Accessorising, American Style
What better way to enjoy the 4th July weekend than by hitting up the US for some of its hottest designers?
"What I love about American style is that it can be as classic as a Ralph Lauren sweater, as cool as an Alexander Wang handbag, as timeless as a DVF wrap dress, as accessible as MICHAEL Michael Kors and as influential as Marc Jacobs. American style is so versatile," says Tina Olajide harrods.com Writer and native New Yorker.
A structured tote is key for the summer months, taking you from work to play and beach to bar in style. And as sharp silhouettes go, the clean lines and spacious interior of the MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote in an iced hue is a must for staying chic on-the-go.
For deconstructed day bags with slouchier silhouettes, Marc By Marc Jacobs' Classic Q range of cross-body arm candies will be your wardrobe staples, while for an edgier take on classic shapes, Alexander Wang toughens up the duffle with his Rocco Studded bag. And for the ultimate in statement summer bags, the mini Pashli satchel from 3.1 Phillip Lim ups the impact in cobalt blue with geometric print.
US design duo Proenza Schouler provide a key shape for the season with the oh-so cute PS11 Mini Shoulder bags in an array of finishes, while for evening, the neat embossed leather pouches are the perfect way to downsize for after-hours.
Shop our edit of US designers and their key arm-candies for the season below.