The spring / summer 2016 runways at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) were brimming with fabulous must-have accessories, so much so that it became a tough job choosing the ones that stood out most. There was a little bit of everything for everyone, shoes, bags and jewellery ranging from the effortless to the statement-kind, but the one thing they eventually came to share is their lust-worthy quality.
If wish-listing away is your thing, get ready to pin. Discover the 15 it-girl accessories from the New York runways you need to know about, after the break.
The sexy lace-up booties.
At Givenchy, the lace-up booties took one fine step forward, changing the rules of the shoe game completely. Enhanced with high heels, sheer paneling, Victorian hook lacing and an extravagant tongue, they screamed of witchy sex-appeal:
See more: Givenchy spring 2016.
The mixed-media sunnies.
Every summer season needs its signature pair of sunnies and by the look of things, Prabal Gurung’s mixed media sunglasses are close to securing that very spot with all of those effortless-cool vibes they have going on:
See more: Prabal Gurung spring 2016.
The golden floral hair barrettes.
In terms of accessories, you never know what to expect from the likes of Rodarte, but at the same time you can always hope for one-of-a-kind, poetic add-ons, and this season they took the guise of golden floral hair barrettes, intended to “look like they’re part of a crown, without being a full crown”:
See more: Rodarte spring 2016.
The woven fringe detailed bag.
While continuing its quest of perfecting the ultimate woven fringe detailed shoulder bag, Altuzarra just about created the it-bag for spring, betting on luxury and timeless chic:
See more: Altuzarra spring 2016.
The pointy mules.
Whether you love all things gilded, have a soft spot for suede, or are completely obsessed with all things perspex, you are in luck. Lela Rose’s cool pointy mules brought all of those elements together in a statement pair of spring shoes:
See more: Lela Rose spring 2016.
The new kind of pearl.
By rethinking the traditional pearl necklace, Tory Burch may have just created the most striking of spring 2016’s jewellery pieces: enamel painted flower buds that concealed delicate pearls beneath:
See more: Tory Burch spring 2016.
The oversized bow leather headbands.
Bringing the heat to New York fashion week, designers Cushnie et Ochs envisioned a collection reminiscent of the ’90s, the array of slim-fit, sexy silhouettes being fittingly complemented with oversized bow leather headbands:
See more: Cushnie et Ochs spring 2016.
The rose-bucket bag.
If it-girls were to love something more than they already do a statement bag, this gorgeous rose-filled-bucket-bag designed by Kate Spade would be just the thing. Head-turning and super, super-lovely:
See more: Kate Spade spring 2016.
The updated Birkenstocks.
Cool girls are known to love their Birkenstocks and they will fall for them even harder now that fashion’s “ugly shoes” got such a bright, exotic spring update at Tommy Hilfiger, flatform, floral prints and bold colours included:
See more: Tommy Hilfiger spring 2016.
The ivory drop-earrings.
Painting fashion optimistic and in beautiful shades of dusted pink, Carolina Herrera brought the impossible femininity back under the spotlight. The sweetness of it all further blossomed in gorgeous pairs of floral ivory drop-earrings:
See more: Carolina Herrera spring 2016.
The half moon handbag.
There are bags and then there is Victoria Beckham’s half moon design, most likely to become next season’s it bag. In between its distinguishable, crescent-shaped style and its more than spacious feel, we can totally get the appeal:
See more: Victoria Beckham spring 2016.
The precious ankle-wrap espadrilles.
With Spain on her mind for spring, the Oscar de la Renta woman grew a passion for all things handcrafted and wovened, among them precious ankle-wrap espadrilles, featuring silk uppers and sequin embellishments:
See more: Oscar de la Renta spring 2016.
The shimmery gold scarf.
In taking one of fall 2015’s it accessory into spring / summer 2016 territory, designer Greg Lauren turned what could have been a basic neck scarf into a liquid gold statement celebrating his first solely female show:
See more: Greg Lauren spring 2016.
The pastel fringe sandals.
Tassels, fringes, pastels: they aren’t going anywhere for spring, quite the opposite as they’re joining forces in building one of the most striking heels of the season. They walked and moved and shimmied on the runway at Marissa Webb:
See more: Marissa Webb spring 2016.
The patchwork bucket hat.
All about mixing prints and dressing the eternal boho babe, the BCBG Max Azria collection for spring 2015 brought back into focus patchwork bucket hats meant to fully complement the effect of the tie-dye prints and of the effortless-looking layers:
See more: BCBG Max Azria spring 2016.