Let’s start by saying that you do not have to buy the latest and greatest shoes or coats each and every season throughout the year. If you are on a budget this season or happy wearing what you bought last season, that is absolutely fine. The aim of this article is to help you accessorise the outfits you already own, add a certain edge to them or even breathe new life info them.
I personally am a huge believer in purchasing clothing that is a little more expensive as that usually means they will hold up well after being washed many times. But if I am on a budget, I will always look at purchasing some eye-catching accessories just to enhance the outfits I already have.
Here are a few ideas to inspire and get your creative juices going;
We really do have quite a few choices and can go from a statement bag that screams “LOOK AT ME!” through to a plain coloured bag that can be absolutely any size. A previous post actually talked about this season being THE season of large sizing’s!! Look at the Victoria Beckham Fall 2018 collection as she is a big believer in the “bigger the better” concept. She introduced oversized bags this season in a plain, single colour. Dolce & Gabbana rocked the fashion world this season by introducing small- to-medium sized hand bags with gorgeous decorations that demand attention. Each bag has a unique and outrageous personality;
2. A Scarf
A scarf is a new MUST-HAVE accessory this Fall / Autumn 2018 and last year, we welcomed scarf’s back into the list of growing trends. Last season, they were a larger size with a floral print however this seasons scarf’s are smaller in size and the material has changed from cotton/linen to a silk. Designers like Versace and Valentino introduced silk scarf’s/ hankerchiefs and gave them the title of a ‘must-have’ part of your wardrobe. You can use them as a bag strap, a head piece, a neck accessory, a belt or even as an ankle strap. Here is the link to a more in-depth article with examples and photos.
a Versace scarf around your neck Irina Shayk.
3. Oversized Sunglasses are back
This year we had a dramatic change in trends focusing on sunglasses. The choices of eye wear ranged rom a minimalistic style through to an absolutely outrageous, extravagant style. According to the latest fashion shows, we can expect this upcoming Fall / Autumn 2018 to demonstrate a return of oversized sunglasses. If you still have a pair from past years, the good news is that you can fully utilize them this season and if you are good with arts and craft, try adding a few shiny stones to the frame to elevate their appeal.
4. Gloves are the new fashion statement piece in Fall/ Autumn 2018 and were an obvious choice in this list for good reason. This season’s gloves extend down to the elbow and come in a variety of colours and prints. The type of material is your choice! If you are looking for something louder, Chanel Plastic gloves with crystal decor will be perfect for you. All brands offer an enormous range and most can cater to those looking for something more subtle but still possess a splash of colour and sophistication.
5. Chunky Chain Links Necklace / Earrings
Big chain necklaces were mildly trendy a couple of years ago but now they are back in a BIG way! Silver, gold and even plastic fetters can be worn with feminine or street style clothes to add a spice of rebellion and edge into your everyday style.
These accessories can be ambiguous and difficult to combine at first but with practice, they can transform a simple outfit into something much more interesting and fashionable. Chunky necklaces, bracelets and earrings were shown during fall/winter 2018 – 2019 on the runway by Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu and Balenciaga. These designers introduced a huge variety of chunky jewelry starting from a very simple chain-based style through to heavy, richly decorated pieces. Therefore the type of material involved really does not matter, you can choose fully plastic or if you are into natural metals/ woods/materials, you can find a lot of designers who accommodate environmentally friendly accessories. InStyle Magazine wrote their article regarding this topic as well, very useful if you wish to read more
I myself love rings from Rio de Janeiro! They offer the most amazing colours and are produced from a wide range of materials like glass, polyester resin, wood as well as recycled plastic and acai beads. I am all for recycling and giving life to materials in a deferent format!
6. Mismatched Earrings;
This season is fruitful for original and unusual accessorises and earrings are a key item also. New oversized / mismatched earring concepts were bravely showcased at the runways for Fall/Winter 2018 by Fashion Houses like Chanel , Oscar de La Renta and Louis Vuitton. At first glance, it looks a tad overwhelming as these earrings appear to have come from absolutely different collections. It can be a tricky balance as one earring should remain very conservative and simple whereas the other one has to be the statement maker. The earrings can differ not only in sizes and decorations but in materials, textures, colours and styles too.
If you want to test this approach, you do not have to commit to buying an expensive pair of earrings, the same principles can be followed with anything. For example, chose an earring such as a simple stud in a golden rose colour and have the second earring fashioned from the same material but longer in shape, perhaps with a replica pearl or diamond. Put them on, fix your hair and audition different combinations, work towards a look that appears to you.
7. Cuff styles for Fall/ Winter 2018
One of the most controversial accessories is the cuff bracelet which is often described as an accessory for very fancy events. But this season`s runway shows were full of cuff bracelets in combination with casual everyday clothes.
This object was introduced by designers in many different styles and types. But there was one universal character: cuff bracelets were very large/noticeable in chunkiness and detailes.
Cuffs don’t just complete the look , they are more gather an outfit around themselves. It means that this item will catch everyone`s attention, therefore first you choose your Cuff and then you choose your outfit around it.
I myself, being a huge fan of oversized jewellery, am celebrating the fact that larger pieces and creative styles of Cuffs are being introduced into day to day life! Now we can all add these tasteful statement pieces into our day-to-day wear.
Alexander McQueen Cuff Docle & Gabbana Cuff
8. Belt Pouches
I remember when I was growing up, my Father used to have a Belt-bag pouch which safely kept his money and drivers licence and I honestly thought that this belt-bag pouch fashion would never come back. To my surprise, the Belt Pouch bag became a mega star in Spring 2018 and the trend carried on through the Summer. I found more useful info for you where you can read What Exactly Belt Pouch Bag is ?
Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Accessory Trends: Belt Pouches
You can see many Instagramers / celebrities wearing a belt pouch bag and this trend spread as quickly as a virus in Winter!
Look closely and you will notice that the belt-bag is the biggest and most functional fashion trend today, inspired and build upon previous centuries. There are many variations of this item in the market place and you can find a Belt-bag in different shapes, sizes, materials and colours but the most popular is the belt pouche, a small and cute addition. Gucci and Givenchy offer absolutely beautiful pouches!
This Fall / Autumn, you can spoil yourself by combining a belt-bag pouch with a stylish belt and they will serve you as a functional yet beautiful ensemble.
Fashion designers have clearly embraced this concept and now cater for a variety of styles to satisfy whatever creative eye & appearance you have.
Gloves are the new fashion statement piece in Fall/ Autumn 2018 . They were an obvious choice in this list for a good reason. This season’s gloves extend down to the elbow and come in a variety of colors and prints. The type of material is your choice! If you are looking for something louder, Chanel Plastic gloves with crystal decor will be perfect for you. All brands offer an enormous range and most can cater to those looking for something more subtle but still possess a splash of colour and sophistication.
Images Unknown Calvin Klein Fall 2018 Photo: Getty Images