Summer’s hottest accessories
From reflective sunglasses to easy-to-slip-on mules, here are the pieces to covet right now
Summer’s here and it’s time for a wardrobe revamp – out with the old, in with the new. Ditch your stilettos for grandma birks and replace block heels with good ol’ mules. While practical backpacks trump slouchy totes, sunglasses retain their 'summer essential' status. Here’s a dose of the season's most scorching accessories.
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Backpacks: Backpacks aren’t just for school anymore, they’ve found their way on to the ramp. From Chanel’s graffiti print version to Tory Burch’s polka dotted one, this trend takes us happily back to our childhood.
SAVE: Leather backpack, Rs 4,145, Accessorize
SPLURGE: Leather backpack, Rs 18,000, Kenneth Cole
Studded PVC backpack, price on request, Furla
Canvas and faux leather backpack, Rs 4,145, Accessorize
Leather backpack, price on request, Christian Louboutin
Leather tote-cum-backpack, Rs 75,450, 3.1 Philip Lim at Net-a-porter.com
Mirrored acetate sunglasses, Rs 1,690, Zara
Mirrored acetate cat-eye sunglasses, Rs 63,230, Linda Farrow at Net-a-porter.com
Mirrored denim and acrylic sunglasses, Rs 10,990, Diesel
Faux leather mules, Rs 5,990, Zara
Whether you’re planning on spending summer sprawled on a beach, or running errands in the city, beat the heat in loud-and-proud reflective sunnies. Choose from cool blue or steely grey, or push the envelope with all-over gold.
Tip: If you want to tone down the mirror effect, choose ombre versions.
Fashion is having a major ’90s redux and mules dominate the moodboard. From Alexander Wang’s chunky style to the sleek version at Sportmax, these slip-on beauties are back for good.
Tip: Wear with midi dresses or skirts for added elegance.
Slides and Floaters
Comfort is the new cool. Floaters and slides have made a comeback. Time to let your stilettos die a loveless death, just this once.
Tip: Pick your slides in metallic or neoprene to give them an on-trend update.
Leather birkenstocks, Rs 99,985, Céline
Foam floaters, Rs 28,700, Fendi
Silk and leather backpack, Rs 1,21,000, Hermès
Mirrored acetate sunglasses, Rs 36,720, Cutler and Gross
Mirrored aviators, Rs 10,480, Michael Kors
Leather mules, Rs 16,000, Diesel
Buckle leather mules, Rs 58,065, Rochas
Suede wedged mules, price on request, Tommy Hilfiger
Neoprene pool slides, Rs 2,550, Asos.com
Leather mules with deconstructed heel, Rs 46,700, Fendi
Tasselled leather floaters, price on request, Marni
Leather birkenstocks, Rs 5,607, Dune