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Haute D’ Vie’s: Look at Accessory Tren...

Haute D’ Vie’s: Look at Accessory Trends for 2019

As Spring/Summer arrives, the women of the world will be wearing sharp suiting with a feminine edge and lovely dresses. But what about their shoes and bags? The plus-ones to the season’s best outfits have an equally polished attitude. With barely a sneaker in sight, the runways were populated by bourgeois clasp bags, embellished kitten heels, and killer platform boots that complemented the ready-to-wear’s more personal, discreet mood.

But it’s not all serious business in the accessories department. Thanks to Jeremy Scott at Moschino and the late Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, there is a strand of unbridled fun running through the season’s most memorable bags. Scott made them in the shapes of slot machines and washing machines, while Lagerfeld turned a ski gondola into the must-have cross-body from his swan song at Chanel. Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe hats are a take on we don’t know what, but they certainly were eye-catching.

Take a look at this seasons best accessory fashions.

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If designers like Pierpaolo Piccioli, Marine Serre, and Alessandro Michele have a say, you won’t be fully dressed without a hat this season. Toppers ran the gamut from berets to fedoras to full head coverings with either a romantic or an apocalyptic edge. Whatever the mood, there’s a hat to match.

Sprin/Summer  ladylike spirit extends into handbags with a focus on proper flap bags with metallic logo clasps. Think of these shoulder bags from Celine, Burberry, and Givenchy as a posh evolution from the logo-mania of recent seasons, allowing for a little bit of branding with a side of bourgeois flair.

Ditch the sneakers for boots was a resounding message on many runways, and there were plenty of options to choose from: lug soles at Stella McCartney and Dries Van Noten, sleek thigh-highs at Victoria Beckham or Tory Burch, and leather statement makers from The Row.

The bad romance of spring/Summer best dresses is mirrored in blooming and bowed accessories from Prada, Rodarte, and Dolce & Gabbana. Counter these lovely bags and shoes with a more gothic dress and you’re ready to channel your inner Wednesday Addams.

Novelty bags are nothing new, but this season’s are truly some of the most out-there conversation pieces we’ve yet to see. Whether it’s Moschino’s slot machine or Chanel’s gondola, these little bags have lots of personality.

Hygge is alive and well in the accessories of Maison Margiela, Off-White, and Simone Rocha. Quilted, fluffy, and snuggly, these pieces will make the next Polar Vortex much more bearable.


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