The perfect addition to any nine-to-five accessories arsenal, a roomy logostamped shopper fuses practicality with a whole lot of personality.
Knee High Boots
Whether you gravitate towards textured tan or statement silver, one thing’s for certain: knee-high silhouettes are the MVP of the boot world this season.
In the Red
It’s clear: the latest way to wear red is across translucent details that add a sleek new dimension to the primary pigment.
Clockwise from top: Christian Louboutin leather boots, $1,695; 02-8355 5288, Givenchy vinyl heels, $1,300; 02-8197 0420 Poppy Lissiman sunglasses, $125; poppylissiman.com, Charles & Keith synthetic leather, $73; charleskeith.com
Inject some whimsy into your daywear by slipping on a pair of oversized shades. From round or square to classic cat-eye, there’s a throwback style to suit every face.
Styling is half the equation when it comes to making a sartorial statement, so rethink cuffs (and bangles, too) by slipping them over the top of your sleeves.
Chloé Spring Summer 2020
Take your look to the next level by layering with gilded chain-link jewellery—the effect is instantly elevating.
From left: Pandora gold-plated sterling silver necklace, $199; au.pandora.net, Paco Rabanne aluminium and brass bracelet, approx $565; at mytheresa.com, Mimco brass necklace, $129; mimco.com.au, Tilly Sveaas gold-plated necklace, approx $735; at mytheresa.com
Enamoured by their classic femininity, designers are bringing slingback heels into the fashion fold by applying colour, cut-outs and buzzy prints.
Tory Burch satin, $515; toryburch.com. Fendi leather, $1,390; fendi.com. ASOS suede, $50; asos.com/au. Sportmax leather, $1,020; world.sportmax.com
This season it’s hip to be square...and triangular and even a cute, little origami-inspired shape. Invest in a bag that forms a left-of-centre structure to feel polished, but far from predictable.
From left: Charles & Keith synthetic leather, $99; charleskeith.com, Maje leather, $495; maje.com.au, Boyy leather, approx $1,405; at mytheresa.com
No longer just for a stroll along the Riviera, fine-weave leather and hardwarestamped wicker take the traditional technique into wear-anywhere territory.
Clockwise from top: Fendi woven fabric bag, $3,690; fendi.com, Givenchy leather and polyester bag, $3,600; 02-8197 0420, Giorgio Armani leather boots, $3,550; armani.com, Orles the Label wicker bag, $279; orlesthelabel.com
Achieving a gallery-goer aesthetic is as easy as clipping on a pair of oversized earrings. Simply let resin, glass and beads reign supreme.
From left: Loulou de la Falaise gold plated and glass, $292; at netaporter.com, Emporio Armani acrylic, $270; armani.com, Valet resin, $189; valetstudio.com, Tory Burch brass and resin, $395; toryburch.com, Country Road acetate, $59.95; countryroad.com.au
Topping the headwear charts for another season, the bucket hat is back, but with a ladylike twist. Broader brims and all-weather textures will take you from autumn through to summer days.
Alberta Ferretti Spring Summer 2020
Conjure a sense of cool with chunky lace-up footwear that’s built to walk up more than mountains— comfort guaranteed.
From left: Proenza Schouler rubber, approx $849; at farfetch.com, Chloé leather, approx $1,080; at farfetch.com, Tabitha Simmons leather, approx $900; at netaporter.com, Ganni cotton and rubber, approx $410; at modaoperandi.com
Check It Out
If there’s one pattern worth going mad for, it’s plaid. The motif is forever in favour, and despite its time-honoured status, is unmatched in its ability to make outfit extras pop.
Clockwise from top: Chanel tweed and grosgrain heels, $1,260;1300 242 635, Burberry leather bag, $2,690; burberry.com, Gucci fabric and leather boots, approx $1,370; at mytheresa.com
Styled by Lulu Custance. Still-lifes photographed by Philip Le Masurier.
This article originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of InStyle. On sale now.