Shoes, bags and jewellery are a sure-fire and simple way to update your wardrobe for the new season. What could be easier than sprucing up a no frills LBD with a cute-as–can-be micro bag, adding a studded belt to your off-duty denim for an air of rock-chic or channelling spring's bohemian elegance with a long tasselled necklace.
So here LUXOS' pick of some of the most lust-worthy accessories set to shake up your wardrobe...
The mini bag
It might not be the most practical of bag purchases, but the mini bag is the epitome of new season cool and today's answer to modern functional jewellery. Take your favourite every day bag, shrink it and voila, there you have your new season arm candy. These small-scale downsized versions of the season's bags will give your wardrobe a small but super charged kick of charm, sophistication and credibility. Go for a cross body bag for a youthful boost. We particularly love Chloé's mini Drew bag, Louis Vuitton's Petite Malle and Fendi's mini-me Peekaboo.
Earrings are a strong focal point of any ensemble as they are at the top of the style story, framing your face and vying with your eyes (or shades) for everyone's attention. And statement earrings, well they are about to steal the show. Emporio Armani, Louis Vuitton and Marni all opted from showcase earrings. From over sized discs, to tassels and fringing and clusters of crystals, the message from the designers was clear - the more the merrier. And you really can wear these mega jewels with anything and everything – from minimal shirts and blouses to out there prints and colour combos. Just keep your necklace minimal if you are opting for such showy earrings.
Left & right: Louis Vuitton, centre: Marni
The tasselled necklace
The statement necklace has been around for many seasons now and while it is still a key player this spring, a new and more understated necklace is making its way into our jewellery boxes and that is the long tasselled necklace as seen at Etro, Isabel Marant and Lanvin. Delicate single gold chains, or bohemian layered cotton chains, with tassels, beaded fringing, feathers, delicate beads and bone and drop pendants offer a subtle and allusive allure. Wear over simple summer whites and elegant black, as well as bohemian prints and peasant cotton blouses for a laid-back luxe finish.
Necklaces, from left: J.Crew, Etro, Lanvin
The embellished belt
As an antidote to all the feminine and flouncy fashions of the season, there is another equally as wearable style fuelling its way into our wardrobes, one which is cool, yet tough around the edges. Saint Laurent nailed this rock chic vibe and the accessory to beef up your everyday staples – a tough-luxe embellished belt. A simple studded, chain or eyelet-embellished black leather belt will transform jeans, black pants, midi and maxi skirts and dresses.
Belts all Saint Laurent