5 Haute Trends to Accessorise In

In the age of Instagram, accessories are more crucial than ever. Think about it: When you’ve run out of cute selfies, what do you ’gram next but your brand-new boots, handbag, or beloved branded sunglasses. With that in mind, we rounded up the most compelling accessory trends, each made for the social media–savvy shopper.

On top of the list are the micro sunglasses already so popular with today’s Insta-girl. Transparent bags make flashing your newest buys even easier. Here’s taking a look at some.

Bringing back the ear bling

After seasons of sculptural, arty earrings dominating the runways, the pendulum is swinging back in favour of glitzy, shiny chandeliers. The earrings are talking about going bling or going home.

Tiny sunnies are in vogue

The teeny, tiny, almost-not-there-at-all sunglasses trend started by Bella Hadid and her fellow Instagram babes will still be going strong come the rest of 2018. Sleek, skinny shades appeared at Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, and Prada, meaning that a whole new crop of women will be shelving their oversize specs in favour of micro frames. If you’re not one of them, try a pair with a sportier edge, like the neon-edged shapes from Fenty x Puma or Stella McCartney.

Bag it- in all sizes

Classic bag silhouettes will never go out of style, but on the spring runways, designers were thinking less in terms of the lady bag and more about geometric forms. Take Paco Rabanne’s cube bag, a perfect square in caramel leather-sized for a night on the town, or Gabriela Hearst’s Nina bag as prime examples of the new possibilities for what your bag could be. Circular handbags appeared at Dolce & Gabbana, star-shaped ones at Mugler, and spheres at Céline, all making your elementary-school book about shapes seem ultra-relevant.

Making a statement with patterned bags

Think patterned, textured and colourful bags – let them do the talking for you, because they are in style and make for the fashion statement of the season. Powerhouse designers Prada, Proenza Schouler, Marni, and more are advocating for turning your bag into a conversation piece.

Boots for the brats

It wasn’t a very good season for stilettoes; when most of the business was walked away by women favouring boots and pumps. The proof is in the vast range of low-heeled boots that appeared on the runways at Chloé, Dries Van Noten, and Givenchy. Let’s face it, the modern woman has places to go – and needs comfortable shoes that can get her there.