From scarf masks to platform boots, being 'extra' is a big accessories trend

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  • Friday, 03 Sep 2021

Fashion accessories return to standout designs for the season. Photo composite: Marine Serre (left), Prada

Clothes are not the only thing that is larger than life this season. Accessories are returning to the razzle dazzle of glamour, as comfort goes out the window.

If you think that stilettos are being replaced by more wearable options, think again. Platform shoes are all the rage this season.

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Super thick soles are making an appearance on footwear like boots, sneakers and sandals.

Speaking of boots, they have gotten longer. Numerous designers released thigh-high boots, but balancing them with mini skirts.

Is it a mask or is it a scarf? Why not both?

00008-Jil-Sander-RTW-Fall-2100008-Jil-Sander-RTW-Fall-21In a time where masks are essential accessories, designers are coming up with embellished versions to make them seem fashionable.

Marine Serre for example, showed off a version with a long scarf train. Using pretty prints, it serves to soften the utilitarian image of the face mask.

And if face shields can be something worn on the streets, why not goggles? Schiaparelli and Thom Browne were seen accessorising their models with ski or scuba-inspired face accessories on the runway.

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Carryall bags are being supersized for Autumn/Winter 2021. Picture the shopping varieties that you take with you for grocery shopping, but emblazoned with luxury branding.

If not those, then soft hobo bags. They have shed their boho reputation and instead are being seen carried by some of the well-heeled in fashion crowds.

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