by Angela Huang
Charms are no longer just for necklaces and bracelets. Prepare to accessorize an accessory, your handbag. Don’t be afraid to layer on a cute little fuzzy character or a Karlito or another smaller bag; the chunkier, the better. (photos courtesy of Fendi)
TOP IT OFF
Gone are the days of long shoulder straps. Top handle bags are back in, and from the looks of the Spring 2015 runways, long strapped crossbodies are being held with the long strap clustered in the model’s hand. It might not be utilitarian, but top handle bags are the new fad.
Gucci Lady Lock Python Top Handle Bag; $4,100; gucci.com
Alexander McQueen Small Studded Padlock Tote Bag; $1,895; neimanmarcus.com
Versace Signature Patent Leather Top Handle Bag; $2,750; luisaviaroma.com
SHADES OF COOL
This season, belts, whether wide, thin, braided, or metallic, made a bigger splash than usual. Hidden in all the diverse textures and colors of the Spring runways, belts kept it all together.
Dior Metallic Colorblock-Lens Sunglasses; $480; neimanmarcus.com
Valentino Butterfly Print Round Sunglasses; $346; neimanmarcus.com
Tom Ford Alana Modified Plastic Aviator Sunglasses; $450; neimanmarcus.com
Statement jewelry has never been more popular, and the same goes for minimalistic jewelry. Jewelry was at either end of the spectrum this season, from dripping jewels to a simple gold charm. Go big or go home? Or is it Less is More? (Photos courtesy of Givenchy, Chanel & Ralph Lauren)