From hardware detailing to electric hues, SS21’s It accessories are all at once bright, bold and remarkably practical. Toughen up your existing wardrobe with our cherry-picked edit
Focus on classic styles that will take you out of one season and straight into the next, whether it’s with your accessories, scents or sunnies.
The Fabric: Texture Play
From 3D-effect florals to elevated hand-plaited straps, this season’s accessories are an illustration of the creative craftsmanship of the industry’s most renowned Houses. Creating bold designs to be hung off our arms and strapped to our feet, designers are playing with texture, and the results are a sight for sore eyes.
The Scents: Embracing Androgyny
With perfumers increasingly realising that not everyone has an interest in conforming to a specific set of fragrances, gender-neutral scents are having a moment right now. From the bold nuances of tobacco and tonka bean to bergamot, amber and sandalwood, these scents are rich, strong and seductive.
The Style: Classics Reimagined
There are certain accessory trends that transcend seasons, are the mainstay of our wardrobes and can be worn for any occasion. Be it an oversized vanity bag, classic mules or a miniature evening bag perfect for holding after-hours essentials, these pieces are worth the investment.
The Summer Must-Have: Statement Sunnies
While they might be a small accessory, sunglasses have a large impact. From oversized classics to quirky takes on trends we’ve seen resurface from the past, retro-inspired shades will inject some Hollywood glamour into spring wardrobes and beyond. The bolder the better.
The Print: Stripes
While stripes for summer are nothing groundbreaking by themselves, they are when they come emblazoned across the iconic Dior saddle bag. A sure-fire sign a trend is about to take off, this season’s stripes come much more muted than before, offering a less playful, more high-fashion take. Feeling brave? Team with neutral separates for an elegant look.
The Hue: Electric Blue
Update your Chanel library with a punchy tone that looks as good dressed up as it does down. The hue du jour, this versatile shade can be worn with everything from neutrals to vibrant cocktail dresses, adding an edgy wearability to your spring/summer wardrobe.
The Details: Heavy Duty Emblems
Adding a bold edge to otherwise pared-back designs, metal hardware is a must-have detail for any new-season accessory. Be it a clasp, chain or supersized emblem, designers from around the globe used heavy metal detailing to offset softer silhouettes.
Photography: Moez Achour | Styling: Jade Chilton
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