Spring is the time for new fashion choices to truly take hold, as the temperatures rise and your style is unleashed from under a winter coat.
Accessorising can make all the difference in terms of making an outfit really work – and there have been a huge amount of daring new styles breaking through for spring/summer 2018. Today, we’re here to run through some of these top trends and give suggestions as to how to incorporate them into your daily style, whether it be your workwear, weekend outfits or that special occasion.
Sunglasses: small shades are back
Thin, barely noticeable sunglasses are a statement look that has gained traction in the last few months. Winged lenses evoke the classic look of the 2001 blockbuster The Matrix, leading some fashion blogs to call them ‘Matrix Sunglasses’. Whatever you call them, we think they look great, a winning combination of a professional yet fierce look – and hitting the scene in time for the (hopefully) warmer weather!
Bold belt statements
If you want to swagger into springtime with a real statement look, consider investing in a belt that will get heads turning…
A large buckle, or a combination of multiple belts are both strong looks for the warmer months of 2018. To go one step beyond, consider one of the more outlandish yet practical belt trends for this year and go for a belt bag – very convenient for day-to-day trips and now no longer considered suitable for tourists and hikers alone, there are some sleek and fancy designs out there attracting high praise from the fashion press and Instagram influencers.
Be inspired by nature
Necklaces and earrings depicting small animals are set to be all the rage for spring 2018 – which is great news for nature lovers. Whether you’re a big fan of the feline family, searching for an adorable panda necklace or can’t get enough of owls, now’s the perfect time to embrace this increasingly popular trend and bring animals to the forefront of your fashion choices.
Incorporate natural materials
Sticking with nature, you might want to think about the material that your jewellery choices or assorted accessories are made from – and an exciting choice for spring 2018 is amber jewellery. Coming in a variety of designs, the subtle different shades and natural history of amber make it a great choice for an understated, conscious look. And because it’s electronegative, the material can ionise the body when it makes contact with the skin. Is if that wasn’t enough, it also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties!
Headgear: berets and beyond
The latest headgear trends all point to the resurrection of a classic: the beret. Often used to complete a chic look, darker berets are on trend for this spring-summer season – as they go with almost anything. For a slightly more cutting edge trend, baker boy hats are also in this season – think a flat cap but slightly wider – perfect to pair with almost any look!
It’s important to remember that you should build your own personal style – so feel free to mix and match old and new, the on trend and underrated, in order to really express yourself this springtime!