They might seem like a minor part of the getting ready process, but as any fashion lover worth their salt will know, accessories are an essential component of a well-functioning wardrobe. They can take an outfit from fine to fabulous in a matter of seconds—whether it's a pair of heeled boots, a crossbody bag or a simple hair accessory.
For many, designers accessories are the calling card that reflects their currency in the industry. You know that when a certain bag is spotted on the arms of the people in the know at fashion week that it won't stay in stock for long. Accessories from a coveted brand can be catapulted into the spotlight at lightning speed, in no small part thanks to the magic of Instagram which sees new release proliferate on feeds the very day they drop.
For 2020, the designer accessory machine shows no sign of slowing down, and the big brands are offering up some real winners for the start of a new decade. From Khaite's zebra-print boots and Prada's chunky-sole boots to Bottega's croissant clutch and Simone Rocha's pearl-drop bag, scroll down to see the accessories that are set to spike in 2020.
Chanel 19 Bag
Style Notes: Seen on everyone from Lucy Williams to Aimee Song, the Chanel 19 bag is a classic in the making.
Khaite Zebra-Print Boots
Style Notes: After being worn by Katie Holmes, we knew the Khaite zebra-print boots would soon be trending. We love how Camille wears hers with low-key basics.
Simone Rocha Pearl Bag
Photo:Image courtesy of Simone Rocha
Style Notes: If you're hunting a statement bag, look no further than Simone Rocha's unusual pearl buy. It'll look the part for a black-tie event or for a chic cocktail getup.
Neous Tulip Sandals
Style Notes: Simple, minimalist and so chic, the Neous tulip sandals continue 2019's penchant for the '90s-style shoe. Expect to see these everywhere when spring hits.
Nanushka Anja bag
Photo:Image Courtesy of Nanushka
Style Notes: Nanushka is officially one of the fashion crowd's fave new brands. The brand's Anja bag has a distinctive croissant shape yet is unexpectedly practical with its roomy interior.
Prada Neoprene Boots
Style Notes: Yep that's right—chunky boots ain't going nowhere. Prada's thick-soled neoprene iterations will carry you right into summer. Just wear them with jeans now and long dresses when the mercury rises.
Prada Hair Clips
Style Notes: A hair accessory is surely the easiest way to buy into the designer accessory world. Of course, it's not cheap for a clip, but Emili Sindlev just makes them look so damn cool.
Bottega Croissant Bag
Style Notes: Another day, another croissant bag, but this time from brand-of-the-moment Bottega. Loved by the likes of Rosie HW and Pernille Teisbaek, this style may just take over from the clutch.
Jimmy Choo Brelan Boots
Style Notes: In stark contrast to the many minimalist accessories spiking this year, Jimmy Choo's snakeskin Brelans make a refreshing change with their maximalist appeal. Just don't expect to walk very far with those killer heels.
The Row Zip-Up Ankle Boots
Style Notes: The moment we saw The Row's zip-up boots on Rosie, we knew it was love. With their chunky sole and simple silhouette, these are the sort of cult buy that you'll actually want to wear every single day.