Accessories can often be an afterthought when dressing, especially when there are dozens of micro-trends floating up through TikTok. However, this season, the star of the show wasn’t a killer silhouette but often looked over jewelry and other pieces that will take your ‘fit to the next level. Gloves were a clear standout of this category, whether matching with the look à la Bottega Veneta or adding an extra dose of glamour, and bangles also came back strong with Saint Laurent stacking them elbow-high. Browse through these accessory trends and find the next best way to up the ante 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 take 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 trekker, and the balaclava is the perfect way to simultaneously keep your head, ears, and neck warm. Try out Gucci’s knit Adidas version, or pick up a more colorful option.
Ties 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 the formalwear staple to sexed-up 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 Gloved Up
Everyone is into an opera-length glove at the minute. This retro touch gives every outfit a heady dose of glamour 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 gala-ready look.
From earrings to necklaces to belts, fringe popped up everywhere this season. Just add a dance floor and you’ll be swooshing the night away.
Bangles are back—in a major way. The Saint Laurent show made a compelling case for thick 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 opt for a simpler statement.
Kevin LeBlanc is the Fashion Associate at ELLE Magazine. He covers fashion news, trends, and anything to do with Robyn Rihanna Fenty.