Accessories are key for SS16. From the fashion runways to high street mannequins, accessories are getting a broad focus this year and the spring / summer fashion season is prime time to make the most of upcoming trends. Here are 4 of SS16’s must-have accessories for swim, or beach that your customers will absolutely love!

 

Oversized Sunnies

Sunglasses over sized

Go big or go home! has been the main motto on runways for 2016 so we’re making way for oversized sunglasses once again. This time, there’s a retro twist though. Classic 50s movie star all-black* frames are still hot, but save some space in your eyewear repertoire for some 60s inspired shapes, hippie inspired colours and even some futuristic elements for the more daring.

 

Round Beach Towels

Round towels

If you’ve missed this trend, where have you been? Round towels have completely changed the face of the ordinary beach towel and these are the number one beach / swim accessory for 2016. This trend has been propelled by Instagram feeds of the bohemian ilk and is also a coveted piece for sports, fitness and yoga fans.

 

Large Sunhats

Summer hats

It’s not sunglasses that are going supersize. Summer hats for the beach are bigger and better than ever. As seen at the Première Classe trade show in Paris, glamorous oversized fedoras and wide brimmed hats will be on every girl’s holiday wish list. And some key colours to look out for include summer brights, natural and nude designs, as well as the elegant application of blue and white – which goes hand in hand with the blue/white tie dye trend as seen on beach dresses this year.

 

Crochet Bags

Crochet bags

Crochet is just everywhere and it’s so versatile – it goes with just about everything. It’s a classic look and it’s an all year round winner. For SS16, runways have been bursting with crochet – from the classic cream to a whole array of colour.  In swimwear and bikinis to tops and bags. Our selection of crochet bags are the perfect on-trend accessory and, a great holiday up-sell.