These days, we're dressing in a more relaxed way, and our accessories have loosened up to match, right down to the hardware.
In our second installment of the series, Accessories Editor Donna Wallace gives her essential edit of the key sequined and shiny pieces to buy this season.
Fashion is once again in a happier, more relaxed, upbeat place: sequins, glitter, shimmer, crystals, you name it.
Thank Gucci's Madame Molto merchandise for our renewed love of adornment.
And it's trickled down to our hands and feet, via handbags and footwear done in every decoration you can imagine.
Metal has also made a comeback, but with rounder smoother edges as shown at Louis Vuitton, rather than the studs and spikes of seasons past.
Expect to see eyelets, chains and rivets trickling down from the Alexander Wang, Burberry and Louis Vuitton runways to the shop floor.
Think of it as the harder counterpoint to all the romanticism from the past few seasons.More