The fashion circus can be hard to keep track of as it is, with far too many gurus and fashionistas offering their input and new looks to plan for every season, but the solution may be in clearer focus than you may have thought.
Celebrities get more than their fair share of abuse and criticism if or when they step out of their sphere of influence, but sometimes stars and personalities can be a good indicator of what fashion trends are worthy of your attention.
Often the items worn by A-Listers then become standard on the high street, and the cycle can, of course, work in the other direction. In other words, a celebrity is a good guide for what is hot right now.
With that in mind, here are a number of great accessory trends that are being driven by celebs who know very plainly that you are what you wear.
2021 was a big year for the custom-made jewelry market, and 2022 is merely confirming the popularity of the industry. The likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and the Duchess of Cambridge (or Kate Middleton, if you prefer) are regularly snapped on the red carpet wearing items of personalized jewelry, and it’s an accessory we heartily recommend.
You can find great custom necklaces that are not only stylish but also have a real statement appeal and one that makes an impact when you walk into a room or breeze along the sidewalk, so prepare to be noticed.
The growing market in personalized jewelry makes it even easier to find an item that works for you and your own personal style palette. So what are you waiting for?!
Fashion is cyclical; there is very little that we haven’t seen before, and it appears that the 90s are very much back on trend and the push for wraparound sunglasses is undoubtedly a nod to that era, and one celebrity that is fueling this look comes in the form of Kylie Jenner.
This futuristic look works well with many styles and ensembles, and you can choose to be as far ‘out there’ as you are brave enough for. So, for instance, you may go for a classic style with your shades or for those that are garish and make you the object of fascination for anyone who walks past you.
If you are willing to splash the cash, you can invest in a pair of Gucci oval glasses but be prepared to spend a hefty sum if that’s the fashion path you wish to take.
Flip Flop Heels
The summer may have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean that the sun has entirely vanished; thank you global warming, and the latest trend of flip-flop heels is one that can certainly be used in the fall and beyond.
There is something effortlessly chic about flip-flops that have a particular upscale nature to them, and a number of celebrities, including Elle Fanning and Katie Holmes, have been pushing this look.
Here you can look for a pair that is relaxed but with the elegance of a heel, or go all out and wear a pair that’s more high-maintenance and is less about comfort and more about style, which may work well for a late dinner or drinks with friends at a trendy new bar.
This is less of an accessory and more of a mindset and one that was very appealing in the summer. Wearing hot pink is obviously something of a badge of courage, but if you are feeling up for the task, then why not flaunt this vivid color?
You may go all out and venture for a head-to-toe number that is as pink as pink can be, or you might just look to opt for a burst of pink within an outfit that allows the color to really stand out.
Two A-Listers, Dua Lipa and Anne Hathaway, have really embraced hot pink this year; why not follow in their fashion jetstream?
Every now and then, there is a fashion accessory that is truly timeless, and no, we are not talking about damn bucket hats (seriously, what’s that all about), and one such item are opera gloves.
There is something sophisticated and delightful about these, and we can’t get enough of the look, and it’s clearly something that the celebrity bandwagon has well and truly gone ‘all-in’ on.
Blake Lively, Naomi Campbell, and Olivia Rodrigo all took this route at the Met Gala, and many others have followed their lead. It’s one of those upmarket trends that actually works even if you are not trying to really push your entire look in this direction. Obviously, if you pair opera gloves with a very chic outfit, it will work, but when worn in an ironic fashion, with a pair of jeans, or in a totally informal look, it still manages to hit the spot.
Yes, you read that correctly. Wearing a beret is, for some, a bridge too far. However, it’s a look that is very much in. Perhaps we can blame, or praise, Emily in Paris (the Netflix hit) as the motivation for such a look due to its obvious Parisian connotations, but for whatever reason, there is a lot of beret action going on.
Celebrities have, of course, got onboard, and the likes of Rihanna have adopted a playful approach to this accessory trend in 2022, are you courageous enough to follow in her footsteps?