There’s no better way to add a bit a pizazz to any ho-hum outfit than with accessories! As much as we love delicate midi rings, compact clutches, and yes, even fanny packs, sometimes it’s fun to stand out from the crowd and try something completely fresh and outside your comfort zone. Need a little inspiration? We’ve rounded up five fierce spring accessories that are sure to put a little pep in your step (and make you standout from the crowd).
Ever dreamt of rocking a sleeve without the whole pesky lifetime commitment? Now you can. New York artist Lulu de Kwiatkowski has created a line of metallic temporary tattoos inspired by her travels throughout France, India, Morocco, Italy, and Peru. Apply one in a secret spot or a cover yourself from head to toe—either way, they’ll be gone in four to six days.
Dauphines of New York The Leading Lady Headband ($238)
Ah, headbands—you either love ’em or hate ’em. Pros: they keep your hair out of your eyes, draw attention to your lovely locks, and show you’re a take-charge gal who isn’t afraid to command the attention of the room. Cons: They can look costume-y and/or immature if not worn properly.
The secret: don’t pull your hair back from your forehead creating the dreaded “’80s poof.” Instead, create a part (middle/side, your choice) and place the headband on top.
Bandana scarf ($16)
Bandanas are cool, classic, unexpected, and now, effortlessly chic. To wear one without looking like you stepped off the set of a country western film, choose a dark, solid colored print and keep the rest of your accessories to a minimum. Simply tie the bandana around your neck with the point facing forward, and voila, you’re good to go.
Free People Garden Route Tie ($148)
Bulky, beaded statement necklaces have had their hey-day. This season it’s all about clean lines, tribal patterns, and Bohemian-inspired jewelry. That’s exactly why we’re loving this antique silver-plated chevron necklace from Free People. It’s simple enough to wear with a solid white tee, yet sexy enough to wear with a sheer button down.
If we noticed one trend on the runways during New York Fashion Week it was unbalanced jewelry! From mix and match earrings to unexpected ear cuffs, it’s clear that jewelry is having a moment. Crafted from solid 14K gold and accented by a 3 point white diamond, this handcrafted ear cuff is equal parts stylish and quirky. Pair it with your favorite simple studs for your next night out on the town.