Style queen Rachel Zoe has been quoted saying "I see bold accessories as a woman's armour".
The team at Fashion Weekly live by that motto; an outfit is never complete without a statement accessory! Accessorising is the perfect way to ensure even the most basic outfit looks stylish.
Each season brings new trends and it can be tricky to figure out which pieces will suit your style and personality.
To simplify the trends and ensure you don't miss out on a style that is totally you, we have curated a collection of the top accessories for the season ahead.
Here you will find everything from clutches, footwear, jewellery and more, curated just for you!
The 90s Throwback Choker Trend
This 90s necklace is back with a modern twist. Rather than the cringe-worthy velvet materials we rocked years ago, this season the choker can be found in metallic materials. Choose from the minimalistic and dainty styles or make a statement in bold chokers with a tribal influence.
Style this piece with a low-cut neckline for a dramatic look.
Shoulder Grazing Statement Earrings
When it comes to earrings, forget about last season's dainty styles. For 2016 it is ‘go big or go home’ when it comes to this accessory. Shoulder grazing tassels and statement-gems are the ultimate way to add interest to a basic outfit.
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Style the earrings with an off-the-shoulder blouse to accentuate your décolletage, the bold earrings will perfectly compliment your bare shoulders.
When it comes to accentuating your waist, a belt is the perfect addition. This season opt for fine and intricate knotted belts. Despite its delicate width, the detail will draw attention to the smallest part of your waist.
The 70s Inspired Fringe
The 70s trend has been popular for a few seasons now and fringe-detailing remains a winning addition to your outfit. When it comes to footwear, handbags and clutches, textured fringing adds a touch of interest.
This season, expect to be seeing footwear with textured tassels gracing the heel and ankle straps, clutches with western inspired leather or suede fringing and bohemian-style fringed tote bags.
Reflective Eyewear Lenses & The Modern Cat-Eye
For us in the fashion industry, sunglasses are more of a style essential than a functional object. Opt for statement styles that are attention grabbing and compliments your facial features.
This season, dark shaded or reflective lenses are prominent. The cat-eye shape is also making a comeback with a modern twist, as the tapered point sits higher on the face.
Steal His Time
This may seem out of the ordinary but we can assure that adding a mens watch to your outfit has become a luxe statement. Pair the watch with dainty and intricate jewellery that will complement the structure of the timepiece.
Chic Skinny Scarves
This accessory adds interest to any outfit from corporate wear to a little black dress, and is a piece that will certainly complete your look.
Opt for a statement black skinny scarf to ensure versatility. Stylish and on-trend, this subtle addition is a staple for 2016.
Words: Frances van Eeden