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Spring's hottest fashion accessories (all under $100)

Whether your heart melts over shoes, jewelry or bags there are oodles of spring goodies that are totally on-trend but not overpriced. Here’s the best of the designer-looking bunch

Try: Call It Spring floral lace-up flats, $40, Call It Spring

Try: Aldo suede platform shoes, $90, Aldo

Try: Le Château metallic snake-embossed cross body bag, $50, Le Chateau

Try: Laura enamel bangles, $24-$28 each, Laura

Try: Anthropologie Daybook Mini Satchel, $98, Anthropologie

Accessories 101
Jeans and bathing suits are one thing, but women rarely bemoan shopping for accessories. Besides contending with the odd Cinderella moment (when those dream shoes aren’t a magic fit), accessory shopping is a blissfully fuss-free experience. Chances are you walk away with a little something that makes you smile, is brilliantly easy to wear and without any dressing room drama. Take a cue from these spring looks from Nicole Miller, Emerson and Tommy Hilfiger.

Tribal Touches
Designers who did it: Proenza Schouler, Burberry and Missoni

Warm wood and woven straw details, knotted leather and graphic handcrafted elements debuted as spring’s ‘it’ look, and combine for a fresh ’n fabulous update on a day bag. Perfect for running around on the weekends.

Enormous Earrings
Designers who did them: Oscar de la Renta, Marni and Bottega Veneta

Swing low! Shoulder-grazing earrings of oversized proportions made a big style statement on the runways. Everything from vintage-era sparklers to sculptural art forms belongs on your ear lobes. These pairs have impact, so no need for any other baubles.

Big Bangles

Designers who did them: Hermes, Fendi and Giambattista Valli

A bevy of bangles was the other strong jewelry message and there’s lots of finishes to choose from: enamel, plastic, rhinestone-studded, etc. To pull this off, think in multiples (five is ideal), mix bangles of different widths and stick to a limited colour palette.

Bonus: You can get stack happy with any outfit – this trend works for casual or dressy outfits, and everything in between.

Future Shock

Designers who did it: Rodarte, Chanel and 3.1 Phillip Lim

Sleek silver appeared on many runways, with a focus on a high shine mirror-like finish rather than a glitzy beaded texture. On high heels or a clutch, this is how to refresh your LBD or complement a colourful frock for a night out. Don’t go matchy-matchy though, one dazzling piece is all you need.

Sorbet Shades
Designers who did it: Chloe, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent

Pastel colours were the catwalks biggest breath of fresh air, and the streamlined shape of shoes make these soft shades particularly easy to wear. Show off ladylike pumps like these (love that glossy heel!) in slim fitting crop pants or a skirt, either A-line or slim will do.

Fantasy Florals
Designers who did it: Giambattista Valli, Prada and Altuzarra

Florals bloomed in big ways this spring, whether courtesy of digital enhancement, saturated hues or a figure-sprawling scale. Contained gardens also sprouted on bags and shoes, and provide an ideal way to incorporate this trend into your closet if you’re print shy.

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