Spring/Summer trends aren’t just territory to bright hues and floral printed frocks. Just as important are the hardware you choose to adorn yourself with – after all, the right accessory could make all the difference to even the simplest of outfits. Here, we’re showing you how to pick the right accouterments for yourself, no matter your age.
In your 20’s
When you’re in your twenties, you have the elusive privilege of youth that allows you to take a few calculated risks with accessories that are bold and even slightly reckless. For footwear, bold embellishments and motifs are your exclusive territory, so try the quirky Fendy bag bug pumps or Chiara Ferragni’s flirty and feminine espadrilles.
Then, jazz your ensemble up with statement bracelets like Moschino’s striking gold-toned rendition, or one from Bvlgari’s beloved Serpenti series. Finally, take your outfit to the finish line with an eye-popping bag. Our top picks are Les Petits Joueurs’ Lego-inspired Love clutch and Alexander McQueen’s romantic clutches. With such accouterments, be sure your outfit is solid-coloured. Your threads can sit back while your hardware runs the show.
In your 30’s
Channel your inner free-spirited rocker chick with refined and controlled notes of recalcitrant edge if you’re pushing the thirties. Choose studded strappy pumps or heels, like Saint Laurent’s evergreen Tribute sandals or Valentino’s Rockstud pumps. Pair them with pared back accessories that make a statement without having to shout out loud, like the classic dog collar-inspired Hermès Collier De Chien bracelet.
Round up your outfit with a demure touch of colour. Psychedelic crystals in Bvlgari and Dior’s earrings will add splashes of feminine fun to your look, while Delfina Delettrez—known more popularly as one of the heirs to the Fendi empire—offers an eccentric eye motif to give any ensemble a unique spin.
In your 40’s
Embrace monochromes, but steer clear of monotony! Many classic designer silhouettes come in resplendent renditions dotted with studs instead of their typical solid colour finishing, and these will go a long way to inject some playful sophistication into your getup. Think along the styles of the Givenchy Antigona and Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour. Likewise, choose accessories in monochromatic tones with bold metal detailing.
Additionally, you’re going for a look of youthful refinement, so pick gemstone-embellished jewellery that’ll give your ensemble that added sparkle. Alternatively, Kenzo’s one-of-a-kind tiger bracelet or a classic Bvlgari ring will provide the same effect.