A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories.
-Oscar de la Renta
Accessories in 2016 perfectly complement the general vibe: Relaxed yet defined, peculiar to cultures yet liberating, pretty yet poetic, dramatic yet well-thought of. And more than anything, they are eclectic.
Let’s get the hang of accessories trends SS16, for fashion can be unforgiving sometimes, and the knowledge of fashion always comes in handy.
Bright, Dramatic Bags
Bright bags keep making a comeback every other season, but this season, they are more graphic, more texture-oriented, and bare cultural influences. Many ace couturiers also experimented with forms this season, slouchy being a hot favorite. All making the picture more interesting.
Tiaras and Hair Accessories
If you have been a fan of Gossip Girl at some point or the other, you would surely be having a soft corner for tiaras et al in your heart. It is time to rope in the royalty for your personal style affaire. Don that tiara with your preppy outfit or even some dormcore clothing, and you are good to go.
Let them be loud, let them be big, let there be some ear-spark. Let’s not restrict to diamonds in the sky or for the ears. Explore the vagaries and eccentricities of different material.
Chokers come with an illustrious heritage and history. Archives are testimony to them having been worn by both prostitutes and the royalty at different point of time. Indians have majorly into chokers since forever, and this season, they are huge on the international runways too, after the ‘90s.
Another trend the history and evolution of which can be partly attributed to India. Originally worn by classical Indian dancers to flaunt and accentuate that perfectly hourglass figure, body chains are popularly perceived as ‘eccentric jewellery’. And there are a whole lot of options out there. From thigh chains to shoulder chains to necklace body chains to belly chains to arm chains, you are so spoilt for choice.
A pair of aviators is a fashion element that refuses to leave the style circuit at any point of fashion existence. And why should they? Look so great, so easy to carry, this is a trend that transcends all boundaries of class and creed. This season, however, the classic aviators take an edgy, futuristic, sci-fi turn. How you liking it?
So, what do you think of accessories this season? Are they good or are they good? Time to get inspired and ride the accessory game high!
Images Courtesy: glamour.com
About the Author
Mallika Chakrawarti is a designer, writer, and travel enthusiast. She is currently working with Jabong.com as a writer and is passionately involved in curating and forecasting fashion trends.