Staying ahead of the fashion curve can be tricky. Being fashion conscious takes a lot of effort and a fair amount of money. It’s also an ongoing task that never seems to end. No sooner has winter breezed through than spring follows swiftly after, and that means having to update your wardrobe to reflect the seasonality.
A key way of keeping up with the ever-changing world of fashion is to look to accessories to help you bridge the gap. It’s a way of avoiding having to clear out your closet and start all over again.
If you have a half dozen new accessories, these can help give your current clothing choices that extra something that makes them relevant and on-trend and can also be a good way to plan new garments for your collection.
So with this in mind, we’ll first take a look at the top spring accessories that should be on your shopping list before delving deeper into how to get them without breaking the bank.
Spring 2022 Accessories
Here is a selection of the accessories that we’ll all be wearing in the spring of 2022.
This field of accessories experienced a real boom in 2021 and will continue to be popular in 2022. If you missed the boat last year, you’d need to get your skates on before the bubble bursts.
Custom necklaces, ones that could have your name on it or be a dedication to your children, is a great way to combine the luxury of stylish jewelry with the statement value of the message that this type of item sends.
These have become so popular that you can find them in many online stores and outlet malls, and they are an accessory that won’t be overcome by fads and trend cycles as they are unique to you.
Shoulder Bag Backpack
This new trend is hot on the heels of the oversized tote bag that was everywhere last year, and it’s an accessory that is here to make our lives easier. This stylish throwback, which puts us in mind of the 90s, means that you can travel to work with all your important must-have items taken care of.
A shoulder bag backpack has a touch of high school vibe about it, but it’s going to prove very popular, especially in bright standout colors. This can work well with an office look and even for a night out with the gang after your workday is complete.
Platforms are well and truly back, and here it’s about standing out, quite literally, from the crowd. Be fun and playful with this look, and don’t be scared to make a statement. Clearly, you can choose to take this to the max and really increase the height, but for those who are less confident, there are plenty of mid-size options that will serve the same purpose.
There are different ways to pull this style off. There are platforms that are darker and broodier, even veering towards a goth tangent and then a more vibrant and garish end of the spectrum. The aim is the same across the board, and apparently, this spring, you’ll have to get hold of a pair!
This is an accessory that requires a certain amount of bravery to pull off. Some of us may not think we can take such a leap but netted berets are such a cute accessory that we urge you to consider giving these a go.
It’s effortlessly stylish and is a perfect option to consider for evening wear. It’s a playful option that can also really finish off an outfit and make it truly sing. Look to pair this with nice jewelry, maybe a thin necklace, and remember to perfect your sultry pout also.
Very Wide Waisted Belt
This is another accessory that needs a certain amount of self-esteem to make it work, but don’t be afraid to try. These showy belts can break up an outfit well and have a sense of sophistication that is ideal for spring.
You could consider a jet black leather piece or a rough and ready style; whatever you pick, just make sure it fits the rest of your ensemble.
Now when it comes to keeping your clothes and accessory shopping costs down, you really have to make the most of shopping online. In almost all instances, it will be cheaper to buy from an online store, and so long as you select a reputable site that delivers in a timely fashion, there’s really no reason to shop in a brick-and-mortar store.
Check Out Thrift Stores
Pretty much all fashion is cyclical, so why not look for this spring’s accessories in a thrift store? For instance, those platform boots you want? Well, why not get the real thing?
Second-hand store shopping is so much fun, and you can find incredible bargains; and because a lot of the items are from a different era, the quality of the fabrics and materials is almost certainly better than the fast-fashion items you’d find in your local outlet mall.
Rather than just buying items for the sake of it or being distracted into getting something you never initially planned to get, why not develop a strategy. Do your research, know what it is you are after and then find the best place to get it. Shopping in this way will result in less pointless purchases of items that get lost in the back of your wardrobe, sometimes never to be worn at all.