Think Spring: Accessories that Will Make You Stand out from the Crowd

by - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

As the weather changes from winter to spring, you may find yourself coming out of a cold-weather fashion run and into the spring sunshine. If you’re excited to play with the fashion-forward spring trends, make spring 2013 your time to incorporate bold accessories into your favorite looks. Adding accessories is an easy—and inexpensive—way to spice up even the dullest look in your wardrobe.

What to Look for This Spring
This spring is all about fun, fresh colors. Pantone named Emerald Green the 2013 Color of the Year, so look for fun accessories in this bold jewel tone. Necklaces or cocktail rings in Poppy Red, Nectarine and saturated Monaco Blue are sure to be cropping up as well. Keep your eyes peeled for these gorgeous hues, which can add a great accent to a basic black or gray outfit.

Stack Your Jewelry
Stacking separate pieces of jewelry is a huge trend for spring. Follow a few key guidelines to nail the look. When stacking necklaces, stay within the same color family and general style. For example, layering three simple pendant necklaces with gold chains looks fresh and delicate. Choose necklaces that fall at the same general area on your chest to avoid looking poorly put together. It’s a good idea to keep the pendants or charms small, to prevent the necklaces from overwhelming your frame. Consider staying within the same theme; a small feather necklace looks great with a faux bone pendant and a simple chain.

Fringe, Fringe, Fringe
Fringe was everywhere on the spring runways. Look for an oversized fringe necklace in gold or silver to wear with your favorite colorful blouse. Incorporating several metals into one fun fringe necklace is another show-stopping look. If you find too much fringe intimidating, look for a simple cuff necklace with a shorter fringe that drapes around your wrist. An understated piece will add movement and fun to your look without being overwhelming.

Go Gypsy
Funky accessories that channel a bohemian, cool-girl vibe are very in this season. Appearing in all the season’s hottest colors, gypsy-esque accessories add a laid-back appeal to any ensemble. Look for shoulder-grazing tangerine earrings or an oversized chunky necklace. Pieces with large beads in punchy colors are very on-trend. Keep your accessories within a single color story to avoid looking clownish.

Getting some great new accessories is a surefire way to launch you out of the winter doldrums and into spring. From stacked pendant necklaces to gypsy bangles, accessories add excitement to any outfit. Let your imagination explore the possibilities of mixing and matching cool accessories.

Guest post by Brooke Samsonite 

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