Even though you might have been stuck working from home the past little while, with nobody to see the looks you’ve put together, there’s no reason you can’t have a little fun with your accessories just for your own enjoyment. Playfully quaint pieces are a great way to add some fashionable humour to your personal style, and they’re sure to start a conversation on your next Zoom call. These four accessory designers are a great place to start your search if you’re looking to add some bright colour and fun to your wardrobe.
Pura Utz definitely has some of the cutest beaded fruit accessories around, and they’re also a brand with a strong message and purpose. Each of their pieces is made by a team of women in Guatemala and honours the Mayan weaving tradition, which not only creates sustainable income for these women, but also helps them to feel reconnected with the rest of the world.
This brand isn’t afraid of using bright bold colour in their handmade clay accessories, and with so many different options you’re sure to find a piece that speaks to you. There’s something so special about knowing that the colouring on your clay jewelry is unique. My favourite is these autumn print beauties currently available for purchase.
Seeing Susan’s pieces invokes an almost childlike wonder from within you. She uses colourful plastic and beads to construct her accessories, like her viral beaded bags that are so charming, to pull you into a world full of whimsy and fun. The price point is a little on the high side, but it’s totally worth it; there aren’t many accessory brands out there that can achieve exactly what she does.
Chungawawa is a bold accessory brand full of fun motifs like flowers and smiles, and all the products they sell are designed and handmade in France. Another bonus is that they only use plastic free and 100% recyclable materials when packaging their products. Having fun with fashion while reducing the ecological impact of capitalism — count me in!