Guessing what clothing trends are going to catch on is one thing, but predicting what accessories designers will send down the runway is a totally different ball game. Each season, we wait at the edge of our seats to see how the our favorite brands will one-up the bags, shoes, and jewelry we loved from the season before — i.e.: Would J.W. Anderson be able top its fashion-favorite Pierce bag? Could Marc Jacobs' platforms could possibly get any higher? Are corset belts really the unexpected trend that's blowing up?
For spring/summer 2017, labels went above and beyond, to the point where we think the accessories this season were more outrageous than they've been in a very long time. The "little details" were weird and out-there, sure, but they were also just fun enough to make us want to actually put them to the test. The trends ahead all have that certain don't-give-a-fuck vibe that takes some serious confidence to wear — but we're more than up to the challenge. Click on to see the pieces that got the crowds whispering, iPhone cameras snapping, and our style-focused minds wondering which we'll be trying out first.