As the nights get darker and the temperature plummets it can be easy to lose our style inspiration. A uniform of thick tights and chunky knits can make for a drab winter fashion statement. A great accessory is one of the easiest ways to add interest and colour to your look. Brighten up even the dullest day with new season accessories that combine luxe fabrics and inventive styling to help you shine bright this winter. We’ve brought together 10 of the best Winter Accessories in 2016 to help you find your perfect fashion extra.
Fur has dominated the Autumn Winter catwalks for the last few years and 2016 is no exception; From classic stoles to imposing lumber jack inspired headwear, faux fur is having a serious moment. Wear your stole slung over one shoulder or combine with a military coat for a current take on this vintage look.
Summer style was all about dreamy boho beauty and winter is still channelling a relaxed peasant vibe. Fringing has been adding laid back cool to just about everything but our favourite interpretation is a (predictably!) the fringed bag. From tasselled shoppers to cross body styles there are a whole host of options to choose from. Our fringe winner has to be this soft camel Gazel cross body which has just landed at G-Sisters.
The 90’are enjoying a serious fashion revival with grunge and luxe sportwear making waves across the catwalks. The choker is the 90’s neckwear of choice with fashionistas like Cara Delavigne and Kendall Jenner showcasing retro styles. Team a simple band with relaxed knitwear for an easy to wear interpretation of this trend.
Hot on the heels of the nineties trend is the Rucksack which has enjoyed a spectacular surge in popularity over the last few seasons. Forget the thin polyester horrors of your school days and choose leather or luxe fabric styles that are easy to wear and gorgeous to look at. We are drooling over this quilted Valentino version which is both stunning and ultra wearable.
Snakeskin is big news this season for clothes, shoes and accessories. It has an air of sartorial cool and individuality that can raise the fashion stakes of the most straightforward outfit. Add texture to a simple jeans and tee combo with one of our lovely snakeskin offerings. Try this siren red python bag from Tosca for maximum impact.
The Statement Belt
Belts are bigger and bolder this winter with corset styles and chunky waist belts leading the way. There are few rules here but subtle is not an option, go big or go home with this winter trend. Style up your classic winter jacket with a statement belt that will turn heads.
One of the most unlikely fashion comebacks this season has been the puffa jacket with quilted styles stealing the limelight at all the major fashion shows. This padded style is also influencing hand bag trends with textured designs seeing a boost in popularity. Go padded and seasonal with this snow white Margaritas handbag from Valentino.
Heels get chunky and high this winter with 70’s inspired platform boots being the go to winter shoe style. Perhaps not one for an icy walk to work but a great choice for a Christmas party or two. Choose designs in animal print or with buckle details to be right on trend.
Banish those bobbly black tights to the very back of your winter wardrobe. Winter 2016 is about bright embellished designs in block colours, pretty patterns and even with stud detailing. Choose a simple single colour design that takes inspiration from the catwalks without overpowering the rest of your look.
Warm Brown Bags and Purses
Brown may not immediately get pulses racing but the deep coppery browns and mustards of this winter deserve a much closer look. Perfect for adding depth and warmth to any outfit, this will be your go to bag all season. Try our Nano de la Rosa shopper for a great throw it all in and go bag.
Baby it may be cold outside but who cares when you have great accessories? Explore our range of drop dead gorgeous bags and purses to find your ideal accessory match today.