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Let’s talk SS16 and FW16 accessories! I will not be going into too many details, just briefly touch on a few points.
For the SS16 and FW16 we return to a more boyish style, focusing on baseball caps, sharp sunglasses and others. The 2016 collections are all about details, and we can use them to our advantage through enhancing our personal taste and style with certain accessories. With that said, I want to share four key accessory trends that I follow, and should be a MUST HAVE for your wardrobe.
For a while now, jewelry has a lot more color and emphasis, and this trend will definitely continue to grow. Looking at the SS16, we have seen the switch from bracelets to necklaces. Having that said don’t throw them out, they are still great accessorizing pieces to add color and style to your overall outfit. Instead pair them with a minimalistic necklace to add that layering effect to your outfit. This can be done with any type of necklace – from metals, to leather, to beads. Overall the idea of the pairing should be simple but bold, making people notice the accessory, while not taking away from the overall outfit.
Necklaces definitely add more attention to your body, and in my opinion adding them to a plain shirt or vest will definitely turn heads at the beaches or patio. Remember though, pairing a bracelet with a well crafted watch work extremely well with necklaces, and exudes confidence in front of other people.
By now everyone should probably have a pair of sunglasses, and I hope we can all agree that this accessory is part of the holy grail of a perfect summer or even fall look. Having that said, 2016 not only focuses on the shapes of the lens and frame, but its colors. Color has been something that hasn’t been explored a lot recently, but with a shift in the way men accessorize I strongly suggest looking at colored frames to pair your outfits and your accessories.
Wow. 2016 is the year of caps, and they have really invaded the streets not only in Europe but also North America. This summer, you will be able to keep your outfit relaxed and laid-back, with a casual baseball cap. With different shapes and tones, this will give you a more street style, think between hip hop and classy.
Often, baseball caps are worn purely to avoid the sun, however a quality cap made from premium materials such as leather can add a classy or edgy look to our overall outfit. I cannot emphasize how amazing a black leather cap can look with a simple outfit.
The final key for your completed summer look – backpacks. The backpacks have developed a strong movement in the last few seasons. This year, backpacks are even more polished and one of the most important accessories for 2016.
Backpacks are now designed with beautifully crafted leather and minimalistic details to create an urban and professional complement to the traditional school bag. There really isn’t too much to say about backpacks but to choose the style that complements the occasion and yourself.
Looking at the haute-couture lifestyle, color has definitely become an emphasis on these accessories, we suggest that if you’re unsure on a particular brand or style, to look at more classic or mono-color variations. Backpacks can be tricky to pair as the color variation increases.
I hope that with these four tips, you are equipped to explore your city with style sense and confidently express your style to the people around you.
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