Accessories can often be an afterthought when dressing, especially when there are dozens of them microtrends that float up through TikTok. But this season, the star of the show wasn’t a killer silhouette, but often looked at jewelry and other accessories that will take your fit to the next level. Gloves were a clear standout in this category, whether matching the look à la Bottega Veneta or adding an extra dose of glamour, and bangles also made a strong comeback with Saint Laurent stacking them elbow-high. Browse through these accessory trends and find the next best way to dress up this season.
Forget a crystal ball – all you need to see into the future is a pair of shades from the year 3000. From Balenciaga’s dystopian look to Givenchy’s geometric version, there are so many ways to bring your sunglasses into the 22nd century.
Complete protection from the elements is essential for a winter city walker, and the balaclava is the perfect way to keep your head, ears and neck warm at the same time. Try Gucci’s knitted Adidas version or opt for a more colorful option.
Tie For Days
We couldn’t help but notice a prep in everyone’s step this season, with designers like Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren adding formal wear to gender-bending suits paired with crisp button-downs. Try a crystal version à la Doja cat or go for the classic stripes. The possibilities are endless.
All with gloves
Everyone is into an opera-length glove at the moment. This retro touch gives every outfit a heady dose of glamor and is one of the biggest runaway trends of the year. Match the gloves with your dress à la Poster Girl or go for a classic leather pair for a festive look.
From earrings to necklaces to belts, fringes appeared everywhere this season. Just add a dance floor and you’ll be swoosing the night away.
Bracelets are back – in a big way. The Saint Laurent show made a compelling case for chunky stacks of bangles paired with a simple black dress to let the bling speak and shine for itself. Go for their big ’80s look or go for a simpler statement.
Kevin LeBlanc is Fashion Associate at ELLE Magazine. He covers fashion news, trends and all things Robyn Rihanna Fenty.