Accessories take center stage in a big way this Spring. The 2017 spring runway was full of colorful, vibrant accessories.
Here are some of our favorites:
Extra large totes and bags
Extra large totes dominated the spring shows. And they showed up in a myriad of materials from leather and suede to raffia, vinyl and colorful patterns.
Statement necklaces were large and impactful for spring 2017. The runway was full of long necklaces with attention-getting pendants.
Sunglasses and eyewear showed up full of color to accent the bright patterns and designs on so much of the spring clothing. Designers were topping off their outfits with colorful sunglasses in metallic, molded plastic, and mirrored finishes in bright primary hues.
Bright, colorful bags
Keeping to the theme of color, designers departed from the standard, natural shades and added bright, colorful bags in totes, backpacks, crossbody bags, and shoulder bags in colorful, playful patterns.
Bright, bold, colorful jewelry
Jewelry is bold, bright and impactful for spring 2017 to match all those bold stripes and bright clothing. Bracelets are worn in stacks of colors, and necklaces and rings are full of colorful stones and materials.
Just in time for spring and summer travel, the belt bag is back. This is not like the frumpy fanny packs we remember from the 80's, but rather a stylish interpretation of the belted wallet, in a wide variety of shades. It's even appearing in metallics and darker colors for evening wear.
The wide belt is back. It's paired with flowy, long dresses and with more structured blouses, straight skirts, and trousers. Belts range from soft fabric ties in velvet or suede and leather, or embellished with studs, beads, and laces to add an edge to softer, more romantic looks. (Great news for those who are of the hourglass body type to show off your waistline.)