Just as fashion trends change from season to season, accessories come and go often before we ever learn of their popularity. To be ready for 2011’s warm-weather accessories, get the scoop now before they hit the shelves in droves.
The controversial accessory of the year (which may be on its way to Croc fame) is the flatform. A combination of platform heels and the basic flat shoe, flatforms have been spotted on top designer runways for a while now. To make the most of this new accessory, opt for jeans with flare bottoms or cuffed hems.
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Silk scarves are set to be trendy this year whether you wrap it loosely around your neck to accentuate a maxi dress or use it in an updo to cover a bad hair day. If you want to keep up with the latest trend, choose scarves in bold, primary colors. Any solid color that looks like it came from a crayon box is going to be hot this summer.
Designers from Dior to Dolce & Gabbana are using crafts in their designs this year. Whether it’s a day bag made from a vintage straw basket or an outfit with crochet accents, buying handmade seems to be the hot accessory trend. Even celebrities have been donning secondhand and vintage items, so take a cue from them—take advantage of local thrift stores this spring and shop for handmade items at craft fairs or on websites where the artistic offer up their wares.
And don’t be afraid to buy those thrift store tasseled bags, since even the tassel has come back in style this year.