These Modern Luxe Accessories Promise To Be Tomorrow’s Classicsby | July 13, 2019
Whether you’re planning a glamorous vacation to the beach or simply soaking in the sun in your city, putting together a glamorous wardrobe in this sweltering summer can be difficult. The solution? Keep your outfit simple and breezy but pump up your style with accessories. From classic must-haves to accessories of the moment, here’s the low down on the accessories that make the cut.
Travel is synonymous with summer. As the temperature rises, every luxe traveller starts to plan a getaway in search of the sun, snow or shopping. But, whatever your agenda, a good travel tote is an essential item. After all, it allows you to carry all your in-flight necessities and makes a style statement.
Luxeva Recommends: All Saints’ tote bag in classic black is big enough to carry all your belongings yet light enough so that your arms don’t tire.
Beach vacations may make you feel reckless and free-spirited, but that also means you need to carry the bare essentials with you at all times. So, why not invest in a fashionable straw beach bag this summer that will earn you some street cred and also store your swimsuit, sunscreen et al?
Luxeva Recommends: Kayu’s embroidered straw bag. After all, who can resist a statement bucket bag that lets the world know you’re on your honeymoon or lets you pretend to be on one for the perks.
Whether you’re on vacation or taking it easy in the city, party invites come aplenty in the summer. From casual birthday scenes and double dates to a no-holds-barred clubbing night, a small yet stylish clutch always comes in handy. The recent trend towards party-approved bum bags and micro bags are always an option, but you could also invest in a glittery clutch that easily transitions between formal work dinners and late night drinks.
Luxeva Recommends: Bvlgari’s sophisticated evening clutch in black and white python skin. The iconic snakehead closure with black onyx eyes and a tassel is sure to make heads turn.
Sneakers have officially moved out of your gym bag and established themselves as the shoe of the moment. Whether you’re in the mood to try the ugly sneaker trend, à la Balenciaga (also known as chunky trainers) or simply want to pick up comfortable kicks that let you walk miles on your next city break, a good pair of sneakers is a summer must.
Luxeva Recommends: Acne Studios’ Striped Canvas sneakers that give your feet the much needed visual appeal.
Whether you’re the kind of girl who could run a mile in stilettos or Cinderella who loses her heels on the dancefloor as the clock strikes 12, the fact is that a good pair of high-heeled sandals are a must-have in any wardrobe. Even as you resist the charms of high-heeled shoes (they make you look taller, feel confident, and add zing to your look), it’s a good idea to invest in a comfortable and preferably interesting pair of heels this summer.
Luxeva Recommends: The red-lacquered soles that have stolen every woman’s heart get a summer makeover with flowers, lots and lots of flowers on these Christian Louboutin Arielta Sandals
You know flip flops are back when you spot them on Internet’s favourite ‘IT’ girl, Kim Kardashian West. Since, the Kardashians rarely associate with the ordinary, the 2019 version of these summer staples come with a leather base and lucite wedge heels.And while they may not be beach-friendly, they do promise to turn up the heat this summer.
Luxeva Recommends: If you’re convinced, to break the internet (or your bank) KimK style, then invest in these fashionable flip flops from her husband—Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 8 PVC thong wedge sandals.
The Mediterranean shoes with a canvas top and flexible esparto rope sole are the epitome of summer footwear. They easily make the transition from flats to heels, making them a versatile pick, no matter which style you choose.
Luxeva Recommends: Rather well-suited for a balmy day of strawberry picking, even though it might be a tad bit too literal, this cutesy pair from Castañer are made for an Italian summer.
Jackets, dresses, jumpsuits, saris, suits, 2019 saw belts on every kind of silhouette. The simple accessory has the power to completely transform your look depending on the way you style it. Cinch your waist and make a statement this summer because belts (big and small) are having a major moment right now.
Luxeva Recommends: You’ve probably spotted this classic number on the waists of all your favourite bloggers and celebrities, so why not take a page from their book and add this Gucci belt to your closet.
If there is an accessory that instantly lifts a drab outfit, it is a fun pair of earrings. Every season, we switch up our sartorial game with these dangling beauties. With seashells doing the rounds this summer, it’s a good idea to stock up on some shell-inspired earrings.
Luxeva Recommends: Isabel Marant’s Amer earrings with dainty silver-tone cowrie shell charms and classic gold hoops are super lightweight and can be styled with almost any outfit.
Big, bold, and beaten, gold hoops have had us running in circles as they make a comeback this year. Except this time, all sizes are welcome—from minimalistic delicate small hoops to no-holds-barred big ones. You can even throw in some colour, embellishment, and tassels to truly make this classic style a member of the 2019 cast of cool accessories.
Luxeva Recommends: What’s better than a single hoop? A double one! Outhouse’s O.H Monogram Archway hoops are perfect for when you want extra rings on the side.
Diamond studs are an easy sell, you’ll rarely find a woman who doesn’t succumb to the sparkle of a diamond. While, we are always happier with the original stone, a sparkling crystal can also be a good change for everyday wear. For summer though, crystal studs get a little makeover with special charms, trims, and colours.
Luxeva Recommends: Sydney Evan’s Starburst cut-out studs are crafted in 14k yellow gold with sparkling pavé diamonds that are equal parts comfort and style.
Gold Chain Necklaces
In winters we layer our cardigans and in summer, we stack up on necklaces. Open necklines allow you to play around with gold chain necklaces that add some visual interest to your look. From contrasting styles to matching ones, layering necklaces allow you to break out of a style rut.
Luxeva Recommends: Cheat the system with a 3-in-1 necklace from Isabel Marant. The Vedette gold necklace with strands of delicate chains strung with crystals and charms lets you layer without the effort.
Rising from the ashes of the ’90s, the choker necklace has now established itself as a luxe yet edgy accessory. While the stretchy tattoo style is out of favour, the 2019 iteration of the choker is either bold and dramatic or bohemian and pretty.
Luxeva Recommends: Fendi’s multi-colour glass and brass flower choker with its open front and floral applique gives a new meaning to summer dressing.
Is your holiday mantra - ‘Do Not Disturb’ or ‘Beach Mode’? Whatever the case might be, there is a holiday hat with your name on it. Yes, personalised, big floppy hats are a summer must-have. From getting your Instagram likes to protecting you from the sun, big beach hats are handier than you think.
Luxeva Recommends: Eugenia Kim’s ‘Daydreamer’ hat is for the head in the clouds and feet in the sand kinda girl.
Cycling shorts, bum bags and now, the visor, revival trends from the ’90s have been elevated to create a luxe athleisure wardrobe.
Luxeva Recommends: Prada’s white cotton canvas visor with an embellished logo and a glossy PVC brim is perfect to protect you from that harsh summer sun.
Throw shade on your tortoise-shell sunglasses and those mini styles, as the summer of 2019 recruits translucent and hexagonal lenses as its new soldiers against the sun.
Luxeva Recommends: Hit two trends with one bullet as you pick Gucci’s Hexagonal gold frame acetate sunglasses.
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