Have you ever wanted to invest in a statement accessory, but not known whether it was hot or not?
Well, those in the know have gathered together to give their predictions on the biggest trends that we can expect to see this spring.
Five buyers and marketers from some of the best fashion houses, including Net-a-Porter and Matches, have shared their thoughts on how to achieve sartorial success this season.
But be prepared as some of these options could set you back a penny or two.
Those in the know have gathered together to give their predictions on the biggest accessory trends that we can expect to see this spring else (stock image)
Rickie De Sole, women’s designer fashion and editorial director at Nordstrom, told Vogue that this spring it is all about giving a ‘directional update’ to the tried-and-tested classics.
Citing examples of these modern takes, she referenced Loewe’s $2,700 lambskin-leather puffer bag as well as Bottega’s $2,400 camera bag.
And those willing to fork out on updating their wardrobe should not stop there as De Sole said that formal flats are making their way back onto the scene.
‘I am very into the idea of a formal flat – statement-making and comfortable,’ she said before referencing options that have the versatility to be worn with either jeans or gowns.
Nordstrom’s fashion director said the Loewe Mini Goya Lambskin Leather Puffer Bag ($2,700) and Bottega Mini Loop Intrecciato Leather Camera Bag ($2,400) are set to be huge sellers
As for shoes, Rickie De Sole said to snap up the Khaite Fawn Pump ($850) and the Prada Ankle Strap Square Toe Ballerina Flat ($1,090)
Market director Libby Page has said that understated evening bags and belts are the way to go for the season ahead.
‘Evening bags are having a moment, and sleek, simple options are harder to find. They instantly elevate any casual outfit, and over the last few seasons we’ve seen them take more prominence in runway collections,’ she told the publication.
Page added: ‘Never underestimate the power of a good belt. Styled over the top of a blazer or simply added to a pair of jeans, this versatile accessory can become the centerpiece.’
The fashion guru also advised shoppers not to shy away from the color black and emphasized just how much it was seen throughout SS23 collections.
Net-a-Porter’s market director listed the Khaite Anna Leather Shoulder bag ($1,680) and the Loewe Canvas-trimmed Raffia Tote ($1,100) as the hottest spring purses
Libby Page also picked out the Toteme Leather Belt ($420) and the Celine Eyewear Triomphe Oval-frame Acetate Sunglasses ($510)
Liane Wiggins, head of womenswear at the brand, echoed sentiments that this spring customers will ‘continue engaging with timeless design.’
She advised that loafers would remain an iconic style that was perfectly versatile for those living a ‘hybrid lifestyle’ and that ballet pumps too were here to stay.
Going further, Wiggins said that over-the-knee, thigh-high boots would be the go-to trend this fall for those looking to get ahead.
At Matches Fashion, the head of womenswear highlighted The Row Margaux 17 Suede Bag ($4,990) and the Lemaire Camera Leather Cross-body Bag ($1,195)
The Bottega Sardine Metal-handle Intrecciato-leather Bag ($4,200) was another pricey pick
For shoes, loafers are set to continue their dominance, with Liane Wiggins opting for The Row Canal Grained-leather Loafers ($890) and the Bottega Monsieur 50 Leather Loafers ($1,300)
Liane also chose two Mary Jane sandals, the Le Monde Beryl Mary Jane Velvet Ballet Flats ($390) and the Vibi Venezia Whipstitched Velvet Mary Jane Flats ($88)
If you’re in the market for a new pair of boots, the fashion pro suggests the Khaite Davis 50 Croc-embossed Leather Knee-high Boots ($1,380)
‘Clean, luxurious shopper totes and top handle bags are the key silhouettes this season,’ said Tiffany Hsu, vice president of fashion buying, womenswear and childrenswear at Mytheresa.
She added that many of the classics are likely to be ‘re-imagined with color, crochet, and craftwork this season’ – and her advice did not stop there.
Tiffany also said that not only are bucket hats and baseball caps still on trend, but that we should expect to see an array of sporty shades from big designers.
The final thing to note is that pastel-colored stones and gems will become the staple for pieces of fine jewelry.
If you’re in the mood to splash some cash, Mytheresa’s VP of fashion buying suggests The Row Margaux 17 Leather Tote ($5,390) and the Alaïa Mina 50 Large Leather Tote Bag ($3,420)
Get set for summer with the Valentino Locò Micro Leather Shoulder Bag ($1,100) and the Gucci Oversized Mask Sunglasses ($414)
Shield your face from the spring sun with the Loewe Canvas Bucket Hat ($490) or the Jacquemus Le Bob Artichaut Cotton Hat ($135)
Courtney Grant, vice president of buying and merchandising at Elyse Walker, teamed up with SVP of jewelry Alex Lippin to issue advice for this spring.
The duo said that shoppers should be opting for ‘extra long, shoulder-grazing earrings’ this spring to ‘elevate a daytime look or as the perfect accent when styling eveningwear.’
Importantly, fashionistas should also take note that heart-shaped jewelry will likely be back in the limelight once again this season.
For a night on the town, Elyse Walker’s VP of buying recommends the Gucci Python Interlocking G Stud Sandal ($1,290) or the Amina Muaddi Giorgia Crystal Sandal ($1,500)
Bottega makes another appearance in the buyer list in the form of the Small Clicker Shoulder Bag ($5,000), as recommended by Courtney Grant
Some of the priciest jewels on the list include the Jacquie Aiche Medium Diamond Fishtail Earrings ($4,125) and the Marlo Laz Southwestern Multi-Heart Chain Necklace ($13,050)