The Best Accessories of Spring/Summer 2014

by athoughtforfashion

Accessories perform double duties. Like a good friend, not only do they serve practical purposes, like holding our personal belongings and dealing with our baggage, but they also make us look and feel good. It’s been said so many times that it’s become an enormous cliché, but the right accessory really can transform an outfit. And what’s even better is that designers are finally offering more of the most unique and enticing accessories with each season, offering us the capability to express ourselves with greater accessorized capability. Here, we count down the 10 most lust worthy accessories of Spring/Summer 2014.

 10. Feathers that Tickle the Sole…


He may have recently been appointed as Creative Director to flamboyantly iconic (or ironic) Elsa Schiaparelli, but Marco Zanini left us with some of the most over the top shoes before leaving Rochas. This delicious pastel python mule makes no apologies for its chicness: decked out in the most delicate of marabou feathers, you definitely won’t be dusting the floors in this smashing pair. Rochas;

 9. Mellow Yellow gets an Update


Versace isn’t a house known to not love a good platform and this shoe is no exception. Taking it’s cues from what can only be described as a bubbly robot with a thing for bondage, this shoe has springtime sexiness written all over it. Versace;

 8. The Web of Lady Dior


Raf Simons is not only revamping Dior’s 21st century aesthetic values in his prêt-à-porter, but also working on reinventing some of the house classics. For Spring/Summer 2014 the iconic Lady Dior bag gets a cool makeover in a web-like multicolored python that is anything but subtle. Dior;

 7. Singing Canary


Miuccia Prada always gives an intellectual edge to everything she touches, and this bag is no exception. Riffing off the jewel-encrusted socks she sent down the runway, this bag features a turn lock mechanism on the top flap of the bag that is totally ladylike. Where does it get its edge? Canary gem encrusted shaped stones that offer a unique twist to this timeless bag. Prada:

 6. I’m Going to Need to Cuff you…


Know for her outlandish jewelry, Delfina Delettrez, heiress to the Fendi dynasty, delivers with this totally unique earring. Let’s break it down: the pearl is the actual earring, which goes into your pierced ear. The two smaller stones are ear cuffs that attach to the outer lobe of your ear. And the giant stone that hangs down? That’s what get’s you noticed… Delfina Delettrez;

 5. Made for a God…


As if made for the Greek god Hermes, these sandals will be sending all the right messages. Encrusted with the chicest of jewels and detailed with bronze and gold leather scrolling, consider yourself warned: these sandals may just give you wings. Dolce and Gabbana;

 4. Obsession Worthy


Named after Gabrielle Chanel’s lover, Arthur “Boy” Capel, this timeless and utterly chic bag is entirely lust-worthy, especially in this fruity citrus color for Spring/Summer 2014. Karl Lagerfeld took an artistic approach to this iconic bag, rendering it as a must have for any Coco diehard. Chanel;

 3. A Shoe Made for Dancing


Give us gold, rhinestones and patent leather in one shoe and we will always be an instant fan. This caged bootie is no exception. We expect a lot of girls wiggling the night away in this pair from Balmain. Balman;

 2. Here Kitty Kitties…


The Alexander McQueen knuckle clutch has been a staple amongst McQueen fans for a very long time, and this season it gets an instant update from quite a ferocious jaguar planted firmly atop it’s black and white striped python skin. This is one cat that may need a serious leash… Alexander McQueen;

 1. Sports Couture


Dior and Raf Simons; a match made in shoe heaven. Simons gets not one mention on our top 10 list, but 2. This shoe is all Simons in aesthetic values, but totally Dior in house codes: a collage of sporty and sweet, this shoe features an athletic nod to Dior’s obsession with flowers in the edgiest manner possible. Dior;