ACCESSORIES REPORT: From Winter to Spring

Accessories Report

By this time, the windows of every storefront in Manhattan are filled with bright spring colors and floral prints. Festival wear is at its peak of popularity with fringe, crocheted tops and printed maxi skirts at the forefront of the trend. For most people, the spring weather and style shift is a welcomed change, desperately packing away their heavy winter coats and tall leather boots. While I certainly love my psychedelic prints, I still find myself wearing a majority of black clothing in the spring and summer. So, what does this new season mean for those who aren’t ready to give up their all black winter wardrobe (monochrome, it’s a lifestyle) in exchange for tie-dyed tank tops?

This Fashionista is embracing the warmer weather, while still remaining true to her personal style. Her black bowler hat, a shape and color that is usually associated with winter, is made of a lightweight alternative to wool, making it completely spring appropriate. Fur was one of the biggest trends this past fall and winter. This Fashionista reinterprets the look for spring and summer, incorporating it into her purse. Her black pony hair tote bag is a subtle way to bring some fur into the warmer months without having to sweat in a faux fur vest in June. The texture of her suede and patent leather T-strap heels complement her tote perfectly. While made of winter materials, the shoes are dainty enough to be transitioned into the summer.

Don’t be afraid to rock some of your winter accessories in the spring and summer; some of the best pieces have the ability to be worn year round. Just make sure to take note from our Fashionista. Pair your heavier winter accessories with a bright pop of color or print, like this Fashionista’s silky jacket, to give them some new life for the upcoming seasons.

Spotted: In Juicy Couture’s fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection, winter hats were styled with bright pops of color and print, a look that works for spring and summer as well as fall.



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