Spring/Summer 2013 is fast becoming the season of the accessory. With an explosion of exciting patterns, colours and prints, whether you’re at a music festival, on holiday at the beach or just meeting up with friends, more is definitely more this season. Your summer accessory keywords? Just focus on bold prints, neon and bright colours and an over-sized aesthetic, but remember to keep your outfit simple if you’re focusing on statement accessories.
The high street has gone crazy this season for bold and bright hair accessories. Whether you go for an oversized floral statement piece, something bright and neon or a glittery tiara, the key for this trend is to let your accessory do all the work. Why not try wearing a floral garland with your favourite summer dress? Or if that seems too much for your everyday outfit, you can always keep these bold accessories for a music festival. We especially love this tropical floral headdress from Topshop:
A phone case is not simply about stopping your phone getting scratched – it’s now an accessory statement in its own right. With so many options to choose from, pick one that you feel best represents your own personal style, whether it’s a cute ditsy floral print, like this one from Macy’s:
Jewellery this season is bold and bright with attention to detail. Just like with hair accessories, don’t be afraid to experiment with unusual shapes, colours and designs and step a little outside your comfort zone with bracelets, rings, necklaces and even with more unusual items like ear cuffs, toe rings or fake piercings. Short collar-like necklaces are big news, and neon ones even bigger news, like this one from Accessorize:
For summer, you want a stylish yet practical bag that can take you from the beach to the bar seamlessly. A great way to do just that is by carrying around a large tote bag – it has plenty of room for sunglasses, suncream, towels and other summer essentials, whilst being durable and easy to clean. If you’re going to use a big bag, make sure it also makes a big statement. This colourful, striped bag from Macys.com would be a perfect summer accessory:
You’ll be making a nostalgic trip back to your childhood this summer with the return of jelly shoes – only this time they’re cooler, sleeker and far more stylish. Wear them out and about like you would any pair of summer sandals but with the added bonus of being able to hit the beach and the pool in them.
If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous for an event, sandal wedges are a huge trend this season. Look for interesting detail and bright colours on the shoe to really make your pedicure pop.
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