New Ways To Wear This Year's Hottest Accessories

It’s clear that the latest fashions have been all about innovation and personalizing your style with unique touches. These current trends are breaking all the rules and the hottest looks fresh off the runway are sporting traditional accessories in unconventional ways. We’ve rounded up our favorite new ways to wear this year’s hottest accessories for 2016.

Chokers and Layering Necklaces

Chokers have been all the rage this year but now there’s an added twist that elevates them from simple accessories to marvelous statement pieces. Layering your chokers with different length necklaces also made with different materials is this year’s hottest jewelry trend. These necklaces go nicely with various necklines from high mock turtle necks to plunging V-necks. Mix and match your own sets or head to stores like Francesca’s, Brighton’s and White House|Black Market to try on some carefully crafted pairings.

Pictured: Cassie Suede Wrap Choker

Pictured: Leather Layered Necklace Gift Set

Baubles for your Bags

Fabulous handbags, totes and cross-body bags are great on their own, but why not dress them up? The hottest new trend this year is to accessorize your accessories by adding some charms to your handbags! Attachable tassels, puffs, key chains and pins are a great way to add some flair to any bag. This is a great way to make your favorite bag an original design by personalizing it just the way you like. Check out the selection at stores like Brighton, Charming Charlie’s and DSW.

Pictured: Tassel Charger Keychain

Mismatched and Cuffed Earrings

If you’ve always loved the look of multiple piercings on ears, you can sport the style without the commitment (and pain). The coolest and edgiest accessory trend this year is cuffed earrings that add extra bling to your lobes. Best of all is that the hottest look is to mix and match separate earrings to create a unique look for any outfit. Mix one stud with one long earring, a crawler, or mismatch two different studs, the options are endless! These can be worn with a dressed-down outfit like a band t-shirt and boyfriend jeans or they can be worn with an elegant dress for understated glamour with a little rock’n’roll flavor. Check out Bebe or Icing for creative styles to mix and match.

Pictured: Crystal Earrings and Chain with Dangling Leaves Ear Cuff

Pictured: Celestial Mismatched Stud Set

Fanny Packs

Fanny packs have long been considered a fashion statement of the 80s and 90s but they’ve certainly made a comeback. Not only are the updated fanny pack styles elegant, but they’re practical as well. Fasten these fanny packs around your waist facing forwards or backwards, or sling them across one shoulder as you would a handbag. Check out Icing or Charming Charlie's to choose the right look for you.

Pictured: Vans Lindon Black Fanny Pack

Trendy Scarves

Scarves of all lengths and shapes are all over the runways for this summer’s top fashions. Wrap one around your hair, tie one into your braided pony tail, tie one onto your handbag, wear one tied around your neck or even your wrist, you really can’t go wrong! They’re an elegant and understated addition to any outfit and the way in which you wear your scarf is totally up to you. Check out the scarves at Banana Republic and LOFT.

Pictured: Windowpane Scarf

Pictured: Valley Floral Scarf