A&E Guide To Accessories For a Stylish Summer

Lindsay Judge   |   23-07-2018

Weekend bags, stylish sliders and baseball caps are leading the way as the must-have accessories for summer 2018.




Whether you’re travelling for work or simply going to the gym; complete your outfit with on-point accessories.


Accessories can often make an outfit and on the spring/summer 18 runways, shoes, bags and belts and jewellery were a key part of the collections. In an age when style is becoming a lot less formal and more laid-back the types of accessories presented for men are changing.


Shoes are much more sporty and slip-on sandals are taking the lead over smart lace ups. At Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin sneakers were key to the collections. Looks that ordinarily would have been paired with smarter shoes, are given a softer feel with sportier styles to relax the looks. Or, in the case of Prada, smart shoes are made with sportier materials and laser cut with holes and a sole that mirrors that of the brand’s sneakers.


When it comes to bags, practicality reigns over style with bags becoming larger to adapt to the busy man who may be away for the weekend or heading to the gym on his way home from work. Of course smaller bags featured in the collections too but only with functionality in mind. Belt bags and across body bags provide a practical solution and are great to wear when travelling.


Although they are losing their popularity, when they did appear, ties were long and wide, inspired by the eighties and paired with oversized or loose fitting suits. On the subject of suits, they were styled with sneakers and sling back loafers, giving them a relaxed appeal.


Hats came in the form of baseball caps at Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi, while at Louis Vuitton nineties leather trilby’s are having a comeback. Belts played a big role, with jackets and tops being belted at the waist.


On trousers and shorts, belts were doubled up and layered to add a style factor to their function at Prada. While at Alexander McQueen they were tied high around the waist to create a structured silhouette. At Paul Smith, belts were created in co-ordinating fabrics creating a seamless look.


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