Spring is very much upon us. The sky is brightening, the temperature is climbing, and there are signs of springtime all around us. The trees are greener. The grass is flourishing. The beaches are starting to get busier, and flowers are popping up all over the place. Another thing that might be showing signs of spring is your wardrobe. Waterproofs and chunky jumpers are being packed away for another year as we instead reach for our shorts, bikinis, tank tops, loose tees and summer dresses.
Spring is a great time for colour. If you’ve been in jeans and dark tops all through the colder months, it can be great to throw on some bright colours and floral prints. But, all this colour can make it hard to accessorise your outfits. You want to add something extra, as well as more practical accessories, but you don’t want to go too OTT, or find yourself having to buy matching pieces for every outfit, because everything else clashes or doesn’t look right. Here are some key accessorising tips for spring style.
Invest in Quality
Choosing between quality and quantity can be tough, and there’s no one right answer. It’s great to have some cheaper pieces, like fun sandals, fashion jewellery and bright clutches that don’t cost much, only go with a few outfits and don’t get too much use. You don’t mind if these get damaged or lost, but they look great and add some sparkle to your outfits.
But, it’s also great to invest in some higher quality, more expensive items. A large leather bag for example, in black or brown, will go with all of your outfits, be big enough to fit in everything that you need, and last the test of time. A good denim jacket, comfortable leather shoes and good sunglasses, with UV protection, are other items, worth spending a little more on.
Keep it Simple
If you love your spring wardrobe bright and eye-catching, it can be a good idea to keep your accessories simple, dainty and classic. Simple silver or gold jewellery look great with brighter outfits.
Make sure you’ve also got some statement, colourful pieces to go with more casual and dressed down outfits.
Add a Scarf
Lightweight, oversized scarves can be an excellent option in spring and summer. They look great with lightweight tops, or strappy vests, without overpowering your look. But, they also give you options. A scarf can give you some extra coverage and protect your skin on scorching days, as well as adding an extra light layer on cooler spring evenings. You can even turn it into a cool boho head scarf to keep your hair out of your face, and free from knots and sand for a day on the beach.
Get Your Shades Right
Sunglasses are a vital part of your wardrobe, they look great, and they protect your eyes. But, make sure that you get the right shape to suit your face. It’s not as easy as you might think. There are round, oval, heart-shaped, oversized, small, thick-framed, no frames, squared and more. There’s a lot to consider. Get a second opinion before committing to an expensive pair.