Chain Fringe Hoops

Chain Fringe Hoops at Forever 21

One of my favorite movies is the 1989 feel good film Steel Magnolias staring a very young Julie Roberts as the blushing bride Shelby, Sally Field as the over protective mother M’Lynn, Shirley MacLaine as crotchety and outspoken Ouiser, and Olympia Dukakis as the very funny Clairee.

The movie is peppered with great one-liners but the one that stands out for me is when Clairee says, “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.”

This is so true. The right pair of earrings, handbag, or shoe can add just the right touch to any outfit.  According to here are some of what is trending this spring.

Statement Earrings

A statement earring can be as simple as Chain Fringe Hoops or Tasseled Filigree Drop Earrings both affordable and found at Forever 21.  Wanting to add a little pop of color to your outfit, try the ABS by Allen Schwartz Embellished Drop Earrings found at Bloomingdales.


Cypress Tall Sandal by Free People


Handbags for the season are either ladylike and trim like the Court Bag by Coach or satchel by Michael Kors or have long handles like the In The Spirit Purse by Roxy  or Giani Bernini Straw Crossbody.

Platform Sandals, Gladiators or Flats

You can either choose a simple ballet flat like this simple Lauren Ralph Lauren Women’s Betty Ballet Flats or something more dramatic like the Valentino “Rockstud” Double Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Flat found at Nordstrom. Feeling adventurous, why not try theCypress Tall Sandal by Free People.  Want to add a bit of height and dress up an outfit, then the Hilarie Glitter Platform Pumps by Guess is perfect.

Whatever your budget is, a pair of earrings, the perfect handbag or just the right style shoe can be just the right accessory for Spring.