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