How To Embellish Your Spring Wardrobe

Embellished clothes and accessories show no signs of waning in popularity any time soon. In fact, this trend seems to be on overdrive as we head into spring. Designers like Marni, Burberry, and 3.1 Phillip Lim are bedazzling and appliquéing seemingly everything in sight this season. And, no, not just occasion wear — this sparkly style has also made the leap from formal attire to sporty, everyday staples like tees and even denim. So, trust us when we say that crystal-adorned jackets and beaded cigarette pants are just the tip of the iceberg.
Everyone is wearing this trend, including a host of our favorite celebrities and street-style mavens. So, we're going from red carpet to real girl to make the style work for you, too. After all, embellishments need not be out of reach for your own closet. Take a cue from Shailene Woodley, Anne Hathaway, and Refinery29's own Annie Georgia Greenberg for way-chic interpretations. Click on through to see how these ladies style their adorned clothes, and shop similar pieces, too!
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Shailene Woodley’s sequin-embellished pants take her sweater-and-trouser combo up about 10 notches. Take notes, and repeat.
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Or, maybe boldly embellished pants, like these Delpozo trousers, are just what you need to jump-start your spring wardrobe.
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All-over crystals (in a monochrome tone) make for a dazzling finish.
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Our R29 style editor Annie Georgia Greenberg pairs her studded suit with trainers in this episode of sporty chic.

To shop similar styles:
Merona Tailored Ankle Pant, $27.99, available at Target; Target Junior's Boyfriend Crew Tee, $9, available at Target; Merona Tailored Basketweave Blazer, $34.99, available at Target; Target Mad Love Lera Canvas Sneaker, $19.99, available at Target; Merona Messenger Handbag, $29.99, available at Target.
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Elevate your casual sweatshirt from boring to bejeweled without sacrificing a stitch of comfort.

Merona Crew Neck Embellished Top, $24.99, available at Target. Advertisement
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Beaded at the waist, Dianna Agron’s Miu Miu dress is the perfect amount of playful for nights out. Focusing on one feature — like a waist or neckline — keeps you from overdoing it with the accents.
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Jewel-adorned dresses will add that extra something to your outfit. Just look at that smile!
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A studded biker jacket, like Jamie Chung’s, adds edge to her feminine, full skirt. Use your accents as a personal stamp for your clothes.
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Delicate beading instantly dresses up bombers and cardigans. Wear the styles out for a fancy-pants dinner and you'll win oodles of compliments.
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Crop tops reign supreme this spring. Kill two birds with one stone and find a piece that’s also embellished to achieve total trend domination. You go, Anne!
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This head-to-toe Burberry ensemble is an absolute dream — both on and off the runway.