It may not feel like it now, with this snow and ice, but spring IS just around the corner. I love spring in fashion terms, as we can ditch the woolly hats and giant scarfs and coats, and pay more attention to the smaller details of our outfits. I’ve put together some of my favourite accessories available to buy online. I hope you discover something exciting, and also get a feel for what my style will be like this SS19.
Chloe Vick Textured Leather Tote from Net-a-Porter | Barton Perreira Camille Large Square Metal Sunglasses from Liberty | Cartier Chronoscaph Watch from ChronoExpert | House of Lafayette Lexi Leopard-Pring Twill Headband from Matches | Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Wrap Bracelet from MyTheresa | Versace Square Buckle Waist Belt from Selfridges | Chloe C Mini Leather Shoulder Bag from Harvey Nichols | Victoria Beckham Dance Boot from Victoria Beckham | Sophia Webster Joy 85MM Sandals from Sophia Webster | Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Scarf from Farfetch
I’ve definitely noticed when looking through trend reports online, and SS19 catwalk images, that there’s a real focus on boho, vintage, 70s-style fashion and I’m loving it. If you haven’t raided your Mum’s wardrobe or jewellery box before, now is the time.
Retro and boho details such as fringing was seen in the Gucci, Coach and Tom Ford shows. Glitzy sequins and metallics at Halpern and Ashish, crochet and macrame at JW Anderson and Alexander McQueen.
Valentino, Kate Spade and Erdem have all gone with some very 70s prints, colours and shapes in their collection. Printed maxi dresses are in abundance, and so are fringed and feathered printed mini dresses.
There is also a major trend for all things beige and stone-coloured – seen at Balmain, Burberry and Max Mara.
Bvlgari OnomatoBvlgari Silk Scarf from Selfridges | Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Medium Leather-Trimmed Raffia Tote from Dolce & Gabbana | Isabel Marant Gold-tone Drop Earrings from Harvey Nichols | Gucci Suede Marmont Mules from Harrods | Linda Farrow Oversized Round Sunglasses from Liberty | Lulu Guinness Oyster Lavinia Clutch from Lulu Guinness | Kate Spade The Geospade Scarf from Kate Spade | Strathberry East West Mini Bag from Strathberry | Charlotte Olympia Salome Party Pumps from Charlotte Olympia | Chanel 18ct White Gold Diamond Pendant from loveantiques.com
If you don’t have family jewellery boxes to raid, you can buy luxury vintage jewellery and watches online – I’m obsessed with delicate retro Cartier watches, (see Chronoexpert) and this Chanel pendant necklace would look amazing with one of those 70s maxi dresses.
If you love your designer handbags and prefer to buy new rather than vintage, there are so many very retro 70s-style bags available right now. It’s all about the vintage-inspired colour combinations and textures/fabrics used.
With shoes, take advantage of the 70s party theme and buy those snazzy metallic sandals. Style them up at night, or down with jeans during the day.
You also can’t go wrong with a skinny printed scarf, whether it’s tied around your neck or in your hair. If you are a bit scared of the retro 70s prints, or just print in general, scarfs are a great way to introduce them to your wardrobe.
You can see more of what I’m loving, and what I’m doing, over on my Instagram.