Spring into New Looks with 5 Stunning Seasonal Accessories

by - Monday, April 27, 2015

Now that the long winter has finally come to a close, it's time to start giving some serious thought to your spring and summer wardrobe choices. Even though the warm weather of spring makes you intuitively want to ditch as many extra layers as possible, there are still some ways to dress up your look while maintaining comfort. Similarly, many spring fashion trends are pretty basic, which is why you'll want to add some personality and flavor to your style via accessories. For some fun ideas to get you started on a fierce spring wardrobe, check out the following five must-have outfit additions.

1. Drop Earrings

If you want to keep it light on your outfit, why not go accessory-heavy a little higher with some dangly drop earrings? These are a dramatic accessory choice for coordinating a basic, spaghetti-strap sundress for a day at the beach or a strapless bandage dress during a warm evening out. If you're going to rock the maxi dress or skirt look this spring, include a pair of colorful chandelier earrings to balance out this elongated look and maintain a dynamic appearance.

2. Color Block Sandals

Color blocking has taken over the fashion world in the past few seasons, and this spring it's all about color block sandals. Wedges are always a hot choice for spring, and you can't go wrong with a mixture of black and nude for virtually every outfit. However, make sure to have a colorful pair on hand as well to add a little more pizzazz to a basic jeans and T-shirt look.

3. Silk or Sheer Scarves

You definitely don't want to keep your winter scarves around for too much longer, but if you're a scarf fiend like me, this accessory can be a tough one to give up. Luckily, lighter scarves are perfect for adding a fun splash of color and style to your wardrobe without keeping you too warm. Since the sheer trend can be quite daring for other outfit pieces, why not start out subtly with a sheer leopard print scarf over a bright red sundress? Silk scarves are another fun way to add class and color to your outfit. Look for multicolored patterns to pair with a light, long-sleeved top and vibrant, solid-colored shorts for a simple and sophisticated look.

4. Leather Jackets

Even though denim jackets are big right now, leather is an edgier choice for dressing up basic spring duds. Bring a punk rock flavor to your look by pulling on your curve-hugging skinny jeans, a loose neutral tank and a fierce leather jacket for a daring look. Pair with some killer heels and a smoky eye and you're ready for a wild night out.

5. Studded Bags

Studs are another major trend this season, but they can be a little intimidating on sleeves and shoes. If you're a bit more accident-prone and want to keep sharp objects away from your body, try rocking a studded bag to create an eye-catching accent with multiple looks. The best part about studded bags is that they're super versatile. Just match the metal of the studs with the metal in your jewelry collection and your outfit is fully put together.

Unlike the dreary gray days of winter, warm spring days call for lots of color in your outfits; don't be afraid to incorporate several of your fave shades in your outfits this season. These five trendy accessories can help you spruce up your basics, which can make your outfits stand out in a whole new way.

* Guest post by Brooke Samsonite 

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