Spring Essential #2: Hats
Suddenly, hats are the new “it” accessory; from safari style white hats to straw fedoras to wide brim hats. Not only do hats protect your face from the sun and are great to have on a bad hair day, but they also easily accessorize any outfit. This wide-brimmed ribbon hat with a beaded tie and ruffled edge by Juicy Couture is adorable.
Spring Essential #3: Oversized Sunglasses
The spring trend for sunglasses is oversized frames that are both classic and fun. In both plastic frames and aviator styles, there are a variety of sunglasses to choose from. These “Claudia” bamboo-style sunglasses by Tom Ford achieve the perfect balance between casual and chic. Aviators are also very hip right now, and these Marc by Marc Jacobs classic aviators feature unmistakable design and also flatter most face shapes.
Spring Essential #4: Gladiator Sandals
The basic pump or sandal is a distant memory compared to this season’s embellished shoes. One of the absolute must-haves is the Grecian-inspired gladiator sandal. A perfect pair to try are these Steve Madden jeweled T-strap leather gladiator sandals. For the look of sandals, but with added interest, these Dolce Vita gladiator stacked heels do just the trick.
Spring Essential #5: Clutches
As for bags, clutches are to the extreme - either oversized or barely big enough. This Foley + Corinna oversized clutch is perfect because not only is it metallic (another trend for spring), but it’s a beautiful accessory to any outfit. This iconic style also features a detachable shoulder strap for versatile use.
Spring Essential #6: Scarves
Scarves are a great accessory to have for the transitional months of spring when it’s not too hot and not too cold. A scarf can instantly add color and style to an otherwise dull outfit and can also help keep you warm. This Tolani Blue Zig Zag Scarf combines elements of traditional culture blended with modern designs.
Spring Essential #7: Dark & Nude Lips
The trend in lips ranges from dark burgundy shades to shiny nude glosses. For the dark trend, try this MAC lipstick in a beautiful burgundy shade called Underworld. As for the nude gloss that complements the smoky eye look, Nars Lip Gloss in Orgasm looks great on everyone and is also one of the 2014 winner of “Best at Sephora.”
Spring Essential #8: Big, Bold Necklaces
The big, bold necklace is the fashion accessory of the season. From chunky crystals to large pendants in unexpected shapes and multi string beads, there are many styles to choose from. This Curved Bar Necklace from Forever 21 is exquisite, as is this bright and bold multi-strand necklace.
Spring Essential #9: Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder
Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder is a great styling tool for the warmer months. Created in five different shades to enhance or shift hair color, this fantastic product can be used to add sexy volume as well as extend the life of a blow dry by absorbing excess oil.
Spring Essential #10: Florals
Anything floral is very trendy for spring, and fragrance is no exception. Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume is feminine and floral with a vintage edge. It is a fresh scent that can be worn any day and night and is light and airy for the upcoming warmer months.