BY: LAUREN POLLARD
Without some seriously smart styling, even the most killer jeans or to-die-for dress can look a little underwhelming. The difference between making your outfit look perfectly put-together (as opposed to hastily thrown-together) usually comes down to one little inventive element.
Whether it’s that kitsch clutch to go with your little black dress or the statement earrings you added to your simple jeans and tee, accessories have a way of lifting your wardrobe from the mundane to the magnificent.
We’ve compiled the hottest accessories trends of 2016 to take your outfits to the next level.
1. Kitsch Bags and Clutches
For a look that’s every bit as fun and fabulous as you are, kitsch bags are the accessories trend-of-the-moment. After making a splash on the runways of Milan, kitschy bags have found their way onto the arms of everyone from Giovanna Battaglia (pictured) to Anna Dello Russo, Leandra Medine, Chiara Ferragni and Olivia Palermo.
The best part about this accessories trend is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously – the more kitschy the bag, the better! For those among us who aren’t quite brave enough to attempt a full kitsch look, there are still ways to make this trend work for you. Pair a kitschy clutch with your favourite LBD for your next night out for a look that’s fresh and flirty.