You don't have to be walking the runway to sport some of the must-have accessories this spring. Complete your look this season with these ideas, all inspired from this season's fashion week, runway shows from around the world, and trends already seen out on the streets.
Gone are the days of small clutches. Rather, carry everything you need with you in a cute bucket bag that's not too small nor too big, and works well as a cross-body bag. Some of the hottest styles look a bit retro and have a pop of color. Whether you want a patterned bag is totally up to you. This trend isn't just for women either; plenty of designers also offer bucket bags for men, and the biggest style difference is closure type that can include drawstrings or flap.
A "statement" necklace doesn't need to be chunky to make a statement (although that can be the case, too). These necklaces can help you stand out and dress up your outfit with ease, even if you're just wearing a white tee. What many of these necklaces have in common though, whether big or small, is that they're sparkly, and most definitely eye-catching. Bigger is also always bolder and "bib" necklaces are most definitely in. Looking for something even different? Pick out a necklace made with large, natural stones.
Wide brim hats
A sun-kissed glow may be in, but you can get that with the right kind of bronzer. Rather, protect your skin and add a bit of high drama to your look with a wide brim hat. These can take on a couple of different looks. With floppier hats, you can go for more of a bohemian look both on the beach and off. Or, go for straighter lines with a true wide brim, which looks elegant, whether your you're going to the races or just soaking up the sun -- even if those rays aren't hitting your face.
Gone are the days of plain drop earrings. Draw people's eyes to your earrings with bold designs and styles with a whole range of shapes and colors -- the bigger, the better. For some designers, this means reimagined vintage jewelry, while others look mismatched with one earring long and the other short. While these bold earrings are incredibly varied this season, it makes it super easy to pick a style that fits you, whether you go with a spiral-shaped earring or elongated sparkly earrings.
But what about more accessories for the guys? While the male gender doesn't have as many options to shop for when it comes to accessories, especially in the warmer season when wearing fewer layers, there's one accessory that every guy can get behind - sunglasses.
Picking out the right pair is all about choosing based on your face shape (and same goes for you, ladies). That said, the classic tortoiseshell sunglasses are all the rage, and that may have something to do with how 70s-style is in this spring.
Elizabeth SanFilippo is a freelance writer, who enjoys trying new foods from all over the world. But her favorite city for culinary treats will always be Chicago. When not blogging about food, she’s working part-time at a culinary vacation company, The International Kitchen, based in the Windy City, as well as repping Younique cosmetics and skincare products. Some of her writing can be found at Examiner.com.
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