The Best Accessory Trends of Resort 2016

Our favorite statement-making accessories from resort ’16

Jan 21, 2016 | by Sarah Santiago, photography by John Ocampo of Studio 100, art direction and illustration by Jann Pascua, animation by Alexandra Lara


Palm-printed Petite Malle, Pool-printed Alma and Petite Malle


Resort ’16 is cleansing our fashion palates with an amuse bouche of delicious blooms, frilly add-ons and an explosion of colors, from the runways of Louis Vuitton to Fendi and Balenciaga. Dive into the delicious buffet the new season has to offer and take your pick from tropi-cool styles, the great white or go graphic.


Fashion may have gone back to its maximalist ways, but it has maintained its appetite for comfortable styles. Invest in the season’s new flat shoes that ensure ease of wear but doesn’t scrimp on style.



Art by Alexandra Lara

Nude ankle strap sandal by Furla, Nude shoe with red leather detail by Hugo Boss, Turquoise anke strap flat shoe with pom details by Jimmy Choo, Nude slide with white fringe detail by Loeffler Randall, White backless brogue by Michael Kors



Resort celebrates the flora and fauna of Mother Earth with a smattering of wild flowers, tropi-cool colors and exotic skins on bags and shoes. We are particularly fond of Gucci’s latest collection featuring gorgeous blooms, the birds and bees of paradise and other wild life.



Art by Alexandra Lara

Black floral embroidered brogue by Alexander McQueen, Two-toned sling back flat sandal by Bottega Veneta, Yellow and python strappy pointed pump by Casadei, Dionysus Arabesque shoulder bag by Gucci, Floral embellished bag by Oscar de la Renta, White tropical printed bag by Proenza Schouler



Fringe details are back and are here to stay. No longer limited to the free-spirited and hippie loving set, it looks to us that designers went on a fringe binge and added its flirty, playful appeal onto bags, shoes, clothes, everything.



Art by Alexandra Lara

White suede fringed mules by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Multi-colored fringed gladiator sandal by Brian Atwood, Two-toned fringed high heel sandal by Daniele Michetti, Nude mule with white fringe detail by Loeffler Randall, Aztec-inspired fringe earrings by Lizzie Fortunato



Pure minimalist accessories may have been the trend of yore. Resort ’16 however is the polar opposite of clean, crisp styles with runways rife with cool graphic prints and hyperbright color combinations.



Art by Alexandra Lara

White lace-up pump with brush stroke details by Bionda Castana, Printed neutral bag with oversized round buckle by Calvin Klein, Multi-colored graphic shoe by Daniele Michetti, Graphic multi-colored 2Jours bag by Fendi, Neutral graphic bag by Giambattista Valli



Anything white is a must-have because of its luxe and timeless appeal. But the new great white is not for squares as the transitory seasons welcomes embellishments, architectural details and a healthy dose of prints.



Art by Alexandra Lara

Perforated top handle with crystal embellishment by Alexander McQueen, White and PVC architectural low heel sandal by Balenciaga, White printed bucket bag with chain handle by Dior, White flat ankle boot with oversized buckle by Paco Rabanne, White perforated hobo by Proenza Schouler



Here’s a wild card trend to try: earrings so big or long, they graze your shoulders. Wear on both ears or just one side for a cool-girl appeal.



Art by Alexandra Lara

Black and red abstract earrings by Dior, Gold sculptural earrings by Eddie Borgo, Pearl and fringe earrings by Jason Wu, Crystal and floral earrings by Kate Spade, Aztec-inspired feathery earrings by Lizzie Fortunato

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