Elevate Your Wardrobe With Spring Accessories

Move over winter caps and knitted scarves. The time has come for light, bright and playful spring accessories that enhance any ensemble.

“If you see a trend that intrigues you, try it,” said professional and celebrity stylist Samantha Brown. “Accessories are the perfect way to experiment without making a huge wardrobe commitment.”

Brown, who has been working with women to refine their personal style for over a decade, shared five accessory trends no fashionista will want to be without this season.

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Throw it back to the 80s

Time to travel back to the 80s when ultra thick hoop earrings were all the rage. “Jennifer Fisher can be credited with bringing them back—her thick hoop design appeared on every celebrity from Hailey Baldwin to Rihanna.” Not to mention, they are versatile. Brown suggested wearing them with sporty, athleisure inspired looks or dressing them up with leather pants and a blouse for cocktails. “They add sexiness in any scenario.”

Get creative

Sculptural jewelry is taking the accessory market by storm. “We’ve seen this from the runways of Prabal Gurung and Tory Burch, but the trend can be easily translated off the runway.” Coming in many different shapes and sizes, they add an intellectual element to work wardrobe while also bringing a creative flair to more casual outfits. “I love looking for independent designers; Uncoverd and LeZazzu are great resources for difficult to find, unique pieces.”

Weave in some straw

So long leather carry-alls. Woven and straw bags are the perfect way to embrace the warmer temps. For more elegant occasions, Brown recommended straw bags from airy, bohemian-chic boutique Ulla Johnson and the trendy Phillip Lim. For those fun, beachy outings, totes from Poolside Collective should do the trick.

Add some color

“Colorful tassels are becoming a spring accessory staple.” Fashionistas can spot them on bags, shoes and jewelry in a variety of different hues. Brown suggested Diamer Jewelry and Beauxld for playful and affordable options.

Go hands free

No need to lug around a heavy satchel. “A belt bag allows [users] to be hands free, while still showing off [their] signature purse style.” Brown is a fan of Gucci’s flirty styles and the sporty vibes of Fenty by Rihanna.