Spring is here! What better way to celebrate than grabbing a new bag, necklace, or other statement-making accessory? While pale blush nudes and whites are definitely in, the hyper brights of Spring deserve attention too, and they definitely scream for it. Here are Everybody Is Ugly’s top picks for bold, bright, and beautiful accessories to liven up your Spring 2011 wardrobe!
ON THE COVER: Top to Bottom
Marni Polka Dot Leather Wallet, Nixon Time Teller P Watch, Vanessa Kandiyoti’s Eye Bracelet, Mulberry Bayswater Patent-Leather iPhone Bag, Tom Binn’s Ethno Teknik Necklace, Miu Miu Apple Plexiglass Bangle, Eddi Borgo Gold Spike Earrings, Yves Saint Laurent Fake Chic Crystal Ring
NECKLACES: Neon Nefertiti
The best way to go about brightening up your wardrobe this Spring is definitely in bold, statement costume jewelry. Precious golds are fine and great but vividly colored jewels and beads are eye-catching and retina-burning. Our favorite styles are shorter chunky choker styles like glass bead clusters or ancient Egyptian queen styles. They add a regal touch to any outfit without sacrificing fun. For those who are less adventurous, brightly colored pendants on longer chains are a great casual alternative.
EARRINGS: Eye-catching Edie
Earrings this season are gorgeous! Take a cue from sixties starlets and hang candy colored chandeliers from your lobes. Go for multicolor or monochrome, as long as you’ve turned saturation all the way up, anything goes. Our choice styles are a slightly techno-futuristic twist on classic chandelier or rock-gem styles. While we love the look of pulled back hair with earrings, don’t be afraid to break the rules and sport these giant gems with touseled loose hair.
BRACELETS: Bold & Bright Bangles
Bracelets are definitely a statement this season, go for ones with clean lines and chunky styles. Don’t forget to try layering them to create completely different looks, our favorite way to wear wrist-décor is to pair two or more watches together as bracelets. It’s a quirky and fun way to mix up your look, and you’ll never lose track of time!
RINGS: Rock On
The phalanges are not to be ignored! This season, the ring is nothing to be scared of; rings are the most stylish and eye-catching way to add personality to an outfit this season, hands down. Go for giant rocks and rhinestones, the bigger the better. Our best piece of advice to wearing rings is to pile them all on, don’t just wear one! We think rings look best when clustered together clashing different metals and jewels.
SUNGLASSES: Ultraviolet Colored Goggles
Have fun with your eyewear and try oversized interesting shapes like circles or hearts. The 70s trend is in full swing and gigantic circular frames add an amazing twist to an outfit that basically no other frame can.
BELTS: Waist-Cinching Color Clash
We all need to cinch up our outfits someway, and why not wear a belt in a contrasting bright color to liven up our look? Colorblock is definitely making a comeback and even if your outfit consists of a neon pink dress and cobalt blue tights, adding a fluorescent yellow belt just adds even more kick.
BAGS: Streetstyle Worthy Wallets & Bags
Most fashion lovers and Chictopians alike are bag-crazy and it’s understandable why, especially with all of the killer styles available this season. Whether in classic khaki or crazy color block, a flashy life-container is a beautiful accent. When looking for a Spring 2011 bag, go for minimalist shapes (think Celine) and super bold color. If you’re a true trend setter go for texture or print; Jil Sander’s acetate market bag (check out H&M’s inspired tote for Fashion Against AIDS this month for $10!) or Stella McCartney’s citrus fruits are a must!
Any of these pieces really catch your eye? Comment and we’ll let you know where to buy!
By Iris & Daniel
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