Style Inspiration: Spring Accessories


We’re beyond excited about the accessory trends for Spring 2016. Ever since we got a taste of what’s to come during NYFW last fall, we’ve been waiting for the Centre stores to fill up with cool new options. And the time has finally come! From chains to chokers, here are the hottest accessory trends that you need to know about.

We’ve seen every it-girl from Jessica Alba to Lily-Rose Depp rocking chokers lately, and we couldn’t be more on board. It's a hardworking accessory that can be worn a million different ways, with a million different looks. We get that chokers can feel super ‘90s, but that’s exactly why they work. The grunge decade is back with a vengeance, and chokers are just what the doctor ordered (along with flannel and Chuck Taylors). Don’t believe us? See our favourite ‘90s-inspired looks here.

Chain detail was a major trend on the Spring 2016 runways, showing up at Chanel, Fendi, and Alexander McQueen. If you want to add some instant sophistication to your outfit, this is how. A swinging chain purse or bold chain necklace gives just the right amount of edge, while chain drop earrings are a more subtle way of dressing up your look. Keep in mind that colourful chains tend to look tacky, so stick with gold or silver.

Hair accessories
Hair bling isn’t just for brides and members of the Royal Family anymore. It's a fun way to add some sparkle to your look in an unexpected way. Wearing a sleek headband or barrette will keep your hair out of your face, while looking far more polished than your everyday hair elastic or plain bobby pin. Just keep in mind that hair jewellery can make quite the statement, so keep your other accessories to a minimum. 

What accessories are on your spring wishlist? Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the styles in this post (check stores for availability):

Velvet choker: Garage, $9.95
Silver collar with quartz stone: American Eagle, $19.50
Jeweled collar: Dynamite, $14.95

Chain purse: Hudson's Bay (Steve Madden), $98.00
Chain earrings: Hudson's Bay (BCBG), $8.40
Silver chain necklace: Dynamite, $19.95

Hair accessories
Teal headband: Hudson's Bay (Expression), $12.00
Round barrette: Hudson's Bay (Expression), $10.00
Bobby pins: Hudson's Bay (Expression) $8.00

Black top: Boathouse (Harlow), $34.00
Black skirt: Boathouse (Harlow), $28.00

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