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The Quirky, Conversation-Starting Accessories Of The Season

It’s not just the sheer number of styles being produced and sold, giving millennial customers what they want most: options. Designers’ imaginations have gone into overdrive, resulting in never-before-seen – at times offbeat – accessories that cut through and stand out amid today’s sensorial overload. Some are clever; some less so but still fascinating. All are necessary for making it in the social media-influenced fashion jungle. To start off: the items across the next six pages that’ll make you go, “Is that a…?”

Children's novelty trinket or some truly girlie jewellery?
(Top row, from left) Leather bag charm, $220, Coach. Metal brooch with crystals, $349 for a set of three, Swarovski. Metal knuckleduster with crystals, Dior. (Middle row, from left) First and second item: Metal brooches with crystals, $349 for a set of three, Swarovski. Plex earrings, Prada. Metal necklace with enamel, $770, Dior. (Bottom row, from left) Plex earrings, Prada. Metal ring with glass, $520, Dior. All flowers, stylist’s own. New poker kit or some ace sunnies?
(From left) Nappa leather and PU clutch, $830, Moschino. Acetate sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana. Metal necklace with crystals, $599, Swarovski. Fuzzy floor mat or Muppet-looking tote?
Suede babouche slippers with crystals, and leather and rubber slides with crystals, Roger Vivier. Wool and leather tote, $1,230, Anya Hindmarch. Garden-inspired stuffed toy or too-cute mini bag/charm?
(Far left) Natural Bunny shearling and leather cross-body bag, $2,530, and (far right) Salmon Mini calfskin cross-body bag, $2,310, Loewe. (Second from left) Lambskin and bamboo bucket bag, Miu Miu. Acetate and felt sunglasses, Prada. (On plate) Bubble fur key ring, $390, Golosa calfskin coin cases, $185 each, and matching cross-body bag, $355, Furla. Prices unavailable unless stated.   This story first appeared in Female’s April 2018 issue. Like this? Check out the colourful print dresses we are loving now, the best ugly sneakers from F/W’18 and how to wear them and the key bag trend this season.