Spring is such a fun and flirty season, holding so much promise for long days of lounging ahead. It’s also a time that many of us take stock of what’s in our closet. If you’re finding yourself a little underwhelmed and simultaneously underpaid, accessories are the way to change up your wardrobe. A simple scarf or statement necklace can take a tee and jeans from ordinary to extraordinary, and all without breaking the bank. If you’ve followed the style simplicity of Jennifer Aniston, you know this to be true. Not a fashion maven? Don’t worry. We’ve got your back (and front). Read on for spring fashion accessory must-haves. Even your closest friends will think you somehow hit the jackpot (and you kind of have).
1. Jewelry, and Lots of It
Sure, those dainty pieces you have in your jewelry box are still wearable but if you’re feeling a bit more—say—rebellious, go for a good amount of statement jewelry. We’re talking the heirloom-type jewelry you used to play with in your grandmother’s jewelry chest. As this article on Elle notes, less is not more, so try wearing a ring on every finger, or wear one piece of the heirloom earrings up high on your ear. Be daring! Of course, our favorite jewelry staple is a bangin’ set of bangles. Mix and match them for a look that’s eclectic and shows off your confident sense of style.
2. A Bomb Bag (No, Not Literally)
Much like with jewelry, the bags that are oh-so-in-style right now are loud and proud. We’re talking bright colors, intriguing shapes, and even purses with cheeky statements on them. No withering wallflowers here. Giant cinch bags are also au currant, so those who like to pack a lot in their purse will be over the moon for these. Giant handles are also in style, which is just another way to let your bag do the talking. Take a simple outfit and dress it up with a super fun bag and you’re set for everything from a day in the city to a night on the town.
3. Summery Frills
With summer on the horizon, you want to make sure you have stylish accessories to take to the beach. From a stunning round beach towel by Slippa to a killer pair of Jackie O shades, you won’t let the rays steal your sunshine. Of course, you want to make sure you have a stunning swimsuit to boot; as it’s possible this will be all you wear on the weekends!
4. Sandals, Sandals, and More Sandals
Spring is all about the open-toed shoes. Those tootsies haven’t seen the light of day for some time, so make sure you get a pedi! And if you’re wondering what’s in style this spring, you guessed it—more is more. More color. More designs. More fluff! Yes, there is a lot of POOF on the sandals this spring, which again means you don’t have to go crazy for your ensemble, as your shoes will be make the statement for you.
5. Hats and Scarves FTW
Is there anything better than the perfect hat? Not only do they protect our skin but they also look great and squash even the mere thought of a bad hair day. From wide-brimmed summery hats and Fedoras to cowboy hats and bedazzled ball caps, anything—and we mean anything—goes this spring. We’re not sure why everything is trending towards loud this season but we’re not complaining, as it’s anything but boring.
Scarves worn on the head are also making a comeback. Doesn’t this just make you picture a scene from a 1950s movie with the main female actress holding on tightly as the scarf nearly blows off in the heavy wind coming at her in the glamorous convertible? No? Just us? Carry on then. Either way, though, a spring scarf is a must. Wear it on your neck or atop your head to take your outfit up a style notch.
A stylish ensemble that makes us feel comfortable and confident is fantastic but it’s the accessories that tend to steal the show. Choose anything from this list and let the “oohs” and “ahhhs” over your look roll in.