ACCESSORIES TO KNOW
Accessories are in and as far as we’re concerned, the bolder the better, right? Set to bring an easy way of incorporating dimension, texture and a pop of colour to any look, these finishing touches will ensure you’re ticking all of those outfit goals boxes.
Let’s be honest, putting together an outfit on a Monday morning can be a struggle, however here at OTL we’re going to introduce to you the power of an accessory. Giving you the ability to take a under the radar outfit and make it a star player for any occasion, we have the top accessory trends covered- guaranteed to have you looking effortless with a side of chic for every day of the week.
Make a statement and dazzle in bejewelled earrings that are sure to have you feeling like royalty. As seen on the streets, a swaying sparkling number works well to add a touch of glam to a simple but trendy outfit. Who ever said jewels were only for after dark? Not us!
We’ve got you set up to try experimenting with all shapes and sizes, allowing you to add the optimum amount of sass to your style. Go for sophisticated chic in our drop down rectangular earrings or add some extra elegance with a pink tint. Pair with denim for some daytime shine or a refined evening gown for date night. We may not have diamonds, but we can sure settle for some sparkle.
Sunglasses in summer are a fashion essential and the definition of an outfit finisher- especially on those no makeup days. They can truly transition a look from drab to fab and a subtle tint is the perfect way to add a pop of colour to a more toned-down look. For the daring kind, go head to toe in your chosen shade for some extra style points.
From round, square, cat eye and frameless we’ve got the perfect pair of contouring sunnies for you. Our top picks are by the brands FREYRS and Thomas James who will have you looking effortlessly cool in retro shapes and watercolour glows. Our tip is to go for complimentary colours that highlight your individual skin tone such as pink perspex for lighter skin tones and sea blue for a warmer palette.
Snakeskin has slithered back into our hands this season with the daring print providing a staple starting point for any outfit to be built upon. It really is true, the best way to get the most from your look is by beginning with your most statement style and letting the rest follow. A conversation piece they may be, but if you keep the colour palette up top neutral, you’ll let your shoes do all the talking.
Why simple is forever chic and that’s what we’d recommend with our pink snakeskin boots, here at OTL, we’re not afraid to break the boundaries a little. Why not contrast your prints by working print onto print; use your greyscale snakeskin as the neutral element to your look and don’t be afraid to go for bold hues on top. More is more, when done correctly!
The accessory world is playing with proportions in arty architectural shapes by adding a modern twist to any outfit. Designed with a heavy dose of shapes, contrasting colours and textures this trend is one that will have your wardrobe in high spirits.
Incorporating an architectural shaped accessory is an easy way to transport your look into more futuristic realms. Whether you go for a floral plated necklace layered under the collar of a crisp white shirt or add a pair of geo earrings to jazz up your maxi, it’s all in the detailing with these accessories. Try and find pieces that have a metallic edging, the gold detailing on these pieces will add a sense of luxe for less to your ensemble.
Endorse the straw bag trend and bring the beach to wherever you are this summer. This seasonal favourite is no longer only suitable for sandy settings, we’re seeing it featured in the hands of city slickers where the landscape is just as playful. Its natural texture and practical shape make this your go-to accessory for the warmer climate – whether that’s the streets of the city or beaches of bliss.
Channel your inner beach babe and add some personality into your wardrobe with our Marri London tote bags. Giving you an effervescent edge with colourful fringing, delicate shell detailing and textured pom poms, these must-haves provide you with versatile looks from deskside to seaside. The pop of bright colours and earthy bamboo handles make it perfect to pair with white flowing fabrics. Did we mention the lining is detachable and the bag goes flat pack? Just some added reasons as to why we need these in our life!
The naked shoe is a craze that’s here to stay this season and it’s all down to the catwalks of Chanel, Balmain and Kim K, obvs. There’s no hiding in these easy-to-wear shoes, and we are living for it (but not when it’s hot – nobody wants to see that). Giving us the ability to be as flamboyant as possible with our look up top, these shoes can be paired with just about anything as they are minimal yet remain a statement factor. From denim, to tailoring, to all-out glam, strut your way through any day of the week in our muted grey mules or ensure your weekend worthy in our black strappy stiletto sandals.
Hit refresh on the clothes piled at the bottom of your wardrobe by injecting a little bit of newness and a bucket load of originality. Brooches are back, and their timeless quality and uncommon charm are here to stay. Giving you a way to express your personality without breaking the bank- it’s a win win that can’t be ignored.
There’s no need to go raiding through your grannies or aunt’s jewellery boxes as we present to you our top brooch picks. Express trendy and eccentric class in our embellished houndstooth bow brooch with gleaming gems that will add a subtle sparkle in the sunlight. Forget traditions because there are no rules when it comes to where this bow can be placed, from the centre collar to the side lapel, you have our approval. Implant some playful pleasure into your wardrobe staples with our fist pump brooch that radiates pop art vibes and creative flair. Wear it with your everyday work shirt or your daytime denim jacket- just stick a pin in it and you’re good to go. Become a hardcore collector and pair with multiple pins for the ultimate cool girl look.