Darcey Sergison finds the perfect accessories you need to add to your collection now.
Accessories are an integral part of every wardrobe. From sunglasses to earrings, finding the perfect accessory can be the key to a stylish outfit and bold fashion statements. Now that we are moving from summer to autumn, here are some accessories I have curated for you from my favourite Instagram accounts:
This is the perfect summer accessory. Handmade and shipped globally, Daisy creates unique designs from small beads and has extended her collection to now include shells and pearls. My favourite chain has to be the delicate Cara chain which goes with every outfit. This feed gives plenty of inspiration of how and where these chains can be worn from a busy day out and about to relaxing on the beach.
Designed in Australia, these hats are a staple piece to any wardrobe. Lack of Color makes a range of chic styles which makes it hard to just choose one favourite. For a timeless hat always in fashion I recommend the Rancher, which comes in cream and green neutral colours. For a more seasonal trendsetting hat I recommend the Holiday Bucket in their retro floral print.
I recently discovered this brand on Instagram, and I was amazed at the variety and quality of vintage designer accessories they curate. From Louis Vuitton scarfs to Y2K style Chanel sunglasses, no matter what piece you are looking for they will be sure to have it. Unlike many vintage sellers, Jean Vintage guarantees 100% authenticity on all of their products. Adding new items daily, be sure to follow them so you don’t miss out on any amazing pieces.
Handmade jewellery is becoming increasingly popular as it allows customers to get unique pieces made for them, but nothing is more exciting than the recycled bead programme Modasy has on offer. With delicate but beautiful earrings available, this brand encourages customers to send old unwanted beads to be upcycled at a discounted cost. This impressive initiative offers sustainable fashion at an excellent price and their Instagram will have you rummaging through your drawers finding old jewellery to upcycle!
This brand is any millennial’s dream with their beautiful pink stores being the perfect place to browse for new earrings to add to your collection. As well as being a jeweller they also provide a piercing service in store. I would definitely recommend for any first-time piercings – Astrid and Miyu is the place to go. I got my first lobe piercing done here and I have been addicted to their jewellery since. My favourite collection has to be their vintage inspired collection with a mix of gold and silver metals perfect for mixing and matching.
Producing handmade pieces from across the pond, Jennifer Behr creates stunning headbands in New York in every colour under the sun. Ranging from satin Alice bands to metallic Grecian headbands you will want all of them to go with a variety of outfits. This brand first caught my eye when Chrissy Teigan featured it in one of her posts. My favourite is the hammered silk Lorelei headband in a duck egg blue shade.
Felt Fancy specialises in creating pompom standout adorned jewellery. These hand-felted bright and colourful pieces are perfect to brighten up every outfit. My favourite from the collection has to be the funky three ballhoops in an array of colours. Already featured at Grey College Fashion Show at Durham University, this up and coming brand is sure to get you plenty of compliments.
This rainbow inspired collection is perfect for anyone who loves pastel palettes. The aim of this collection is to make “luxury jewellery affordable”and Rosie certainly achieves this in her latest emerald cut collection. At the heart of her brand is her love for coloured jewellery and this is seen throughout her designs. My favourite piece has to be the new silver emerald cut hoops with turquoise stones. This colour is a glowing piece and looks amazing on everyone. This jewellery is also perfect for mix and matching different colours to create the ultimate rainbow outfit.
One of 2020’s most essential new accessories has to be a sustainable facemask. Scrap buying throwaway face masks and invest in a sustainable reusable mask. IGBONY is a Black owned small business based in London. Specialising in occasion wear, these masks bring “relaxed glam to the everyday”. Stay safe in style by choosing one of many colourful bold patterned prints to wear the next time you go out. By wearing one of these masks you will be sure to win the award for most stylish mask everytime.
Happy Hoop Co has to be my favourite brand for hoop earrings. They specialise in quality gold and silver hoop earrings. With a range of designs, these hoops remind me of Italian chic, with the stunning gold sand dollar hoops being my favourite. If you are looking for new hoops to start your collection or build it up, choose from The Happy Hoop Co range.
Bags are always a must-have accessory, but Lily and Bean take it to the next level with their personalised bags. Hand painted totes are their most popular product, with influencers such as Flavia Stuttgen regularly promoting their latest products. Canvas bags have increased in popularity since Dior released a canvas tote bag, but Lily and Bean have made their bags unique with their craftsmanship by hand painting initials on their bags. I think these bags are the perfect summer accessory as they are great for going to the beach and casual days out shopping but they can also provide evening wear with their latest personalised clutch range.
Dappled Shade has a variety of accessories but at the core of this brand is a passion to create sustainable products. Made using upcycled vintage and donated fabrics, there is a wide collection of accessories to choose from. My favourite is the electric bolt earrings made from recycled suede which are a stand out addition to any outfit. As well as this they also make small denim pouches which are a perfect and stylish protective case for face masks. But don’t forget you can also request custom orders if you want an even more unique accessory.