Spring’s best accessories are hard to miss
From wraparound shades to slogan caps, this season’s accessories are bolder than ever. These are the finishing touches to try now…
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Thanks to Gucci, Elton John emerged as 2018’s curveball style reference. Leave the flares and the glitter platforms, but consider thicker-framed sunglasses and rounded lenses.
Chunkier frames are having a moment – we’re into acetate styles in block colours. Saint Laurent’s modern revival of Kurt Cobain’s oval-shaped sunglasses are a strong starting point.
Sleeker, slimmer, nineties-inspired frames are creeping back into fashion. Wear with a branded baseball cap for peak irony.
Chains, rings, and bracelets are worth considering this spring: we’re opting for minimal shapes in muted silver tones.
The slogan cap
Too much good taste is boring. Slogans and logos are a smart way of adding a dash of humour to sensible outfits.
The bucket hat
The rave staple is this year’s breakthrough accessory. For maximum effect, wear it with coloured-lens shades.
Wraparound shades: no longer just for aggressive commuter cyclists. They’ve been rehabilitated as part of the current mood for techier fashion. Leave the padded-bottomed cycling shorts at home, and wear them with tailoring.