The great thing about accessories is that without a whole lot of effort, you can completely transform an entire look. Decadent pearl earrings make jeans and a t-shirt feel instantly...elegant? And what's the fun in a simple LBD if you're not styling it with a strappy pair of sandals or a bright handbag? As transformative as they can be, it takes attention and work to work out what the next big accessories trend or emerging brand might be. Luckily, TZR's editors are constantly seeking out the coolest new bags, shoes, and jewelry to hit the market.
This summer, the rising accessory styles generally skew more maximalist. Bold pearls, bright colors and prints, and lots of texture are all at the forefront of the styling space. Gone are the days when a simple chain necklace was enough — now, it's all about layering your favorite pieces in new and unexpected ways. But, even for those with a more pared-back style, these brands will seamlessly flow with your current closet. Look for sleek, patent fabrications for bags, or perhaps a simple, strappy sandal for a more minimalist approach to modern accessorizing. Read on for eight emerging accessories brands on the radar of TZR's editorial team and shop them for yourself. Trust us, your summer look will be set with any of the brands below.
Lauren Caruso, Site Director
I really love Timeless Pearly! The super-cool jewelry brand is Paris-based and offers a mix of vintage designs and newer silhouettes that you can't find anywhere else. Its signature is these awesome pearl-letter necklaces.
Aemilia Madden, Senior Fashion Editor
"Reike Nen is a brand that's been on my radar for a year or so now, but I'm especially excited by the exciting, new summer silhouettes the brand has launched. In particular, a pointed toe, strappy sandal is currently sitting in my shopping cart."
Mecca James-Williams, Contributing Senior Style Editor
"Petit Kouraj is a beautiful brand that makes woven bags with fringe all constructed in Haiti. We shot the bright blue bag for our latest editorial, and I fell madly in love with the color, and uniqueness of the brand!
Angela Melero, Senior West Coast Editor
"I was recently introduced to Taylor + Thomas, and while the collection is small, I'm completely sold on the craftsmanship and styles. This taupe flat is my current fave as it's a cool upgrade to the classic mule and literally goes with everything in my wardrobe.
Nicky Deam, Contributing Style Director
"I'm really excited about new California-based jewelry brand, Corita. I've been wearing delicate, minimal jewelry pieces for as long as I can remember, mainly because my ears are so sensitive so chunky styles get annoying, but I'm finally converting to statement styles now that I've found a line that makes really light, interesting pieces. Tassels feature heavily in the designs and I love the refreshing color palette."
Khalea Underwood, Beauty Editor
"I splurged on this snakeskin bucket bag by TL-180 this winter with a bit of caution... I wasn't sure if it'd work with most of my wardrobe. But the funky print and roomy silhouette punches up every outfit I've worn it with, like Adidas trackpants and little black dresses. The quality is out of this world, and I'm excited to try more products from the range."
Aidan Macaluso, Senior Social Media Editor
"I recently discovered Brinker & Eliza on Moda Operandi while searching for shell jewelry, and I absolutely love all of their pieces. The designs are unique, quirky, and timeless all at the same time."
Anna Buckman, Shopping News Editor
"I'm currently obsessed with Elleme's beautiful purses. I discovered the brand through Instagram a few weeks ago and can't stop thinking about it. Its bags are especially good for spring and summer. They're made with fun silhouettes and come in pretty, bright colors."