Blog: Spring 2014 Accessories Trends

SPRING TRENDS FROM THE ACCESSORIES SHOW

Our buyers love to be in the know about what is to come for next season in the world of fashion. So, they bundled up and headed to New York for the Spring Accessories show. They brought back with them many insider tips for what will be in and what will be out this Spring. Take your mind of the frigid temps and check out our picks and skips for the (much) warmer season ahead, straight from our buyers…

BAGS

Ba(n)g for your Buck - Designers are doing their best to make sure you bag lovers get your moneys worth. Reversibility is a big trend and extra straps (shoulder, crossbody, wristlet) are included in almost every bag we saw. The most popular style we saw was the “bag in a bag”…well, bag. Many designers are doing a big tote without a zipper, but include a large zippered pouch inside to keep your valuables safe. Then, whenever you need, you can remove the pouch and use as a clutch, wristlet, or travel bag.
Bottom line: Make sure you get the most out of your bag this Spring!

           

This adorable cut out style from Liz Soto includes a large zippered pouch inside that also provides a pop of color.         

            

 

Another style from Liz Soto features a quilted square pattern that can be removed and used as a wristlet! 

 


Pastels - Easter was in full swing at the Accessories Show this year. Sherbet, mint, and lavender was everywhere we looked. We get that every season has to have a color palette…but did it have to be this one? We stuck to the “everything in moderation” rule of thumb and picked our (tasteful) favorite pastel pieces and left the rest for others. You’ll thank us later.
Bottom line: Be careful with this trend.

                                                

The cool and modern pattern of this Shiraleah tote takes the edge off the use of pastels.  We also love the structured shape! 



JEWELRY

Small and simple - Gone are the days of big, heavy bib necklaces. Though we still appreciate a beautiful bib, it’s time to give your neck a break. It was all in the details at almost every jewelry booth we visited, as intricate and delicate details dominated many collections. Many of these pieces are very subtle in their beauty, so take your time to find a few pieces that speak to you and you will find yourself reaching for them all Spring.

Bottom line: Simple is beautiful

 

Delicate meets intricate with this triangle necklace from Amano Trading Company

 

 

 

A sweet and simple necklace (with real turquoise stones) from Treisi Jewelry

 

 

Tribal Jewelry - When we did see bigger jewelry, it all followed the same trend - Tribal. Beaded earrings and necklaces with unique shapes really caught our eyes. We picture these pieces paired with simple outfits so they can really speak for themselves. We admit this style a bit more Summer than Spring, but do not let a great piece pass you by, you’ll be happy you picked it up.
Bottom line: Be bold!


                                                           

 

Beads and fringe make a big impact with these pieces from Nakamol

 

 

We hope you stop in to see our favorites for this season and make some picks of your own!