Updating your look is as easy as ABC this season, thanks to a whole new cast of chic accessories and smart ways to style them. Scroll through the gallery below to discover Stylist’s picks of the season.
From heels that could have been sculpted on the potter’s wheel to earrings that would look at home in a gallery, surreal shapes turn simple pieces into works of art this season.
All hail spring boots – pick pastel colours and team with cropped trousers.
Image: Alexander McQueen
Jewellery and bags merge with bangle-like handles making an elegant evening bag update.
Bag, £15.99, New Look (newlook.com)
Pearls are the spring embellishment of choice, sprinkled across trainers and elevating classic evening sandals.
Shoes, £395, Russell & Bromley (russellandbromley.co.uk)
The skinny belt is dead! Go all out with Eighties-esque big prints and bold buckles.
Belt, £170, the kooples (thekooples.co.uk)
The new ‘stocking’ style fit makes thigh-high boots easier than ever to wear. Made from Lycra, jersey and velvet, and appearing to go on forever, treat like tights and slip under a loose dress.
Bejewelled frames evoking a rocker vibe were everywhere from Gucci to Kenzo.
Sunglasses, £14, Urban Outfitters (urbanoutfitters.com)
Invest in Western style accessories – fringing, cowboy motifs and tooled jewels. Just add a plain white T-shirt and washed-out jeans.
Ring, £95, Coach (coach.com)
If shoulder robing was the street style hit of a few seasons ago, then carrying your bag in the crook of your arm will be 2017’s version. Plus, it’s a smart way to make last season’s bag look totally now.
Tropical charm adds interest to minimal khaki pieces – as seen at Charlotte Olympia.
Bag, £265, Furla (furla.com)
It was courts with everything at Saint Laurent and Nina Ricci, with stiletto heels and point toes adding an Eighties vibe. The perfect foil to masculine tailoring.
Image: Stella McCartney
Not just for sweatshirts, logos are now on bags, shoes and cuffs too.
Bracelet, £125, Balenciaga (balenciaga.com)
It’s a stand-off this season between Goliath-like sacs and the impossibly teensy compacts at Valentino – pick a side.
Bag, £50, French connection (frenchconnection.com)
A micro-trend started by independent designers, this season the human body plays muse for avant-garde jewellery.
Earring, £70, Knobbly x Laurie Franck (knobblystudio.com)
The single earring trend has evolved into mismatched pairs – mix shapes, sizes and colours.
Earrings, £25, Finery (finerylondon.com)
Adopt the biggest colour of the season; style with black and denim to avoid looking twee.
From Guess’s space-themed purses to pizza slices at Anya Hindmarch, these cute keyrings are guaranteed to make you smile.
Purse, £25, Guess (guess.com)
Yes together! The trick is to stick to icy pastels like blue and silver or lilac and cream (as seen at Mary Katrantzou) to tone down a bold look.
Shoes, £35, Asos (asos.com)
Bags come in pairs this summer – wear long and low in tonal colours.
Bag, £15, Accessorize (accessorize.com)
Christopher Kane gave humble Crocs a fashion lift, Teva styles walked at Versace... This season, if they’re bad, they’re good.
Crocs, £275, Christopher Kane (christopherkane.com)
Brocade, embroidery, bejewelled – at Gucci it was all piled on together. Dress down with frayed jeans.
Slippers, £55, River Island (riverisland.com)
White accessories are surprisingly versatile – even the most low-key editors wore white courts at the shows.
Backpack, £89, kin (johnlewis.com)
It’s not just about big bags and high platforms, make your jewels mega too with an enormous chain pendant.
Necklace, £342, Givenchy (Givenchy.com)
Sensible heels are back, with added edge. Opt for spiky heels and point toes to elevate traditionally sober styles.
Shoes, £29.99 Zara (zara.com)
A sartorial nod to David Bowie perhaps, designers embraced stars, glitter and all things Seventies.
Bag, £895, Aspinal of London (aspinaloflondon.com)