5 Spring Fashion Must-Haves

Update: Congratulations to Lilly Gollihur for winning this giveaway! 

Spring is finally here! Anyone else happy about this?

To celebrate, we thought we’d put together a list of a few fun accessory ideas to help you transition into warmer weather. And at under $30 each—you might want to try them all!

Statement Necklace {$19}

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Whether you pair it with a crisp, white, collared shirt or wear it with a scoop neck blouse, this is an easy way to experiment with spring trends like neon hues and mixed metallics.

Tote {$25}

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And speaking of the neon trend, how do you ensure your neons look like the 21st century and not like 1985? I’m glad you asked. Right now, neons and neutrals are popping up everywhere together—and they make a great pair. If you’re hesitant, a tote bag is a great, inexpensive way to experiment with this trend, while also giving your dark leather winter handbag a break.

Nail Polish {$5-$8}

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Polished nails are in—I mean, really in. A nice manicure is an easy way to make any outfit more (wait for it) polished (I know. So bad.). While virtually every color is acceptable these days, here are a few guidelines:

  1. Before polishing, make sure your nails are clipped short—either gently rounded or square.
  2. If you would describe your style as trendy, go for a bright, fresh color.
  3. If you would describe your style as classic, wear a more understated shade.
  4. If you don’t want color on your nails, or just don’t have time to worry about mistakes, try a shiny, clear coat.
  5. 98% of the time, if you’re over 35, steer clear of shimmer or glitter polishes. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but typically, cream-finish formulas are universally flattering.

No-Show Liners {$6.50}

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When the weather gets warmer and you are ready for the sockless look, but not the sockless feel, these do the trick. I like to wear mine with ankle booties. Plus, the no-slip silicone at the back keeps them from slipping down and getting lost in your shoes.

Lightweight Scarf {$28}

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Drastic temperature changes can make spring’s transitional weather difficult to dress for. Layering is the answer! Wear a lightweight scarf to add a pop of color—and a layer of warmth—for chillier days.

So, why not a fun giveaway since it’s Friday? How about a $25 Target giftcard so you can go and buy whatever fun spring accessory you want?

Enter to win by leaving a comment with your name. And, just for fun, tell us about your favorite “current” accessory!

By entering today’s giveaway, you affirm and acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resource’s official promotion rules found hereToday’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends next Tuesday (3/26/13) at 11:59 p.m. CST. You must be 18 to enter, and you may only enter once. The winner will be selected at random. For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Bud Harlan at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-140.

These fun fashion-forward tips courtesy of Sarah Hobbs! Sarah is a graphic designer on the Adult Ministry Marketing team. No wonder she’s so trendy! Sarah spends her days creating art for marketing pieces related to LifeWay’s Marriage and Family brand.

Comments

  1. says

    My current favorite accessory: I live in Florida where the state shoe is the flip flop! My new ones for spring are a pair by Vera Bradley with a yellow and gray foot bed and an animal print on the straps.

  2. Donna Dillahunty says

    I would love to win this gift card. My favorite is a new emerald green purse given to me by my daughter.

  3. Kristin says

    I would really like this. I am not very good at dressing fashionably, I often feel awkward. Thank you for your fashion tips!

  4. Mindy Morgan says

    My current favorit accessory is the necklace my husband gave me for Christmas. I wear it all the time.

  5. says

    My current favorite accessory? Scarves! I just love them. They’re extremely versatile in the many ways they can be worn and really can pull an outfit together. And since I get many of mine at Target (as well as my last purse), the gift certificate would be great!

  6. Hope Jensen says

    My favorite accessory right now are earrings from ManaOlana ATX, they go with everything! Happy Friday!

  7. Suzy Jameson says

    I love scarves!!! and what beautiful accessories that you have posted!!!
    Spring is here in Michigan but only in the heart it’s a chilly 25* ! :)
    A must need for a pretty scarf to wear when I’m out and about! :)

    • Sarah Hobbs says

      Thank, Suzy! And we feel your pain–Spring tricked us here in Nashville too. Right now it’s only 38 degrees, with a forecast of snow/rain!

  8. Betty Marschner says

    Dear LifeWays!
    I am sure I will be one of the oldest gals entering this, but just becuz we are over the hill does not mean we 60+s don’t need to look fashionable!!!

  9. Sharon says

    The necklace you featured was worn yesterday by one of our local news anchors!
    Jewelry and purses are my go to fashion statements.

  10. Alisha says

    Hi! my name is Alisha AND my favorite thing to wear right now is scarves ..love them with hoop earrings and hair in a high ponytail :)

  11. Lilly Gollihur says

    This is a fun idea, thanks. My favorite accessory currently is a cute white gold chain bracelet that has linked hearts. Girls are so much easier to shop for since we have so many wonderful accessories!

  12. Sarah Staples says

    Right now I’m three weeks away from my due date with my first child. My baby belly may be my favorite spring “accessory” this year! I have not gone shopping for anything new and fun for quite a while. After he’s born, I think I may have to find some fun new sandals to wear this spring / summer!

  13. Cynthia Quiroga says

    My name is Cynthia (or Cindy, ha), polishing my toenails is the closest to an accessory lately!.

    Blessings to you.

  14. Becky Phillips says

    SCARVES, scarves and MORE scarves. I am planning our women’s retreat and just bought 80 scarves, one for each of them with a fun session on different ways to tie them!

  15. Donalene Paynter says

    I love scarves and shoes. Those two items can come together and complete any look!! O love the colors on the one shown above! Very Springy. Not looking for to this next storm on Sunday with 6-8 inches in the forcast.

  16. Lisa Curtis says

    Lisa Curtis, Jackson, MO
    My favorite accessory is a blue and white striped shirt I got at H & M. It is such a comfortable shirt and goes with so many of my current wardrobe.

    • Sarah Hobbs says

      Yes, Tari! That is a great Summer accessory idea–I love them paired with big sunglasses and a maxi dress!

  17. Norma Guillory says

    I am dealing with hair loss due to a stem cell transplant/chemo and my favorite accessories right now are my hats. I love wearing them and have them in lots of colors, textures, etc.

  18. says

    I’m Laurel, and I think I would say nail polish would be my favorite accessory, and my Lilla Rose Flexiclip b/c it’s starting to get warmer and sandals and hair pulled back will be a necessity! :-)

  19. Joy says

    I am looking forward to spring! My favorite accessory that I look forward to wearing are my coral colored dress sandals.

  20. says

    My FAVORITE accessory is my bright, bright turquoise covered Kindle! I love bright colors and reading. I resisted getting the Kindle because I like books-but it was a gift and now I love it! I can take it everywhere and read while I’m waiting and waiting and waiting in lines.
    I would love to accessorize my outdated wardrobe! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Good luck to everyone.

  21. Dawn Laird says

    My favorite accessory is my small cross necklace that my daughter gave me for Christmas. Looking forward to perhaps a new accessory for my birthday this weekend.

  22. Dottie says

    My favorite: Chunky necklaces. I too enjoy the slip on shoes that fit in my purse. I have a pair of black ones that I pull out for those moments when my feet hurt.

  23. KarenMO says

    I would be hard-pressed to come up with one fav accessory, as I love them all! But from your list I really like the statement necklace, and my fav necklace is a cross necklace I just got for my birthday, and yes, I’m 60+ also! I already had a very nice cross necklace which said I’m a Christian, but this one is the emblem of my particular church, and I’m glad to let people know what kind of Christian I am. Of course, I’d love to win this contest.

    Blessings, KarenMO

  24. Meghan B says

    Since my husband just bought me a jewelry amour, my favorite accessories are all the jewelry I already owned, but forgot about because it has all been hidden in boxes!

  25. Faith says

    A few months ago, I bought some earrings from a local crafter made from re-purposed red leather; they are definitely still a favorite!

  26. christina moore says

    This will sound hokey, but my signature accessory is a smile. Except for my wedding ring & a cross ring given me more than 20 yrs ago, my smile is the only one I never leave home without.

  27. Emily says

    I live in Faeyetteville Arkansas and I love my red lace infinity scarf I got for Christmas. It’s perfect for Razorback red!!

  28. Kim says

    My favorite fashion find has to be my new rimless glasses. I have to wear glasses but at least they can be stylish!

  29. says

    My current favorite fashion must have are my boots… spring warmth simply has not arrived here in West Virgina. The weather man says more snow is on the way Sunday or Monday. BRRRRR!!!!!!

  30. says

    Hi! I’m Jamie Brown AKA JesusGurlwCurls, and my favorite accessories would have to be a pair of TOMS and my boyfriend cut style blue jeans from Old Navy. Perfect combination!

  31. says

    I’m living my new OPI polish that I out on yesterday. It’s blue and I’m enjoying it for a few days until I have to go with a French mani for a wedding I’m in next weekend.

  32. michele smith says

    My favorite accessory for the Spring is a black laquered cuff bracelet with an assortment of silver crosses in different sizes embedded into the finish. I wish i could email a picture to you. A Target gift card would be nice but a Lifeway gift card would be awesome!

  33. Angie Miller says

    My current favorite accessory is my 4 week old son! Who also comes with a cute, large tote bag that holds all my baby essentials plus a few of mom’s necessities.

    • Carrie says

      Congratulations, Angie. Don’t forget about the spit-up accessory that most of us moms of newborns wear proudly on at least one of our shoulders!!

  34. Doris Acker says

    Thanks for these hints and the costs are reasonable, too. My favorite was the tote, using it as my purse and giving the black leather one a break. Oh, love that necklace, too! :)

  35. says

    My current favorite accessory (actually it’s my all-time favorite) are the little wristwatches with interchangeable beaded bracelets. So inexpensive and I change them out to match my outfits.

  36. Michelle Baylerian says

    Michelle Baylerian
    Don’t have a favorite accessory yet! Maybe the cross bracelet I just ordered :)

  37. Amy says

    My current fav accessory is a shellac manicure. I love how long they last & hold up against typing & dish washing! Love statement necklaces, too!

  38. Carrie says

    My favorite spring/summer accessory is the turquoise bracelet handed-down to me from my 75-year-old Mama. The woman had (and has) style!!

  39. Beth Bell says

    What a fun thing for Spring. A gift card give-a-way. My favorite accessory right now is my bright pink purse with an accent black/white tie.

  40. Grace Nelson says

    I am partial to scarves for their warmth and style….just plain fun the wear. Lately I am loving layering bracelets and necklaces for pulling an outfit together.

  41. Kathi Conn says

    I love the necklace my daughter in law gave to me. You can attach new things to it, and she is always sending me a new attachment on mother’s day. I am going to the Springfield conference, and will hear Beth for the first time in person. I am a Beth Moore leader at our church with 3 other women, who will also be going to the conference. We call ourselves the W.W.W. (wild women for the word!!) I would love to get a new look before I go. Winter Blahs!!! Indiana weather is still cold.

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