With the likes of tulips and iced tea fast approaching, it's time to dress the part. It wouldn't do sitting underneath an umbrella on a patio while wearing a fur hat and wrapped in wooly plaids, would it? You'd be denied your mint julep, that's for sure.
So to ensure that you don't offend Spring with your winter looks and scare her away, here are a list of accessories you should get to pump up your warm weather wardrobe. You don't have to overhaul the whole thing (a gal needs a little for rent money, after all,) you just can add new touches and splashes of color here and there to have your pieces feeling new and April-ready. So let's jump in!
1. Embroidered Clutches
Embroidered motifs, shiny mirrors, contrasting trims, tassel details - oh my! Throw an electric shock of color to your minimalist pieces, or playfully contrast patterns to add an exciting twist to your usual outfits.
2. A Statement Wrap Belt
This crocodile textured belt adds a kick to just about any outfit: It adds a chic touch to jumpsuits, will add a splash of bohemian rhapsody to summer dresses, and adds something bold but subtle to any silhouette.
3. Fringed Leather Belt
Spaghetti Westerns are having a big moment in high fashion, so join the band wagon with this stud detailed, fringe appliquéd belt. The beauty of this piece is that it has the power to add a country kick to any piece you wrap it around, and all it takes is one move: Cinching. Perfect for all my lazy girl dressers.
4. Braided Belt
It's like Ariel's washed-up-from-the-sea belt, just made chicer. Imagine this wrapped around a wildly patterned dress, loping through the belt loops of a full skirt, or nonchalantly tied on top of a blouse like it is here. The possibilities!
5. Shearling Clutch
When you choose accessories with texture, they offer a lot of personality to your outfit in a non-overwhelming way. And the winter-y feel of the fur will make for a playful contrast with your billowy, sheer, popsicle colored summer pieces.
6. Embroidered Minaudiere
Reminiscent of '50s Hawaiian resorts and the contents of charity shop bins, this little clutch can either throw a girly, kitschy outfit into exciting overdrive or add a pop of cheek to a tomboyish look.
7. Pom Pom Cross Body Bag
Say it with me: TEXTURE! Don't underestimate the sassy bite a pom pom laden cross body bag can give to your outfit. This would be especially fun hanging off of a bohemian dress, roped around a western inspired look, or adding a cheeky touch to a minimalist outfit.
8. Triple Braid Necklace
Do you have any blouses or dresses that are crew neck or cut close to the neck? Tie this textured rope necklace on top and make it look like it was always apart of the ensemble, elevating the piece up a couple of notches.
9. Woven Cowl
And for those brisker spring days, do the same just with a chunkier woven cowl. This can work just as easily layered on top of a dress as it does wrapped around the collar of a jacket.
10. Large Hair Bow
If you want to look as sweet as iced peach tea tastes, than this is the accessory for you.
11. Tassel Scarf
Let's be honest: A handful of our spring days are going to feel like PTSD of winter, so during afternoons like those give your look a strong accessory like this tasseled scarf. Bonus points if you can replicate this look with it.
12. Turban Knitted Hat
Whether you pair this turban with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a worn-in sweater, or opt to match it with a vintage dress, it's a welcome difference than the usual wide brim hats hanging in our hallways.
13. Patterned Crew Socks
It's time to bare those legs, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun with your hosiery still. Pair these with a simple dress or go street style on us and match them with a pair of heels.
14. Temporary Tattoos
Just because you don't want to spend hours in a tattoo parlor getting inked doesn't mean you can't dabble with romance-spinning images. Just get a temporary one and feel as badass as that one barista at your coffee shop with the mermaid hair.
15. Handkerchief Scarves
Whether you think they're reminiscent of Grace Kelly glamour, the quite chicness of Parisians, or your mom back when she had wild Jane Fonda curls in the '70s, the handkerchief scarves are being welcomed back with open arms. But to keep it interesting try layering it with a delicate necklace, like we see here.
So now the question is: Which will you be diving into first?