Like with each new season, there is a new crop of hot accessory trends that are showing their power to elevate outfits and make strong statements for the upcoming year. The following is Betty Loves guide to 2020’s hottest accessory trends.

Statement Timepieces

One of the most classic accessories of all is the statement watch that offers wardrobes a timeless and luxurious elegance.

More traditional watch faces have returned this season, with big circular styles being spotted on the wrists of Emili Sindlev and Georgia Fowler. Longines, a Swiss heritage watchmaker, is a brand favourite of the early adopters of this trend. It offers timepieces balancing traditional watch design with contemporary, thoughtful details. Outlined with a total of 36 diamonds, the Longines Conquest Classic watch offers a masculine-cool aesthetic combined with a feminine poise that is quite chic when worn with party dresses and crisp white shirting.

It can be viewed as not just a watch, but stunning jewellery that can be worn with everything. The Conquest Classic pays tribute to the brand’s values of performance, elegance, and tradition, and is a forever-piece for wardrobes everywhere.

Pouch Bags

At the couture fashion week in July, the pouch bag was among the most surprising accessory. And the trend is proving that it is here to stay.

These hyper-functional carryalls have been spotted at the September fashion week under the arm of nearly every street style star (Annabel Rosendahl and Linda Tol are both fans). Some of the favourite iterations include the leather cloud clutch by Bottega Veneta and the puffy quilted pouch by MM6 Maison Margiela.

These oversized designs are an elegant alternative to the mini bag trend that designers like Jacquemus made iconic when needing to carry more than simply your iPhone. Style tip: for practically infinite style mileage sop for neutral-toned bags.

Headbands

The padded headband was another style fixture found in the September fashion month.

A year after Prada debuts it preppy, plush headpiece, the headband has been transformed from a school-girl staple into a wardrobe heroine, and become a favourite outfit-finisher for the likes of Veronika Heilbrunner, Patricia Manfield, and Leonie Hanne.

This ladylike accessory – whether it is worn as a colourful embellishment or in velvet or satin – will be 2020’s adult version of the earlier hair clip trend. while minimalist will love Prada’s appealing simple silk designs available in ensemble-enhancing, bright colours, those who want a more statement-making option to chunky necklaces or pendant errands will love the gilded faux-pearl headbands by Jennifer Behr.

Pearl Jewellery

The stuffy connotations of pearls have been shed and they currently are a favourite with some of the most discerning young fashion designers. Faux-pearls provide ensembles with refined beauty and are a standout feature in many of the current season’s most coveted accessories.

Opt for asymmetrical, modern pearl necklaces by such brands as Brinker & Eliza and Alighieri, or pendant earrings from the next-gen accessory brand Valere, to provide you with a romantic whimsy while playing down the prim and proper look.

Cowboy Boots

This footwear trend has returned but with a twist. What is the update for this season? Look for styles that feature arty florals, sculptural heels, and two-tone patterns (see the zebra-printed take of Aimee Song at New York Fashion Week).

Long longer just for winter, western footwear can be paired with all of your summer and spring wardrobe staples, from warm-weather denim to maxi dresses.

They can be considered as a stylish alternative to the chunky sneaker. They are not only durable but comfortable as well.