If you are fashionably-inclined, you probably would not be satisfied with just wearing fashionable clothes. Rather, this would also include fashion accessories to decorate and supplement your clothing. These fashion accessories may include jewelry, gloves, handbags, belts, scarves, watches, sunglasses, pins, stockings, bow tie, leg warmer, leggings, necktie, suspenders, and tights.
Accessorizing can enhance the outfit by adding color, style and class. Although there are also other reasons or purposes for using these accessories. Handbags, for instance, are also for carrying personal items such as wallet/coin purse, keys, tissues, cosmetics, hairbrush, mobile/cell phones and other personal items such as feminine hygiene products, etc. While hats are also worn to protect our face against harmful weather elements and gloves are for keeping the hands warm. Conversely, accessories are also worn and used as external visual symbols of religious or cultural affiliations. There are crucifixes, Jewish stars, Islamic headscarves, skullcaps and turbans are common examples of religious accessories. While designer label accessories can indicate the social status of the wearer.
Clothing design companies are mainly the ones producing a wide range of the accessories on the market. There are also individuals who create their personal brand as they design and make their own accessory labels.
The importance of accessories in the fashion industry begins as each year starts, where the yearly forecast on the fashion trends are always predicted. For this year, 2010, the Spring fashion is said to be a perfect opportunity for having fun in experimenting with accessories. The decorated and adorned look is bound to make its way in this season.
The trend for shoes will be in interesting styles with ankle straps, and other embellishment forms like thick chains, studs and beads. Platforms and decorated flip flops will be popular, as well as snakes and leopards animal prints.
Handbags with printed messages or a simple graphic designs will also be part of the trend that contain humor, meaningful message, or cute connotations. Animal prints and adornments such as tassels, chains, studs, beads and other dangles as a feature on handbags is also part of the forecast. The shapes and types of bags which will make their way this season are clutches, hobos and straw handbags with touches of leather and contrasting colors.
Ornate jewelry for the spring 2010 is sure to be used and highlighted. There will be necklaces of multiple layers and bows, dripping dangles and trinkets. Bib-styled necklaces will come in embroidered, beaded or sequined designs. Chandelier earrings will make a comeback and bracelets will be in all sorts of designs, for example -- thick chunky bangles, stacked skinny bangles, twisted leather straps and beaded creations. While watches will also be made with different layers of mixed fabrications like chain with leather, wrapping around the wrist.
Sunglasses that will be popular this spring 2010 season will have thick white acetate frames. Classical sunglasses are of aviator style frames. Leggings above the knee or just below the knee length in light colors and prints will be common. Fashion belts from animal prints and skins will make for natural and slightly raised waist.