Every season there’s a new batch of silhouettes, patterns, and It pieces plucked right from the runway that define the major trends of the moment. But the truth is, not every woman is willing (or able) to overhaul the contents of her closet every few months simply to abide by the latest craze. Instead, it’s accessories that arguably make a look cutting-edge, without undergoing a multi-garment, head-to-toe revamp. There are six specific accessory trends currently building momentum for spring 2019. That means, you have six ways to instantly transform your favorite jeans and tee combination to make it feel fresh for the season ahead.
The current micro trends could be written off as just the small details of an outfit, however these items pack a punch bigger than their size suggests. Accessories can bring emotion to an outfit, evoking feelings of nostalgia (see: nylon bucket hats) or eccentricity (see: ski-slope-ready sunnies) even when styled with something as standard as leggings and a sweater or trousers and a trench. Simply put: their transformative powers are mighty, while their level of commitment is rather low — an ideal for women who want to keep the art (or is it science) of dressing as easy as possible.
With this in mind, scroll on for a look at the bold accessories most likely to work magic in your upcoming spring wardrobe, including some guidance on where to shop them if you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve. Just consider yourself covered from head-to-toe (in a literal sense) when it comes to accessorizing this year.
Statement sunglasses might once have suggested Olsen-style oversized, Bella Hadid minuscule, or vibrant shades of plastic frames, however the next iteration comes by way of a sportier silhouette, colorful lenses, and a bit more face coverage.
While timeless leather belts are a closet staple, this spring opt for a more exciting statement buckle option — while also trying unexpected textures and colors — that’ll add something truly unique, perhaps even double-take-worthy, to any outfit.
Tevas were the unlikely leading shoe trend seen on spring runways from Anna Sui to Collina Strada. Embrace the practical, resort-approved silhouette now with a pair of socks. And later, sport them solo with everything from Bermuda shorts to party dresses.
A bag silhouette with a defined top handle not only suggests retro, ladylike vibes, but the beauty is that it makes any ensemble feel refined and polished. Look forward to a lot more of that come spring.
Hair accessories have already become a fairly ubiquitous trend on Instagram and their popularity will only continue to climb over the next few months. Though these pieces are often associated with a younger demographic, there are tons of elegant, artful, and minimalist options to oomph your every-day ‘do.
Floral, tropical bucket hats already had their comeback, you say? Spring is still welcoming a fresh crop of the ’90s headgear. This time, try a nylon iteration in a bold color way.