Summer Hats to Make You Swoon

Music festivals and horse races aside, the sunny season of summer is where hats thrive as the accessory to have on deck.   read more

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All That Glistens Is Rose Gold

Making its first global appearance in jewelry, rose gold swept the fashion industry as the chicest accessory color combo to hit the runway. In an attempt to give the trend even more staying power, designers branched out from jewelry and into bigger accessory and fashion items, with rose gold details on shoes, handbags and even clothing. Now anything goes -- from iPhone cases to Nike Fuel bands to curling irons. And thanks to Sienna Miller, it's even the "It" hair color for summer.   read more

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Fringe Fest: Tassels Take Over Coachella

The only thing more fun about a trend making a comeback is when it is reinvented in a way that's so fresh, anyone can pull it off. Take fringe, for instance. The tasseled trim usually reserved for Western flair, Gatsby-esque flappers, and free-spirited hippies is reemerging with a chicer -- and, dare we say, almost classic -- aesthetic. Labels like Valentino and Celine gave the look staying power with the launch of their spring/summer collections, which featured patent leather wallets and boho bags with ornate fringe detailing. As predicted, the trickle-down tassel effect is flooding the music festival scene this year. "It" girls like Poppy Delevigne and Fergie showed off their version of fringe at Coachella -- making it the coolest revival since the cat-eye.   read more

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These Boots Were Made for Puddle Jumping

Spring has sprung and we're oh so ready to toss our heavy winter boots in favor of open toe wedges. However, when the weather calls for gray skies and rain dripping down window panes, the last thing we want to do is throw on a pair of pricey leather sandals.   read more

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Waisted Elegance: Add Polish With Statement Belts

With all of the flowy silhouettes of whimsical maxi dresses and billowy palazzo pants trending this season, it makes sense that statement belts are also on the hit-list this spring. Skip the jewelry; these bold, bigger-is-better accessories are the way to bring your outfit to the next level. From basic neutrals to colorful pastels and metallic accents, these oversized belts add punch and polish to your look while giving extra definition to the waist.   read more

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Everything Is Illuminated: Must-Get Iridescent Accessories

We hope you have your sunglasses handy because it's about to get bright this spring. We're not talking about the punchy florals that crop up this time every year. Rather, glowy iridescent fabrics turned every spring/summer runway into a shiny metallic and rainbow laser show. And now, fashion bloggers and A-listers are ablaze with their own take on Fashion Week's holographic trend.   read more

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Try This Trend: Floral Hair Accessories

After a winter that could make even the shiniest optimists falter, spring has finally arrived. And with it, comes a new crop of warmer-weather trends that spurn all things stark or frosty. Our favorite spring accessory trend: floral hair accessories. The styles on our radar -- intricate floral headbands, teeny tiny daisy adhesives, hyacinth clips and soft rose barrettes -- are flirty and feminine, of course, but understated and sophisticated for a look you can pull off every day.   read more

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The Cure for Poshitis: Micro Bags

Express massages, tiny stud earrings, small dress sizes, mini bar bottles of vodka -- these are just a few of the teeny tiny things we love. And we're adding one more to the list: pint-sized purses.   read more

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Try This Trend: Your Initials --> Here

Wearing anything embroidered with your initials may seem like toddler onesie territory, but monogrammed accessories are hot right now. Designers like Ralph Lauren and Burberry are in on it, and the fashion savvy are snapping up personalized pieces of all sorts -- from purses and ponchos to necklaces and statement rings. Instead of brandishing a designer label, think of it as flaunting your very own logo. Online clothing stores like KItson and jewelry websites like Etsy and Nordstrom are offering customers the option to sew or stamp initials on just about anything right now. If the trend seems a bit too preppy, follow Kourtney Kardashian's lead and wear your kiddo's initials on a necklace.   read more

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Do This Fashion Don't

Navy blue and black. Gold with silver. Denim on denim. These age-old fashion rules may have made you cringe back in the day (and still might), but let's face it: there are no rules in fashion that can't be broken. Case in point: socks with heels.   read more

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No, Seriously. Sneakers Are Back

It should come as no surprise in the middle of this never-ending winter of snow days (plus marathon walking-around events like New York Fashion Week) that some of our favorite trendsetters are trading in mile-high heels for sensible (but always chic) sneaks. The kicks of choice? Along with Nike, Converse and Adidas trainers, labels typically associated with high fashion (think Chanel, Dior) are getting in on the game. And they've taken the simple sneaker up a few notches with metallic gold patent leather, gems -- even low heels. It's safe to say you won't see those couture styles running up and down a court, but we're happy for any excuse to leave the stilettos in the closet.   read more

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NYFW Accessory Alert

The latest bracelet trend brings a whole new meaning to arm candy   read more

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The Throwback Pack

It seems like just yesterday we were excited to stuff our brand new zip-up backpacks with pencil boxes, notebooks and binders. Somewhere along the way, we grew up. We ditched sneakers for heels, colored pencils for lip crayons and, naturally, those trusty backpacks graduated into oversized totes, ornate clutches and coveted designer bags. But as anyone on vigilant trend watch knows, even the most mundane or unfashionable items can have a major fashion moment. (See: sweatshirts). To wit, your middle school backpack is officially "in." With a few updates, of course.   read more

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Beanies: Not Just for Weekends

On the heels of the Polar Vortex that's sweeping the right half of the country, beanies -- the accessory you probably never thought twice about -- have been upgraded to high fashion status. Instead of wide-brimmed fedoras or Parisian berets, street style fashionistas and A-listers are braving negative temperatures with the dark horse of hats. And while It girls have been wearing them so freaking fabulously, as if they're not just made out of a ball of yarn, some of us Left Coast residents are feeling a bit cold weather envy -- praying for even just a degree below 70 to join the beanie festivities.   read more

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Pre-Olympic Fever? This Is How We're Going For the Gold

Gilded details are a staple in jewelry (rings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants), but the trend has gone head to toe with hair baubles, footwear, clutches -- even dresses. It was only a matter of time after Christian Dior's trendy gilded eyebrows had its moment. Fashion Week designers pioneered the idea, but celebrities and street style icons proved even without a pocket full of gold, you can flaunt gilded details with style.   read more

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Google This: Techy Accessories as Chic as They Are Geek

We've come a long way since color-coordinated pagers and personalized flip phones with quirky antenna trinkets. We've entered a new, stylish, realm of high-tech, and not to downplay ornate iPhone cases and designer Kindle Fire stands, but the latest trend in accessories beats all of your previous geek-chic embellishments.   read more

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Remember Choker Necklaces? They're Back

When it comes to trends, there's nothing like a tasteful comeback. The latest accessory cropping up on the Spring 2014 runways is a reimagined '90s throwback -- the choker. Happily, it's come a long way since the velvet ribbons and stretchy tattoo-like designs that were en vogue during the days of "Beverly Hills, 90210" (the original one).   read more

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Watch Out: Telling Time Just Got a Huge Upgrade

We're taking the latest trend straight from the boys   read more

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The Headband Trend You'll Either Love or Hate

Consider this the little trend that could: Backwards headbands. We know what you're thinking; us, too.   read more

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Nix Your Sequin Dress For This Sparkly Upgrade

We know it's cliché to admit this, but shiny, sparkly things make us giddy (and that's an understatement). Which is probably the reason why we're so smitten with the latest crystal accessories being used by couture designers and adorning everyone from style bloggers to, well, all of Hollywood.   read more

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