5 Game-Changing Spring Accessories Step It Up

Coming up with a new sartorial game-plan doesn't necessarily mean a complete wardrobe revamp. Sometimes, all it takes is an unexpected bag, a shoe you might have overlooked, or a piece of jewelry you acquired by happy accident, and—BAM—you've got a whole new outlook on dressing! Lucky us, spring's accessories arsenal is ripe with fresh and interesting new trends that'll liven up your look and shake up your old standbys. Here are the ones we feel are especially worth your time and spare cash!
Bright Bags—Candy-colored satchels, purses, and clutches inject a fun, saturated pop to your springtime uniform. We especially like the shiny, leather versions.
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Above, from left: Burberry Bridle Patent Bag, $1,295, available at Burberry; ASOS Leather Portfolio Clutch, $98.62, available at ASOS; Rebecca Minkoff Alaina Shoulder Bag, $495, available at Rebecca Minkoff.
Woven Shoes—Huaracha-inspired heels and flats are always en vogue, but this season's woven shoes felt cleaner, crisper, and a whole lot more luxe.
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Above, clockwise from left: Givenchy Woven Leather Wedges, $1,190, available at Net-A-Porter; Vince Camuto Woven Sandals, $149, available at Vince Camuto; Topshop Metallic Woven Sandals, $60, available at Topshop; Tory Burch Woven Platforms, $325, available at Footcandy; Steve Madden Woven Sandals, $69.95, available at Steve Madden; Cooperative Peep-Toe Woven Wedges, $98, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Aztecan Jewels—Look for silver and gold plates, geometric shapes, and blood-colored natural stones for a fierce accent.
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Above, clockwise, from left: Dannijo Vintage Beaded Necklace, $630, available at Stylebop; BCBG Tribal-Inspired Necklace, $108, available at BCBG; House Of Harlow 1960 Tribal Ring, $95, available at Ron Robinson; Sequin Tribal Necklace, $145, available at Charm & Chain; Pamela Love Three Finger Tribal Ring, $255, available at Ssense.
Oversized, Retro Sunglasses—Whether they're an extreme cat-eye, a butterfly shape, or '70s-style, oversized sunglasses with a retro feel will change the whole steez of your outfit.
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Above, clockwise, from top left: Fred Flare Rosie Sunglasses, $12, available at Fred Flare; Ralph Lauren Round Sunglasses, $190, available at Endless; Retrosun Vintage Christian Dior Sunglasses, $300, available at Net-A-Porter; BCBGeneration Round Retro Sunglasses, $25, available at BCBG; Elizabeth & James Cateye Sunglasses, $185, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Felt Floppy Hats—This style works well on just about any face shape, and protects your scalp from the sun while making you look like a regular Jane Birken.
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Above, from left: ASOS '70s Floppy Felt Hat, $44.83, available at ASOS; AOK Floppy Felt Hat, $58, available at Oak; Free People Janis Brimmed Wool Hat, $68, available at Free People.
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