7 Expensive-Looking Accessory Trends Fashion People Are Wearing This Summer

Whilst 2023 has seen the rise of quiet luxury with a definite move away from maximalism, there’s one specific outfit element that absolutely won’t be going anywhere despite the change in trends, and that’s accessories.

Like us, you might know that all too familiar feeling when you put on an outfit but it’s just not quite giving what you wanted it to give. The answer? It lies in the most simple of formulas. Whilst a chic linen dress or white button-down might form the foundation of a great look, it is the strategic use of accessories that sets an outfit apart and elevates it to new style heights. 

Be it a statement handbag, a cute brooch or a silk scarf, the key to that put-together look you've been dreaming about lies in the extra little details. And to help you decide what accessories are really worth adding to your collection this season, I've put together a curated list of the very best (and pretty affordable!) trends for summer 2023.

Scroll on for the expensive-looking accessory trends you'll be reaching for this summer season and beyond.

1. The Mini Bag


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Style Notes: No, we're not talking about the 2016 version of the mini bag. Remember the one that was too small to put your phone in? That's still firmly on pause. The 2023 take on the mini bag is large enough for your essential items, but small enough to add a discrete pop of colour to your outfit. 

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2. Statement Pendants


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Style Notes: These amazing statement pendents are all we need in our life. I'll be pairing mine with a simple button-down linen shirt, some long-length denim shorts and a cream blazer to add a bit of oomph to a simple look. 

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3. Candy-Coloured Frames


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Style Notes: You heard it here first, matching your sunnies to your handbag is the ultimate win. Bonus points if you can stay in the same tonal range for your jewellery too like Audrey. 

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4. Fun Hair Accessories


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Style Notes: Bad hair day? Opt for a cap. Want to elevate a basic look? Cap. Hiding from paps? Cap. You can't go wrong! But fashion people are also loving mega scrunchies and claw clips too. 

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5. A Silver Moment


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Style Notes: Silvery jewellery is back after being spotted on celebs like Kendall Jenner and Rosie HW. Pair your piece of choice with a super simple black dress and some thong sandals for a polished summer look.

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6. Raffia


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Style Notes: Accessorising a summer outfit with a raffia piece is a total win in my eyes. By mixing and matching textures, you can totally elevate an outfit and I've been styling my raffia pieces with creamy silk shirts & linen pieces for a chic warm-weather 'fit.

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7. Dark Lens Shades


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Style Notes: There's a reason that dark shaded sunnies never really go out of fashion. We absolutely love a monochrome look as it is and adding a pair of dark sunglasses just really helps to pull the whole outfit together. 

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