With warmer weather just around the corner, our thoughts have turned to the fantastic new Spring Summer 2012 trends – pastel coloured tees, juicy bright skinny jeans, neon accents and structured shapes. But if you’re looking to update your existing wardrobe or add a touch of Spring Summer cool before the heatwave finally hits, we’ve put together some of our favourite accessory trends for this season.
One of the biggest and most wearable accessories trend this season, and one that’s been seen across the arms of fashionistas everywhere, is stacked bangles. Ignore the old beauty rule that ‘less is more’ and pile on bangles and bracelets of different textures, colours and materials for an eclectic look. Our Cream and Gold Bangle Set is a great start, especially for everyday outfits – add the Floral Bangle Set in blue, white and gold for a co-ordinating but unique look. And for total eclecticism, pile on the colour with the Floral Mixed Bangle Set and the textured 8 Stretch Chain Bracelets. Pair with bright skinny jeans and a plain white tee for a simple spring update.
For those of you who love anything vintage, then the eye-popping trend of retro colour is sure to be a hit. Retro-styled 60s sunglasses and brightly coloured clutch bags are a great way to update a tailored work outfit for this season without breaking the bank. The Kabul Round Sunglasses in translucent orange suit oval and longer face shapes, while the super-cool Lipsy Retro Sunglasses with Hardframe Case in black and coral look good on heart-shaped and round faces. Add colour contrast to your outfit with a statement bag – the Marla Angela Satchel in grass green is a beautiful spring colour, or try the Lipsy Snake Foldover Clutch in the hottest colour this season, mint green.
A final accessories trend that we’ve spotted here at Littlewoods is one that is a summer favourite – but this time with a contemporary twist. The modern tribal look is perfect for your holidays or for dressing up jeans and a shirt for work: think burnished gold jewellery with beaded details and a combination of geometric and relaxed shapes. The Multi Tear Drop Necklace looks gorgeous with an open white shirt, or try the Double Strand Necklace, with its modern combination of gold and silver, over a printed t-shirt. The Brazilian Carnival Earrings add a colourful, flirty touch to any outfit; pair them with the detailed Nikki Beaded Duffle Bag for a casual but funky look.