Spring Accessory Trends 2016

Who wants to talk about accessories? For some women, accessories can be the bane of your existence simply because you don't know what pairs with what or how much is too much. Sometimes our accessories can reflect our personal style even better than our outfit does. Nine times out of ten, when you go to a public place, people will comment on your shoes or your jewelry before your leggings or cardigan. Do not fear the accessory world. We have compiled a list of the hottest accessory trends for this spring so that you can decide which ones will compliment your personal style and still give you that fashion-forward edge.

Shoulder Dusters

This is a personal favorite of mine because I love big earrings. Now, that doesn't mean you have to go outlandish with your jewelry (unless you really want to). You can choose some long, thin earrings that brush the top of your shoulders to give your outfit some style while still retaining some simple elegance.

      

Alexander McQueen           Oscar de la Renta                        Celine             

Graphic Bags

We all know that purses are one of the best accessories to express our personal style. This season, the designers have granted you permission to go crazy with your purses. These cool graphic bags add spice to any outfit.

      

         Fendi                                Miu Miu                          Dolce & Gabbana

 Chunky Sandals

Well, ladies, I hope you didn't throw out your Birkenstocks from fifth grade because it looks like chunky sandals are making a comeback. Why? We're not quite sure. However, like most fashion trends, as long as it is done tastefully, it might not be as bad as we're all thinking. But, hey, at least you'll have great calf muscles come summer time from lugging those giant sandals around all day.

      

Rick Owens                           Phillip Plein                              Fendi      

 "All That Glitters" Shoes

Ah, shoes, a woman's favorite accessory. Not to mention gllitter! Put the two together and you have an incredible combination! I love that glitter is in this season, not only for shoes but also for outfits. Just try not to overdo it by pairing glitter shoes with a glitter dress. Let's keep it simple.

      

Marc Jacobs                               Lanvin                                Gucci      

Side note: Does it bother anyone else that these models don't seem to paint their toenails? No? Just me? Okay, moving on.

Crown Jewels

You can breathe now, my little bohemian princesses. You're favorite headpiece is still in style this spring. However, it does look like we've transitioned from wearing them straight across the forehead to slightly behind the hairline. Just a minor adjustment. Wear your bandannas proudly!

       

Gucci                         Dolce & Gabbana                       No 21  

 Fit To Be Tied

Just like ties, belts, and sashes are popular with clothing this spring, that trend has translated into shoes as well. This spring you will see several people wearing ankle ties with their shoes to give them some extra interest. This is actually a very easy fashion trend to keep up with. Just grab a ribbon or silky fabric and loop it around the ankle of your favorite pair of heels or sandals.

      

Altuzarra                                 Miu Miu                             Fendi   

 Choker Necklaces

That's right! Choker Necklaces are back and better than ever. They've gotten a little upgrade from the black stretchy necklaces that everyone wore in middle school. These necklaces are actually pretty great. Plus, chokers always go great when layered with longer necklaces. Play around with your favorite way to pair them. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

      

Nina Ricci                           Valentino                          Lanvin

 White Bags

Okay, so this is a little opposite of the graphic bags we talked about earlier. That's okay! This way there's something for everyone! If bold colors and prints aren't your thing, you can choose a white bag and still be in fashion!

      

Miu Miu                            Ralph Lauren                          Dior  

 Clear Accessories

Did I fall asleep and wake up in the 90's? Should I call my mom to see if she kept my Jelly purse and matching shoes? According to this next fashion trend, I should. But I'm not going to. It seems like the designers were grasping at straws with this one. It was fine to carry a clear purse around when all I had in it was a few dollars and a Pez dispenser. Now that I'm a grown woman, it might be best to keep my personal items (including my feet) hidden from view.

      

Simone Rocha                         Loewe                           Maison Margiela

Hip To Be Square

Cowgirls, rejoice! Square-toed shoes are a must-have this spring! Which means your favorite work boots can now double as date night boots (as long as you've scraped all the mud off, of course). It feels good to be country!

      

               Louis Vuitton                     Paco Rabanne          Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

 Chains, Chains, Chains

Of course as I write this, that Nick Jonas song is stuck in my head. Hey, I'm not complaining. Just like I'm not going to be complaining about this new trend. I love it. I also love how the designers have paired the chains with items that either compliment or contrast the look. Chains will be your go-to accessory bling this spring!

      

Burberry Prorsum                     Calvin Klein                          Chloe             

Some of this years trends will definitely be a hit while others are likely to be a miss. What do you think of these trends? Comment below! Remember we always try to carry the items in our boutique that we know you like so the more feedback, the better!

Stay stylish!

Team Blush and Bashful

Sources: Vogue.com


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