With spring around the corner, you may be thinking about your shopping needs for the upcoming season.  I hope you have accessories on your list because they are the simplest and most effective ways to give you wardrobe an instant update.  Accessories not only give you the ability to add some trends to your most classic clothing pieces, but will also enable you to get more out of your wardrobe with less while also spending less money.  If you’re feeling daunted by which accessories are right for you, take a look at the ten suggestions below.

Blanket Scarves

accessories Blanket scarves and Pashmina style wraps are critical for the spring.  First, you can use them to throw over a lightweight jacket for extra warmth, can use them as wraps when you’re not wearing a coat and can also wind them around your neck.

Shop the blanket scarves above:

  1. Asos
  2. Macy’s
  3. Nordstrom
  4. Urban Outfitters
  5. Echo Design

Layered Necklaces

accessories This year, layered necklaces are what bib necklaces were last year.  Bibs are still wildly popular, but, if you are feeling bibbed out, try some layered styles.  Many companies are selling them already layered for you.  Or, you can layer your own necklaces or even try double stranding a longer style.

Shop the layered necklaces above:

  1. Bauble Bar
  2. Max & Chloe
  3. Stella & Dot
  4. Modcloth
  5. Anthropologie

Fun Flats

accessories Ballerina flats certainly aren’t a new trend, but buying a new pair or two will make your wardrobe feel instantly updated and brighter.  Try a bold color, a fun print or a versatile metallic and wear them to work or on the weekends.

Shop the flats above:

  1. Tieks
  2. Steve Madden
  3. Nine West
  4. Dr. Scholl’s
  5. Vince Camuto

Stacked Bracelets

accessories Stacking a few bracelets on your wrist is a great way to make an old outfit look fresh again.  You can just grab a bunch of your own or buy some ready-made stacked bracelets.  They’re everywhere.  In fact, Bauble Bar lets you build your own stack from their selections.

Shop the stacked bracelets above:

  1. Stella & Dot
  2. Max & Chloe
  3. Macy’s
  4. Michael Kors
  5. Chico’s

Colorful Handbags

accessoriesIf you’ve got your bases covered with your basic handbags, why not pick one up in a fun color or a novelty style?  Want to get the most use out of it?  Try colors like yellow, green, teal and red.

Shop the colorful bags above:

  1. Furla
  2. Michael Kors
  3. Vince Camuto
  4. Modcloth
  5. Aldo

Bold earrings

accessoriesIf you’re bored with your looks, try buying some earrings that aren’t so boring.  Having some on hand will be great for those times when a necklace won’t do and you want to bring a little fun towards your face.  Go for colorful, or choose some gold or silver styles in novelty shapes.

Shop the bold earrings above:

  1. Stella & Dot (the earrings are convertible)
  2. Max & Chloe
  3. Bauble Bar
  4. Nordstrom
  5. Banana Republic

Tan/Beige shoes

accessories If you don’t own tan or beige shoes get out there and buy a pair now, like right now.  While these shoes are hardly trendy, they could be the most versatile pairs that you will ever own.  Not only will they make your legs look longer and leaner but they will also match everything you wear, from that little black dress to that colorful printed skirt, and everything else in between.  There are tons of tan/beige shoes out there for every lifestyle.

Shop the tan/beige shoes above:

  1. Rockport
  2. Michael Kors
  3. Sam Edelman
  4. J. Crew
  5. Nine West


accessoriesUnlike blanket scarves, these are scarves that you can wear with your outfits.  Nothing gives a look a fresh update more easily than adding a new colorful scarf.

Shop for the scarves above:

  1. Anthropologie
  2. Nordstrom
  3. Zappos.com
  4. Modcloth
  5. Echo Design


accessories Belts can not only add a splash of color to an outfit, while also defining the waist, but they can make an old outfit look new again.  Wrap a belt around an old dress or try belting that tunic you’ve been wearing the same way for a few seasons.  Not sure which belt styles are right for you?  Check out this guide.

Shop the belts above:

  1. Ann Taylor
  2. Boden
  3. Talbots
  4. Banana Republic
  5. Nordstrom

Pendant Necklaces

accessories In addition to layered necklaces, the pendant is back in a big way.  Longer pendant styles can be a great alternative to your basic gold or silver long necklaces and shorter ones can make a statement without taking up as much room on the neck as a bib.

Shop the pendant necklaces above:

  1. Bauble Bar
  2. Club Monaco
  3. Ann Taylor
  4. Free People
  5. Stella & Dot