With a new season upon us, comes a fresh plethora of new and unique micro-trends that I am always excited to give a shot in my wardrobe! This autumn and winter season, we are noticing a more playful approach on style, especially when it comes to accessories! True, a classic black leather bag and an elegant pair of gold hoops will always be a staple in my fall wardrobe, but this season is all about experimenting with textures, such as eye-catching patterns or unexpected hardware, proving that less isn’t always more! Here are some fun micro-trends that I’ve been spotting in the accessory realm of fashion lately and trust me: they are definitely worth trying out for yourself this season!
Birds of a Feather
Chains on Chains
Although it isn’t a new print my any means, croc is definitely having a moment in fashion this season! Whether it’s on knee-high boots or a classic bag, croc is a stylish way to spruce up your accessories collection.
This summer season has been full of stylish micro-trends, from tie-dye to bucket hats, but lately I am loving the fact that feminine silk scarves are totally making a comeback! Silk scarves were a favorite accessory of old Hollywood starlets (think Grace Kelly or Bridget Bardot) and they were the perfect piece to add to any outfit to make it feel a bit more European-chic! Modern day fashionistas are taking this retro-accessory and wearing it in unique and stylish ways, making the trend feel totally fresh. Whether you wear them up in your hair or tied around your favorite handbag, a silk scarf is the perfect summer accessory to add a hint of old-Hollywood glam to your summer outfits! I’ve rounded up a few totally chic ways we’re seeing this accessory incorporated in summer looks!
Wear it as A Top
In Place of a Hat
On A Handbag
In your Hair
On Your Neck
Basics are a large part of my wardrobe and on any given day, I am most likely wearing a simple tee and jeans. The summer weather only exacerbates my tendency to live in basics, especially living in California where the temperatures are quite often in the ‘90s causing me to dread getting dressed. The best part about basics is that it is so easy to use simple accessories to jazz up your outfit if you wish. Basic does not have to mean drab or boring and a few simple touches can transform the vibe of an outfit.
Belt It Up
Say it With Jewelry
Focus on Shoes
Choose a Bold Bag
Vibrant Beauty Details
One of the most fun ways to add color and extra pizazz to a basic outfit is with your makeup or nail color. There are so many beauty tutorial channels on YouTube that teach you how to wear vibrant colors and I am loving these bold looks for summer!
If you’ve been scrolling through the gram lately, you’ve probably noticed a resurgence of classic designer handbags featured in #ootds (outfit of the day)! Monogrammed styles and smaller silhouettes that we saw drift away in the early 2000’s are back and are trendier than ever! In fact, some of these cult-classic handbags are so sought-after lately that designers themselves have been bringing some of their most-iconic styles back in rotation (for example, Dior’s chic saddle bag). Designer handbags are definitely an investment piece and purchasing one from a current season, direct from designer, will easily cost you a pretty penny. Luckily for us, vintage is in right now and it’s just as chic to own a bag from a past season as it is to own something more modern.
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a designer gem, I highly recommend checking out the designer handbag selection at your local Crossroads! People are constantly cleaning out their wardrobes and are selling or trading previously loved and gently used styles that could easily rival that new designer piece you’ve been lusting after! Plus, shopping designer at Crossroads means you’ll be scoring a timeless piece at a fraction of the price! Crossroads always has a wonderful selection of designer handbags that are either kept behind the register or in a glass case. From Ferragamo to Louis Vuitton, there are plenty of amazingly priced handbags that are the perfect option for elevating your wardrobe and for adding a luxe flair to any outfit!
With the demand for designer goods at an all-time high this season, be sure to keep an eye out for timeless gems amidst the more current styles next time you head to Crossroads! Most designer styles that are in store are quickly posted the gram as well, so be sure to turn on post notifications for @CrossroadsTrading on Instagram, that way you never miss out on an amazing #Crossroadsfind! Here are some of the gorgeous handbags that I’ve seen on the Crossroads Instagram lately that will instantly take your style game to the next level!
Every season we see recycled trends reemerge and this season it’s all about the throwback accessory! Fashion girls and guys have been taking inspiration from the decade that we just can’t seem to let go. Check out the most surprising spring accessory trends that we are starting to see populate Instagram and street style stars this season.
Your favorite childhood accessory is back with a modern fashion update. From padded velvet and embellished headbands to silk ribbons, the simple hair accessory is an easy and functional accent to your look.
The most surprising spring accessory may just be none other than the bucket hat. Brave fashion girls and guys have been making the bucket hat look cool, and if you’re tempted to give it a go, look for a modern take on the old school accessory, like a leather version.