When it comes to clothes, I’m pretty casual and I don’t really get too dressy, too often, so I am definitely not a fashionista. I do, however, LOVE accessories and shoes! Jewelry, bags, hats, etc…basically all the thing little extras you can use to jazz up an outfit are totally my thing, so I guess you could call me an accessorista! With Spring arriving at the end of next week (woohoo!), I’ve been checking out the fashion reports for what will be in and rounded up a few hot accessories for Spring 2015 that I’m crushing on right now.
Have you heard of the ‘third piece’ rule? It’s a little fashion rule for helping you to always look polished and together. The premise is that you add a third piece to pull your look together.
Your shoes and any coats worn for the weather to stay warm or dry, don’t count. Your pants/skirt and shirt are your first and second pieces. Then you add a third piece! It could be a piece of statement jewelry; a sweater, blazer, or vest over your shirt; a hat; etc. Basically, an extra piece to take it from blah to wow!
This is where your accessories really come into play! You’re not limited to only adding one extra piece, but the idea is that you add at least that third item. You could wear a cute blazer or sweater over your shirt as your third piece then add a statement necklace, for example.
Apparently, a lot of the retail stores have this in their dress code guidelines for their employees (just in case you always wondered why they look so polished and together!).
To get you ready for Spring, I’ve rounded up just a *few* accessories to get you going!
First, though, let’s take a look at the ‘in’ colors for 2015 based on Pantone’s research (in the order of the most popular colors).
This year it’s all about soft, earthy colors. As you can see, various shades of blues/greens are going to be hot this year!
As for the fashion reports, I did a little research and bucket bags and crossbodies are still in. Clutches with handles or straps will be big, as will saddle bag inspired crossbodies. Metallics and prints will be big for bags, as will round bags (which looks very vintage 60s to me).
For jewelry, gold/brassy colors will be hot and chokers and wrist cuffs look to be popular statement pieces.
I saw a lot of tassels…on bags, scarves, and even jewelry, so look for those little embellishments when picking up your spring accessories.
Based on all of this, I scoured a few of my favorite shopping sites to start compiling my Spring wish list and here are a few of my favorites…
1. Leather Tie Multi Strand Necklace | 2. Leather Triple Wrap Bracelet | 3. Bright Tassel Bead Necklace | 4. Modernized Pearl Ring | 5. Open Cuff Bracelet
Hats, Belts, and Scarves
1. Geo Print Pom-Pom Scarf | 2. Knotted Belt | 3. Lace Tube Scarf | 4. Crocheted Lace Fedora
While I’m seriously loving all of this, my absolute faves are the crocheted hat, the pearl ring, and the pom-pom scarf. A lot of stores are already having sales, so I might just have to pick up a few of these, even though I won’t get to wear any of them for another month or two. But who can pass up a good sale!?
Your turn friends…what’s on your fashion wish list for this Spring? What are you thinking about the ‘in’ colors this season? And…does anything on my list tickle your fancy? Leave me a comment and let me know!!
Individual images courtesy of Ann Taylor Loft, H&M, Banana Republic, Fossil, and American Eagle Outfitters.