10 Groovy Psychedelic Fashion Accessories

Optimism is in order, and as we begin to think more and more about what our re-emergence style will look like, there’s one thing we can all agree on, regardless of our tastes: our clothes should be fun.

Driven by a healthy dose of nostalgia, the current resurgence of 60s and 70s fashion has meant a return to clothes that make us smile. Dominated by psychedelic prints in the form of graphic flowers, trippy swirls, distorted checks and groovy tie-dyes, these patterns possess a certain elevated casualness. Here, silky dresses, loose ensembles and form-fitting tops reign supreme.

However, accessorizing statement pieces can be a challenge: do you keep the rest of the outfit minimal and focus on solid, neutral colors? Or do you lean heavily towards kitsch and risk looking like you’re on your way to a themed party? The answer is a bit of both. These 10 pieces complement psychedelic prints by staying in tune with the shapes and styles of the era. Crescent moon-shaped bags, extra-long layered necklaces, tinted sunglasses: welcome to the reinvented retro wardrobe.

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For everyday, a reinforced version of the Mary Jane gives the right amount of edge. Imagine how good they would look with a matching set in an acid color, like a coordinating knit jacquard bottom and bandana top.

Swap out your go-to bag for something a little more shapely. Staud’s Mini Moon – an update of the brand’s beloved crescent shape – is a contemporary take on the ’70s half-moon handbag. Although your instinct might be to opt for black or the typical brown (especially when wearing a strong print), try a pretty pastel pink instead – it strikes the right balance between neutral and pop of color.

Hoop earrings go with any outfit. To dress up a kitsch pattern, opt for a pair that seems more solid, less fragile (avoid fine gold or plastic). These textured hoops have the weight to elevate any look.

This clutch is called ‘Super Fluo’ for a reason: its trio of colors is sensational. For maximum impact, wear the bare essentials piece (it’s small but mighty) with light wash wide leg jeans and a vintage tee.

Sunglasses are often an afterthought, but they really should be anything but. These extra-large frames in white acetate with a glossy finish and a rectangular shape are an easy way to add a dose of personality to your outfit. Paired with hypnotic florals, you’ll have the ultimate vintage-inspired combination.

Tie-dye velor socks may look anything but subtle, but with a mix of slightly muted hues, they offer a fun burst of color without drawing too much attention. Pair it with a vibrant mini dress and your choice of footwear. For something more casual, wear it with white trainers; for something louder, try clear PVC slides.

Take a walk on the wild side. Easy to wear with a flirty maxi dress or high-waisted pants and a silky blouse, these mules offer a bit of everything: a curved heel, a crocodile-like texture and a pool blue hue. They couldn’t be happier.

Lean into the 70s vibe with a charm necklace, preferably stacked with several other strands. Adjustable strap lets you adjust the length of your outfit — wear it longer with a deep V psychedelic dress; wear it shorter with a white ribbed tank top and a graphic mini skirt.

Is there anything more retro than a pair of tinted shades? Orange lenses and an oversized shape make this aviator-style frame perfect for poolside with a peony-print swimsuit. This is summer saturation at its best.

The only accessory you need for a night out. Hit the nightclub with a mini bag adorned with large sequins that sparkle when you move. It will make any standout color mix party-ready.

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