No prints. No showy hardware. Does that instantly mean no fun, too? Not so fast: Céline's minimalism has a Monet effect. Meaning, it might look plain at first glance, but there’s a world of things to examine upon closer inspection of a Phoebe Philo creation. From crisp cuts to precise stitches, minimal accessories don’t give it all away immediately — but, good things do come to those who wait and Philo knows exactly that.

With the festive season upon us, there’s no better time to gift yourself — or a fellow purist — with a celebratory classic that transcends time. Here, see five of our favourites from Céline’s spring 2017 accessories which make a strapping case for "less is more".

1. THE GRAPHIC SOIRÉE SLING-ON
What: Frame evening chain clutch
Why it’s great: Bold and casual, this newly introduced handbag silhouette from the collection is an architectural statement that seamlessly blends from day to night.
celine frame bag
2. THE PETITE DAY BAG
What: Trotteur shoulder bag
Why it’s great: Directly translated, the word trotteur refers to a stroll, perfectly encapsulating the free-spirited essence of the shoulder bag. Now crafted in a compact size, it’s the understated vessel you would love to house your daily essentials in.
Trotteur shoulder bag celine
3. THE QUIRKY SHOPPING TOTE
What: Twisted cabas
Why it’s great: Refreshed in soft pastels, the voluminous shoulder-carried bag is an easy, refined staple. Its off-kilter construction and knotted handles suggest an ‘oh-so-right-now’ playfulness.
Twisted cabas celine
4. THE COOL UTILITARIAN HANDBAG
What: Case Biker shoulder bag
Why it’s great: Adorned with hammered rivets, silver finishings, snap buttons and a nifty external pocket, the bag is a tough badass take on clean aesthetics.
Case Biker shoulder bag celine
5. THE CULT '
UGLY-CHIC' SHOES
What: High Throat soft pumps
Why they're great: You’re looking at the next strange-yet-sultry obsession of the fashion pack. Comfortably glove-like with an eyecatching pointed block heel, slip on a pair for a nonchalant, anything-goes ‘tude.

High Throat soft pumps celine
Céline’s spring 2017 accessories are now available in boutiques.