In the last few months, we have covered spring fashion from A through to Z, but if there is one area that we are always happy to revisit, it is accessories. With that said, today’s Style Tips story is devoted to spring accessories—including handbags, shoes, sunglasses, and jewelry. Better yet, we are taking inspiration from four startlingly stylish stars—including favorites like Jessica Alba and Kate Bosworth. So what are you waiting for? Click through to discover four amazing accessory tips!
Spice up your outfit with a neon handbag.
It is no secret that a pop of color will instantly transform a simple outfit into a stand-out outfit and we can’t think of a better way to do it than with a bright neon handbag—with inspiration from Jessica Alba, of course. For a casual outing, Jessica teamed a neon orange satchel with a selection of easy pieces: a white top, a denim vest, and pale peach skinny jeans. The bag immediately drew attention to her outfit for all the right reasons, which is exactly what the right accessory should do. To try this fun spring look for yourself, check out these bags: Diane von Furstenberg’s Mini Harper Neon Leather Bag ($295), Rebecca Minkoff’s Neon Mini Mac ($195), and Steve Madden’s Bpandora Bag ($78).
Silver flats add a glam twist to a casual look.
In the same way, adding a pair of silver flats to your outfit a la Karolina Kurkova is a great way to give an otherwise casual look a glam twist. As you can see, Karolina paired a lightweight knit with a pair of skinny pink pants for a recent day out. This look is colorful and cute, yes, but the silver flats really spiced up the look. Not only do they give it a glam feel, but they make it super easy if you want an outfit that lasts all day and into the night. To make this chic spring look your own, these flats are perfect: Nine West’s Panto Flats ($59), Zara’s Patent Ballerina Flats ($80), and Topshop’s Koko Ballet Shoes ($80).
Tackle the retro look with a pair of cat-eye sunnies.
There are practical reasons to invest in a new pair of sunglasses this spring (they protect your eyes) and there are not-so-practical reasons, but either way if you plan to invest, we suggest you take inspiration from Eva Mendes and pick up a retro cat-eye silhouette. Why, you ask? Well, a cat-eye is a particularly flattering shape that works for almost everyone. We also like the way the cat-eye gives your outfit that “something extra,” showing that you know what you are doing when it comes to accessories. Convinced? To try this retro look for yourself, check out these shades: House of Harlow 1960’s Chantal Sunglasses ($125), Kate Spade New York’s Franca Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($128), and Topshop’s Large Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($32).
Wear statement earrings during the day.
Statement earrings are having a pretty major moment right now, but if you thought they were only to be brought out at night, you were wrong. On the contrary, we suggest you take notes from Kate Bosworth and wear yours all day, every day. Kate picked out a pair of silver JewelMint earrings for a recent day out. We love the way they jazzed up her outfit and gave it an eye-catching twist, but we particularly like how easy this look is to pull off—it really doesn’t matter what you are wearing, this look works. With that said, check out BaubleBar’s Gold Armor Earrings ($42), Oscar de la Renta’s Geometric Drop Earrings ($190), and Shourouk’s E. Vegas Earrings ($350) to make this look your own.
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