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Trending Spring 2023 Accessories

By Sandra Roussy April 17, 2023 Beauty

Do you follow trends? Do you like to watch videos or photos of the seasonal fashion weeks? International Fashion Weeks are major events in the fashion industry that occur twice a year, showcasing the latest collections of designers from around the world. There are four main international fashion weeks held in the world’s fashion capitals: New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

Here are some types of accessories that we will see more of this year:

  1. Blue Raffia Clutch – Raffia hats, bags, belts, and footwear are on trend this season.
  2. Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet – Large, slouchy bags in an assortment of colors are also a trend for Spring 2023.
  3. TORY BURCH Sunglasses at Macy’s – Geometric-shaped sunglasses were seen on the runways and on celebrities.
  4. BORN Beca Comfort Ballet Flats at Macy’s – Flats are back and that means comfort.
  5. Navy Seed Bead Drop Earrings at Chico’s – Big, bold, statement jewelry was seen on practically all the runways.

During fashion week, designers present their latest collections through runway shows, presentations, and other events. Fashion editors, buyers, celebrities, and other industry insiders attend the shows to see the latest trends and styles.

In addition to these main fashion weeks, there are also other fashion weeks held in cities around the world, such as Tokyo, São Paulo, and Sydney. These events offer designers from different regions the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience.

Fashion weeks are a crucial part of the fashion industry, providing designers with a platform to showcase their work and set the trends for the upcoming season. They also offer a glimpse into the ever-evolving world of fashion and serve as a source of inspiration for fashion enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.

What Accessories Are Trending for Spring 2023

Accessories like handbags, hats, shoes, and jewelry are an integral part of fashion shows, and when similar styles, colors, and themes are witnessed on numerous runways, retailers are quick to pick up the trend.

Here are a few of the accessories’ trends that were seen during the international fashion weeks and that are now available in stores.

Raffia Accessories

Raffia is a natural fiber derived from the leaves of the raffia palm tree. It is a lightweight and durable material that has been used in traditional crafts for centuries.

Raffia accessories come in a wide variety of styles and designs, including hats, bags, footwear, earrings, belts, and necklaces. Raffia accessories are known for their earthy and rustic appearance, which adds a natural and organic touch to any outfit. They are also an eco-friendly option, as raffia is a sustainable and renewable resource.

Raffia hats and bags are versatile and can be worn with both casual and formal outfits. Raffia footwear and jewelry are also great for adding a touch of texture and bohemian style to any look.

Blue Raffia Clutch at Chico’s
Neutral Stretch Raffia Belt at Chico’s
Embroidered Raffia Mules at Chico’s
ETTIKA Raffia Drop Hoops at Macy’s

Big Soft Bags

There were a lot of oversized, soft, and slouchy-shaped handbags on the Spring runways. These bags are designed to be both practical and fashionable, offering plenty of space to carry all your daily essentials while also making a statement with their unique look.

Oversized soft handbags typically feature a top handle or shoulder strap that allows you to carry the bag comfortably. They may also include additional features such as exterior pockets, zippered compartments, or decorative elements like tassels or hardware.

They can be dressed up or down, making them an adaptable accessory that can be worn with everything from casual jeans and a t-shirt to a formal dress.

INC INTERNATIONAL CONCEPTS Paiige Extra-Large Straw Tote, Created for Macy's
Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet at Nordstrom
Nisolo Sustainable Women's Simone Convertible Shopper at Target’s
Kate Spade New York Knott Pebbled Leather Large Shoulder Bag at Bloomingdale’s

Geometric Sunglasses

Geometric sunglasses are the trending style of sunglasses that feature non-traditional shapes and designs. They were seen on the runways of major fashion shows and on the faces of many A-listers.

Unlike classic sunglasses with round, oval, or rectangular frames, geometric sunglasses have unique shapes such as hexagons, triangles, octagons, and other geometric shapes.

Geometric sunglasses are a fashionable and trendy accessory that can add a unique touch to any outfit. With their bold shapes and designs, they can help you stand out from the crowd and make a statement.

CELINE Triomphe Geometric Sunglasses at Bloomingdale’s
Women's Angular Cateye Sunglasses - Wild Fable™ at Target’s
TORY BURCH Sunglasses at Macy’s
Ray-Ban at Sunglass Hut

Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are inspired by the soft, slipper-like shoes worn by ballet dancers and were first popularized in the 1950s and 1960s as a chic alternative to high heels. They quickly became a staple of the fashion world and were very visible on the Spring 2023 runways.

They can be dressed up or down, making them a great choice for a wide range of occasions. They can be worn with jeans and a t-shirt for a casual look, or with a dress for a more formal outfit.

Ballet flats are designed to be comfortable and easy to wear, while still being stylish and versatile. Whether you’re running errands or attending a formal event, ballet flats offer comfort, versatility, and style.

BORN Beca Comfort Ballet Flats at Macy’s
TORY BURCH Eleanor Ballet Flat at Nordstrom
Sam Edelman Wanda Flat Shoe at Zappos

Large Statement Jewelry

Large jewelry is designed to stand out and make a bold statement. Most of the designers presented large and colorful jewelry for Spring 2023.

Statement jewelry can be used to dress up or add interest to an outfit. Large necklaces, for example, can be paired with simple dresses or tops to create a chic and stylish look. Bold earrings can be used to add a pop of color or texture to a more neutral outfit.

When it comes to wearing statement jewelry, it’s important to balance the size and design of the pieces with the rest of your outfit. Large statement pieces can be paired with simple and understated clothing to avoid overwhelming the outfit.

Navy Seed Bead Drop Earrings at Chico’s
Gold Tone Bib Necklace at Chico’s
LELE SADOUGHI Gumball Statement Earrings at Nordstrom

Trends are exactly that, trends. No one is telling anyone what to wear when reviewing seasonal trends. Some women like to incorporate different levels of fashion trends into their wardrobes. Above all, we have to wear outfits that we feel comfortable and confident in.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

What 2023 accessory trend is your favorite? Would you actually wear it? Which of these trends have you seen before? Have you worn them previously?

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Wow! Your collection is so beautiful. Every piece look so pretty. Thanks for nice post.

Shaggy Maggie

Super fun to view your picks!!
I am inspired to add some spark this spring.

The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website:

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