Here Are All the Hottest Accessory Trends of 2020 (From Jewelry to Bags & More)

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Update: While we love these trends from 2020, we have a new blog post on the hottest trending accessories for 2021, if you want the most recent finds.

Accessories trends 2020: The hottest accessory trends for spring and summer, from pastel mini bags to chunky chain jewelry

During these uncertain times, fashion is obviously not top priority for anyone, but it is a great distraction while we’re at home and growing bored or anxious.

Dressing up to study or work from home is also great for staying productive and motivated. So today we’re sharing some of our favorite spring and summer accessories to add a bit of joy to your daily routine.

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We’ve already shared some of our favorite spring summer 2020 fashion trends, so check that post out for clothing options.

The accessories trends for 2020 include plenty of bold, colorful pieces, and a mix of vintage and futuristic accessories. Keep on reading to discover our favorite spring and summer accessories trends:

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Products: Pack of 4 single earrings – Asos, Single hoop earring with faux freshwater peal charm – Asos, Asymmetric Chipping Earrings – Topshop, Spike Drop Earrings – Topshop, Fuchsia Bead Drop Hoop Earrings – Topshop, Two Stone Drop Earrings – Topshop

This season, some of the hottest earring trends are the single earring, as well as earrings adorned with pearls and bold, vibrant colors.

Wearing a single earring is a fun, subtle way to add a quirky touch to your outfits.

If you prefer earrings that are a bit chunkier and that you can wear as a statement piece, you could try some of those pictured above, adorned with spikes, pearls and stones, in fuchsia and green.


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Products: Link Chain Necklace – Asos, Necklace with Blue Clasp – Asos, Ceramic Crackled Chain Collar – Asos

It’s official: big, chunky chains are a popular accessories trend for 2020, and these pieces come in many different styles.

The first one pictured above features a turquoise circle and is perfect if you’re looking for a statement piece to complete an outfit. If you’re looking for a more casual piece of jewelry, the silver chain with a blue clasp and crystal geometrical form is a great choice.

If you’re in need of something a little bit more classy, the gold chain is perfect for those dinners and date nights we’re all looking forward to right now.

Rings & Bracelets

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Products: Pearl Cuff Bracelet – Topshop, Pack of 3 rings with color bands – Asos, Amethyst Chipping Bracelet – Topshop, Pack of 4 rings with rainbow crystal – Asos

If you’d rather go for a smaller, more discrete piece of jewelry, a bracelet or ring is a great alternative. Again, bold colors and pearls are trending.

The pearl cuff bracelet and the amethyst bracelet are really elegant pieces of that would look great paired with a monochrome outfit, or with one of these feminine outfits.

Finally, stackable rings with crystals and neon colors are an easy way to add some color and fun to a plain outfit.


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Products: Knot Pink Nylon Shoulder Bag – Topshop, Pink Quilted Shoulder Bag – Topshop, Mini bag in yellow croc – Asos, Scrunchie Mini Cross Body Bag – Topshop, Jelly Grey Tote Bag – Topshop, Gingham Bag – Zara, Pearl Pouch Cross Body Bag – Topshop

This season, bags come in all sizes and shapes, from mini to oversized!

If you’re a minimalist and only need enough space to carry your phone and wallet, you’ll love the tiny bag trend. Pictured above is a yellow faux croc one, as well as a ’90s inspired one, which comes with a scrunchie handle, as well as a pearl cross body bag.

Related reading: How to Wear the Mini Shoulder Bag Trend (+Outfit Ideas)

If you need a bit more space in your bag, you could try a nylon shoulder bag, or go for a quilted one.

Alternatively, for those who carry their whole lives in their handbags, the oversized bag trend is perfect. The jelly bag is great for summer beach days, and the gingham one is ideal if you need a bag big enough to run errands.


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Products: Cat eye sunglasses – Asos, Flat top sunglasses – Nordstrom, Gold Hexagon Sunglasses – Topshop, Oval Sunglasses – Nordstrom, Chunky black sunglasses – Asos, Cow print square sunglasses – Asos

This season, sunglasses styles range from vintage to futuristic, and whether you prefer thick or thin shades, you can be sure you’ll find ones you love!

Cat eyes and oversized sunglasses have been in style for a long time, but some newcomers like the flat tops and geometrically shaped sunglasses have made their debut on the catwalks and in street style looks this season.

Do you own any of these pieces? Which are you planning to pick up? Let us know in the comments section.

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