The right accessories can elevate even the simplest of outfits, which is why it is so important to know the ins and outs of accessory trends each year.
Ready to get on-trend for spring and summer 2021? Here are the 9 accessory trends you need to know:
1) Chocolate Metallics
You’ve seen rose gold, regular gold…now, get ready for chocolate gold! Metallic jewelry that resembles your favorite Hershey’s chocolate bar have been popping up more frequently, and the hue looks really sleek and modern.
Get The Look: 8 Other Reasons x Draya Michele Jones Hoop Earrings
I love the added texture of these hoop earrings.
2) Tinted Sunglasses
Get ready to enjoy more time outdoors and protect your peepers while doing so. Tinted sunnies are great because they protect your eyes from the sun but still let your eyes shine through. After a year of wearing masks, it’s nice to not totally resemble the Invisible Man with your mask and sunglasses combo.
Get The Look: Privé Revaux The Chosen Sunglasses
Not only are the purple-tinted lenses very much on-trend, but the hexagonal shape of the frames are quite unique as well.
3) Clay Rings
Perhaps inspired by a year of DIY projects, chunky clay rings are all over my Instagram feed as of late. These accessories look best when paired with multiple rings in different colors and fun nail art. P.S. if you’re in need of some manicure inspiration, I have some ideas.
Get The Look: VibeSzn Turquoise Ribbed Ring
The turquoise hue of this ring is beautiful and will match with all manners of jewelry, from gold and silver rings to other monochromatic clay rings.
4) Net Bags
Beachy materials like basket weaves and netting always emerge in the warmer months, but don’t think these purses are only useful poolside. From grocery store runs to brunches, net bags are stylish and practical.
Get The Look: MSGM Logo Print Fishing Bag
I love that this neon green net bag from MSGM includes a solid insert so you don’t have to worry about your favorite belongings falling out. Pick one or two statement accessories, like a pair of sunglasses and a couple of oranges, to highlight outside the compartment.
5) Pastel Dreams
This summer is all about color, color, color! Pastels in particular are popping up everywhere, and if you aren’t the type to wear sorbet colors from head to toe, incorporating pastels into your jewelry arsenal is a good way to go.
Unleash your whimsical side with this pastel rainbow striped pony charm, complete with diamonds and gold detailing.
Quilted leather is a staple in purses (looking at you, Chanel) but in recent months it’s been finding its way to shoes, scarves, hats, and other accessories, often with exaggerated puffs to accentuate volume. You may associate puffy quilted coats with the thick of winter, but these quilted pieces are equally suited for summer.
Get The Look: Bottega Veneta Padded Sandals
These black Bottega Veneta sandals combine the quilting trend with another popular footwear trend: the square toe.
7) Candy-Colored Bags
Are you sensing a bit of a theme yet? The coming months are all about light, bright colors. Think bubblegum pink, mint green, and lemon drop yellow.
Get The Look: Staud Scotty Bag
Staud’s Scotty Bag puts a unique spin on the colorful baguette bags of late with a chic trapezoid shape.
8) Floral Bucket Hats
I don’t know about you, but after spending more time indoors this past year, my skin is more sensitive to the sun than ever before. That being said, I’ll be rocking hats this summer to protect my face, and there’s no better on-trend option than an oversize floral print bucket hat.
Get The Look: Lack Of Color Holiday Bucket
This printed bucket hat from Lack Of Color is so fun, with a bit of 70s flair thrown in for good measure.
9) Stylish Tech Accessories
From iPhone purses to fashionable headphones, your tech should be just as stylish as you are. In particular, I’ve noticed an uptick in designer AirPods cases that resemble mini purses (they make the Jacquemus Le Chiquito look roomy).
Get The Look: Versace La Medusa Wireless Headphones Case
You’ll look like a modern-day Perseus rocking this Versace AirPods case featuring their Medusa logo.