Fashion trend: Accessories


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Fashion trend: Accessories

Spring Fashion 2013 Accessories Trends

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The easiest way to update your wardrobe is by adding a new accessory. This season, designers updated old classics to create new statement pieces that can take any outfit to new heights. Everything from jewels to shoes and even sunglasses has been given an overhaul for a fresh take on Spring 2013 accessory trends.

Jewellery is always a go-to for putting the finishing touches on any look. After previous jewellery trends such as the statement ring and the statement necklace, this spring all eyes are on oversize earrings. Another summer must-have – sunglasses – have also been updated. Prada’s quirky frames have been decorated with graphic floral prints. While at Missoni and Just Cavalli, sunglasses were designed in vibrant hues.

In terms of footwear, Spring 2013 also promises fantastic new ideas to experiment with. Not long ago, we thought that the time of the uber-trendy gladiator sandal was coming to an end. But not so fast! The gladiator sandal is back with a vengeance, with new knee-high boot styles seen at Altuzarra, Versace, and Proenza Schouler. Platforms are another strong spring 2013 trend. We love the unexpected shapes and intricate details shown on the runways of Pucci and Dolce and Gabbana. These new platforms are a great way to add height to any outfit.

Spring 2013 also brought with it a lot of structured handbags. While there are many different styles and sizes to choose from, the overwhelming focus was on clutches. At Vivianne Tam, clutches were big enough to carry your iPad but small enough to discreetly tuck under your arm. But it was Celine that unsurprisingly set the standard with leather clutches with their tops rolled over. Highlighted with various patterns, colours, and textures, these clutches are quickly becoming the new ‘it’ bags of the season.

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