I’ve spoken so many times about why accessories are important to your style.

In fact, not wearing accessories is one of the most common style mistakes that women over 40 can make.

It’s a mistake I’ve definitely made myself in the past. But, I’ve learned how much more vibrant, interesting and youthful an outfit can look with the addition of accessories.

But, how do you decide which ones to wear?

The best accessories trends for spring 2019

While I’m not suggesting that you slavishly follow trends, the designer runways should definitely give you some inspiration.

Here is a round-up of all the most stylish accessories trends for Spring 2019 from the Spring summer 2019 catwalks, along with some designer-inspired purse-friendly alternatives that you buy in stores right now.

Layered necklaces

Layering your necklaces can definitely add extra interest to your outfit and designers played with this idea.

Here are more ideas on how to layer your necklaces.

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chloe, chanel, oscar de la renta, oscar de la renta

Tassels

Tassel earrings and necklaces have been a big trend for the past couple of years.

If you have already invested in tassel jewelry, then definitely keep it to the front of your jewelry box for 2019.

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chloe, oscar de la renta, prabal gurung, dolce gabbana

Cuff bracelets

Why not make a statement with your bracelets this year? A statement bracelet can add that extra dimension to your look.

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chloe, chanel, chanel, balmain

Retro bags

Proof, if ever it was needed, that if you buy a great handbag, it really can be an investment! Many designers decided to dig into their own archives for inspiration for Spring / Summer 2910.

Handbags had a decidedly retro feel.

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marc jacobs, celine, burberry, louis vuitton

Natural bags

Last summer, the round straw bag definitely had a moment.

This spring and summer, natural fabrics are still very much in vogue.

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giorgio armani, loewe, oscar de la renta, altuzarra

Pretty flowers

It’s definitely no surprise that florals are on trend for spring and summer. This time around, they have more of a vintage feel.

Pretty flowers | fashion over 40 | style | fashion | 40plusstyle.com

prabal gurung, dolce gabbana, oscar de la renta, versace

Sea-themed jewelry and bags

If you don’t fancy flowers, then how about shells? I saw shoes adorned with shells on the runways of Altuzarra and Michael Kors, and shells also made their way onto jewelry.

Thom Browne’s collection was one of the craziest on the runways. Models were wearing snorkel masks, hats in the shape of giant pineapples and carrying bags in the shape of dolphins.

But his more subdued moments really worked. The anchor-print handbags were my favorite part of the collection.

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altuzarra, altuzarra, stella mccartney, thom browne


Headbands

Headbands can be a tricky trend to wear, as they’re often seen as something little girls wear to school.

But, just as Christian Dior’s footwear was inspired by ballet, so too was his headwear.

Plus, they can hide a bad-hair day.

Headbands | fashion over 40 | style | fashion | 40plusstyle.com

prada, christian dior, miu-miu, tom ford

Feathers

Feathers on shoes were a big spring 2019 trend, so it’s no surprise that feathers also made their way onto jewelry and other accessories.

I’m not 100% sure if Marni’s take on the trend was inspired by feathers or leaves, but I did love the contemporary feel of the jewelry.

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loewe, oscar de la renta, oscar de la renta, marni


Lots of rings

I love a good statement ring these days and there were many to choose from on the spring  2019 runways.

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oscar de la renta, marc jacobs, dries van noten, dries van noten

Medallions

If you have a bohemian kind of style, then the medallions on display on many of the catwalks this season could perfectly complement the pieces in your closet.

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dolce & gabbana, dolce & gabbana, oscar de la renta, oscar de la renta

Giant sunglasses

They may not suit everyone, but sunglasses for 2019 were more sunshade than sunglasses.

Giant sunglasses | fashion over 40 | style | fashion | 40plusstyle.com

loewe, miu miu, gucci, givenchy


Cats eye sunglasses

My preference was definitely for the cats eye sunglasses

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oscar de la renta, versace, marni, prada


Something completely different! Everyday objects as jewelry

I’m a fan of unusual jewelry, but I think I draw the line at wearing forks in my ears. It may however be fun to play with other daily objects.

coach, coach, off white, versace

Which trends take your fancy? What accessories trends for 2019 will you incorporate in your style?


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