This seasons accessories for women are all about natural artisanal beauty. Tassels and handcrafted items have been a constant in quick fashion stores such as H&M and Forever21. Bold colors with, striped or patch worked designs add a folkloric feel to the mundane belt, necklace, and earrings.
Bags for women are simplistic in design and color for Summer 2016 as well. The summer color palettes consist of pink, white, brown, and even tan leather. Shoulder bags in the image of sacks and satchels have been in high demand also for casual wear in juniors’ fashion. Embellishments such as shells or beading add irresistible air loom quality to clutches and shoulder bags. These trends have an effortless style aesthetic which appeals to young and career oriented women alike, with busy schedules and active social lives.
Examples from H&M, F21, Zara, Reiss and Mango
For men; tribal inspired prints combined with army color palettes have great potential for this season. Summer shoes in the form of espadrilles and boat styles have been trending heavily for Summer 2016, and in hues of pastel, charcoal, and grey tones. Straw hats, and bags with 1950’s inspired silhouettes are popular in the juniors’ market for men. Sun-bleached beach accessories and graphic print sunglasses have been trending for eyewear with mirror and dark lens styles. The 1970’s vintage aesthetics is also coming back in the form of neckerchiefs which off sets the bandanna trend in womenswear. In terms of patterns; tropical prints, and kitsch designs are big on book bags, and pocket handkerchiefs. Lastly, woven leather is in high demand. Leather woven style textiles in brown, black, and even white are popular for mens’ sandals, watches, and even wallets.
Examples from River Island, Zara and Mango
This seasons accessories have subtle colors and creative design flare. The best way to choose what’s right for you is to understand your style essence. There are lots of vintage inspired pieces that will give you versatility in style.