A Definitive List of 2017's Biggest Accessory Trends

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You'll need little convincing that these 10 accessory trends have staying power. Just take a stroll down the sidewalk of any city or scroll through some street style — we bet you'll spot the items below over and over again. Some are old styles with modern updates (we now refer to the fanny pack as the waist bag, for example, and it comes in a sleek leather finish), whereas others are brand new (bracelet bags double as jewelry!).

It's safe to say these outfit add-ons aren't come-and-go fads; they're here to stay and all worth the investment. Scroll to read up on every accoutrement, then decide whether you want to splurge or shop the trend at a more affordable price point.


Grandpa Glasses

Whether they're prescription or just fake opticals, shop for a vintage aviator silhouette that's oversize and provides your outfit with retro, yet sophisticated "nerdy" vibes.


Bag Straps

From Fendi's Strap You collection of add-ons to Rebecca Minkoff's guitar straps, these interchangeable straps allow you to give your bag that much more personality.


Embellished Shoes

Sneakers, loafers, mules, and heels all get jazzed up with appliqués, metallic beads, pearls, and sequins. The trend isn't seasonal — these details will be big year round.


Waist Bags

We won't refer to them as fanny packs, because these leather pouches that sit at the hip are a bit more elevated. Shop for one in a classic color or monogram that goes with everything from sweats to a romantic chiffon maxi dress. The bonus is you can go hands free.


Personalized Baseball Caps

Instead of a monogrammed necklace or embroidered denim jacket, say it on your cap. Vetements' line of sporty hats is popular with the fashion crowd, but there are so many options when it comes to personalized graphics.


Basket Bags

Whether made of bamboo, like Cult Gaia's half-moon must have, or wicker, like Salvatore Ferragamo and Stella McCartney's offerings, the idea of a "basket" as a bag is hitting home. There's no temperature requirement here — wear them from Winter through Summer and pack your essentials in as if you were headed to a picnic.



It started off with a fishnets-under-jeans craze, but girls who weren't on board with the trend can easily opt for fishnet ankle socks or thigh-highs. Any silhouette will help you achieve the '80s-inspired look.


Statement Earrings

The statement earring is back and frankly bigger than ever before. From Rebecca de Ravenel's Les Bonbons beads to large-and-in-charge hoops and even spindly, artful pieces you can wear in one ear, these styles ensure your jewelry's the outfit focal point.


Bracelet Bags

Ah, the delicateness of a bracelet bag. While the Chloé Nile is definitely a cult favorite, plenty of brands are equipping their mini bucket bags and dainty purses with oversize hardware that might as well double as a bangle. No further accessorizing required.


Corset Belts

The new corset isn't as restricting as it sounds. These belts cinch your waist over everything, but most simply a plain white tee, providing your look with dimension and a subtly sexy touch.