Accessories are an affordable way to delve into the latest trends and just one new season item can update your usual look. Every street style star knows the importance of the little details, so to help you get a fashionable edge this summer we’ve hand picked the must-have accessories you need now.

The season’s seventies mood has seeped into every accessory on the catwalk, from shoes to jewellery, so prepare to channel Woodstock vibes and embrace The Summer of Love…

Top-10-accessoriesShop the edit- from 1-10RJR. John Rocha sandals, The Fringed Bag, The Retro Shades, Red Herring wooden heeled sandal, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson tassel and bead necklace, The Skinny Belt, The Platforms, Dune yellow suede tassel loafer, Warehouse felt wide brim hat, The Saddle Bag.

1. The Gladiator Sandal

New sandals herald the start of summer and this season you need a gladiator style on your shopping list. Look for nude or tan colours and pair with a white lace dress for a romantic holiday look.

2. The Fringed Bag

Fringing is the latest must-have so if you’re not embracing a fringed jacket or skirt, make sure you’ve got it on your arm in the form of a tasselled bag. A festival must-have.

3. The Retro Shades

Shade your face in style with oversized retro shaped sunglasses– opt for a brown ombre tint for a vintage kick and remember, the bigger the better.

4. The Clog

Originally designed for farmers, the folkloric nature of the clog has made them a hit with fashion’s renewed love of the hippie. Add blue jeans and a white silk shirt for a wearable look.

5. The Tassel Necklace

Layers of beads, tassels and gold make the ultimate new season adornment. Pile on different lengths of necklaces and wear with a denim or suede shirt- unbuttoned to showcase your jewels.

6. The Waist Belt

Erogenous zones come and go; this season the waist has all our attention. Belts are back in a big way so make sure your cinching and tightening with a decorative skinny style.

7. The Platforms

Raise your fashion game with a new season platform. Pick from strappy styles and peep-toe versions- add flares for day and swap it for a mini skirt at night.

8. The Modern Loafer

The loafer has had a modern update with a subtle seventies twist. Look for vintage brown, sunny yellow and snakeskin options with tassels or gold hardware finishes.

9. The Floppy Hat

Channel Faye Dunaway in a floppy wide brimmed hat– just add long tumbling waves to complete the chic look.

10. The Saddle Bag

If you want to invest in a trend without being too outlandish, make sure a tan saddle bag is on your wish list for a simple but fashionable wardrobe update.

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