No wardrobe, no matter how chic, is complete without accessories. These finishing touches add that je ne sais quoi to an outfit; simply put, bags and shoes hold transformative power, and no one will convince me otherwise.
As an accessories aficionado myself, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for new trends to adopt in 2024. While black boots and a simple crossbody bag serve me day-to-day, I can’t resist giving in to some of the bolder designs that surface each season. Most recently, it was a pair of sage-green Adidas sambas and a COS quilted handbag that had me breaking free of my minimalist habits and handing over my debit card. With the new year just around the corner—and a long list of fresh trends in tow—I have a feeling I’ll find space for a few more accessories in the coming months.
To get ahead of my spending and give myself time to evaluate which accessories will actually work in my wardrobe (no impulse buys here), I’ve created a list of eight styles I predict will be big in 2024. If you’re also addicted to outfit add-ons, take a look at the trends below. From waist-cinching belts to elevated flats, I have a feeling you’ll be just as tempted as I am.
Style Notes: Cosiness has taken on new forms for 2024. Love them or hate them, shearling bags (and other textured finishes) are about to be slung over the arms of all the coolest fashion insiders.
When Gucci embraces a trend, you know it’s a good one.
All our editors swear by Elleme bags.
Style Notes: A clear message emerged from September’s fashion weeks—the wider the belt, the better. But waist-cinchers big and small are getting a look in this season, particularly teamed with blazers to create an hourglass shape.
You could also use this to pull in an A-line dress.
Arket’s leather goods are such high quality.
Style Notes: The obsession with red will officially continue into the new year, expressed through vivid handbags, socks and ballet flats.
The unique quilted finish of this bag is exquisite.
These might just be the sweetest ballet flats I’ve seen.
Style Notes: Set your gold-toned jewels aside and make way for silver earrings, necklaces and rings. If you’re not ready to convert, why not mix metals to ease yourself in? It’s no longer considered a fashion faux pas.
The earrings every fashion person covets.
This thick chain will make all your outfits feel edgier.
Style Notes: A new dynamic duo has entered the chat: mini skirts and thigh-high boots. Add a blazer in the mix for bonus fashion points, and you’ve got yourself a very 2024 ensemble.
Chocolate brown suede always feels luxe.
The cleated sole makes these even better.
Style Notes: We’re all leading busy lives, which explains why supersized totes are widely favoured over micro purses this season—what’s better than a bag with room to fit all your essentials? A bag with room to fit all your essentials and more. Your new Mary Poppins carry-all awaits.
Naturally, Bottega Veneta has nailed this trend.
This immediately went on my wish list.
Style Notes: Brighter days will roll around before you know it, so now is good a time to think about sunglasses (especially if you’re planning on catching some winter sun). Catwalks and fashion month street style tell us that tinted shades will be the dominant trend this year.
A subtle tint that nods to the trend in an understated way.
Style Notes: Flat shoes were everywhere in 2023, and this year will be no different. More specifically, though, pointed-toe iterations are preparing to take the spotlight.
These will look so good peeking out from the bottom of tailored trousers.
Metallics are also sticking around for 2024, so these tick two boxes.