I’ll admit it. I’m not the best accessorizer. I like to keep things simple, so you’ll rarely see me donning a giant logo-covered bag, statement jewelry of any sort (I do love a huge cocktail ring though), crazy body chains that look like something out of a dominatrix’s chest of goodies, huge belts, etc. I gravitate towards delicate gold jewelry, pearls and diamonds (of course). When I go shopping, I can usually spot a pair of gold studs from a mile away amidst a ton of in-your-face cocktail jewelry.This spring though, fun accessories abound. From embellished bags to “daytime tiaras” (thanks, Paris Hilton *side glance*), there is a ton of fun options to choose from.
So, I’m going to let go of my conservative accessory hangups and dive right into all of the gorgeous options that spring 2016 is bestowing upon us.
1. Embellished Bags
I am loving this trend! I love the whimsical fun feel of these beautiful options from Anya Hindmarch, Chanel and Gucci. Definitely eye catching and unique.2. Blinged-out Headbands, Flower Crowns and Daytime Tiaras
Flower crowns and blingy hair accessories continue to be popular and these are two trends that I’m definitely down with. I’m not sure how easily this tiara trend will be to pull of in everyday life, but I’m just crazy enough to don a crown to the grocery store to pick up some milk.
3. Industrial Jewelry
Industrial jewelry is big this season. Lots of heavy cuff bracelets, grommets, leather, chain links, buckles and burnished metals. These are looks I’m happy to embrace, but I put my own feminine flair on this modern trend with my trusty Osolee pewter-coloured leather cuff covered in chains, rhinestones and studs. Given to me by the stylish Lee-Ann Lacroix, a local jewelry designer, interior decorator and sommelier, I’ve gotten a ton of wear out of this eye-catching piece!
I am SO HAPPY about this trend! I find chokers to be super sexy, easy to wear and they elevate outfits featuring v-necks and button-up shirts. Anything drawing attention to the neck and collarbone is good in my book!
5. Long Necklaces
Long necklaces are making a comeback. I love the 70s vibe that long necklaces bring to an outfit. I have a few of them that I wear regularly, my favourite being my Jenny Bird Palm Rope.
- Palm Rope Necklace, Jenny Bird
- Carlie Darkside High Rise Skinny Jeans, Citizens of Humanity
- Georgia T-Shirt, Aritzia
What accessories can you not live without? Any new spring 2016 accessories you are really looking forward to? I know I will be getting myself a smaller watch (smaller watch faces are a new trend) along with finding a super soft slouchy leather bag. Can’t wait to get shopping!