5 Accessory Trends to Take Note of in 2019
Old style mantra: Before leaving the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.
New style mantra: Before leaving the house, look in the mirror and tell yourself, “Yes, heart-shaped earrings! Yes yes yes!”
Accessories have the power to instill newness, deliver hits of personality, and amplify whatever you’re wearing. In fact, that’s their whole point. But that doesn’t mean you have to take them too seriously. Our five favorite accessory moments of the year (so far) make a damn good case for keeping things playful.
Some accessories are purely functional, and some are straight-up playful. This is our love song to the latter. Dripping hearts of gold? Conversational clutch? I-love-the-’90s frames? Looks like the gang’s all here.
Marni Spring 2019
- ESCADA earrings Escada, $475
- LE SPECS sunglasses Net-a-Porter, $79
- ESCADA clutch Escada, $995
- ELLERY shirt goop, $595
- LAKE STUDIO pants Moda Operandi, $435
- PROENZA SCHOULER mules Moda Operandi, $850
The best add-ons have the ability to tie everything together. Like a waist-accentuating belt. Or a clean leather crossbody. They add a little something special to even the most minimalist uniforms (without trying too hard).
Givenchy Spring 2019
- ESCADA belt Escada, $450
- VICTORIA BECKHAM tote goop, $1,620
- LOW CLASSIC jacket Net-a-Porter, $450
Patrick Wide-Cuff pants goop, $495
- ATP ATELIER heels goop, $460
Historically, there’s been a very specific time (and clime) for beachy pieces. But in come fishnet bucket bags, off-duty frames, and frothy shades of white—springing up here, in the city, during February.
Hermès Spring 2019
- MAISON VAINCOURT belt Moda Operandi, $355
- STAUD bag Orchard Mile, $375
- LIZZIE MANDLER earrings goop, $2,720
- LOEWE blouse Matches Fashion, $572
- MATTEAU trousers goop, $340
- 3.1 PHILLIP LIM slide 3.1 Phillip Lim, $595
Streetwear may be hogging the spotlight at the moment, but our love affair with prim and proper and somehow utterly modern plus-ones (à la Chanel and Escada) is lifelong. Did we mention they never, ever go out of style?
Prada Spring 2019
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES
AROUND chanel bag goop, $5,500
- ESCADA sandal Escada, $725
Never underestimate the power of a jumbo bag. Think of it as an investment in your sanity: It’s oversize (and overaccommodating), so everything you could ever need is quite literally at arm’s length.
Gabriela Hearst Spring 2019
- KHAITE tote Khaite, $2,600
- JIL SANDER tote Farfetch, $933