Here’s a round-up of the quirky and wonderful accessories from the Fall/Winter 2022 runways, complete with street style interpretations and styling tips.
The maximalist trend takes on a fun approach with coloured furry bags, as seen at Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi. Try androgynous pairings to give this textured arm candy a more fashion-forward vibe.
A collection of neo-bohemian accessories designed for the fun, fearless and fashionable female – including stackable bangles from Chanel and Saint Laurent, as well as bags and hats rendered in outrageous textures and lucidly illustrated embellishments at Alexander McQueen, Loewe and Off-White.
These furry head toppers are inspired by British milliner Emma Brewin’s style of hats, as seen on celebs like Rihanna.
Pile on the bangles and bracelets this season – the bigger, the better.
The memo: glam and grit – most cleverly illustrated at Givenchy, where the prettiest dresses were decorated with heavy duty pearl necklaces.
Fashion’s fascination with fringe celebrates both the hippie era, evident at Alexander McQueen, and the flapper era at Jil Sander.
The selections at Fendi and Coach pay homage to the generation fixated with trends from the ’90s and early aughts, with shoulder bags and Y2K jewellery making prominent appearances. From cute choker pendants at Coach to more kitschy styles at Versace, it’s evident that designers are placing an emphasis on this jewellery style as well.
The easiest way to ace that Y2K style: cropped jacket and cut-off denims paired with tinted shades and a black leather choker.
Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta showed some of the more interesting versions of the modernised hobo bags from the Noughties.
Jil Sander served some of the best looks with its charm necklaces straddling the line between ladylike and cool.
Boots with a punk attitude speak to our inner rebel, even when they’re styled with a Chanel tweed skirt suit.
Gender-neutral accessories take the lead this season, with Louis Vuitton styling most of its looks with ties, and Miu Miu’s smart loafers paired unexpectedly with super low-waist skirts. Socks and loafers are slowly but surely taking over the long reign of the sneakers-and-socks combo.
Caps have never been more chic. The updated way to style them: with pleated trench dresses at Burberry and skirt suits at Chanel.
A boyish cap adds a youthful appeal to a leather ensemble.
Roomy oversized bags are back in the spotlight as travel restrictions get lifted, and people are now actively looking for practical “airport bags”.
Break the traditional styling of the suit and tie with oversized outerwear, as seen at Louis Vuitton and Kenzo.
Go big or go home — that seems to be the message for Fall’s party bags. Not only are they sparkly and shiny, they boast equally bold colours like hot pink and purple.
It’s all about skin-tight thigh-high boots at Versace, sheer hosiery at Gucci, and shiny, sparkly handbags at Valentino — all perfect companions for a sexy night out. Channel the sexy siren this season by wearing your sheer stockings with embellished heels.
Thigh-high heels don’t just come in your typical black patent styles, but also in pastel pink at Burberry and pastel green at Givenchy.
Tread with caution when stylish those thigh-high boots so you’ll look trendy, not tacky. Remember: less skin and more proportion, whether it’s an oversized jacket or an asymmetrical midi skirt as the key pairings in your ensemble.
There’s been a strong traction for clutches since Bottega Veneta’s iconic “Pouch Bag” clutches debuted in 2019. This season, brands from Versace to Loewe follow suit with their renditions of pillow-style clutches.
Look to examples from Miu Miu’s low-slung, embellished-buckle belt on a micro miniskirt to Roberto Cavalli, who demonstrated unorthodox ways to style your belt — preferably over a bare torso.
Designers love to have fun with statement shoes, and this season’s most eye-catching footwear is hands down the balloon-heeled pointed pumps from Loewe.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind accessory to stand out, a pair of opera gloves are it — best worn with a midi dress.
A simple LBD elevated with a pair of patent opera gloves is the effortless party get-up you never knew you needed.