors or delicate chain chokers that add a subtle flair to your outfit without drawing too much attention.
7. Patterned Scarves
Attention-drawing patterned scarves are a big accessory trend this season. These scarves are meant to make a fashion statement, not keep your neck warm, and they can be worn flawlessly during the warmer summer months.
When choosing a summer scarf, choose a scarf in a thin, silky, breathable fabric with a fun pattern that catches your eye. Pair it with a neutral, solid-colored dress or shirt and skirt combo for best results.
Accessories can be one of the most fun parts of any look. However, if you feel as though you’re in an accessory rut and want to have more fun with accessorizing your looks, use the tips in this post to take advantage of the current hottest accessory trends you need to try as soon as possible.