Ohhhh it’s that time of year again…I have a bounce in my step. The weather is getting warmer, landscape getting greener, and accessories getting brighter. As many events sneakily approach (Easter, Prom, Weddings, Parties), you’re probably wondering, “what type of accessories should I wear with my outfit?” My latest blog installment is to help give you a couple of ideas that can catapult even your simplest outfit. There are a few spring accessory trends that stand out to me, which I certainly will share with you. Try one or more of my ideas, as you will be the talk of the party wearing these very stylish accessories.
My top six must have accessories for the 2016 Spring Season:
Once again this 90’s statement, which made a warm welcome last season, returns in full force. I am sure by now you have seen your favorite blogger, model or next-door teenage neighbor sport’n one. The choker adds a bit of edge to even the simplest outfit. Try one on, I promise it will give you a fashion forward boost. This is a bold piece so keep all other accessories to a minimum.
The Statement Earring (aka the duster)
Put away those large statement necklaces (just for this season) and try the sister version, the large and in charge earring. Street stars and high gloss fashion magazines have declared this the must have accessory. My motto “go big or go home” is perfectly appropriate here. This style is large enough to just sweep the shoulder, creating a rather bold and elegant look. Joan Collins would be super proud. Again, this look is daring so keep your décolletage bare and try it with your hair pulled into a chignon.
The Suede Bag
With the 70’s retro still being channeled, it’s no surprise that one will see suede bags in all shapes and sizes. You will notice more of an elegant design with softer skins more prevalent on the streets and in retail stores. Pair it with your boho dress and this season hot mule wedge sandal for a fresh spring look.
The All White Handbag
The color white is a huge hue for this season. I am finding it incredibly irresistible and a must have in my very own closet. Carrying an all blanco bag is super chic and white hot (pun intended) for spring. Months ago, I spoke to you about the “Black Out”, the all-back outfit. This season I highly recommend you venture the “White Out”. Try wearing various shades from head to toe. Too bold for your zip code? Rather adorn this look at your next spring break vacation resort, I promise you will feel completely on style point.
Life Wearing Plastic Could Be Fantastic (well at least for this season). Designers this season have stepped forward with key pieces ranging in Lucite clutches, transparent earrings that glisten, straight up plastic heels and clear frames on sunglasses. This trend, however you choose to wear, will make you feel glamorous without feeling weighty or overdone. Sensing you want to hang up your “classic in your comfort zone” look? Try incorporating a clear piece into your style statement; it will give you a modern and fresh new approach to the season.
The Sneaker Freak
Once again, the athletic kick has found the center spotlight as this season hottest trend. After recently visiting Milano for work, I have never seen a sea of women, of all ages, donning the all white sport shoe paired with denim, skirts and dresses. Not gonna lie, I loved how one woman was wearing her skater skirt, white tank and denim jacket with her Adidas Stan Smiths. I literally could not wait to cross the pond and run to the nearest store to purchase these old school classics that have made a major return. Bonus, sport’n your all white sneakers is not only trend forward but super comfortable and this is coming from a woman who has switched her “lip and a heel” for her super chic classic “sneakers”.
I’d like to give a big thanks to Jessica, Nicole and the Bloomingdales accessory team for providing such an amazing event on March 12th at the Shops at Riverside Square Mall, NJ. Helping individuals with accessories to enhance their style is a true pleasure, especially having such an excellent assisting team beside me. I hope I have intrigued you in thinking outside of the box with these spring trends and confidently wear these remarkable pieces of garnishes. For those that came up to get style tip from moi, I was sincerely honored to work with each and every one of you. Nothing makes me happier knowing that I have inspired you. Empowering YOU makes me beyond happy.