6 Accessories That Will Instantly Update Your Look

Micro trends offer a kind of cheat sheet for the new season. An of-the-moment earring, a key handbag style or a fresh hair accessory can elevate a simple uniform of jeans and a T-shirt to a completely current, well put-together ensemble. Here are eight items that will update your look instantly.

A scarf can liven up the simplest of outfits. This tribal-inspired print is perfect for summer, adding colour and texture to the plainest of tops. Plus, there’s something terribly chic about a woman who wears a scarf well.

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Graphic print scarf, €49.95 at Massimo Dutti

Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to the stars of New York Fashion Week have been spotted sporting pom-poms in one guise or another. I love this pom-pom leather bracelet from Finery London. It offers colour, texture and a touch of whimsy too.

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Pom-pom leather bracelet, €24.72 at

Chokers came neck and neck with drop earrings as the must-have accessory of the season. This version from Zara offers two necklaces in one – a pink leather choker and a pretty pendant.

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Gem and leather choker, €17.95 at Zara

Designers were fit to be tied this season as bows, knots and lace-up detailing adorned belts, bags and shoes. Keep it simple with this contemporary tie-up leather belt from Cos.

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Tie-up leather belt, €19 at Cos

Embellished heels will show you’ve got your feet very firmly in this season. I like the contrast of a sturdy heel with sparkles and sequins, so these River Island sandals are perfect.

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Gold glitter block heel sandals, €65 at River Island

The street style set had plenty of fun with their accessories this season, sporting graphic prints, irreverent logos and quirky illustrations on T-shirts, handbags and jackets. Test out the trend with this cute logo handbag from Les Petits Joueurs.

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Micro Janice Hey bag, Les Petites Joueurs, €485 at Brown Thomas

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