Spice up your spring basics from last year with 2011’s accessories trends. It’s a low-budget way to be on trend and ready to take on the season to come. These five spring accessories trends will get you on your way to fresh and fabulous.
An obi belt (know to the less fashionably inclined as a sash) is a simple piece of fabric worn around the waist to accentuate curves and draw focus to the smallest part of the torso. This year, the belts were huge on the runways, making their way into shows like Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs. Break up your pencil skirt-and-top combo with a colorful obi pop of color, or keep it simple with a muted grey leather number, like this Eileen Fisher version for $108 at Nordstrom.
Colorful 70s-inspired glasses
Recent fashion trends are no stranger to '70s-inspired looks. From the high-waisted styles to the big-bug glasses of the last five years, the '70s are here to stay. This season, designers put a spin on the large sunglasses trend by making them in big, bold colors that compliment floral prints and bright spots of color in clothing trends. Steal this adorable bright teal pair for just $5.80 at Forever 21.
Head-to-toe floral print
Floral print for spring? No shocker there. But when the prints move from floral dresses and start showing up on everything from shoes to sunglasses, that's when you know spring has really sprung. This year marks the start of head-to-toe floral print. They don't even have to match. Go funky in a sun dress with a large floral print and pair it with these super cute, demure cone heels from Forever 21 for $22.80.
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With all of these super bright prints and colors making their way to the spring 2011 runways, play down your feet with a slick pair of nude pumps. Prada showed a patent leather peep-toe version that showcases those pedicured tootsies. If you want the look but don't want to deal with a Prada price tag, these Chinese Laundry nudes from Macy's will make a fashionable replacement for $59.
Pile on your share of arm decoration this season. Bracelets are big, and even bigger are huge, chunky bangles. Available in a wide array of styles, from plastic to high-end, big bangles can compliment nearly any outfit. If big and bold isn't your thing, try one bangle and work up from there. This Lauren by Ralph Lauren three-piece set will get you on the bangle bandwagon, available for $58 at Dillard's.
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