These are the accessories trends that stand out in their own right; pieces that make a statement whether paired with a striking outfit or an inconspicuous one.

From bags to hats to jewellery and sunglasses, accessories are one key statement we’re seeing for Spring/Summer 2018. No, we’re not talking about conventional, almost-predictable ornaments nor add-ons designed to complement the runway looks; it seems like the world’s best designers have more than that in mind.

These are the accessories trends that stand out in their own right; pieces that make a statement whether paired with a striking outfit or an inconspicuous one.

Bag ‘em all
Bag ‘em all

Bag ‘em all

Can’t decide which bag you like more? Get them all and wear them over each other like so – we think it’s a great trick for the indecisive. (Clockwise from top left: Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Marc Jacobs).

Choker game
Choker game

Choker game

Whether made from leather, beads, metals or chains, one thing is apparent when it comes to SS18 chokers: The chunkier, the better. (Clockwise from top left: Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Moschino).

Getting shady
Getting shady

Getting shady

These aren’t your typical sunglasses; neither round nor square, neither elliptical nor rectangular, quirky shapes are the way to go. (Clockwise from top left: Armani, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada).

Scarfing around
Scarfing around

Scarfing around

Worn as a headscarf, around the neck, or tied to handbags, scarfs are one accessory that’s adding style points to SS18 runway looks. (Clockwise from top left: Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace).

Tag, you're it
Tag, you're it

Tag, you're it

Eccentric keychains and tags are another cute accessory we’ve noticed from SS18 collections and we love how each design expresses a unique style and personality. (Clockwise from top left: Coach, Versace, Fendi, Marc Jacobs).

Walking on studs
Walking on studs

Walking on studs

You know studded shoes are in when you find the embellishment on every type of footwear, from boots to sandals to heels and sneakers. (Clockwise from top left: Versace, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Valentino).

Woven into place
Woven into place

Woven into place

Hats, belts, bags, shoes – you name it – there’s a woven version of it for SS18. (Clockwise from top left: Kate Spade New York, Loewe, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo).

Images: Courtesy of respective brands

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