You’ve got the dress, we’ve got the accessories. Whether it’s a wedding, race day or a special celebration for Ramadan or Eid, here’s how to elevate every look with the four covetable accessory trends of event season.
Pearl-adorned pieces have moved from the classic to the contemporary in SS19, shaking off their conservative reputation for something that feels fresher, cooler and considerably Instagram-worthy. From hair accessories to earrings, you won’t have to look far to find pearls in every iteration this season, with bead-adorned designs combining with unexpected textures, metals and shapes as part of their modern revival. The good news is that there are no set rules to wear pearl accessories – express yourself with one statement piece or mix a few pieces for a curated take on maximalism.
2. Top-Handle Bags
A covetable alternative to the classic clutch, the top-handle bag has wooed the fashion crowd this season. Elevating every outfit with minimum effort, these vintage-inspired styles have been down-sized for invite-only events, with resin chains and metallic handles cementing their relevance for SS19. Wear them in a whole new way with rose-toned designs in soft suedette – we like how these pieces make the trend feel instantly fashion-forward rather than formal or demure.
If you haven’t contemplated wearing diamantés since your last school disco, now is the time to reconsider the throwback accessory trend of SS19. Small-scale sparkles are everywhere to be seen for event season, with bejewelled hair clips and dazzling drop earrings making up the sought-after styles that were made to be mixed and matched. Want to go all-out? Tie your summer party look together with an iridescent sequin pouch, delicately detailed with metallic silver beads and a sleek ring handle.
4. Hard-Case Clutches
Hard-case clutch bags are playing a significant role in our summer wardrobes, contrasting against the long, fluid hemlines that usually dominate the event-season dress code. Interpret the trend in a modern way with lustrous mother-of-pearl textures and slimline silhouettes or hail heirloom styling with vintage jacquard fabrications and gold-tone metal trims on structured boxy shapes.