6 Stylish Spring Accessories For Every Budget


Accessories are such crowdpleasers. I mean, to my knowledge, no one has ever returned a necklace or a bag because they didn’t fit.  They are kind of a sure thing. And every season, there’s a new crop of sure things every season, ready to transform your boring old basics and make you fall in love again with former favorites. They are instantly uplifting, and easily the least expensive route to great style.

Here, you’ll find half a dozen new favorites to liven up your spring wardrobe, at a price to suit your budget.

(All are linked, as always, so just click on an image to shop).

Skinny Scarf

This is the season’s new necklace, and a flattering find for creating the vertical line that’s so perfect for a Style Dial 1 and Style Dial 3. Fortunately, they’re also versatile, and the perfect contrast to spring’s lacy dresses and drapey tops.

Skinny scarf with fringe, $14.99, Target

Halogen Stripe Fringe Skinny Scarf, $29, Nordstrom

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Embellished scarf necklace, $44.50, Loft

Rainbow Bright

Multicolor stripes are the unofficial emblem of spring, and they’re so cheerful. Start with a small dose of snappy stripes, or try a brightly colored bracelet or the season’s happiest crossbody.

Marc Jacobs logo disc bracelet, $125, ShopBop

Alice & Olivia rainbow leather “Clee” crossbody, $395, AliceandOlivia.com



Extreme Bags

There’s no middle ground when it comes to spring’s best bags. You either go big or, well, go tiny. Minibags mean paring down to the essentials, while the largest bags could almost double as weekenders. Here, a few of my faves, from steals to splurges.


Pocket cross body bag | MANGO

Pocket crossbody, $25.99, Mango


Multi-colored fabric minaudiere, $49.90, Zara

Inge Christopher “Ornella” round wood clutch, $180, ShopBop.com



Braided bucket bag with pendant detail, $69.90, Zara

Collection tote in calf hair and leather

Collection tote in calf hair and leather, $239.99, JCrew.com

Slide View: 1: Laurel Metallic Tote

Orla Kiely “Laurel” metallic tote, $397, Anthropologie

Statement Earrings

Oh the allure of the sparkly, swingy earrings of spring. They’re the season’s new statement necklace, and possibly the most affordable way to try on a spring trend.

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar geometric drop earrings, $14.99, Target

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BaubleBar Summer Drop Earrings, $38, Nordstrom

Colorful floral hoop earrings, $65, J. Crew

Tassels and Pom Poms

You don’t need to be a cheerleader to cheer for the season’s favorite new ornament, the pom pom. They are everywhere, adorning bags and baubles, scarves and slides, and hanging with their sidekick, the tassel. You can find pom poms to dangle from your ears or wrap around your neck. And why wouldn’t you? They’re so cheerful and good-natured, you’ll want them hanging around all the time.


Dual tassel bag charm, $7.99, Target

Main Image - kate spade new york camel march skinny silk scarf

kate spade new york camel march skinny silk scarf, $48, Nordstrom

Main Image - Rebecca Minkoff Savanna Pompom Necklace

Rebecca Minkoff Savanna Pompom Necklace, $78, Nordstrom

Loeffler Randall Tab clutch, $250, ShopBop.com


What’s spring without a new pair of shades? Strong, oversized sunnies in bright colors make a bold statement, and are the perfect accessory for early morning coffee runs.


Primary Image of Metallic Edged Cateye Sunglasses

Metallic edge cateye sunglasses, $24.50, Loft

Warby Parker "Durand" sunglasses, $95, WarbyParker.com

Warby Parker “Durand” sunglasses, $95, WarbyParker.com

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Alice & Olivia “Ludlow” sunglasses, $195, AliceandOlivia.com

Statement making accessories like bold earrings and pom poms are fun, fabulous, and frugal, but stick to one or two favorites at a time to avoid overpowering your look.


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