The predominant theme of spring accessories was bondage, which peeked through in the details. Naughty elements appeared at several shows: chains, spikes, lacing, and ties that bind. Heels were tougher, especially at Vera Wang and Rodarte (watch for spikes), and the va-va-voom factor was upped at Narciso Rodriguez, Derek Lam, and Phillip Lim. On the other end of the spectrum, Calvin Klein showed easy-to-wear platform wedges, and Marc Jacobs, shockingly, had flats. Bags were colorful, beaded, chained, roped, and tasseled. Check out all these accessories and more.
Be sure to get pedicures with these. The peep-toe broadens to cutouts at Alexander Wang. Zippers and laces sass up the basic ankle boot.
The nineties platform wedge returns at Calvin Klein.
Derek Lam's roped-up take on the gladiator with cork heels is an easy way to stomp into the season. The bucket bag is the new carryall, and chains are the new straps.
Chains and straps are key for spring. DKNY's bracelet means no more layering up. The strappiest of sandals zips up the back (for easy end-of-the-night removal), and a dove-gray bag is toughened up with metal.
Jason Wu's neon-soled shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti add just the right amount of color to your wardrobe.
Jen Kao's accessories stole the show. The jewelry by Eddie Borgo was riveting. A chain-mail covering on a strappy sandal announces your arrival.
Always changing things up, Marc Jacobs showed a variety of styles this season. His embellished bags dripped with tassels and beads, while his flat shoes barely covered the foot.
Three words for Narciso Rodriguez's shoes: sex on heels.
Retro high-heel sneaks are back. Phi showed white, black, and brown versions of the chic commuter shoe.
Phillip Lim walked a spiked, two-tone heel by Christian Louboutin. His bags were classically shaped and refined.
Bright pops of color and twists of leather roping make Preen's shoes sexy and fun. Plus, the thick heel means wearable.
Heels for the surfer girl in all of us. Proenza Schouler's ocean hues and rope handle made for an outdoorsy look.
Nicholas Kirkwood's Rodarte shoes would be right at home in a Tim Burton movie. Spiked (literally, at the back), impossibly high, and wrapping the foot like a net, these are spring's most dangerous shoes.
Robert Clergerie for Vena Cava offered us platforms that were simple, chic, and wearable. The mesh-net effect on the booties adds sex appeal.
Vera Wang's leather-wrapped sandals were sexy and slightly complicated. Her jewels always wow.
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