12 Bold Accessory Trends You'll Be Wearing Come Spring

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Gone are the days of barely-there jewelry and simple slip-on shoes. This past Fashion Month, we saw tons of wearable trends that nodded at every variety of personal style. But, there was one thing that the shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris had in common: a more-is-more approach to accessorizing. And if this season's heels, bags, sunglasses, and more are any indication, it's safe to say that the end of fashion's obsession with minimalism is, in fact, very near. Truth be told, we're pretty damn excited about it; piling on lots of pieces is just more fun.

From seriously oversized dangling earrings to crazy-cool statement handbag straps, these 12 bold accessory trends (fresh off the runway) are about to take your wardrobe to the next level. These finishing touches may feel a little foreign to your straightforward style, but that's the point. Take a deep breath, embrace their "wow" factor, and let them take you way out of your comfort zone. Your spring wardrobe is ready for the boost.
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Bags Carrying Bags
Baby bags are no longer new, and they're no longer being carried on their own. Instead, runway models donned the perfect pocketbook duo: a micro-handbag alongside a larger one, either attached like a keychain or simply carried in the same hand. How to wear this look? Keep your Chapstick and MetroCard in the little one, and your iPad and commuter shoes in the other. Consider the recurring dilemma of deciding which bag to wear solved.

Barbara Bui
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Céline
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Dolce & Gabbana
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Chunky, Chain-Link Details
Since more is more, why not pile on the chains, too? Chunky, badass links covered the accessories at many fashion month mainstays, from Alexander Wang to Louis Vuitton. Sure, your bag may be a little heavier, but we say it's worth it.

Alexander Wang
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Louis Vuitton
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Calvin Klein
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Fishnets
Yes, fishnets are making a comeback, and in many different forms. Start small by going with a fishnet sock, or go all the way with full-on netted tights. If you're feeling really daring, wear them over your shoes, as the runways suggest.

Maison Martin Margiela
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Sacai
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Creatures of the Wind
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Fringed Shoes
We've seen long and short fringe on everything from blouses to bags, but the trend has finally trickled its way down to our feet. On heels and flats alike, the detailing will sway as you walk — just don't go too long, or risk tripping.

Numero 21
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Christian Siriano
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Banana Republic
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Neo Sunglasses
A pair of statement shades no longer means the retro bug-eye or oversized cat-eye we've grown accustom to. Rather, sunglasses are getting weird, and in a really good way. Think smaller, and way more Matrix-like frames than you're used to. They may be a bit out-of-the-box, but the cool-factor is definitely doubled.

Akris
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Acne
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Isa Arfen
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Revamped Peep-Toes
Your pedicure game better be on lock, because your toes are going to be center stage once the warmer months roll back around. Peep-toes of the chunky-heeled or platform variety are about to be everywhere, especially since they can so easily be dressed up or down.

Chanel
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BCBG Max Azria
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Creatures of the Wind
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Statement Bag Handles
The body of a bag doesn't have to be the only part that's interesting. Instead, have some fun with the straps by going for a bold, embellished variation. It's yet another trend you can easily attempt to DIY (since it's all about customization). Plus, we're pretty sure these picture-worthy creations are going to dominate street style snaps come February.

Fendi
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Miu Miu
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Christopher Kane
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The Versatile Black Ribbon
Quite possibly the most easily DIY-able accessory trend, ever — all you need to do to mimic the runways is take a quick trip to the craft store. Tied around your blouses or even just your neck, a black ribbon is an easy way to make an outfit more interesting. For even more ideas on how to wear it, click here.

Osman Yousefzada
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Proenza Schouler
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Nina Ricci
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Lobe-Stretching Earrings
Is there such a thing as lobe-strengthening workouts? Because we're going to need those by the time this trend catches on. Earrings are getting bigger (and heavier) than ever, so it's time to kiss your itty-bitty studs goodbye and instead say hello to some seriously statement-making baubles.

Antonio Marras
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Alberta Ferretti
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Prada
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Outfit-Matching Bags
It seems like things are about to get very matchy-matchy come spring and summer, so start looking now for bags that mimic your outfits exactly. Whatever fabric your look is made of — be it tweed, plaid, or a monochromatic silk — your bag should follow suit. Basically, the matchier, the better.

Stella McCartney
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Diane Von Furstenberg
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Lacoste
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Body Chains
Your earlobes and bags aren't the only things getting the metal treatment. So is your torso. Body chains are getting a high-fashion upgrade, ranging from thin and dainty to thick and heavy. Regardless of their size, they'll help any outfit pack a real punch.

Calvin Klein
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MSGM
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Alexander McQueen
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Tied Skinny Belts
Forget buckling your belt. Tying it instead may not necessarily be practical, but it definitely makes a cool corporate-gone-creative statement — and is a great way to bring in the waist on flowy dresses or structured suiting. Plus, we love a trend you can wear to the office without an HR run-in.

Topshop
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Jil Sander
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Paul Smith
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