You could have a beautiful outfit all picked out, but it I nothing without the perfectly picked accessories. Your accessories really do complete an outfit and in some cases can be the focal pint of your ensemble – just think of the classic white shirt, perfectly fine on it’s own, but out of this world when worn with a bold statement necklace.
So it should go without saying that you shouldn’t just concentrate on the pieces that hang in your wardrobe, but also the pieces that go with them. The shoes, the bags and the rest, they are all of equal importance and as apparel does, they have their own seasonal trends. So, here are the five must have accessories for Spring/Summer 2014.
The Micro Bag
Us girls are going to have to learn how to leave a few things at home as the micro bag is going to be one of the must have accessories for Spring 2014. Although there is just enough room for your mobile phone and your lippie, the micro bag is the only choice for an evening bag this season. Featured on the Spring/Summer catwalks of Dolce & Gabanna, Marni and Givenchy, the smaller and cuter the better.
The Micro Bag: 1) Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2014 at Milan Fashion Week; 2) Lime Box Clutch Bag, River Island; 3) Brocade Hard Clutch, Miss Selfridge; 4) Skinny Dip Embellished Box Clutch, ASOS; 5) Damante Stud Chain Bag, Topshop; 6) Black Contrast Patent Panel Structured Clutch, New Look; 7) Ted Baker Davena Floral Printed Cross Boy Bag, House of Fraser.
The Neck Scarf
As seen on the Spring/Summer catwalks by the likes of Derek Lam, Etro and Marc by Marc , the neck scarf is the hot accessory of the moment. Whilst the statement necklace is having a resurgence in popularity, the neck scarf is the more chic option, perfect for the lady who lunches, or the girl who wants to add some colour to am plain outfit in a more understated way. Will you go for the retro-inspired side knot, or the classic Ascot, the choice is yours.
The Neck Scarf: 1) Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2014 at New York Fashion Week; 2) Map Print Scarf, Topshop; 3) Marcel Wanders Pure Silk Abstract Print Scarf; M&S; 4) Paisley Border Print Square Scarf, River Island; 5) Paul Smith London Silk Swirl Square Scarf, House of Fraser; 6) Patterned Scarf, H&M.
If you want a good all rounder shoe for the Spring/Summer season, it has to be the sporty heel. It is casual enough to wear for the everyday, but also interesting enough to give evening wear a unique appeal. Think mesh, rubber, lace and buckles like the footwear shown in the Spring/Summer 2014 collections from Christian Dior, Marni Fendi and Prada.
The Sporty Heel: 1) Prada Spring/Summer 2014 at Milan Fashion Week; 2) Saffron Cut Out Heel Shoes, Topshop; 3) Women’s Schuh Catapult Boots, Schuh; 4) Red Katie Eary Leopard Block Heel Sandals, River Island; 5) Lace Up Ankle Boot, Zara; 6) Aldo Miralenia Laser Cut Peep Toe Court Shoes, House of Fraser.
Completely opposite to the micro clutch, girls who can’t leave the house without taking everything but the kitchen sink, can bag as much at they need in their on trend tote. But, forget the classic black and versatile tan, for the Spring/Summer 2014 designers like Christian Dior, Fendi and Emporio Armarni, were all about bold colour and vibrant print. So, girls, make a statement with your tote bag this season.
The Vibrant Tote: 1)Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2014 at Paris Fashion Week; 2) Red Snake Colour Block Structured Tote Bag, River Island; 3) New Look Soft Side Tote Bag, ASOS; 4) Dickens & Jones Lavender Wing Tote, House of Fraser; 5) Mini Angled Holdall Bag, Topshop; 6) Nine West Camel Showstopper Tote Bag, Debenhams.
Anything With Fringe
If it has a little bit of fringe, then you know it’s going to be a big deal this Spring/Summer season. It will be seen on shoes, bags, cute kimono cover-ups, bikinis and scarves, so make sure that you invest in the Boho trend. It was a popular embellishment, being featured on the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks of Calvin Klein, Celine, Proenza Schouler and Gucci.
Anything With Fringe: 1) Celine Spring/Summer 2014 at Paris Fashion Week; 2) Blue Tiger Print Satin Burnout Kimono, River Island; 3) Suede Boots, H&M; 4) Leather Duffle Bag With Fringing, ASOS; 5) Crocodile Print Leather Clutch With Fringes, Zara; 6) Multicoloured Ethnic Scarf, Mango; 7) Leather Fringe Waist Belt, ASOS.