Spring is here, and a new season means a new wardrobe. Enough of infinitely layering jackets and scarves — it is time to experiment with new trends. Here are our top five picks for must-have spring accessories.
If you think a baseball hat is more of a Yankees Stadium relic than this season’s essential headwear, you would be mistaken. Cotton caps are actually a way of bringing a laid-back, nonchalant look to warm weather outfits. These hats satisfy all styles and are made using anything from floral to retro prints. As a bonus, hats are not only stylish, but also provide shade on sunny days.
J. Crew Jacquard Baseball Cap, $39.50; jcrew.com
The Floral Printed Cap, $29; americanapparel.net
With warmer weather, you are more likely to walk to your destinations around the city, probably listening to music as you go. Your headphones can always add to your outfit and make a statement. Leather coverings and metallics are popular decorations, especially on chunky, retro-style headphones.
Frends Taylor Interchangeable Leather and Gold-Tone Headphones; $250; net-a-porter.com
Nakamichi Headphones, Metallic Pink Edition; $20; sears.com
Replace your old winter scarf with a light weight bandana for a fresh spring accessory. The neckwear accent was highly popular in the spring 2014 collections. Replicate the runway with these bandana styles — rolled, folded or untied — or even suit yours up by turning it into a pocket square with personality.
Bandana in woven cotton fabric with printed pattern, $5.95; hm.com
This spring marks a breakthrough season when it comes to sunglasses. After years of a single-frame silhouette dominating the runways, frame shapes appeared slimmed-down, rounded-off and squared styles. One size may fit all for this accessory, but one style certainly does not.
Bold brown sunglasses by Saint Laurent, $325; oaknyc.com
Earrings are a unique way to show off your eccentric aesthetic. Stack on ear cuffs for an au courant look. Ear cuffs also come in a variety of forms such as simple metal wraps to dangle cuffs that hang elephants and flowers down to your ear lobe. From bold jewels with bright colors and edgy spikes to more subtle but equally striking classic rhinestones, you have countless options to represent your style.
Large earrings in antique-finish metal with rhinestones, $9.95; hm.com
Luxe Rhinestone Studs, $3.80; forever21.com
A version of this article appeared in the Monday, April 7 print edition. Benny Seda Galarza is a contributing writer. Email him at email@example.com.