Better weather and sunny days are right around the corner. Before you pack up the winter boots and pull out the floral dresses, let’s take a sneak peek at the accessories that will make your outfits pop this spring. Get ready to make your wish list; dreaming about these fresh pieces just might get you through the few cold days that are left.
Not just for cocktail parties and swanky evenings out anymore, clutches are waking up early and coming out to play during the day. Last season was all about big totes and those practical pieces aren’t going anywhere. But, streamlined clutches are a chic way to add feminine style while also giving your shoulder a break. Skip the beaded, velvet and dark-hued versions and look for leather bags in light and bright shades, like the Gucci Hysteria Clutch in pink leather, to amp up casual and work wear. If you don’t relish the idea of grasping a bag while running errands, try more hands-free versions that offer a chain or strap.
Move over bold necklaces, it’s time to give the lobes some love. Statement earrings are spring’s must-have jewelry pieces and are the perfect way to bring attention to the face. Plus, they’re even easier to wear than the statement necklaces that have been hits the past few seasons because you don’t have to worry about complementing the neckline of your outfit. Look for opulent pieces from hot designers like David Yurman, and Van Cleef & Arpels. For a daytime look, go for large hoops from Officina Bernardi in starling silver, black and gold. Or, embrace fresh shades and classic spring design with Bulgari Diamond Flower Studs featuring multi-colored sapphires.
Structured Top-Handle Bags
Slough off the shoulder straps and hang up the slouchy bucket bags. Spring is all about structured bags with small top handles. The look is ultra ladylike and coordinates perfectly with crisp, spring weather. The look is best done in box-like ridged leather bags accented by high-shine hardware. But, don’t do too harsh. Soft shades of cream, ivory, blush and baby blue soften the look while oranges, and red are hot for warm weather. Designers like Balenciaga, Bottega, Rebecca Minkoff and even Kate Spade excel at this polished look. Embrace the trend by grabbing the Celine Luggage Tote or the Hermes Kelly bag. Both are classic pieces that showcase springs hottest trend but will continue to earn their place in your closet for decades.
The ultimate in girly glam, pearl jewelry never goes out of style. But, for Spring 2015 designers such as Lanvin, Rodarte and Adam Selman brought these sea gems back in a big way. Don’t think you need a special occasion to pull off pearls. These creamy white orbs are ideal for mixing and matching casual, sophisticated and glam pieces. Strands from Mikomoto amp up the most basic of outfits, especially when paired with denim, plaid and leather, making them the perfect transition pieces from winter to spring. But, don’t stop at classic necklaces. Look for chunky rings and earrings that combine pearls with bold stones such as black diamonds and crystals. For the wrist, grab luxe watches from Rolex that combine mother-of-pearl faces with high-shine metals.