A combination of refreshed classics and bold new favorites are popular this year. From an update on the classic beret to the much-loved ’00s wide waist belt, there are plenty of new pieces that will elevate your existing wardrobe. Traditional jewelry like pearls and gold earrings get a fresh update and are sure to inspire you. Some of these are the renewed staples, and others are made for the bold fashion risk-taker. These are the latest accessory trends spotted at Spring/Summer 2022 Fashion Weeks, and tips on where you can find them
1. Beret with the Net
The effortless and stylish accessory just got an upgrade this season. Escape to Paris without leaving the country by adding a netted beret into your wardrobe. This combination of a fascinator and hat is excellent for a tailored ensemble, such as a sundress or belted shirt dress. Keep the silhouette of your outfit and jewelry minimal to emphasize the bold headwear. To rock the look like a real Parisian, place it on the head, covering most of your forehead, and an inch behind your ears. Pull one side down, so it sits on a slant.
2. Wide Waist Belts
The Y2K aesthetic is taking a high fashion turn this season. The wide waist belt is a fantastic way to create an hourglass silhouette or break up a monochrome palette. You can wear this trend in many ways, but the most popular option we’ve seen is with a long blazer, cardigans, sweaters, or body-skimming dresses. To get the most out of this oversized accessory, opt for something black or brown – this way, you can rock it with a wide variety of different outfits all year long.
3. Purple Bags
This season it’s all about bright pops of color, and there’s no better way to do it than with some jewel tones. Purple bags of all sizes will instantly illuminate any outfit, no matter what other shades you throw into the mix. Stay true to the color wheel and combine it with similar tones, such as blue or pink. Alternatively, you can go all out with something on the opposite end of the spectrum, such as yellow, green, or orange. If all else fails, a classic gray, black or white monochrome ensemble will let the accessories do all the talking.
4. Layered Double Chain Necklaces
As far as jewelry goes, you can never have enough chain necklaces. This has become a staple for every fashion lover, and it’s not budging this season. This year, we’re layering multiple chains over each other to create a multidimensional and chic look. Using varying lengths will create the illusion of a longer neck and looks great with a plunging neckline. However, adding two of the same design can add a punk touch to any ensemble. This is a classic piece of jewelry that you will be wearing for years to come.
5. Chunky Platform High Heel Boots
Every few years, chunky shoes take the front seat. This season, we’re putting a modern distortion on the iconic ’60s and ’70s platforms. From ankle-length to something over the knee, this is a huge trend that will sweep the fashion scene. Whether you love the go-go boots of the Mod era or you adore Prada’s SS22 style, there are so many ways you can wear the footwear. Add a trench coat, a midi skirt, or a mini dress to showcase your pins and these bold boots.
6. Pearl Jewellery
As Jackie Kennedy accurately said, pearls are always appropriate. This season, it’s all about the cream gems, and there are plenty of ways you can add them to your daily outfits. Style them in your hair or as an anklet is the cutest way to rock the trend. Of course, you can always don them the traditional way, such as earrings or necklaces – opt for a baroque or unique shape for a modern twist. Take cute selfies for the Instagram grid by pairing the jewelry with your favorite t-shirt, a twin set, or a cardigan. For a more classic approach, crisp silhouettes and neutral shades are your best bet.
7. Colored Prada Gloves
These bright and bold Prada gloves took over the streets of Fashion Week this year, and we can see why. The fun and fresh take on classic accessories is the perfect way to rug up when the temperature drops, and they will instantly brighten the ensemble. The most popular way we saw them styled is with oversized coats and other bright shades, but you can rock it with a monochrome combination, sweaters, blouses, and everything in between. While the customary palette of fall and winter is darker, color blocking is sure to lift spirits – we’re expecting to see this trend everywhere.
8. Head Scarf
If you want to give off the vibe that you’ve spent the summer on the Amalfi Coast, you should add a headscarf to your collection. The retro trend has been making waves for a few years, worn by the likes of Bella Hadid on vacation, and it’s continuing to dominate today. The classic bandana look always works well, but you can take a leaf out of Grace Kelly’s book and by wrapping the ends under your chin and tying them under the fabric at the nape of your neck. You can find a wide range of different patterns, colors, and sizes in vintage stores – designs by Hermès, Versace, and Gucci never disappoint.
9. Green Accessories
Inspired by the beauty of the world around us and a touch of Y2K aesthetic, green is the shade taking over this season. From neon hues to neutral olive and bottle shades, there’s a way you can incorporate the color into any outfit. Keep things casual with an everyday lime tote bag, or sport a micro-mini bag for an editorial feel. Put your best foot forward in emerald shoes – Bottega Veneta’s strappy sandals or chunky boots make for an excellent choice all year long. You can even mix and match different colors with a pair of funky sunglasses, jewelry, or a hat. With so many options available, you’ll want to try them all.
10. Statement Gold Hoop Earrings
There are a handful of staple accessories that everyone should own, and gold hoops are one. Effortless and timeless, you can wear them with any outfit in your wardrobe and look spectacular. This season, it’s about taking the classic gold earrings up a notch with statement designs. Twists, embellishments, chains, and added logos make each pair unique and are the best addition to your collection. This accessory is so versatile that you can wear it with literally anything – from pajamas to a ballgown, it will work with everything you’ve got.