As fashion month kicks off, it’s time to start scoping out the latest accessories to adopt for spring and summer. When warmer weather finally approaches, we peel off our puffer jackets and start breaking out accessories like sandals, hats, and straw bags. Between bright baubles and oversized chains, this season’s accessories are made to stand out. While some aren’t exactly new— like the unique use of freshwater pearls and bucket bags— we can expect these trends to evolve this season with unique materials and styles for a fresher take.
The it-girl approved accessory has been seen on all of our favorite influencers, and it just continued on the hottest runways this season. In both silver and gold, the oversized and chunky chain is the only statement necklace you need to elevate an outfit. Try wearing it with a simple t-shirt and a pair of jeans to upgrade a basic look. You have probably seen it already all over your Instagram, so what are you waiting for? You’ll want to add this to your collection now.
Pearls will continue to be a hot trend in 2020, but now they are reinvented in unique designs, complete with unique ways to wear them. Khaite debuted pearl headpieces, Miu Miu showcased knotted pearl necklaces, and Jason Wu showed off two trends in one with mismatched pearl earrings. Whatever way you choose to wear them— it is clear that pearls are here to stay.
Square Toe Shoes
You have probably seen the Bottega Veneta quilted square toe heels that have plagued Instagram, but this season, square-toed shoes don’t just apply to your favorite sandals. Square toed shapes are taking over your favorite clogs, boots, and mules this year— time to embrace this trend in all its quirkiness.
Hoops or 14k gold stud earrings have been a staple item for the past years, but now they are getting a much-needed upgrade. Gone are the days of simple and minimal hoops— instead swap out for bold, thick, and wide hoops. A statement pair of gold hoops will elevate any outfit, and you can even find a new pair through Amazon.
The Bottega Veneta pouch clutch has flooded Instagram on our favorite influencers, and the trend has only expanded from there. Marc Jacobs debuted a pillow bag that looks as soft and fluffy as it is trendy. What this trend lacks in versatility, it makes up for in coziness.
Bold Colored Jewelry
Welcome the warm weather of spring and summer with cheerful accessories. Colorful jewelry is everywhere on the runway from bold earrings to statement necklaces. Bright baubles can make any outfit look ready for warm weather and add instant cheer to your look.
In 2020, add a large chain link bracelet to match your oversized gold chain necklace. While minimalist and dainty jewelry used to rule the runway, oversized links have made way in recent years for a bolder take on jewelry. This trend works whether your preference is silver or gold.
Raffia and Straw
Spring and summer automatically call for raffia and straw accessories, but this season, they are taking on new and unique styles by integrating the material into almost everything. Shoes, belts, bags, and other accessories have this earthy material woven into the design. Bonus: as a plant-derived material, raffia is biodegradable and better for the environment.
While bucket bags may have already gone through their heyday, they are coming back in new and exciting varieties. Between the miniature bags and oversized bags, we have seen on the runway, this trend is a wearable alternative to the season’s extreme silhouettes.
The Single Earring
Asymmetry and mismatched earrings have reached their peak with the single earring trend. Choose one statement earring and let it do the talking. For those looking to dip their toe in this trend, the easiest way to pull it off is to start with a dainty drop earring. For those looking to make a bigger statement, grab your most eye-catching earring and make it asymmetrical for the ultimate bold look.
Mary Janes aren’t just for the schoolyard anymore. Whether you are rocking stiletto versions or block-heeled styles with a trendy sock— embrace this 2020 shoe trend. This trend can work for everybody, but for a sexy take on it, grab a stiletto version with an embellished strap. For those who have a quirkier style, a platform mary jane in a unique color or finish will do the trick. Anybody in between will look right at home in a mid-sized mule.
Soft Bucket Hats
Selecting the right accessories can completely change your look and, this latest trend will add an instant cool factor to any outfit. Bucket hats took over last summer with your favorite street style stars, but these are slightly looser in shape and easier to wear. Shade your face in style this spring and summer with a new bucket hat.
Embrace your inner Blair Waldorf with this trend. Headbands started popping up the past few seasons, but this variation has taken them to the extreme. Add a dose of instant It-Girl with this accessory. Try out beaded, bedazzled, satin, or velvet versions in bold colors for an instant statement to any outfit.
Lariat or y-shaped necklaces are the latest shapes to take over jewelry trends. Whether they are chunky and bold or simple and minimalist, this necklace shape looks great against V-necks and low cut tops or dresses. Better yet, turn the necklace around to rock an open back outfit for an instant dose of chic.
Skinny Chain Belts
This season’s belt trends are bold— oversized wide belts or thin chain belts. The latter is the more wearable trend of the season. Wear them on the outside of your jeans or belt your favorite loose dresses. While it may be more of a decorative trend than a practical one, it is still easy to adapt it to your everyday style.