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All the trimmings: Elevate your wardrobe with these on-trend accessories

By Ally Dean

January 25, 2017
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Thanks to the clean shape, statement colour choices and pristine finishes, a top-handle tote is the perfect purse to slip seamlessly into almost every trend on offer this season. With a subtle vintage flair (think of a pocketbook borrowed from your great-aunt’s wardrobe), these ladylike handbags add a quirky layer of personality and whimsy to any outfit.

From top left: Add a pop of colour to your outfit with the Aldo Sanctis in Mustard, £54,; Flower power! Jazz up your look with the floral ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Soft Top Handle Bag, £444.24,;  Go chic and minimal with the the all-white Crossbody Bag with Fastening Detail, $46,; Got unlimited budget? Opt for the stunning Sylvie Embroidered Leather Top Handle Bag, £2350,; Get your day to night look down with the Mini Alex Bunny Plissé, £679,



Nineties Revival

Reprise the style staple championed by ’90s stars like Victoria Beckham and pair a seriously oversized platform heel with your cocktail dress this season. Christian Louboutin Louloudance Colour-Block Suede Sandals £785,

Sole Mates 

A classic footwear staple, loafers return this season to reprise their role as our shoe of choice (sorry, ballet flats). Look for a classic tapered toe in an unusual colour or print to bring a modern twist to this menswear-inspired classic.Loraine Bit Loafers in Pink Leaf, £204.56

Velvet Underground

Statement booties are a favourite of Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. This season, pick up a rich velvet pair to instantly update your dressed-down uniform. The Bacari Bootie in Scarlet Velvet, £419,



Beat back winter doldrums by bringing blossoms, birds and botanicals to your timepiece. From dusty pastels to bright pop-art motifs, these cheerful add-ons breathe new life into any outfit.

From left: Add the ultimate splash of colour to your look with the Fiorinella, £47.50,;Add a feminine flourish with the Dot Design Rose Gold Mesh, £95, oliviaburton.comGo all out with the patterned Floral Sport Watch, $140,; Keep it chic with the Jessica Pink and White Floral, £45,; Give your look a girly edge with the gorgeous Ted Baker London Leather Strap Watch in White/Pink Floral, $214,



For a clean, minimalist look, choose a simple, two-tone watch as the perfect palate cleanser; a blank canvas in a modernist, minimal shape that can be worn with virtually any style. Classic, timeless and slightly androgynous, these black, chrome, silver and steel watches can be worn with everything from jeans and a T-shirt to athleisure-inspired separates or your favourite LBD.

From left: Take your marble obsession to new heights with the La Roche Gold White Marble/ Black, £139,; Tap into your tomboy side with theDriver Silver Dial Watch, £206,; We love the pared-back vibe from the Isabel Marant Stainless Steel and Leather Watch, £850,; Make it minimal with the Dolce Vita, £845,; Looking to splash out? We love theAtlas 2-Hand 37.5 MM, £1,925,



Decadent rose-gold watches adorned with pearl faces and diamond or Swarovski crystal details blend function and high fashion. Best worn to a cocktail party or red-carpet affair, these jewellery-like watches are the ultimate arm candy.

From left: Add a vintage edge with the Aila White Rose Gold Tone Bracelet Watch, £279,; We're totally taken with the stunning Clé de Cartier 33mm, 18k Pink Gold and Diamonds, £91,000,; The ultimate arm candy!  Citizen L Carina, £499,; Simple yet chic, we love theRosefield The Mercer Analog Rose Goldtone Mesh Bracelet Watch, $149, at Hudson’s Bay,; Opt for an uber glamorous time-piece with the Parker Rose Gold-Tone Watch, £153,



From Julianne Moore to Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman to Nicole Richie, drama-inducing statement earrings are the must-have jewelry piece of the season. Found in an array of styles – which include crystal clusters, feathered tassels, metallic fringes and ornate chandeliers – these earrings can be paired with an evening gown, pantsuit or jeans and a T-shirt. Be sure to keep the rest of your jewelry to a minimum to keep the focus on your glittering lobes.

Top: Make your mark with these Strut Your Stuff Earrings, $22,;Bottom: We're getting major Beyoncé vibes from these beautifulStella & & Dot Odeon Chandeliers, £40,



If you want the option of wearing your top-handle bag across your body (as prescribed by Olivia Palermo), then copy this A-list handbag hack: the guitar strap. This brightly coloured, embellished and printed addition is elevating classic totes all over the runways. Can’t commit to just one look? Designers like Prada, Fendi and Rebecca Minkoff offer interchangeable add-ons that can pair with multiple bags.

From top: Edgy vibes with this Multi Stud Guitar Strap, £76.63,; Keep it chic with theShoulder Strap in Biaianco + Nero, $1,165,; Native Couture Strap, £590,



A foolproof way to instantly enhance any outfit is by cinching a statement belt around your natural waist. Follow Emma Roberts’s lead and fasten a look-at-me belt – think elaborate buckles, lace-up corset details, oversized bows or heavy metal hoops – around the waist of any frock.

From top: Add a sleek finish with the Plated Waist Belt, £80,; Top off your look with retro vibes from theBri Bri Waist Belt in Black and Silver, £118.11,; A sophisticated accessory for the fashionista -Sporty Striped Belt, £32,



Not only is an oversized blanket-scarf the ideal winter accessory, it’s also a travel essential for stars like Angelina Jolie, Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Best worn in a neutral colour like grey, cream, black or taupe, this is a cozy and versatile winter must-have.

Simplicity Women's Large Pashmina Plaid Fringe Scarf in Beige Black, £15.99, 

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