If you’re feeling ill-prepared for spring’s trends, the best place to start is with accessories. Statement-making accessories can transform a whole outfit and update your old favorites for spring. Pair these fresh accessories with last spring’s clothes to save time and money; trust us, no one will know the difference.
Bright Layered Necklace
For spring, Philippe Ferrandis created colorful, chunky pieces that embody the cheerful essence of springtime. Turn a blah black outfit into a lively conversation piece with this yellow layered necklace by RJ Graziano ($68).
Eddie Bargo knows how to make spikes look artful and feminine. Fashion editors are obsessed with his spring collection, but we aren’t obsessed with his high price tags. Don’t hurt your wallet with spiked jewelry, get the look with this bracelet by Emitations ($107.14).
Top Handle Bags
A colorful top handle bag is a great way to hold everything you need without sacrificing style. Derek Lam’s spring must-have bag is a deep cobalt blue that you can get at a more affordable price with Kate Spade ‘s ($395) take.
Double Buckle Belt
Two really are better than one, particularly with this double buckle belt as seen on the Yves St. Laurent S/S 2010 runway. Get the look with this leather belt by Theory ($108.50). Wear it alone with high waisted pants, or layer it over a long cardigan to accentuate your waistline.
Cut Out Animal Print Heels
All things animal print are going to be huge this spring, and shoes are no exception. Jimmy Choo went for python with their sexy strappy sandals, but we also love the leopard look (and price) of Nine West‘s cut out sandals ($79.95).
Get more ideas with our guides to spring clothes and accessories, including the best shoes and stylish rain gear. Find out about all upcoming bargains with our list of this week’s online sample sales.