Fashion Month Dispatch: The AW18 Accessories to Know About

Fashion Week has been touring the four big style capitals and we’ve been eating, breathing and sleeping every.single.second of it. Looking for the deets on next season’s must-haves? We’ve got your covered. Taking our inspo from NYC, London, Paris and Milan, this is what you’ll be living for in AW18…

Furry Faves

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If it’s made from faux fur, you know we’re immediately into it, which is why we’re all over the emerging faux fur bag trend. Simone Rocha went for black drawstring pouches (black means they’re work appropriate, right?), Markus Lupfer gave us supersized fold over clutches and See by Chloe nailed the details with fluffy shoulder straps in autumnal hues. You might need a new wardrobe because we’re also swooning over vintage-inspired cuties at Shrimps and Moschino.

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The 1980s called: they want their bumbags back. But, sorry not sorry, we’re gonna be keeping them right here in 2018. Sportmax went sleek and paired their structured leather bumbags with everything from turtlenecks to sequin dresses, while Versace went miniature with tiny tartan pouches on chain belts. Models at Marques’Almeida wore theirs low on the hips or slung crossbody and Marc Jacobs went for throwback quilting.

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Belt Up

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Get ready to cinch every single thing you own, because waist belts are back in a big way. From Gather Pugh’s extra wide 80s throwbacks to JW Anderson’s utilitarian rivets and pouches, there are no limits to how many ways you can work this trend. Make like Temperley and toughen up your dresses with a military style safety buckle belt or take your cues from Delpozo and go all out with supersized add-ons.

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Shoulder Check

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You’re gonna want to make some room in your jewellery drawer, because AW18’s jewellery must-have is anything but subtle. From Burberry and Markus Lupfer to House of Holland and Ashley Williams, shoulder-grazing earrings are about to take off. You better believe we won’t be saving them for best though. We’ll be wearing our diamante danglers every day of the week with hoodies and athleisure staples.

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Throwback Hair Accessories

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The new rule? If you wore them at school, they’re about to be a hit. Ashish took us on a nostalgia trip when they served up sparkling butterfly clips, Alexander Wang went old school and styled his models’ tresses with 90s claw clips and Prabal Gurung has done what we thought was impossible and made zig zag hairbands totally covetable again. AW18 is the season we throw it right back.

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Skinny Sunnies

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Oversized frames are out, skinny sunnies are in. From Bella to Kendall, some of our style faves have already been working this look and, judging by the AW18 runways, we’re all about to be following their lead. Alexander Wang went for Matrix vibes with his slimline black shades, Off-White and MSGM kept that theme going, and Natasha Zinko brought the colour quota with her popping frames.

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