Glam Slam: The Friday Five - Must-Have Spring Accessories!

Kerry Washington AMA pastel pumps Kerry Washington AMA pastel pumps

Due to the weather and not being able to fit my pregnant self in all the cute spring styles, I haven’t bought much of a new wardrobe. Accessories, on the other hand, are an easy way to update your look; and size is no problem! “Accessories are a great way to lighten up your look for spring” says Kate Dimmock, fashion director for People StyleWatch. Kate added, “They add a touch of charm and sophistication—plus it’s a great way to refresh your wardrobe!”

Here are five of the hottest trends in accessories to give a try:

Pastel shoes:
Go for soft leathers or suedes in shades of pale pink and yellow. It’s a nice feminine touch! (Just check out Kerry Washington’s shoes for inspiration!)

Bright bags:
Try out a bright bag to play up your neutral outfits. A pop of orange or green on a bag with classic shapes adds an instant update to your favorite black pants and top.

Oxfords:
This is such a huge trend right now. It’s an update on the men’s classic—an oxford shoe. Look for oxfords in metallics(like silver), pastels, floral patterns and more. Oxfords go well with your favorite jeans, rolled at the cuff.

Polished day bags:
This is an easy way to always look pulled together. Go for simple shapes and classic designs like a structured leather tote bag; you can carry all of your things in one bag!

Global jewelry:
We’re seeing global everywhere this spring. A way to incorporate this trend into your look is by choosing global-inspired pieces of jewelry. With beading, tassels or bright colors (like blues and pinks), this is a great way to add color to your look.

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-- Ryan Patterson

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