Accessories are the frosting to your outfit. They can switch something from a casual look to a more formal and polished look. What should you look to add to your accessories closet as we round out spring and move into summer? Here are some of the top items you should look for.
Face masks are here for the foreseeable, but you don’t have to settle for humdrum when making a statement that you care for others’ well-being. Matching your mask to your outfit or to the occasion is becoming more common. Dressing up for an anniversary date in the outdoors? Why not sport a mask made from faux-glitter cotton? Heading to a park for a quiet picnic with family? Why not pair a gingham print mask with a gingham dress and canvas espadrilles?
With more of us meeting on virtual platforms, fashion icons are paying attention to the top half of their torsos. Large chains — to the point of being oversized — are very popular right now. Another big trend is geometric shapes. A lot of people are really showcasing their style by embracing strong angles.
Wide waist belts are another big trend. They really pull your look together and make a big statement. Opt for high quality and a classic color and style as that will increase the longevity of your investment in the piece. Make a statement with a patterned and super-wide belt or keep things monochromatic to keep a streamlined look to your outfit.
Hoop earrings are really in right now. But don’t skimp. The bigger the hoop, the better this summer. Pearls in a hoop are a lot of fun, but also giant metallic hoops make a statement. When in doubt, go big. Look for lightweight options so they don’t weigh your ears down too much.
These fashion classics don’t have to be boring. Choose a velvet texture or a classic Burberry plaid and protect your face from the sun. Bucket hats work with a range of face-shapes, so don’t fear that you’re not a hat person. If you’re feeling particularly bold, try a floral bucket hat. Men are also sporting this trend this summer, so put away that baseball cap and pick up this practical accessory that will protect your ears.
The square-toed boot trend is carrying into summer with square-toed sandals. Strappy sandals are particularly hot this year. If you’re not feeling too bold, choose classics in taupe, black, or even gold. Don’t be afraid to play with color, though. Powder blue, red, and yellow are all fun ways to play up your summer outfits.
The padded headband, especially adorned with embroidery or beading, is a really big trend this summer. Wear the headband over forward-swept hair for an effortless effect. Just remember to be careful about pairing big headbands with big earrings. A headband-chunky chain necklace combo is probably a much better choice.
The Flat Cap
This is another big trend for men’s headwear right now. Also known as the newsboy cap, this menswear classic can dress up or down depending on what you pair it with. Heading out to play golf? Wear it with a polo. In bad need of a haircut? Wear it to your morning zoom meeting in lieu of a baseball cap.
Cat-Eye Tortoise-Shell Sunglasses
These fun sunglasses make a statement. Again, you might not want to rock the cat eye sunglasses with the big bucket hat or the puffy headband, but they can look really chic with the oversized or geometric jewelry.
This super-fun 90s trend is back for 2020. While you can still wear the dainty anklets that were so popular that decade, why not try a thick-chain anklet? Wear them with heels or sandals depending on your mood and how dressy you want to be.
What’s your favorite accessory trend you’re seeing where you live?