5 Accessory Trends for Those Who Don't Mind a Little Controversy


(Image credit: @nitsanraiter, Pictured: Miu Miu sweater)

When it comes to trends, I would definitely describe myself as a risk-taker. I like to try new looks and have a "throw things at the wall and see what sticks” mentality when trying out new trends. You never know what you’re going to try and end up loving. But you also never know what you’re going to try and might not be the right fit. I’ve been eyeing a few controversial accessory trends that I have been seeing all over Instagram, TikTok, and on fashion people and five stood out to me that I would be down to try myself.

As someone who isn’t afraid to try something new, I’m excited about all of these, but as I said, they are controversial. Some of us love them, and some of us don’t. Whether you love them or hate them, I see the five controversial accessory trends that I’ll be wearing out in the next few weeks. Keep scrolling to see which ones made the cut.

A Touch of a Rosette


(Image credit: @anna__laplaca )

Whether you’re going for a rosette choker like Anna did above or it’s adding a pin to your favorite dress or corset, this floral accessory trend is a yes from me. It feels very Carrie from Sex and the City, and I’m always going for that vibe.

Teddy bucket hat


(Image credit: @chasemarieee)

I love a good hat, and something about a fuzzy fleece or teddy bucket hat just feels so cozy and perfect for winter. I’m into it.

Leg warmers


(Image credit: @nitsanraiter)

Now, this is one I wasn’t expecting to make a comeback. I’m not sure if I can pull off wearing them with stilettos as Nitsan has done above, but I can definitely see myself wearing them with Uggs.

Ultra mini bags


(Image credit: @clairemost)

So what if I can only fit a lipgloss in my mini bag? Sometimes you have to just do it for the look.

Statement Heart Pendants


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This trend is definitely a throwback. I’m normally a layered-jewelry type of person, but these pendants look great on their own. You can also thrift them or find them at flea markets.

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.