Spring is a great excuse to fill your wardrobe with all the best of this season’s latest trends. However, buying new clothes as well as accessories can get pricey, so why not simply recycle pieces from last season? By not purchasing your whole new wardrobe from current collections and instead mixing and matching your look, you will be showing off a unique sense of style. So, we’ve taken our pick of some of the most popular accessories from the winter, and provided tips on how to add these to spring wardrobe staples.
Leather was huge last autumn/winter and luckily it can be used to form unique outfits this season. Leather shouldn’t dominate a spring outfit, so instead use smaller pieces and add to new spring wear. A pair of leather leggings is a fab way to add edge to a girly frock. Black leather leggings combined with huishan zhang 2013 spring/summer range pieces exemplifies this contrast. The range features dresses in floral prints which epitomize spring, made from lightweight fabrics like silk and lace. For an evening out, team one of these gorgeous dresses with leather leggings for rocking style!
When going for a night on the town during the winter, gold has long been the go-to tone for accessories. Gold chunky necklaces, bracelets, earrings and clutch bags add instant glamour to an outfit and make a classic LBD look ultra-chic. You needn’t hide away your gold accessories until next winter though, as they can be worked into a spring outfit with dramatic effect. Rather than teaming with black, go for a white colour palette for your outfit for a more seasonal-appropriate take on the gold trend. Not just for an evening out, a chunky gold necklace can be teamed with a white sundress to create a boho chic look. Keep things low-key by choosing a dress made from a natural, simple fabric like cotton, and teaming with tan leather boots and a bag.
Knitted accessories like gloves, hats and scarves were a major trend last autumn/winter and, with the chilly temperatures, a major necessity too! Whilst gloves are not needed for spring – even on colder British spring days! – knitted hats and scarves can still be worn. Leave chunky knits in your wardrobe and opt instead for finer pieces. A beret-style hat in a bright colour looks cute with a plain spring dress, especially if the colours are contrasting. The same goes with a fine-knitted scarf, which is the perfect way to stay warm on an evening out, without the need for a bulky coat. Go for contrasting brights – yellow, red, green and purple are all big this spring and will give your winter accessories a hot 2013 make-over.