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April 13th, 2012 at 5:00 am

5 Hot Accessories for the Spring and Summer

It’s SPRING (and almost the summer)!

The sun is finally out.
The cold is finally going away.
The boots and scarves are finally gone.

One of the best things about the Spring is that you can have a TON of fun with accessories. In the Fall/Winter it’s tough to thoroughly enjoy handbags and hair accessories and jewelry because we’re all so bundled up!

But… hello Spring! It’s a whole different ballgame.

There are some fabulous “hot” accessories right now for moms to enjoy. What I love about everything right now is that the trends are really pulling through to accessories. I’ve talked endlessly about how tangerine is the hottest color of 2012, how pops of color are making a splash, how polka dots are the spring’s “it” print and how bold colors are hot and heavy right now! It’s great to see these trends pulled right into accessories, too. They’re not just for clothing, and I think accessories are (hands down) the easiest way for moms to work in trends.
I also love trends that are “created equal” for all, and that’s the beauty of these accessories right now – everything’s trending and you don’t need to be a size 2, 6 foot tall beauty to wear them!

So what’s hot on the accessory front?

Here are 5 my of FAVE Hot Accessories for Spring and Summer:

1) Yellow Handbag

Oh, this is hot to trot! Yellow has really emerged as one of the hottest colors this spring. It’s a happy color, and I really feel people love wearing it because it’s so welcoming and warm. You can’t walk into a store right now without being bombarded with yellow handbags, and I actually think it’s fabulous. Bring on this bright, beautiful color through your handbag. It’s perfect for the season.

2) Polka Dot Scarves

They’re everywhere right now! I love the polka dot scarf trend because it’s such an EASY way to bring on this trend. I could never, ever get away with wearing a polka top, just wouldn’t look good on me. But… I can get away with wearing a scarf with this print. It’s doable, practical and classic.

3) Tangerine belts

I think this is such a stunning way to pull off tangerine. I just bought myself a tangerine belt last week and I’ve already worn it 3 times. I love how it’s a subtle way, yet bold at the same time to wear the color of 2012. My advice? Pair it with white jeans/capris with a crisp white sweater/blouse… talk about fabulous!

4) Bold earrings

Gone are the days of plain and basic earrings. Bring on the bright and the bold! I love pink because I think it’s a perfect and delicate color for your ears. I also think pink is FUN! Be bold with some festive and creative and adorable earrings this spring and summer. Pink looks good on the beach. ;)

5) Bold necklaces

And that being said above, have some fun with BOLD necklaces! I’m a lover of necklaces, they’re my go-to when it comes to jewelry. I have seen more bold and chunky necklaces now more than ever! They really are true statement pieces and easy ways to bring on the bold and the beautiful! :)

Audrey McClelland can also be found at, Lifetime Beauty/Style,, and She is also the co-author of The Digital Mom Handbook.

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