We’ve heard of people who erect closets just to house their shoes, women who throw down a month’s pay on a single bag, and some who spend more time on their ear game than the whole rest of an outfit. But, rarely do we see this level of devotion for, say, tops or skirts.
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Here’s why: There’s some magic voodoo in accessories that we can’t quite pinpoint, that makes them incredibly easy to fall in a deep, dark, rabbit-hole kind of love with. As with any passionate relationship, you know that when your add-on is good, it’s really good, and when it’s bad — it’s still sort of good.
If you’re nodding that, yes, you’ve experienced this kind of love, you probably should not scroll through these 10 accessory trends from the spring ’15 shows. As you know, they won’t be available to purchase for quite some time now. So, to look might bring on swooning and snubbing in equal measure. (Hey, you won’t let your heart run wild for any old bag.) It might even throw you into an hour or two of frantic Googling to get onto a waiting list that probably doesn’t exist yet. But, the heart palpitations are worth it, you guys. The new object of your affections is just ahead.
These oversized, Crayola-colored flowers bloomed during a few major runway shows, and we love how they look pretty and feminine without being saccharine. Either embroidered (like Fendi) or leather patchwork (like Roland Mouret), these florals could also inspire your next weekend DIY; all you need is an old bag that could use some new verve.
The New Gladiator
With thinner laces that criss-cross up your legs instead of encasing them like a ribcage, the 2014 version of the gladiator sandal is much more delicate than the ones you remember from 2008.
Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem
We were mesmerized by these swinging, strange curios hanging from cords at some of our favorite collections. These are like charm bracelets for adults, and you can bet that we want to collect them all. Wear just one for a bold statement, or pile them on for a layered look.
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Easy to wear? Not exactly. But, this retro shape of sunglasses is going to be the next big trend in frames. From perfectly egg-shaped to “squoval” (sound it out, you’ll get there), pairs like these are going to tough to find at thrift shops next summer. You could just spring for one of these new lookers, instead…
Dries Van Noten
Crossbodies have gotten a little bigger these days. Still hands-free, this season’s version is more messenger bag than going-out pack, which is great news for anyone who’s got a lot of stuff to schlep on the daily.
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