When it comes to creating an unforgettable outfit, the clothes aren’t the only element that you need to get right. Your accessories also need to be on point. Otherwise, your whole look could quickly be ruined. So, to ensure that your entire ensemble appears utterly on-trend and fashionable, we’ve rounded up the top accessories of the season. From Milan and Paris to New York and London, these chic bags, hats, shoes, and more stood out among the best street style looks of the Spring/Summer 2018 show season. So, add them to your shopping list ASAP because these incredible accessory trends are taking the fashion world by storm.
1. Baker Boy Hats
Baker boy hats are officially back in fashion and looking better than ever before. Today, this classic cap has been spotted by seriously chic ladies all over the world. Casual yet oozing cool, baker boy hats are perfect for your favorite weekend ensembles. Whether paired with jeans, a dress, or even a chunky knit, this stylish accessory always looks good. So, say goodbye to your beloved wide-brim styles because this is the must-have hat of the season.
2. Belt Bags
Belt bags are continuing to dominate the world of street style with their unique aesthetic and practical appeal. These hands-free handbags blend function and fashion and add a glamorous utilitarian touch to any outfit. From sporty bum bags to sleek, structured designs, belt bags are available in a range of styles and can be worn in many ways. As such, this accessory trend is one that every lady can wear, no matter what her style.
3. Red Thigh-High Boots
Footwear is looking seriously hot this season, with red thigh-high boots taking centre stage. Ideal for anyone who likes to make a statement, these eye-catching shoes are bold and sexy. Whether you choose to rock this look in patent leather or something a little softer, you better be ready to turn heads. For those who want to turn their outfit up even further, a red all-over ensemble is a perfect choice.
4. Matrix Glasses
Shield your eyes from the sun in style this season with a pair of Matrix glasses. Reminiscent of the sleek black frames from the film of the same name, these retro sunglasses are slim, narrow and sharp. As unexpected as they are cool, Matrix glasses appear surprisingly chic in 2017. As such, both celebrities and street-style stars have made these sunglasses their current shades of choice. Add a pair to your own accessories collection for an impressive on-trend addition to casual outfits.
5. Shoulder-Grazing Statement Earrings
Statement earrings have been the must-have jewelry item for the past couple of seasons now, and they’re not going away just yet. In fact, statement earrings only seem to be growing larger in both popularity and size. Today, these eye-catching earrings have reached new shoulder-grazing lengths. So, if you want to give your lobes a bold fashion update, be sure to select the longest and loudest pair that you can find.
6. Short Strap Crossbody Bags
If the belt bag is a little too bold for your tastes, a short-strap crossbody bag is an excellent on-trend alternative. This chic bag style has become just as popular as the belt bag without being quite as eccentric. To rock the look, just select a crossbody bag with an adjustable or short strap. Then, wear it across your body so that the bag sits at or just below your bust. Just make sure that the style isn’t too bulky, or your look could quickly go from awesome to awkward.
7. Black Berets
If you’re looking for an on-trend hat that’s also feminine, give the baker boy a miss this season and opt for a beret instead. This classic French hat is perfect for topping off outfits in a chic way. To nail the look, just select a black beret. The neutral color will keep your look sleek and can easily be paired with a range of outfits. Also, remember to keep the fabric in mind. Avoid slouchy knitted styles and select more structured wool and leather designs for a modern take on this trend.
8. Bold Platform Shoes
If you want to boost your look and your height this season, there’s no better accessory than bold platform shoes. Yes, those thick and chunky shoes from the ’70s and ’90s are back once again and dominating the street-style scene. Perfect for those who want the height of high heels without the pain, these quirky shoes are tall and comfortable. All you need to do is select your favorite style. From chic sandals and retro-heeled loafers to grunge boots and eccentric sneakers, platform footwear offers a style for every fashion-forward lady this season.
9. Straw Bags
Straw bags are no longer just for the beach. They’re for brunch, shopping, the movies, and anywhere else that you want to take them. So, invest in this accessories trend now because you’re going to want to carry a straw bag with you all season long. Luckily, there are plenty of styles from which you can choose. Classic totes, cute clutches, and round basket bags are just a few of the fantastic straw styles available.
10. Jewel-Toned Velvet
2017 has seen fashion turn up its volume and favor a range of bold and daring looks. Amongst those eye-catching outfits and garments, jewel-toned velvet accessories have stood out and captured hearts. Whether a bag or a pair of shoes, these luxurious and glamorous items have taken many fashionable ensembles and made them even better. From ruby red to sapphire blue, the colors of these chic accessories have been just as bold and on-trend as the material itself.
Taylah Brewer holds a bachelor's degree in fashion and business and is a skilled writer with several years of experience in the world of online content creation and copywriting. She is passionate about fashion, beauty, and all things lifestyle-related and has been writing for The Trend Spotter since 2016. She currently works as the Head of Digital & Ecommerce at White & Co.
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