The Hottest Accessories Trends of 2019
2018's accessories were FULL of 90s nostalgia - the return of teeny, tiny sunglasses, bucket hats and berets... but now that it's over, what does that mean for accessories trends in the coming year? We'll, we've done the digging for you, and whittled down the biggest catwalk trends to help you nail your 2019 accessories!
1. GEOMETRIC SHAPE BAGS
Classic shaped bags are just SOOOO last year! We're ditching our old clutches and cross bodies, and trading them in for angular and spherical geometric shapes, giving any outfit a funky, futuristic edge. Chanel's SS19 collection sets the bar high with this super sleek sphere bag, featuring their classic chain (duh!), while Christopher Kane's angular clutch is a much more literal translation of 'geometric'. Marzook's SS19 embellished sphere masterpiece is an absolute MUST; cop our killer dupe below!
Left to right: Chanel, Christopher Kane, Marzook
2. OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES
The runways have called time on small 90s-inspired sunglasses - SS19 has done a complete 180 and brought back oversized sunglasses with a BANG! This year, it's go big or go home - the bigger the shade the better! Whether you're shielding your eyes from the sun like Tom Ford, or opting for a pair of embellished clear lens shades à la Givenchy, this season has got a pair of supersized sunglasses to fit everyone's style.
Left to right: Givenchy, Dior, Tom Ford
3. MINI HANDBAGS
Our shades may be getting bigger, but our bags are getting smaller and smaller. This season is all about fashionability over utility, with the creation of minature versions of classic bag styles. Jacquemus SS19 steals the show with this teeny, tiny tote bag, which also doubles as a belt bag (bonus style points there!), while Brandon Maxwell's Barbie-sized bag takes the trend to an ironic extreme.
Left to right: Jacquemus, Brandon Maxwell, Burberry
4. STATEMENT GOLD EARRINGS
Chunky gold earrings are THE way to dramatise your 'fits this season, and SS19 is living for them just as must as we are! Make this accessory your own - opt for a hammered gold finish à la Ulla Johnson, or channel those 90s vibes with Veronica Beard-esque angular bamboo hoops.
Left to right: Ulla Johnson, Veronica Beard, TOME
5. SHELL JEWELLERY
Channel your inner surfer babe with one of the stand-out trends of the season - shells, shells and more shells! For those more glitzy affairs, make like Etro and add diamantes to your earrings, or for a more understated look, take inspo from Missoni's imperfect shell hoops. Follow in the footsteps of Sportmax SS19, and add a matching shell necklace to crank the look up a notch.
Left to right: Etro, Sportmax, Missoni
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