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Trend Finder: Day Clutches

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Nothing adds sleek elegance to a day ensemble than a clutch and with functionality to boot. Wallet? Check. Makeup bag? Check. iPhone or Kindle? Check. Larger than an evening clutch, day clutches have plenty of room for whatever the day might bring. Where to Find Day Clutches (Sponsored):   KerryAnn Laser-Cut Italian …

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Trend Finder: Woven & Crochet

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Woven and crochet accessories weave a tale of beauty, culture and heritage on a variety of accessories this spring. From earthy neutrals to bold colors, woven and crochet styling appeals to both boho and ethnic styling.  Where to find Woven & Crochet (Sponsored): Bluma Project Woven drawstring backpack made in …

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Trend Finder: Florals

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Florals are blooming in very unexpected ways this season, from literal 3D versions to more abstract, graphic interpretations. Stems and leaves also factor in prominently, adding another element. Look for bold designs as well as touches of Asian and tropical influence. Where to Find Florals (Sponsored): BRANDIMPORT Petite Haze Grass …

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Trend Finder: Resin

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Resin is a hot material of the season, giving bold shape, color and personality to any piece of jewelry. From translucent resin to opaque, resin is truly plastic fantastic.  Where to Find Resin (Sponsored):   Zenzii Linked In Resin Necklace Style Number: N1113 SRP: $45 770-685-1170 770-685-1798 www.zenziiwholesale.com Tonya Hawkes …

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Trend Finder: Velvet

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Velvet is no longer just for evening. This lush, luxurious fabric has hit the surface (think Velvet Underground no more!)  with its tactile shimmer. From apparel to handbags to shoes and jewelry, velvet has emerged as a star fabric. Where to Find Velvet (Sponsored):     Zenzii Statement Collar Necklace …

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Trend Finder: Fur

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

The fur is flying down the runways and landing on accessories this season, both in traditional cozy coldweather pieces as well as for-style-only ones like fur-accented jewelry. Fur is no longer about staying warm, but rather about being “cool.” Where to Find Fur (Sponsored):   Tania Spinelli Bootie Style Number: …

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Trend Finder: Embroidery & Applique

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Embroidery and applique lend an old-world feel to apparel and accessories this season. It’s one part gypsy, one part Czarina and one part wherever your grandmother hails from! Look for embroidery and applique in deep-yet-bold colors on leather, velvet and other rich materials.   Where to Find Embroidery (Sponsored):   …

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Trend Finder: Metal Fringe

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Metal fringe is helping gals all over just shake it off (to quote Taylor Swift). Swingy and fun, metal fringe is hotter than ever on everything from apparel accents to jewelry and other accessories. Where to Find Metal Fringe (Sponsored):   ZENZii Tassel At Hand Necklace Style Number: N1072 GRN …

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Trend Finder: Quilting

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Quilting lets designers play with texture, pattern and scale for a sleek, sophisticated look. While traditional diamond quilts are always a favorite, designers have gotten creative with other repeating patterns and shapes across all classifications of accessories. Where to Find Quilting (Sponsored):   DKNY Black Quilted Barrow Sneaker Style Number: …

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Trend Finder: Metallic Leather

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Metallic leather pops on the runway this season as designers look to electrify traditional skins. Metallic leathers make any accessory a statement piece with high-shine, textured or distressed surface finishes. Where to Find Metallic Leather (Sponsored):   Kelly Wynne Metallic geo print cross-body Style Name: Mingle Mingle Mini SRP: $320 …

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10 Minutes With…Elaine Turner

In What's New, People by Lauren Parker

They say things are big in Texas, and to that end, designer/retailer Elaine Turner has a big personality, a big (and growing) accessories brand, 8-store retail business, robust e-tail business, strong philanthropy following and list of awards. Turner was most recently crowned the winner of the 2014 “Stars of Design” …

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Trend Finder: Velvet

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Velvet makes its way onto the runway this season as designers look to add pops of touchable texture to accessories. This smooth fabric is seen on items from jewelry to shoes to handbags giving accessories a richer hue. Look for burnout or solids with contrasting embellishments for added interest. Where …

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Trend Finder: Dark Florals

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Dark florals are adding a mysterious, rich twist to a perennial springtime motif. From bold blooms on a black background to darkened petals themselves, this trend can be seen on anything from scarves and handbags to jewelry with added texture or embellishments for interest. Where to Find Dark Florals (Sponsored): …

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Trend Finder: Fringe

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Fringe has been revived once again as it makes its way into accessories this season. With its unique texture, leather, metal, or fabric, fringe can be subtle or bold on bags, jewelry and even shoes. Look for items that draw inspiration from the vintage style to make fringe the new …

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Trend Finder: Kitsch

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Kitsch apparel and accessories are appearing on the runway this season as designers draw inspiration from cartoon-like images. Kitsch patterns are a fun and trendy way to add a prominent pop of color, spark a conversation and stand out! Where to Find Kitsch (Sponsored): Belgo Lux Fashion Accessories Kitsch Lips …