As we say goodbye to one year, we also bid farewell to the fashion of the past seasons. While some key pieces will stay forever stylish, there are plenty of new accessories that will be worn by everyone in the new decade. When the temperature rises and falls, these pieces will stand the test of time and will be essential additions to your wardrobe. From slouchy handbags to padded headbands, here are twelve accessory trends we’ll wear in 2020.
1. Chunky Boot
As sweater weather approaches, it’s essential to keep your feet warm and dry. This season, when choosing a pair of shoes for the temperature, you can’t look past chunky boots. Featuring a low heel and rubber platform, these are a comfortable and sleek option to wear with a feminine dress or jeans. They’re perfect for a night out on the town or a walk through the park – it instantly adds a grunge twist to your outfit. For the ultimate badass look in 2020, opt for a knee-high silhouette with a mini skirt – put a ’90s spin on this stylish ensemble and be a real head-turner.
2. Bucket Bags
What’s better than having a handbag that holds all of your goods? A stylish one! These bucket bags have never really gone out of style, but they’re coming in stronger than ever with these stunning options. From a soft silhouette by Louis Vuitton to a Barbie-esque design by Chanel, this is an accessory that you will keep with you forever. Rather than choosing a traditional shade, such as black, grey, or white, why not step outside of the box and opt for something blue, pink, or marigold? There are so many ways to rock this look, and you can continue to wear it for decades to come!
3. Square Toe Strappy Sandals
As trends come and go, one will always remain in style: a sleek pair of sandals. This season, there has been a myriad of square toe shoes making the rounds, and for a good reason. This flattering design, with a strappy finish, elongates the legs and creates a unique silhouette for any outfit you’re wearing. Although best worn in the warmer months, feel free to add a pair of sheer tights or socks with your footwear to up the ante. Choose from bright shades to add life to your ensemble, or keep it classic with traditional colors like white, black, or brown.
4. Statement Large Chain Necklaces
Every month of the year, an outfit would not be complete without a stunning piece of jewelry. It’s no different in 2020, as large chain necklaces make their way to the forefront of the season. From oversized and chunky designs to a delicate yet statement piece, these accessories are an easy way to tie an outfit together. Pair it with a blazer, rollneck, or even a sweater – there are no rules with this timeless bling. Choose to wear it alone or with other similar-colored treasure, and you will have an Instagram-worthy ensemble!
5. Soft Clutches
If you’ve been following the latest trends, you’ll know that the soft clutch is the ultimate bag of the season. Initially designed by Bottega Veneta, this is an oversized and plush accessory that looks stunning on any occasion. Easy to carry and with an abundance of room inside, these gorgeous handbags look like a pillow and are a dream option for any style-conscious individual. Choose from a timeless shade like tan, black or white, or step outside of the box with a purple, green, or red option. They look fantastic in a casual context but are easy to transition into a formal occasion. Fashion is all about bending the rules, so why not do it with this incredible bag?
6. Wide Waist Belts
Tie every ensemble together with these trendy belts. Sitting in the middle of the waist, it will create an instant hourglass shape and complete your attire. This is a versatile accessory that will be on everyone this season – wear it with a dress, skirt, or pants; there are no rules. To create a monochrome look, opt for a single shade across your entire outfit. It is an item that will never go out of style, so make sure you keep this in your wardrobe for every occasion.
7. Padded Headbands
Turn every bad hair day into a good one with one of these trending padded headbands. It isn’t anything new, but Prada helped make them hot again this year. Channeling your inner Blair Waldorf, these accessories look fantastic in the center of the head or pushed back to keep the locks out of your face. Keep it simple by incorporating an everyday accessory with an intricate ensemble, or take it one step further by wearing it covered in embellishments. There are so many ways you can wear this gorgeous item, so have fun with it!
8. Hoop Earrings
Making another comeback, this accessory will be one of the biggest trends next season. These round earrings are an excellent way to spice up a plain outfit or add the finishing touch to your favorite ensemble. Choose from a simple design to something over the top, with pearl, patterns, or embellishments. Hoops look best with your hair behind your ears, in a ponytail or a bun – show off your stunning jewelry with pride.
9. Colour Sunglasses Frames
When the temperature heats up, protect your peepers in style with colored sunglasses. Featuring a vibrant frame, they’ll instantly add drama to your existing outfit and will jazz up your entire collection. Choose from a design featuring a bright outer and traditional inner, keep it monochrome with the same shade throughout the whole accessory. Like the other trends throughout the season, these sunnies are timeless and always stay in style.
10. Bucket Hats
Defending yourself against the sun has always been fashionable, as this trend proves. The bucket hat comes and goes throughout the seasons, but its effortless style stays ever the same. Characterized by its short and downward sloping brim, sitting just above the eyes. As a summer accessory, you can rock this in varying shades, and it will complete any outfit. Choose from pink, charcoal, or white – experiment with shades and see what works for you. Switch things up by opting for a leopard or snakeskin print to make your outfit pop – it’s a versatile option that will help you look and feel cool.
11. Mini Pouch on Your Bag
Why have one bag, when you can have two? A huge trend this season is the mini pouch attached to a handbag, as seen from Louis Vuitton and Chanel. These coin purses act as excellent options for extra storage, even if it’s just a lipstick or a spare pair of earrings. You can find this accessory in a myriad of colors, so you can opt for a bag in a traditional shade or something Avant-garde. This is the perfect way to complete any outfit, no matter the occasion.
12. Multi-color Bags
Liven up any outfit with one of these trending multi-color bags. Unlike previous years, this bright design offers more than two shades – think blue, red, green, and yellow simultaneously. Make a blank canvas of an outfit into something astonishing – this accessory makes you feel like you’re walking around with a piece of modern art on you at all times.
Alexandra Feiam is an experienced fashion writer who holds a degree in journalism. She has an impressive portfolio and expertise working as the Editor at Power Retail and Commercial Content Editor at Newscorp. Ally has been writing for The TrendSpotter since 2018, and her work has been featured in notable publications such as The Herald Sun, Arirang TV South Korea, Kidspot, The House of Wellness, and The Daily Telegraph.
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