This article is part of the “Trendy Fashion 2019 Series,” which comprises of 4 articles. Read part 2, part 3, and part 4 for more information.
As a fashion blogger, I spend most of my time creating and styling looks and If I’m not, I’m definitely thinking about them. Over the years, the one thing I’ve always been able to rely on are my go-to accessories. From my hats to my sunglasses, jewelry, handbags, and shoes, they all help shape what was once a simple outfit into a unique look. I believe that clothes are just not enough. Having fun and playing around with different accessories help create an illusion of depth and texture to any getup. Choosing the right accessory can either make or break an outfit, and it can be challenging at times with Spring approaching, so I thought I’d share with you guys a run-down of some of my 2019 Spring/Summer fashion accessory trends that can go with any wardrobe.
1. Eyewear Trends: OVERSIZED
With the warm weather approaching and the Sun shining, you will definitely have to start thinking about protecting those pretty eyes with some killer eyewear! This season, say goodbye to microlenses and dial it up with larger than life sunglasses. Gone are the days where sunglasses only cover your eyes – these babies are double the fun; not only do they protect your eyes, but they also shield your face. For those lazy makeup days, just throw on a pair of these oversized sunnies and you’re ready to go – all while looking stylish while doing so.
2. Eyewear Trends: ANGULAR
While oversized lenses are ruling the Spring/Summer sunglasses trends, angular frames are right up there too. From triangles and rectangles to diamonds and hexagons, all of these sleek slim lenses are giving that futuristic, avant-garde effect. Only the most daring of fashionistas will be sporting these beauties.
What style are you?
3. Hat Trend: WIDE BRIM
Who doesn’t love a hat, especially a big one? Add the perfect drama to any outfit. Wide brim hats are making the trend list this Spring given that whole Boho/ Gypsy vibe we love so much. Whether it’s a straw boater hat for the beach or a felt fedora for a girl’s night out, they’re timeless favs that are sure to go with everything and will keep you looking cool! A definite must have in every woman’s wardrobe!
4. Hat Trend: BERETS
Oh la la! A versatile classic with French girl allure, we saw lots of them during the Winter season, and berets are still holding strong among the Spring hat trends. Channel your inner French Girl with the perfect beret and wear it exactly the way you want; pulled back for a more grungy vibe or off to one side for an ultra-romantic look, the choice is yours!
5. Bag: BELT BAG
The fanny packs got a sophisticated makeover this season. Belt bags are the new hands-free fashion accessory – they have the same convenience of holding and carrying things but don’t have the same size, making them a lot easier to style. There are endless ways to style a belt bag, whether you prefer dressing it up with a trench coat or a dress or simply going for a more casual look with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Either way, the belt bag adds just the perfect touch to any outfit.
6. Bag: XXL BAG
The bigger the bag, the better! Fashion is really loving the over-sized trend these days, and if you’re a bag lady like me who carries a million things in her purse – including make-up, my camera, my phone, and all the essentials – well then you sure to love this trend. There’s nothing better than a good carry-all tote bag to win my heart over. Although over-sized bags can run the risk of looking bulky and inelegant, they can totally look super stylish with the right fabrics and design. Oh, and ladies, the best part is that a large bag can make you look thinner!! It doesn’t get much better than that!!!
7. Shoes: SPACE SNEAKERS
Sneakers have been the footwear of choice for a while now; no longer just simple and white, sneakers sure got some wild updates and took a turn towards the more futuristic side. From platform heels to a mix of high-voltage color, sparkle, and metallics, theses runners are no ordinary shoes. For that fierce and effortless look, try pairing a classy blouse and a feminine skirt with a clashed pair of runners – it’s sure to make a bold statement. The time has come to say goodbye to painful heels and hello to comfort.
8. Shoes: SCULPTURAL HEELS
If you really want to stay on trend this Spring, a sculptural heel is the way to go. Consider it a fashion elevation from a sneaker. I just love the fun and unexpected detailing; from sleek spheres to dramatic hourglass shapes, these architectural or sculptural heels dress up any outfit and add just the right touch of sophistication – they’re like pieces of art for the feet.
9. Jewelry: STACKING
This one is by far my favorite fashion accessory trend – I just love the “more-is-more” approach, and I’ve never been one to keep it simple. I say just pile it all on! While there are no rules to stacking, it’s all about getting creative and telling a story. If you like a simpler approach to stacking, you can definitely go for the thinner gold/silver chains with a few charms rather than the chunky/bulky necklaces. You don’t have to go completely crazy. The possibilities are endless!
10. Jewelry: LONG EARRINGS
I’m seeing so many pendant earrings taken to the extreme this season, reaching the shoulder and beyond, and I am loving it! These eye-catching earrings are just so refreshing. As much as I adore a basic diamond stud, these beauties are giving your lobes a bold new fashion update. Give yourself an excuse to wear a cute updo! Time for a little ear party fun! Who’s in?!
For you non-fashion accessory lovers, I hope that my ideas and suggestions have inspired and helped convince you of the importance of accessories while still staying true to yourself and your esthetics. The next time you get dressed, keep in mind that adding that one accessory could make a world of a difference to your look.