7 Spring 2015 Accessory Trends to Watch For
The runways at New York Fashion Week inspire us season after season, but often it's the accessories that make a lasting impression. From bold bags to floral headpieces, this season's accessories were nothing short of showstopping. We rounded up seven of our favorite spring 2015 accessory trends that have us daydreaming: floral headpieces, hats, lace-up sandals, necklaces, bags, futuristic frames, and belts.
Floral Headpiece: Bora Aksu
It wouldn’t be Fashion Week without floral prints, but this season the motif is taking on a different form. Floral headpieces blossomed on the runways of Fashion Week, representing a fresh and prospering spring 2015 season. This floral-embellished headpiece from the Bora Aksu show added character to his ballet-inspired collection of soft whites, blues, sheer, and crochet.
Floral Headpiece: Marchesa
The Marchesa show is always a sight with red-carpet–worthy gowns full of embellishment, tulle, and feminine sophistication. For their 10-year anniversary, designers Georgina and Keren created their version of a Woodstock-inspired hippie. A floral crown was the perfect way to top off their bohemian look.
Floral Headpiece: Dolce & Gabbana
The Dolce & Gabbana show took inspiration from the modern-day Spanish woman. The carnations pinned in the model’s hair soften the sleek bun.
Hats: Kate Spade
The Kate Spade New York collection was designed around leisure, which focused the line on relaxed silhouettes and sporty visors. A visor such as this is a stylish and feminine alternative to a head-covering hat.
Hats: Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff set out to capture the romance of Deborah Turbeville’s avant-garde fashion photography. She created soft bohemian looks adorned with oversized floppy hats. Come spring, these hats will take you from brunch to the beach in such a sophisticated way.
Hats: Mara Hoffman
Lace-Up Sandals: Misha Nonoo
Strappy sandals are back for another spring season. From beach-inspired footwear to bold black lace-up heels, spring sandals are making a serious statement. Misha Nonoo teamed up with Aldo Rise to create these white lace-up heels that pair perfectly with her colorful abstract prints. A solid white sandal is a great investment to freshen up any springtime look.
Lace-Up Sandals: Michael Kors
Michael Kors designed yet another sunny springtime collection with breezy looks straight from the beach. These lace-up wedge sandals were seen throughout the collection with dresses, skirts, and even cropped pants.
Lace-Up Sandals: Rodarte
Rodarte’s aquatic-themed collection was both tender and archaic. Each look was coupled with fierce lace-up heels showing how this versatile footwear style can work with both light and dark outfits.
Statement Necklaces: DKNY
Statement-making necklaces donned the necklines of models as they strutted down the runways. Our favorite styles: chokers, half-moon necklaces, and ornate gemstone bibs. This ’90s-inspired choker from DKNY shows how cool it is to match your accessories to your outfit! We saw a lot of color and print matching on the runways for spring 2015.
Statement Necklaces: Osklen
Another top statement-making style from the runways was the half-moon necklace. This necklace is from the Osklen line where designer Oskar Metsavaht joined art, nature, and architecture. This lush-foliage look created interest when paired with the designer’s neutral line.
Statement Necklaces: Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren created a casual and sporty line for his spring 2015 line. To dress up the looks, the designer added oversized gemstone necklaces that dangled from the model's neck to create a bold statement. Necklaces like these pair best with downplayed outfits.
Bold Bags: Burberry Prorsum
Colorful statement bags dominated the spring 2015 runways. Our favorite styles are back for another season but with a fresh coat of paint, a few new embellishments, or other innovative details. Come springtime, watch for bright colors, round shapes, and fun twists on the clutch. Burberry Prorsum was one of the many shows that produced top-handled satchels. Not only will this shape be a popular one for spring 2015, but matching your bag to your outfit will be, too.
Bold Bags: Rebecca Minkoff
Round is another bag shape that showed up on the runways this season. Rebecca Minkoff toughened up her feminine bag with embellishment and fringe—two other hot trends for spring 2015.
Bold Bags: Topshop Unique
The clutch has been reinvented to this grab-and-go style. This sporty bag from the Topshop show commands attention with its bold handle, making it easier to carry. The clutch also perfectly complements the colors of the outfit—a major trend of the season.
Futuristic Frames: Zac Posen
I think it’s safe to say that designers are over the sunglass styles we’ve seen in the past. Spring 2015 runways were filled with fresh, futuristic styles. This season, Zac Posen—a designer known for dressing women in ultra-feminine, red-carpet–worthy creations—added an innovative edge to his shades with this oversized cat-eye shape.
Futuristic Frames: Michael Kors
Michael Kors married two classic sunglass styles—the cat-eye and the aviator—to produce a girly, almost vintage vibe.
Futuristic Frames: Suno
Suno designed these playful, statement frames in an array of fun colors. When spring arrives, invest in fresh shapes and colorful styles.
Tied Belts: BCBG Max Azria
Designers created figuring-flattering looks by cinching the waist with tied fabric, making the tied belt the “It” accessory of the season. This is by far the easiest spring 2015 accessory trend to try. BCBG Max Azria accentuated the waist of this flowy silhouette to help show off womanly curves. Plus, the colored belts add a little color to the look.
Tied Belts: Burberry Prorsum
Christopher Bailey, head of Burberry Prorsum, tied swatches of fabric at the waist to complement the colors and silhouette.
Tied Belts: David Tlale
Designer David Tlale used tied belts to emphasize the waistline and add a pop of color to his neutral line.