Want to get the best ride on the fashion roller coaster? No sweat, just make a beeline to the fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends full of crazy ups and downs causing the adrenaline rush in the blood and igniting the desire to feel it over and over again. If you always have your finger on the pulse of fashion fluctuations, it is crystal clear that the Eighties and the Nineties are coming back in a more grandiose way touching upon every fashion section out there. Trip down your memory lane and bring back those high-waist denim pants, leather moto jackets, slip dresses, Dr. Martens, fanny packs, berry lips and, of course, ultra-feminine chokers. Then buckle down to squirt them with the best vibes tackled from contemporary life and get nothing else but a fashion roller coaster.
The agenda for today? Come along with us to dig into the most accessorized part of the roller coaster and dive into the fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends that might at times leave you with a poker face (I have seen this many a time and oft) but more frequently with eyes wide open either clapping hands with glee upon new charming accessorizing options or uttering decidedly: “I will not try this for all the tea in China”. Apart from statement handbags and killer shoes we have embarked on to discuss earlier, many other accessory options have made their way through fashion avenues starting from jewelry pieces and belts to warm scarves, gloves and hosiery totally tuned up for brass monkey days. Browse through our list of the best fall 2016 accessory trends, then spruce up and jazz up!
Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Jewelry Trends
#1. Choker Competitions: Rigidness vs. Fragility
Choker mania kick-started earlier in the spring/summer 2014 season and we came up with clear understanding even then that this trend is really happening and will happen for a long time yet. How could we be so sure? History repeats itself. In not-too-distant Nineties when we were all pumped about that black pendant choker on Leon’s Mathilda or those plastic tattoo chokers on cool schoolgirls, these tricky pieces were already up to assume new disguises for the future. We see the result on the fall 2016 jewelry trends running over with thongs of choker necklaces.
What else to call it if not a real competition when a fashion-conscious girl is literally caught between two stools – namely, between Balmain’s chunky metallic-glassy chokers and Dries Van Noten’s fragile feathered ones, between Loewe’s rigid golden chokers and Fendi’s furry sweet nothings, between Lanvin’s gemstone neck-jailing chokers and Luisa Beccaria’s tender velvet stunners? Dilemmas do not end in here but drag on and on from Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent to Antonio Marras and Chanel.
#2. Statement Pendants
There seems to come no lull for pendants, really, from ancient amulet and religious pendants to contemporary statement ones. The recent fall/ winter 2016-2017 jewelry trends have it made in the shade to tout a range of eye-catching pendants distracting all attention from those tiny tender ones. Indeed, those medallion garden-variety pendants spotted at John Galliano or tiny fang ones happening quite frequently at Trussardi were undeniably delicious and lovesome but left in the shade next to those gargantuan napa pendants at Loewe in the shape of feline and human faces or in the shape of metallic golden handbags.
We are going further to find those large-scale twisted metallic pendants at Valentino too or the kaleidoscopic ones at Anna Sui and if the fantastic tour is still afoot, there come into view the cigarette-lighter shaped pendants at Moschino, the spring-shaped ones at Opening Ceremony and those three scarlet gems at Ralph Lauren to form a delicate pendant choker.
#3. Ear Cuffs, Multiple Piercings and Other Punk Solutions for Ears
When we state that the Nineties are coming back, pop-punk ear candies are surely among them forming one of the most viral fall/ winter 2016-2017 jewelry trends. The pop punk movement reaching its apogee in the ‘90s as the logical continuation of the punk movement broken out in the ‘70s brought ear cuffs and piercings forefront as number one barometers of the devotion to this style.
Today’s punk earrings do not necessitate any intimacy with punk culture or any colored Mohawk hairstyle to take on. They were rendered out in so many styles on the recent runway shows that chances are to adapt them quite successfully with your romantic, casual and elegant styles alike. And this is not preaching to the wind but a well-grounded statement.
Just run an eye over those chain ear cuffs at Alexander McQueen trickling down with butterflies, stars and other lovey-dovey items and working so triumphantly within the romantic moon theme of the show. Then stop at Saint Laurent to relish in those haute-couture-worthy ear cuffs as the finale tidbits by Hedi Slimane or at Balenciaga just to make sure that wrap-around ear cuffs look equally mind-blowing within underground chic a la Demna Gvasalia. The gothic models of Dior bring about multiple-piercing craziness, while at Koché it is all about ear and nose piercings rolled into one.
#4. Punk Must Go On: Safety Pins, Buckles and Heavy Chains
Given that the fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends are in quest of revitalizing rebellious, anarchistic and adventuresome sides of women, it comes as no shock to see so much punk around at times mixed with gothic gloom and chagrin. English safety pins, buckles and heavy chains literally streamed in to form another big accessory trend.
All kick-started in New York at Alexander Wang’s “Strict” runway show, when buckled chokers came to mix with chains then passing the torch of tension to Alexander McQueen at London Fashion Week full of charmed chains. Moschino in Milan again brought about a crazy mishmash of chains and leather buckles but the punk festival reached its pinnacle in Paris – we were treated to buckle chokers at Gucci, red buckle wristbands and safety pin brooches at Isabel Marant, giant safety pin earrings at Sonia Rykiel and Balenciaga, and safety pin necklaces spotted at Celine. No doubt, anarchism is underway.
#5. Multilayering Your Jewelry Is On!
What is the best jewelry piece to glam up any plain look in a flash? Layers over layers, in a nutshell, multilayers. They always cut the mustard in dolling up whether warm winter outfits or summer lightweight slip-ons coming in different materials and styles.
The forthcoming multilayered necklaces are mainly metallic with two, three or four tiers cascading down and full of some knick-knack charms like we see at Valentino and Etro or showing off some disheveled chain layers dropping down from chokers like at Alexander McQueen. For the most exquisite multilayered necklaces, lay a bet on those pearly intricate ones at Chanel.
#6. Raw Stones A-Going
How else should raw stones play for the upcoming cold seasons if not hardball? This is one of the biggest fall 2016 jewelry trends popped up quite unexpectedly on the runways in a pop of colors, begetting pendants or bracelets, rings or earrings. If at Elie Saab a range of raw stone pendants and earrings is playing in 50 shades of purple, at Alexis Mabille all eyes are on those gigantic dodger blue necklaces and rings blowing away all the cobwebs instantly. Check out Proenza Schouler, Dries Van Noten or Calvin Klein Collection as well to garner even more enlivening raw-stony impressions.
#7. Single Earrings
Single earrings have been all the rage for a long time now but kicked it with even higher gear on recent fall/winter runways in all styles possible starting from Loewe’s hoop earrings and Isabel Marant’s ball droplets to Anthony Vaccarello’s bejeweled elongated threads and Roberto Cavalli’s amulet earrings beaming over with charms. The moral of the story? To launch a challenge against your minimalist fashion predilections!
#8. Twin Bracelets
We are not sure about the fashion designers’ motives to churn out so many twin bracelets worn on the wrist as alike as two peas in a pod, but it seems there has been a stealthy glance at prisoners. The fall/ winter 2016-2017 jewelry trends are running over with twin bracelets evocative of handcuffs only without the linking chain, and truth be told, if ever to live through hand jailing moments, then with these twin bracelets all in vogue now.
No matter if they are chunky like we see at Dsquared2 (twin brothers standing behind twin bracelets) or delicately thin as at Anthony Vaccarello and Alexander Wang, they easily pull off to sweep us off feet. To cap it off Chanel’s cuff versions are fiercely attacking, all bejeweled, in the shape of hearts and worn over sleeves or knit gloves. Among other attackers are Marchesa, Zimmermann, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Trina Turk and many other fashion houses in between.
#9. Flitter Flutter Tassels
When we are over and done with everything punk, rock and gothic, those bohemian tassels are breezing in flittering and fluttering all the while. Apart from appearing on handbags and shoes, tassels carry on conquering new territories on the fall 2016 runways shaping up another enlivening jewelry trend we are so impatient to embrace soon. The widest scale tassel purveyors appeared to be Dsquared2 and Elie Saab, the former with its playful droplet tasseled earrings, while the latter with its rope leather necklaces with tassel ends undulating hilariously, not to tell about that tasseled deluge on a range of lace dresses. Don’t miss other tasseled jewelry samples at Gucci, Tory Burch, Antonio Marras, Tod’s and Marchesa.
#10. Pearly Avalanche
There is one and only guaranteed method to become pearl of beauty – to fling yourself into pearly avalanche. Pearls have always read elegance and chic, befitting mature women more than young ladies. But when it comes to the fall/ winter 2016-2017 jewelry trends, nothing is left but to break up all the clichés. How not to do it if those pearl strings come into view at Miu Miu or Moschino so provocatively matched with those ripped and slovenly denim pieces?
Is it possible not to blank out the elegance factor of pearls and not to get enamored with those pearl necklaces + sportive outfit combos at Rag & Bone or those intriguing thread earrings spotted at Gucci and Marni? And if you crave for touching the eccentric side of pearls, there is no better venue for that than Dries Van Noten’s runway, where Marchesa Luisa Casati was flaunting demonstrating multiple pearly rings, single pearl brooches attached on the neckties or pearl-topped pins pierced into chokers. However, the thongs of multilayered pearly necklaces at Chanel have pulled off to keep elegant traditions yet adding some playfulness throughout.
#11. Jingle-Jangle Charms and Amulets
The next fall 2016 jewelry trend on our list stands for stars, keys, hearts, half-moons, evil eyes, books and all the jazz that were clustered to form different jewelry pieces jingling-jangling happily – earrings, necklaces, brooches and body jewelry at Alexander McQueen, single earrings at Roberto Cavalli, a range of labyrinthine necklaces and belt trinkets at Prada, and tiered necklaces at Valentino and Temperley London. So if these amulets fail to protect you from danger or harm in the cold seasons to come, mind-blowing looks of yours are guaranteed, for sure.
#12. Not So Matchy-Matchy Earrings
The symmetrical beauty period is consigned to oblivion. The more asymmetry is around, the more beguiling looks are to be expected. That’s why not so matchy-matchy earrings are all de rigueur at this juncture making a voyage from the previous spring/summer season to the fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends. While at some fashion houses earrings differ only in length like we see at Sonia Rykiel or Ports 1961, other designers have dared to expose variously-shaped samples much as we see at Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Topshop Unique and at Christian Dior, where different ear piercings are brought forward.
#13. Half-Done Jewelry Pieces
Catching some half-done jewelry pieces on the fall 2016 runways does not mean that our favorite fashion designers have under-fulfilled their tasks. This is just a trend that might come right up your street or not so much. Half-done choker necklaces whether with pendants or not are spotted at Mulberry, Creatures of the Wind, Stella McCartney and Tommy Hilfiger and a smattering of unfinished bracelets at Alexander Wang and Tod’s.
#14. Princess-Worthy Shine
Luxurious diamonds and rhinestones were shining with all their glory at the fall 2016 runways as well, thus providing their carriers with princess-worthy visages. With our eyes trained to see these ravishing pieces on special occasions only, the recent seasonal shows came as pretty good argumentative that they might work equally mind-blowing in everyday life. While at Marchesa and Saint Laurent those shiny jewelry sets were up to the haute couture category, at Ashley Williams and House of Holland glowing necklaces and earrings whether tiny or massive were triumphantly adapted to everyday pantsuits, baby-doll dresses, skirts and more.
#15. Mono and Multi Rings
Pretty rings have been ringing off the hook all the while when it comes to the fall/ winter 2016-2017 jewelry trends, whether happening in abundance on one hand or lodging solo on a finger. Whether gigantic or tiny, colored or shiny we truly get a kick out of those mono stunners at Alexis Mabille, Bottega Veneta, Oscar de la Renta and Stella Jean. But then admirations are doubled up with the arrival of those multiple pearly rings from Dries Van Noten and Gucci (the latter also exposing a glove-style mesh bracelet + rings combo), buckled ones at Louis Vuitton and metallic charmers at Valentino, Christian Dior, Coach and Proenza Schouler.
#16. Kaleidoscopic Beads and Gemstones
The fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends are a good chance for us all to hark back to our childhood, grasp that magical kaleidoscope and twist it over and over again. At Lanvin it was all about pastel shaded gemstones that had a mission to form massive chokers and dangling earrings in spades. At Bottega Veneta exotic jewelry sets were done within the blue-green color spectrum, at Dries Van Noten iridescent geometric beads were put together to form elongated head-turners, while at Ralph Lauren a chic kaleidoscopic necklace brings about some regality with that crown shape in between to just add extra evidence.
#17. Bracelets over Sleeves and Gloves
Oh, my stars and garters! We are in the thick of far the most inspiring jewelry trend for fall 2016 – to wear cuff, bauble or any other bracelet styles over sleeves or your cool gloves to create an overcool visage. Karl Lagerfeld is seemingly leading the pack in this trend working out a range of twin bracelets worn over killer gloves at Chanel; at Prada rose-shaped bracelets are worn over knit gloves, while at Ralph Lauren it is a waist watch to have found its appropriate venue over a knit taupe jacket sleeve. To get even more inspiration for this trend, there are still Maison Margiela, Undercover, Opening Ceremony and Oscar de la Renta, just to name a few.
#18. Geometric Pleasures
Even if your great obsession with liberal arts has never allowed you to vote for geometry, falling for pretty materialization of geometric shapes on jewelry pieces is more than feasible now. To check your reaction to them, just look to the fall/ winter 2016-2017 jewelry trends that were working restlessly for your geometric pleasures. Tackle many linked golden circles and circle + rectangular combos from Loewe, iridescent plastic earrings and brooches in all geometric shapes possible from Emporio Armani, crescent and cylinder shaped single earrings at Stella McCartney, many hoop earring versions at Creatures of the Wind and Zimmermann and sphere droplet single earrings at Isabel Marant. So isn’t there any sincere confession now?
#19. Melted or Twisted Effect Metallic Earrings
If it so happens that your jewelry box needs some pretty effective replenishment at some moment in the future, melted and twisted effect metallic stunners shining and beaming on the fall 2016 runways are to complete that task victoriously enough. Among the trendsetters in this sphere is primarily Valentino with its elongated metallic earrings and statement necklaces that seem to have been gathering dust somewhere deep in a dower chest, then brought to surface for not-in-the-cards trend. We see twisted metallic earrings in some amorphous shapes and with mirror-reflection shine at Mugler and a thread of golden ones suggestive of a melted-then-frosted metal.
#20. Flora and Fauna-Inspired Jewelry
Whenever we bump into the fall/winter seasonal shows we know it beforehand that the flora and fauna fad of ours will not be so easy to satisfy as in the warm season. However, this time around we have flowers in droves whether as garment prints or as accessory shapes, albeit not so vibrant and fresh, but more frequently in muted and frozen shades. The rose-shaped vintage chokers and bracelets over gloves are spotted on Prada’s adventuresome models, a fragile bubblegum flower-brooch and a metallic floral pendant – at Gucci, while at Diane von Furstenberg it is the floral chokers to make the scene.
However, when with Rodarte there comes to be no lack in as-if-freshly-cut realistic flowers – bunches of iridescent flowers clustered together to shape vertiginous wrap-around cuff earrings, necklaces and hair accessories with some metallic samples in between, the full monty spreading dizzy aroma around. Fauna representatives are not dormant either from friendly butterflies and dragonflies at Anna Sui, Roberto Cavalli and Bibhu Mohapatra to fierce tigers on Gucci’s belts, handbags and rings.
#21. Itty-Bitty Brooches
From the Bronze Age to the Information Age, brooches still have their powerful say in the fashion industry. We were the witnesses of brooch explosion at the spring/summer 2016 runway shows and now we keep on gathering the splinters of the explosion as browsing through the fall/ winter 2016-2017 jewelry trends. Start from chaotic brooches whether metallic or bejeweled at Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana or Christopher Kane and end at Emporio Armani to observe those statement geometric brooches on blazer lapels or at Lela Rose to relish in that single leaf brooch. Check also Banana Republic, Bibhu Mohapatra, Isabel Marant, Luisa Beccaria and Maison Margiela for more dazzling views.
#22. Chic Wristbands
Chic wristbands albeit shown not so frequently on the recent runways are surely to fascinate you all out there and make a big hit down the windy autumn streets. Worked out of different materials, whether bedecked or decoration-free they might always kindle general interest towards your persona especially when you opt for those wavy and ruffled leather ones spotted at Fendi. To combine a chic view with soft feelings, go hell for leather to get those furry ones at Blumarine or Christopher Kane, while at Elie Saab everything is more bohemian and exotic – a range of suede wristbands decorated with raw stones.
#23. Body Chains and Jewelry-Worthy Clothing Embellishments
The eclectic fall/ winter 2016 accessory trends have thongs of jewelry options squirreled away for us that are to be unpacked generously as if a compensation to the attacks of the cold streams. The most high-voltage compensations are to be provided by those body chains chaotically fixed on garment pieces like protective armor, much as we see at Alexander McQueen (blazer lapels united by helter-skelter chains), Vetements or at Moschino with chains stretching along sinister black dresses in skeleton shape.
When chains are over, intricate jewelry-worthy embellishments come to arena with Gucci playing the first fiddle here – multilayered strings of pearls fixed on a mini dress with necklace- illusion, a regal panoply on the bib of a black transparent dress or some bejeweled bow-shaped adornments on a couple of pieces. To go further with the royal embellishment theme, head to Marchesa, but a second-to-none sample surely comes off to be Jonathan Anderson’s stunning golden overlay all worked out of multiple rings.
#24. Show-Stopping Jewelry Pieces
True to form, some of the contemporary fashion designers could not but throw some never-seen-before show-stopping jewelry pieces on the fall 2016 runways. The target is more than evident – to keep more eyes on you for longer than usual. Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson bears the responsibility for spreading so much golden rigidness around via those multiple rings linked together to form chokers and bracelets.
At Moschino show-stoppers are chandelier-shaped crystal earrings, while the voltage-shaped blue earrings at Jeremy Scott are sending out a strict warning to keep as far as possible. Just in case you need sharper experiences, go to grab those spiky dangling earrings at Lanvin. Dare not miss the bejeweled chokers at Oscar de la Renta becoming oversized bows at the nape or double padlock necklaces at Loewe.
Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Accessory Trends
#1. Furry Scarves, Stoles and Swinging Tails
When fur crops up, winter is nigh hand at hand. Fur might work wonders, really, providing so many feelings and emotions with a single stroke – warmth, comfort, caress, flirt and goodness knows what else. Fashion diverted from traditional black or brown fur long ago bravely playing with all the shades possible. Cases in point are the fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends that have left us with saucer-eyed at all those fur scarves, stoles and tails in abundance.
Carry your fur stole in hand like at Dries Van Noten or Diane von Furstenberg or throw softness over shoulders like at Alberta Ferretti or Banana Republic, otherwise tightly wrap your neck with ground-reaching fur scarves like at Vetements and Luisa Beccaria. And to get know-how of furry tails, Lanvin and Tod’s are the best tutors here.
#2. Bow-Knot Scarves Are Rocking!
There is no better association with gifts, surprises and other lovey-dovey things than romantic bows. The fall 2016 accessory trends are breezing in many fragile scarves to knot them as pussycat bows and flaunt across the streets perking up the moods of the passers-by. From Marc Jacobs gargantuan statement bow-scarves to more sophisticated samples at Sonia Rykiel, Temperley London, Tory Burch, Gucci and Custo Barcelona, bow-knot scarves should find their appropriate spot in your wardrobe come the cold seasons.
#3. Chunky Knit vs. Skinny
Chunky knit and skinny scarves stand as the next fall/ winter 2016 accessory trend on our list, the former promising ultra-warmth, while the latter ultra-femininity. Which one will you vote for – Altuzarra’s black collar-hugger or Bottega Veneta’s black knitted stunner, Christian Siriano’s yellow and red warmth-providers or Elie Saab’s bohemian swingers? Just stop self-torture and invest in both versions for your future lucrative looks.
#4. Puffer Scarves
When it comes to scarves, it seems that no further innovational style can be dreamt up; some plus and minus operations and that’s all. But Demna Gvasalia’s new creations for Balenciaga truly left us first perplexed then quite enthusiastic with cutting-edge puffer scarves to thrust into the fashion world soon. Yes, the ‘new creative director, new ideas’ scheme seems to have worked quite successfully.
We see those polka dot or striped scarves knotted in artistic ways but a bizarre half scarf – half hoodie sample also comes into view, which is still to be thought over whether to try or not. Puffer style scarf has been spotted at Iceberg as well with logo mania decorations all over it.
#5. Elongated Scarves vs. Mini Neckerchiefs
Loose wrap knitted scarves and mini neckerchiefs also undulated at the recent runway shows thus breaking out a real competition between casual style and romantic twist. Etro brings about pretty striped elongated versions knotted with modern one loop, while at Marissa Webb and Lela Rose we see quick toss casual, yet elegant options. But if you crave romantic mixed with some adventures, Chloe and Manish Arora best fill the bill with their lovely neckerchiefs galore.
#6. Slimming the Body: Corset Belts
No matter how beauty standards have changed throughout the history, thin waists will always be all the rage, as number one femininity indicators. In older times women were wearing corsets underneath their gowns, but nowadays it is just mandatory to wear your corset over the clothing thus creating some very effective color and texture contrasts. The recent fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends are just commanding to zero in on slim waists sending out a plethora of corsets and corset belts.
It is Louis Vuitton and Loewe that are offering some can’t-miss-it head-turners in scarlet red or golden leather, while Miucca Prada’s knitted or leather corset belts mixed with some layered belts and knick-knacks seem to be the best protectors while travelling against a wind. Slim waists come to take the scene at Anna Sui, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Antonio Marras, Bibhu Mohapatra and Luisa Beccaria as well.
#7. Skinny Knotted Belts
Skinny leather belts always read classic, minimalistic and feminine, but the agenda for today is to add some playfulness to the mix. Nothing can better do it than knotting the fine belts in some artistic ways. Whether worn over dresses, jackets or pants, this lovely fall 2016 belt trend does set the tone enhancing the visage. Trussardi, Altuzarra, Versace, Ralph Laurent, Maison Margiela and Barbara Bui come as the best sources of inspiration for this trend.
#8. Golden Metallic Belts
Just to please your fashion chameleon essence, it’s worth looking to metallic belts as well that are more synched up with eveningwear rather than everyday life. However, if your daily outfit feels too minimalistic and plain, turning to metallic wide belts for a helping hand is just a must. From Balmain’s sleek golden belts to Saint Laurent’s textured luxury-screamers, this fall/ winter 2016 accessory trend is sure to get modern royalty off the ground.
#9. Animal Skin Belts
It goes without saying that animal skins are a hit for the upcoming seasons whether authentic or faux, monochromatic or iridescent. So they could not but touch on the fall 2016 belts as well and become a genuine pillar of support for cold days. We see many colorful reptile skin versions at Burberry cinched around the waists of dresses or puffer jackets and tiled lovely ones at Roberto Cavalli beautifully matched with denim pants. Look also to Jeremy Scott and Antonio Marras to tackle some statement leopard skin belts or to Blumarine to savour fur-reptile skin contrast.
#10. Statement Belts
Are you a personality type marching to the beat of your own drum? Are you adamantly neglecting one-track minds? If yes, then your fashion predilections are sure to sing in unison with your life principles. Here comes a range of statement belts vagabonding through the fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends that always stand out this or that way to show off your genuine essence.
The belt at Chanel is spreading affectionate love with its bejeweled heart-shaped buckle that runs counter to those intimidating skull buckles at Moschino fixed on leather belts and mixed with many jingling chains, while at Saint Laurent and Maison Margiela it is all about oversized gargantuan buckles. The fall/ winter 2016 runway at Dsquared2 was all in topsy-turvy including belts – the bottom parts of tuxedo vests cut to serve as belts and some stud-encrusted leather parts united in apple-pie order to shape cowboy pieces. Check Celine as well to get an eyeful of that fragile belt formed out of linked black tinsel rings.
Fashion designer means constantly veering from stereotypes, throwing new offers, keeping calm and waiting for them to become real trends, much as some designers did previous month while flaunting their fall 2016 new belt styles and their application versions. Chitose Abe, the creative director of Sacai shows a no-grommet belt tied around the waist but offering new unexpected body parts to try your belts on – under butt, around thighs or upper arms. Anthony Vaccarello’s suggestion is even chicer – a scintillating widest wide corset-style belt wrapped around the models’ under-butt area and a mini variant around the upper arm.
#11. Transparent Black Sophistication
Gloves are always provided in abundance whenever the fall/winter fashion weeks set the ball rolling. Starting from the fall’s first wind whistling to the winter’s last heavy snowfall, gloves keep on being the best friends of our hands. The fall 2016 accessory trends are also beaming over with gloves, with transparent black stunners standing out most with their sophistication and delicacy. These charming pieces whether in opera length or wrist-touching, albeit without any warmth-promising slogan on them, have knocked our socks off. Go predictable and wear them on special occasions or else let all formulas go trying them on while going to work.
We see such gloves at Marc Jacobs, both long and short and covered with polka dots, while Gucci’s Alessandro Michele has chosen transparent lace to dream up dizzy fingerless gloves. However, when black sheerness pops up in mixture with chic embellishments, the view is incomparably beautiful like those opera gloves spotted at Dries Van Noten with a pearly string stretching vertically or those magical ones at Naeem Khan scintillating far and wide.
#12. Cool Leather Gloves in Different Styles
We have never had more leather gloves at our disposal than now thanks to the fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends. They were rendered out in all styles and shades possible, starting from conventional black and brown to some enlivening pop of colors. Chanel’s leather offer is black and silver gauntlet gloves; Alexander McQueen is catering us to reptile skin vibrant pink options; the long leather color-blocked gloves at Louis Vuitton run counter to those delicate super-short ones spotted at Oscar de La Renta and Mulberry, while the black, Airy blue and brown long gloves at Max Mara are exuding strength and confidence.
#13. Fingerless or Full Finger Knitted Gloves?
Knitted gloves always scream winter, snowfall, cool air and Christmas celebrations right around the corner. They can be mixed and matched with nigh anything casual and even more, tucked under the sleeves or fixed over and recently also paired with bracelets or rings. Knitted gloves, fingerless or full finger, were frequenters among the fall/ winter 2016 accessory trends, with Chanel leading the pack – a range of fingerless knitted or tweed gloves, matched with outfits both in shades and textures. Find knitted versions at Prada, Oscar de la Renta and Nicholas K as well.
#14. Standout Gloves
The next fall 2016 accessory trend on our list is formed by the exceptionally standout gloves that have no analogies in the past and fully express their designers’ artistic vibes. You might want their mandatory presence in your wardrobe or just on the contrary, but one thing is absolute – they will never leave you apathetic or unmoved. No matter you decorate your arms and hands with Rodarte’s ruffled leather opera gloves, Delpozo’s poetically beautiful floral ones or Loewe’s suede car wash pleated belles, your standout look is more than guaranteed.
#15. Granny Chic Socks & Tights
The recent fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends have more often than not thrown us back into our childhoods staring at granny’s sock knitting process and wondering how she is doing it so masterfully. Granny’s hobby is a grand fall 2016 accessory trend at this juncture. So when days start getting colder, do not hurry to tuck away your open-toe sandals, but pair them with warm cozy granny chic socks and rock it throughout the autumn moments especially as so many designs are available.
From fuzzed socks at 3.1 Phillip Lim to velvet ones at Erdem, from open-toe argyle printed socks at Prada to white ones with striped tops at Gucci, the contemporary renditions of granny socks look cool beyond description. Find other dizzy versions at Markus Lupfer, Osman, Rochas, Tod’s and Anna Sui.
#16. Colorful and Embellished Tights
Tights are not only meant to keep legs warm and cozy in winter but also to flatter the complexion, to create curious colorblocks with shoes or outerwear and also to display your delicate fashion flare to the audience. We have observed some semi-transparent monochromatic colored tights at Gucci and Anna Sui, a range of floral-printed leg candies again at Anna Sui and Zimmermann, while the knitted argyle-printed tights at Prada are at times reaching the category of leggings when paired with only short outerwear.
Candy-cane-printed and even night blue velvet tights are catching attention at Balenciaga; black-purple striped destroyed tights at Marc Jacobs are adding even more intimidating touches to the mix, while the powdery pink ones on Valentino’s ballerinas are more than eye-soothing. A series of intriguing black tights are arriving from Bibhu Mohapatra, Moschino, Alexander Wang, Alexis Mabille and more.
#17. Fishnet Tights and Socks
Intrigues and flirts are really worth to be segregated from the pack and gathered together to shape up the most provocative in the fall/ winter 2016-2017 accessory trends. The agent provocateurs this time around are fishnet tights and socks that seem to never throw in the towel to seduce and captivate masses. Just run an eye over the micro-fishnet tights at Max Mara or the wide ones at Jeremy Scott or else go to Antonio Marras and enjoy fishnet socks paired with pumps and other pointy-toe footwear designs. The result is surely to be a winsome wardrobe rehab.
Photos courtesy of Vogue