Lookbook: “Bold New Look” Accessories 2012
Need to refresh your chic fast for the new year? Try one of 2012’s standout accessory trends! Sometimes a haute new handbag, statement necklace or edgy bootie is all it takes to completely change up your typical look.
1. PRINTS GONE WILD >> Purr, hiss! From tempting tiger to playful leopard to luxe python, animal patterns in neutral tones untame outfit after outfit. The most up-to-date take: cat or snake motifs paired with bright red.
2. TOUGH LOVE >> Hey, studs…and chains and plaques and hammered gold. Show this year who’s boss by mixing hardware elements with your sexiest and most feminine pieces. A rocker bootie kicks up bodycons, jeans and even flirty full skirts.
3. QUILTY AS CHARGED >> Boxy with a chain strap, in an unconventional shape or even blinged out with scads of sequins, the quilted bag has made a comeback in a big way. It’s a versatile 2012 must-have, especially if your current go-to tote’s looking a little worse for wear.