Crocodile skins and bead embroidered bevy’s adorn our accessories this summer. Michael Kors called it Afriluxe; an adventure spanning the globe in earthy shades, artisanal jewels, and safari savage extras. Bold wooden structures are punctuated with exotic coloured beads and chunky magnet entrancing metalwork in all things accessory this season.
Bottega Veneta, Missoni, Burberry and Proenza Schouler clutched this seasons gems of the handbag-world. It’s all about small hand held bags crammed with punchy embellishments, woven leathers and animal prints in the world of afriluxe accessories.
1.Carpet Clutch Bag, £102, Rachana Reddy at Boticca.com 2. Dakota Tribal Stone Clutch Bag, £60, Aftershock London 3. Snake and Tribal Pattern Clutch, £135, Karen Millen
The tribal necklace is also key this Season; a bit like the love child of a bib necklace and a futuristic metal collar this accessory is perfect for grounding summer’s more floaty, floral frocks or adding an earthy hook to a streamlined silhouette. With the fusion of geometric shapes and metal works paired with sleek, up-do’s these eye-catching items seamlessly mix an organic, totemic energy with a certain level sophistication.
1. Rock ‘N Rose Aphra Textured Collar Necklace in Gold, £16, Motel 2. Bib Necklace, £42.50, Spring Street Design Group at Nordstrom 3. Dusk Fanfare Necklace, £355, Eastern Mystic at Boticca.com
Designers in the shoe world from Jimmy Choo and Tory Burch to Tucker and Christian Louboutin are integrating ethnic prints, leathers, organic metals, and straw into their collections to create a high-drama yet playful tribal look.
1.Vegan Turn it up Tribal Heel Shoes, £64.35, Chinese Laundry 2.Pammy ‘M’ Pump, £68, Steve Madden at Nordstrom 3. Distressed Womens Wedge Sandals, £49.99, Danielfootwear.com
Chunky bangles are popular this season so try a single metal cuff or thick-set straw bracelet or stack up bright beads, spikes and clunky wooden bangles to your forearm.
1. Set of 5 bronze and Swarovski bangles, £257, IOSELLIANI at Luisaviaroma.com 2. Horn Cuff Bracelet, £36, Le Ju at Boticca.com 3. Raffia Bangle, £14, Jane Norman