Accessory trends.

The hardcase as handbag: vintage luggage inspires for fall

Conjure up vintage nostalgia, the excitement of travel or the romance of a weekend country getaway with structured luggage styles as handbags. On the fall 2012 runways the likes of Honor, Louis Vuitton and Hermes put structure into accessories in a way that channels days gone by - and reignites a love of vintage-style leather goods. Read more after the break.

10 ways to host an arm party this spring

Spring / summer 2012 is a hotspot for the the hottest of what has become colloquially known as an arm party. No one’s tastes have been left out (except, perhaps, those who’d thumb their nose at the term): bright coloured bangles mingle this season with gemstone-embellished wristlets and leather strapped cuffs sit next to metallic gold bracelets. The jewellery this season is chunky and bold,…

Ombre tights: legwear alert

We have put it in our hair and on our nails with reckless abandon, so shocking is probably the last word that comes to mind when this trend has seamlessly (pun intended) extended to our legwear. Whether you want to go bold with bright colored stems or add subtle panache to your look this season, ombré tights are a choice that falls somewhere between the…
Tights by Tiffany Ju
Tights by Tiffany Ju
Tights by Tiffany Ju
Tights by Tiffany Ju
Tights by Tiffany Ju

Detachable collars: the way to instantly lift an outfit

Quite literal in its meaning, a detachable collar is a jewel for the wardrobe and adding it to an outfit is like varnishing your antique furniture – not obligatory but always appreciated. Brimming with character, personality and charisma, this accessory is also responsible for adding an instant quirk to an outfit. Read on for the full report.

Cameo jewellery: revived and reborn

Rummaging through your grandmother’s jewellery box has never been more prestigious and important than now. And when you do so, keep a vigilant eye out for cameo jewellery. They could be tagged as vintage bestsellers or a secret to dressing like the royals; but cameo jewellery is here to stay as an accessory trendlet in 2012. Read on for details of how to wear it.

The modern Gladstone bag

The Gladstone bag, or doctor's bag, was once a workingman’s asset - but today has become a woman’s arm-luxury. Functional, elegant, and back in our sights for 2012, the Gladstone bag is an accessory worth investing in. Read on to find out where it evolved from, and how you can wear it right now.
The doctor calls
The doctor calls
The doctor calls
The doctor calls
The doctor calls
The doctor calls

Solid metal jewelry trend

A lot of the recent fashion trends we’ve featured have been obviously influenced by a particular era, movement or style. This is one jewelry trend, however, that is not worth trying to pigeon hole. It’s clean, simple, minimalist, and modernist. But it’s equally inspired by the Ancients. We’re talking about cold, hard, solid metal shaped into the forms of cuffs and collars; and whether it’s…

Belt purse: women’s accessory trendlet

I hazard to use the term ‘fanny pack’ (or, ‘bum bag’ as it’s colloquially known in Australia and the UK): not only do such terms lack elegance, but they tend to hark back to the days where such items were made from neon coloured nyon and fastened around with parachute clips. More importantly though, the term is not entirely accurate as it relates to this…

Cat eye glasses trend

Having jumped on this bandwagon long before I ever got the chance to write about it, I figure it’s more than time to fortify the status of cat eye glasses as a 2011 fashion trend. So without further ado let’s take a trip back in time as we explore the ’50s eyewear phenomenon as it was then, and how to translate it to today’s look.…
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration
Retro sunglasses: picture inspiration

Trendlet: coifs come back

With a grey tonality not uncommon in Spring 2010 collections, and fitting cohesively with the sports fashion trend, the coif (the soft, fitted head piece in the picture below) is again capturing the imagination of the fashion forwards.

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