If you’re only going to update one category of your wardrobe this season, make it accessories. Actually, I would say that for any season. Adding updated trend-driven accessories to wardrobe essentials is a shortcut to chic and updated style on a budget.
Speaking of budget, the cost per use on a versatile accessory is always going to be lower than on almost any item of clothing. You can wear the same fancy boots all winter and the same chic sandals all summer. That’s why spending a little more on workhorse pieces like these makes so much sense.
You want to spend just enough to get the quality, style, and comfort that you deserve.
While not exactly new, we are seeing different iterations of this style than in seasons past, from funky conversation heels to puffy straps. Pick a heel height and style that works for your feet, as there is something in this category for everyone, from flat slip-on sandals to kitten, block, and stiletto heels. All of these styles can be found here.
There’s a style and a heel height for everyone, from natural braided and woven finishes to retro-modern transparent styles.
I haven’t seen this many chunky heels in over a decade, but the wedge, much loved for its stability and relative comfort, is back in a big way. From the classic and always popular espadrille to leather, wood, and cork styles, there are versions of this shoe to suit every taste. You can shop them all here.
Fun and fancy wedges for every style, from sporty to sleek.
This elevated flat sandal is a petite person’s dream, and a great choice for anyone who wants a little lift without wearing a heel. The thick soles are an instant update to the summertime sandal, and you’ll find versions in raffia, leather, rubber, and even wood (think fancy retro Dr. Scholl’s inspired styles!). Another key trend, the fisherman sandal, was brought back in a big way thanks to Prada. All of these styles and more can be found here.
Flatforms are a chic alternative to wedges and platforms.
The boldly colored bag is nothing new, but this season every designer sent a version of an “it” bag in a cheerful hue! If brights aren’t your thing, there are subtle sorbet shades as well, so pick a purse in one of your accent colors for a fun wardrobe boost. These are a great consignment store find, or shop my picks here.
Boldly colored bags for every budget.
This large and loosely defined category includes bags that are any texture except smooth, from woven and raffia to crochet and straw. Many of these are natural hues, but you’ll also find bags that combine both key bag trends and are both textured and bright. These are easy to pick up at vintage stores or check out my faves right here.
Textured bags add interest to any outfit.
Which of these trends is your favorite? And which will you skip for spring? Let me know in the comments!