What Are the Next Cool Shoes, Bags and Belts?

If there's anyone we trust with the direction of our accessory purchases, it's the girls from &Finally. Anna Rosa Vitiello and Florrie Thomas are the fashion editors and friends who share a mutual enthusiasm for the little extras that make an outfit sing, so when it came to dissecting what's going to be big news for 2018 (yes, we start early), we knew they would have answers. Accessories are always the first of all trends to be adopted by the street style set, so Anna Rosa kindly stepped up to the bar, providing the tip-offs ahead of time.

It was the season in which accessories outshone all else: Sparkles got sparklier, the '90s cemented their retro reign and plastic became more than fantastic. Almost every designer—from Miuccia Prada to Alexander Wang (who stamped his accessories with the phrase "Wangover")—embraced the transformative power of statement add-ons, shunning commercially pleasing classics in favour of colour, unexpected silhouettes and unusual textures. Introducing the season of the statement.

Keep reading to see the 10 accessory trends that will be everywhere in no time.

French Fancy

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Dior’s beret has been one of the biggest hits of the past few seasons, so it’s only natural that Maria Grazia Chiuri would go and update a winning item. The French classic is now even more ready for ingenues everywhere, thanks to a demure swish of netting.

Cowboy Boots

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Stompy, high-shine patent boots played an important part in Calvin Klein's spring collection—making the prettiest of dresses seem far cooler. In addition, Natacha Ramsay-Levi's debut collection for Chloé was the perfect presentation of the brand's new kind of femininity, where—most notably—she'll wear her looks with comfortable Western-inspired boots.

Weave It

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So 3.1 Phillip Lim kindly confirmed the one thing we really needed to know: Straw bags aren't going anywhere. So did Michael Kors, Rosie Assoulin and more…

Check It Out

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Our love of all things retro has made way for some unexpected comebacks: Following a considerable hiatus, Burberry's iconic check print made a comeback this season in the form of caps and oversized bags.

Imitators Allowed

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What's fashion if we can't have a little fun from time to time? As at Dolce & Gabbana last season, Alessandro Michele had a poke at fakes, opting to misspell Gucci on clutch bags. GUCCY it is.

Let It Rain

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Is there anything that Demna Gvasalia can't turn to gold? This season, it was raincoats. No, not for you—for your Balenciaga handbag. They are precious, after all.

Head in the Game

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It was party time over at Alexander Wang, who had Bella Hadid sporting a "party animal" headband and coined the "Wangover" as worn by Kendall Jenner. We're all for having a little fun, too.

See Through It

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If there's one thing Chanel does well (amongst many, of course) it's turning everyday objects into desirable pieces. Case in point: plastic, and you can bet that come next season, these boots will have a waiting list longer than the days of the year.

Sneaking Around

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Trainers were everywhere for spring, but it was Nicolas Ghesquière's quietly brilliant version at Louis Vuitton that stole the show. Seemingly unbranded and functional, they came in endless colourways that made us want to get up and running.

Draw It Out

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Where Miuccia Prada goes, the industry follows. So when Mrs. Prada puts comics and cartoon sketches on her handbags, we get reading.

Next up, the autumn/winter 2017 fashion trends to live by.