Your clothes aren’t the only items in your wardrobe that change when winter turns to spring. Updating your accessories is a fun way to play and experiment with your look. The must-have accessories for spring range from demure and feminine to bold, chunky and in-your-face designs. Check out six of the most prominently featured accessories on the runways for inspiration when creating your spring looks.
Big Statement Earrings
Statement earrings have been popular for some time, but this spring, they get a major makeover. The designers that sent statement earrings down the runway did so in a huge way with the earrings resting just above or dusting the shoulders. Shows that featured these long adornments include Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Prada and Dolce and Gabbana.
Bold Graphic Bags
One of the most eye-grabbing spring trends is the bold, graphic bag. Designers used textures, prints, colors and hardware that really make your bag a statement piece of its own. Fringe, chunky chains, vivid colors and interesting patterns are just some of the ways that designers decided to liven up their bags. Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney all included colorful and interesting handbags in their spring collections.
Sandals, as always, made quite the appearance on spring runways, but this year they are definitely not for those who shy away from making statements. The hottest sandals for this spring mix chain, platforms, athleisure to result in the seriously chunky sandal. The majority of the sandals showed featured either black or white, but they are definitely bold enough without the use of color. Salvatore Ferragamo featured lace-up sandal that had soles similar to your favorite workout shoes, while Chanel featured brightly lit black and white tweed sandals with a bit of a platform.
Luxuriously Embellished Shoes
On the opposite side of footwear, luxuriously feminine shoes are a must-have accessory for spring. Crystals, beading, gems and lace are just some of the embellishments designers used to create shoes that are fit for a fairytale. Emilio Pucci showed a sandal with a stacked heel adorned with large pearls and Lanvin debuted a heeled shoe that hits somewhere between pump and ankle bootie that was decked out in bright blue sequins.
While the earrings featured on the runways were big and dangling, necklaces this season are definitely not. Spring 2016 is all about wearing chokers, and the designs ranged widely from large and structured chokers to small, delicate chokers. Louis Vuitton featured a more delicate, yet modern-looking choker, Versace dressed models in moderately thick chokers with vibrant colors and Nina Ricci’s chokers were the epitome of feminine.
Going in the opposite direction of spring’s big, bold handbags, another super hot spring bag is the white handbag. Whether it’s structured or slouchy, optic white bags were one of spring’s most coveted accessories. Louis Vuitton had an effortlessly cool white bag with the perfect amount of slouch, Marc Jacobs showed a demure and structured white bag and Celine featured a highly structured and statement-making white handbag.
No matter what your personal style aesthetic is, there is a spring accessory perfect for you. The playfulness and whimsy of many of these accessories echo the light, refreshing feel that spring brings with it. Have fun playing with different spring accessories to complete your look.