Updating your wardrobe for spring is as easy as 1-2-3-4-5. No matter what your style, there are five key accessory pieces you'll want to grab right now and wear with everything you own! They represent the best of the runway trends and they're instant updates. So what are they? Read on ... they're right here in this week's edition of The Trend Report!
While white and ivory lace are the predominant trend, there's lots of black lace out there for downtown rockers. The flared or tiered black lace skirt or a pair of skinny black lace capris are two especially stylish ways to lace it up.
As an alternative to woven leather, you can also look for a substantial belt in brown or luggage leather — perhaps with some tooling or studded accents to sex it up. Just make sure it's at least 2-1/2 inches wide — and that it has a great buckle.
These fabulous satchels will be re-interpreted at all price points. When choosing your bag, however, go for the best that you can afford — these classic styles can be worn for years to come.
The “mixed media” trend includes several different color palettes, so take your pick: neutrals such as bone, wood and leather, Mediterranean-inspired mixes of coral and turquoise, or very feminine mixes centered around pearls and gemstones.
Shoe addicts will also want to watch for the ever-evolving espadrille style as a trendy option. This season we're seeing stacked heels covered in woven jute, which look fresh and new, as well as more “dressed up” versions of the classic espadrille wedge.
Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, TheTrendReport.com, which highlights style trends in America and across the world.
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