The Cult Accessory Trends We're Seeing Everywhere This Summer

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Whatever the time of year and whatever your taste or stage of life, a well-chosen accessory is always a good investment. Aside from the odd weather-based constriction (although, socks and sandals are looking undeniably appealing right now), this is a fashion category that should work all-year round and, ideally, last long enough to see you through multiple seasonal rotations or even have heirloom potential.

While we will always be champions of loving what is already in your wardrobe, if you have a big birthday coming up or are simply looking for an iconic accessory to add to your capsule, let us point you in the direction of, which is packed full of cult pieces that are so worth the investment. To give you a more succinct overview and, in turn, help you make a more informed choice, we've identified four key themes that sum up this season's offering.

If that heirloom piece is what you're looking for, we would recommend the retro trend, which definitely has clout in the current fashion climate but, thanks to its timeless prints and throwback silhouettes, is sure to stand the test of time. However, if your craving leans more towards statement-making colour and texture, there is also a plethora of green-hued pieces that are sure to put a smile on your face or perhaps a cheeky raffia buy for year-round summer holiday vibes. Ready? Scroll down to see and shop the high-end accessories we're adding to our dream wish list this year. Happy scrolling.

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Raffia Redux

Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Shell Leather-Trim Raffia Basket Bag (£475)

Bottega Veneta Stretch Intrecciato Raffia Slides (£750)

Prada Logo-Embroidered Faux-Raffia Bucket Hat (£450)

Arizona Love Trekky Woven-Raffia and Recycled-Nylon Sandals (£125)

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Raffia Shoulder Bag (£1400)

Green Is the New Black

Jil Sander Mini Drawstring Suede Cross-Body Bag (£520)

Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Rectangle Oval Acetate Sunglasses (£290)

Lastframe Medium Ichimatsu-Check Ribbed-Knit Tote Bag (£225)

Shrimps Mina Beaded-Drop Hoop Earrings (£95)

Christopher Kane Moulded-Sole Patent-Leather Sandals (£345)

The Retro Obsession

Gucci 1955 Horsebit GG Supreme Shoulder Bag (£1670)

Dior Diorsignature Oversized Square Acetate Sunglasses (£520)

Givenchy 4G Logo-Print Silk-Twill Scarf (£115)

Versace Logo-Engraved Greca Earrings (£430)

Gucci Elektra Leather Fisherman Sandals (£695)

Going Gingham

Miu Miu Gingham-Woven Canvas Shoulder Bag (£450)

Castañer Cosmos 80 Gingham Canvas & Jute Espadrilles (£130)

Shrimps Teo Faux-Pearl Strap Gingham Bucket Hat (£150)

Gucci Logo-Print Checked Scarf (£350)

Castañer Gustava Gingham Canvas & Jute Flats (£100)

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