The Most Stylish Accessories of 2016

If you love to stay in fashion but have a tight budget to work to, nothing beats splashing out on a few key accessories. Forget buying a whole new wardrobe to mark the changing of the seasons – all you need to do to is update your everyday look with shoes, bags and jewellery that reflect the latest trends. But how to choose the hottest looks for 2016? Check out our guide to the most stylish accessories of 2016.

Mismatched earrings

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You know that drawer full of old, single earrings you’ve kept for years just in case the other one turns up? Now is their time to shine. One of the hottest trends on the catwalks this season was mismatched earrings – so get out your favourite pieces and wear them with pride. For bonus style points, use earrings that pick up different accents or elements in the rest of your outfit. For example, you could pair one fabric and one gold earring with a tasselled bag and a gold belt, or wear coloured earrings that match different parts of what you are wearing.

Bright colours
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Bright and beautiful will be a big trend this year, but going all out on some fluorescent orange trousers or pillar box red shirts might be too much for some people – which is why this is one fashion perfectly suited to accessories. You can add a colourful touch to any outfit with bags and shoes in bold primary colours, or add an even subtler touch with statement jewellery in your favourite bright shades. In the summer, colourful sunglasses are also a subtle yet stylish way to stay on-trend. You can find some of these chic accessories cheaper with a Debenhams voucher.


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Last seen as a bargain-basement accessory that graced the necks of all teenage girls in the late 90s, the choker is enjoying a big comeback. For a soft, daytime look you can choose fabric chokers made out of velvet or lace, in monochromatic shades. Or, if you want to add some glitz to an evening outfit, why not accessorise with a choker in silver or gold? For real drama and added bling, choose ones with precious stones or beads set into them to make a real statement this season. Shops like Debenhams have a great selection for you to choose from.

Body jewellery

No, we don’t mean that belly button piercing you had done when you were 18. This season’s hottest body jewellery is all about full-body chains and pendants inspired by Asian wedding jewellery. Perfect for special occasions, they go great with a simple little black dress – or worn over a swimsuit or bikini for a super-luxe look when you’re away on your holidays. For a great range of accessories including a selection of body jewellery, you can check out the low prices you can get using TK Maxx discount.

Leather belts

As a direct contrast to the feminine edge of the majority of 2016 accessory trends, leather belts are also very in fashion this year. Think thick, often embossed belts, used to cinch in the waist and create an hourglass silhouette. They look great used to smarten up a casual outfit for a day at the office or used to dress down an evening look. Studs and even rhinestones also graced the leather belts at this year’s catwalk shows, so it’s time to channel your inner cowgirl!

What accessories make your look?

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  1. Haha I love the idea of mismatched earrings. I probably have so many single earrings - never knew how trendy I was ;)

  2. I adore the mismatched earrings! I love the ue of contrasting turquoise stones, they really make your outfit pop.

  3. Great post! Love how accessories can make an outfit and the trend for mismatched earrings is one that sounds fun.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x

    1. Accessories can really make a difference, and it's can be a cost effective way of changing a look.

  4. I am loving the increase in body jewellery of late, especially over a plain black bikini or swimsuit

  5. I love having a bright colourful handbag! The one in the pic is gorgeous xx

  6. I love brightly coloured handbags, that red one is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing x

  7. I love brightly coloured handbags and often think I should use my summery bags in the winter to liven things up a bit x

  8. I have so many mismatched earrings - I keep thinking the other one is bound to show up somewhere! I love a bright bag too, I wear a lot of neutral clothing so it helps make the outfit more fun.

  9. Wow that handbag is gorgeous (as are the earrings). My jewellery collection needs a serious overhaul.

  10. I'm not a huge jewellery fan so it's always a bag for me that compliments my look x