Accessorizing For Spring

As the temperature rises and the flowers bloom, we naturally get excited about what to wear in the warmer weather. Spring 2019 trends have a very different feel from those we saw in fall. Has our mood lifted with the changing of the seasons? According to the spring fashion runways, the answer is yes.

We’re highlighting a few of the biggest trends so you can easily update your wardrobe with fresh accessories. What’s great about these trends is that you can throw on a nice T-shirt and jeans and let your accessories do all the talking. And they have a lot to say! If your look is in need of a bit of refinement, read on.

Trend Spotted: Pearls. We are seeing them stitched onto clothing as well as on every kind of accessory. But make no mistake, this look isn’t old fashioned at all. Go for a dainty pearl perched on an oversized hoop or added to a leather bracelet. What you want is the contrast of hard and soft. Look for bold earrings, rings and bracelets to wear this look well.

Trend Spotted: Gold. Large statement necklaces, both long and short, are being seen in all the magazines and on the runways. Think 1980s gold—chunky long chains, bold statement necklaces and stacked bangles. Seems that rose gold may be taking a back seat to yellow. Check out these looks from Agapanthus and Odette Boutique and also give Oscar de la Renta a little Google to peruse his runway pieces for inspiration.

John Medeiros gold necklace, Agapanthus, $350
John Medeiros gold hoops, Agapanthus, $55; Stacked gold bangles, Odette Boutique, $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trend Spotted: Elegant handbags, paired with oversized totes. Let’s face it, we want to carry tiny bags. They are beautiful and dainty, and hearken back to times past when we wore gloves and hats. But these days we need more space! Designers such as Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Michael Kors are answering the need to carry our larger items like gym clothes and computers by creating matching totes and handbags. Not into matchy matchy? Check out Longchamp bags and totes at Agapanthus in Ocala for a contemporary coordinating look.

Longchamp Shop-It tote, Agapanthus, $470; Longchamp Shop-It zip, Agapanthus, $95
Longchamp Amazone denim, Agapanthus, $765

 

 

 

 

 

Faux turtle chain necklace, Agapanthus, $67; Grey blue feather earrings, Agapanthus, $54; Floral raffia necklace, Agapanthus, $94; Silk floral and crystal necklace, Agapanthus, $56

Trend Spotted: Florals, feathers and stones, oh my! When you’re feeling in touch with Mother Earth, these are your go-to pieces. Just make sure to go big or go home! For example, go for the large, sparkly floral earring and pair it with hair tied back and a statement lip. Feathers are dangly and soft and should be paired with simple clothing for a classic look. Stones of every type are in style, from emeralds and turquoise to neutral-colored stones. If you’re wearing them as bracelets, stack; as necklaces, layer.

Floral bucket hat, Dillard’s, $25; Vintage Italian straw bucket hat, White Elephant, $15

Trend Spotted: Hats. The biggest look for spring is the bucket hat, with the baker boy hat coming in as a close second. The spring and summer 2019 hats are made of lighter materials in a lively, vivid arrangement of colors, patterns and prints. One of the benefits? Think stylish sun protection. Turn to Dolce & Gabbana for hat inspiration and a selection of headware that’s on trend for the upcoming season.

 

Pink Peepers sunglasses, Agapanthus, $23; Black Peepers sunglasses, Agapanthus, $23; Tortoise Peepers sunglasses, Agapanthus, $23

Trend spotted: Oversized sunglasses. Pay attention, Florida residents! You’ll need this one. The tiny lenses of fall barely helped us stop squinting. Fortunately for us, and our eyes, the popular trends for spring and summer include shield sunglasses, both classical and sporty. Go for creative frames, whether you’re focusing on color, print or even shape. Triangular-shaped and cat eye sunglasses have remained very popular while aviator glasses have taken a backseat to the newer trends. Make sure to choose the best shape for your face before soaking up the sunshine.

 

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