11 Affordable Accessory Trends That Will Make Your Outfits Infinitely Chicer


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One of the wonderful things about a great accessory is that it can take your outfit from zero to one hundred in a matter of seconds. That's why we're firm believers that they should always be considered a high priority when putting together any ensemble.

So what accessory trends do we have to look forward to this warm-weather season that will make our outfits infinitely chicer? Below we've rounded up some of our favorites that are trending for the spring/summer season and will no doubt elevate your staples in an instant.

From statement platforms spotted all over the runways to sporty sunglasses seen far and wide on Instagram to mid-calf socks stylishly worn with heels by the fashion set—there's sure to be a fun, chic, understated, or statement accessory to suit every sartorial taste. And while we're all for investing in a solid accessory, today's picks will not cost a fortune. In fact, you can take on this season's biggest accessory trends all for under $90.

Sporty Sunglasses


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There are plenty of geometric shades trending this season, but sportier silhouettes have particularly won our hearts. They instantly add a cool and modern touch to our outfits.

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Chain Belts


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Chain belts are back in business thanks in part to their prominence on the S/S 22 runways. Chanel even lead the charge by styling the retro chains over everything from swimsuits to miniskirts. If you're looking to amp up a basic outfit, this is the perfect option.

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Baseball Caps


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Baseball hats continue to be a favorite among the fashion crowd, adding a casual and cool touch to every outfit. This season we're particularly seeing colorful variations add a pop to neutral ensembles.

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We get that platforms may not be to everyone's sartorial taste, but right now, they're the buzziest footwear choice among the fashion set—and unquestionably make your legs look amazing with everything from dresses to jeans.

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Rainbow Jewelry


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From colorful gemstones to vibrant resin rings, bright and bold jewelry is having a major moment right now. Give your staple jeans and tee outfit an eye-catching pop of color with one of our picks below.

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Curved Handbags


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From baguette bags to moon bags to shoulder bags, sleek curved lines are a detail the fashion crowd just can't get enough of.

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Modern Pearls


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Pearls always add a luxe touch to any outfit. This season sees modern and fresh takes on the precious gemstone such as oversize sculptural variations, layered strands, and pearls mixed with other metals and beads.

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Mid-Calf Socks


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If you thought socks and sandals were a fashion faux pas, think again. Thanks to the Miu Miu runway, fashion girls have been taking on the trend in full force styling their mid-calf length socks with sleek strappy heels—and the final look is seriously chic.

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Chunky Chains


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Heavy interlocking links were spotted everywhere from Hermes to Valentino to Givenchy. If you haven't already got in on the luxe trend, now's the time to get your hands on a chain necklace or bracelet to style with everything from swimsuits to skirt sets.

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Silk Scarves


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The styling opportunities are endless when it comes to a square silk scarf, and this season, we're seeing the chic accessory worn vintage style: tied around the neck and hair à la Audrey Hepburn.

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Oversize Studs


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Oversize studs have the intrinsic ability to make any outfit look triple the price. They ooze an "old money" aesthetic and we've been spotting them on fashion girls all over the 'gram. 

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.