Six Stellar Accessories to Sport this Summer
When updating your wardrobe for the summer season there is no need for a complete overhaul. It makes much more financial sense to buy a few key pieces and then use some carefully chosen accessories to give your existing garments a fresh feel. Take a look at some of the accessories that deserve a place in your collection for Summer 2015.
The Floral Handbag
Whether it be a tote, satchel or clutch, your handbag of choice for summer 2015 needs to have a floral theme. A bold floral bag will brighten up any outfit, bringing a touch of color and an interesting focal point to an ensemble. For a quirky daytime look, team a statement floral tote with skinny jeans and simple cami; and for evening glamour, add some interest to the classic little black dress with a floral clutch.
The Floral Handbag: Marni and Fendi (Image Source)
The cat-eye variation of sunglasses has been the popular choice for the previous few seasons, but there is a new style in town for summer 2015. The aviator is back in a big way, with plenty of top fashion houses sending some seriously cool seventies vibes down the catwalk in their Spring/Summer 2015 shows. For an ultra on-trend look, wear your aviators with some flared jeans and an open collar shirt.
Reinvented Aviators: Christian Dior and Valentino (Image Source)
The Platform is Back
Short girls and girls who struggle with stilettos (who doesn't at times?) can now rejoice, because the stacked platform is the heel of choice for summer 2015. You get to add inches of height, without causing serious stress on the ankles and balls of the feet...hooray! There is plenty of free reign of expression when it comes to the platform – choose print or pastel, monochrome or metallic...anything goes. They work for all occasions – with jeans and a tee for a casual lunch with the girls or to elongate the legs in a pretty playsuit for a special date.
The Platform is Back: Saint Laurent and Prada (Image Source)
The Statement Arm Cuff
Roman and gladiator style cuffs were very on-trend for the summer season of last year, and for summer 2015 they are back, but in a much wider range of variations. Vibrant colors, bold shapes and interesting uses of materials have all been seen on the wrists of models strutting down the catwalks for Spring/Summer 2015. They are sure to add a touch on intrigue to any outfit, especially when stacked together.
The Statement Arm Cuff: Kenzo and Celine (Image Source)
The Strapped Ballerina
We girls all love a good flat shoe – despite what those awful people at Cannes say – as we don't always want to come home at the end of the day wishing we no longer had feet -- how does Victoria Beckham do it? Well, for summer 2015 you can give your feet a rest as the strapped ballerina shoe, both pointed and rounded, are one of the hottest shoes of the season. To stay bang on-trend and to give those simple skinny jeans a pop, choose an embellished or embroidered pair...divine!
The Strapped Ballerina: Balenciaga and Dolce and Gabbana (Image Source)
Summer 2015 is the season to get a bit mystical with crystal and semi-precious jewelry that was featured heavily on the runway. From the simple pendant to the heavy choker, the simple drop earrings to super-sized chandeliers, crystal jewelry was seen in all shapes and sizes, all colours and textures. These are the perfect way to make an old outfit seem brand new, as well as add an extra touch of spirituality.
Crystal Jewellery: Dries van Noten and Givenchy (Image Source)