Here we are, stuck between two seasons—winter is almost over and spring is just around the bend. It’s an in-between phase when we still need our winter wardrobe but feel drab in comparison to what’s in the shops! This is a great time to step up your style and launch the transition from one season to the next. The key is to accessorize with the latest colours and trends—without exposing yourself to the elements!
Take a look at some of our local designers' hottest accessories, as seen in the 2012 Spring/Summer collections during the Montréal Fashion Week. We love Annie 50's and Soïa & Kyo's retro looks and bright colours. If you're looking for something a little more edgy, check out the latest in chokers and chain lace-up shoes, care of UNTTLD. As for purses and bags, natural tones—cognac!—are the order of the day. Check out the small, feminine models by Barilà. Iris Setlakwe proposes larger yet practical bags, while Simon Chang offers nail-adorned models. Hat lovers rejoice! Soïa & Kyo has a wide‑brimmed chapeau just for you. As for jewellery, daring, geometric designs (Martin Lim), wild colours (Anastasia Lomonova) and bold, voluminous styles (Nu.I) are the way to go.