When you think of spring, picturing bright colours and floral patterns is easy. However, spring 2023 unexpectedly strays away from the basics of prints and florals. Instead, we saw renditions of bold hues, unique silhouettes and standout statement pieces. One of our favourite trends was the return of oversized handbags replacing micro bags with YSL’s Icare maxi shopping bag showing up almost everywhere. Elsewhere, elegant add-ons like silk scarves, printed gloves and stockings became a frequent accessories both on the runway and the streets. Take a look at some of this season’s hottest accessories below.
Dolce & Gabbana DG4437
A tribute to the classic Dolce & Gabbana aesthetic, this bold pair of acetate sunglasses features a glam design with contemporary details like a seductive butterfly silhouette and distinctive geometric-shaped temples embellished with the gold DG Crossed logo.
Gucci GG Flora Print Silk Scarf
When it comes to spring collections, no one does it better than Gucci. The brand has always stood for maximalism, and sometimes in the most elegant way. Their GG flora print scarf is one fine example boasting the brands routine archival design inspired prints of intricate botanical motifs printed on a GG monogram base.
Michael Kors Parker Extra-Large Leather Shoulder Bag
Everyday chic with a hint of glam best describes this leather Parker bag. The details are polished and eye-catching like the sliding, braided chain strap and the bold Empire hardware on the front. On the Inside, dedicated zip-and-slip pockets keep a day’s worth of essentials organized.
When it comes to sunglasses, not much has changed for the spring season. However, round frames are a popular trend at the moment. Keeping it light and colourful for the season, Polo Ralph Lauren combines polished acetate with a bold silhouette in neutral tones finished with a metallic logo detailing in gold along the temples.
The bucket hat is back, no thanks to shows like Emily in Paris, although Prada’s bucket hat was forever iconic! Cute and quirky, the bucket hat gets a glamourous touch white crystals on a black canvas to create plays of light and iridescent reflections. The hat is complete with Prada’s emblematic enamelled metal triangle logo.
A logo is a story, and Valentino’s Toile Iconographe collection tells a fascinating one. Designed to match the colour of the year of the rabbit, these elegant nylon gloves feature an infinite repetition of the Valentino logo in a popping red hue printed on a neutral beige base.
Oversized bags are back, and YSL’s Icare maxi bag is everywhere! Black might not be an ideal colour for spring, but that hasn’t stopped this beauty from showing up everywhere. Casual, chic and elegant, the lambskin leather bag is decorated with a carré-quilted over stitching with an enormous YSL brass logo stitched onto the front. The bag comes with a removable pouch and can be worn wide or with closed sides.