Accessories to Add Color

Good news: Last year's spring wardrobe is still perfectly on-trend! This year, it's all about little additions via bright, cheerful accessories. Get into the season with a palette of greens and blues, pinks and yellows.

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Think Pink

Spring temps can still call for just a little bit of coverage. Try throwing a scarf on with a sundress or tank to ward of cool mornings and nights. Extra style points if you can find one in an electric hue like this cheerful pink.

 

Banana Republic scarf, $55; bananarepublic.com

Photo courtesy of Banana Republic

Little Miss Sunshine

Do not let yourself think that all purses must be practical shades of brown and black. The chicest women we know are toting colors like red, navy and, yes, even canary yellow.

 

Talbots "Beacon Ava" croc-embossed leather bag, $295; talbots.com

Photo courtesy of Talbots

Bloom Fancy

A whimsical faux bloom brightens up any blazer or bag. Pin it somewhere unexpected and leave it on throughout the spring (no watering required!)

 

Chico's "Midera" flower pin, $34; chicos.com

Photo courtesy of Chico's

Slip Into Spring

If rubber flip-flops are a big part of your spring wardrobe, try trading them out for something a bit more sleek. These flat sandals offer all the convenience with a lot more style.

 

LOFT "Velma" sandal, $30; loft.com

Photo courtesy of LOFT

The Greenest Grass

The grass is greener when walking in these springy shoes. Why, you ask? They're created with NIKE AIR Technology, meaning they already feel better than last summer's comfiest wedges.

 

Cole Haan Air "Delfina" wedges, $198; colehaan.com

Photo courtesy of Cole Haan

Cell Block Tango

Colorblocking is big for spring and a fun trend to incorporate. With a price this low, you can afford to categorize this little number as nothing more than your Saturday-shopping-with-the-girls purse.

 

Nine West purse, $59; ninewest.com

Photo courtesy of Nine West

Seafoam for Days

A wide cuff introduces a serious jolt of color to your day. When in doubt, go toward any shade that evokes lazy days at the beach. This seafoam does the trick!

 

Janna Conner Designs enamel cuff, $79; jannaconner.com

Photo courtesy of Janna Conner Designs

Black Tie Optional

When the weather starts warming up, so should the colors you wear. Little black dresses sizzle any season, but including a spot of color is so modern and fresh.

 

Ann Taylor minaudiere clutch, $98; anntaylor.com

Photo courtesy of Ann Taylor

Shape Up with Color

A great belt is seasonless. This spring, have some fun with it—pick a cheery shade so it becomes a stand-out accessory, rather than a practical piece all about blending in.

 

ASOS suede belt, $36; asos.com

 

 

Another great way to incorporate color this spring? Colorblocking! It injects maximum color into your wardrobe for minimal effort.

 

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First Published April 7, 2011

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