Campus Style: Spring Accessory Essentials

By Lexy Yulich
Columnist

With the rising temperatures and warm sun, it is safe to say that spring is finally here. Recently, I’ve been noticing a ton of new accessory trends that can help any spring outfit look put together and stylish. Whether you are going out to dinner, heading to class or hitting the library, here are three new spring accessory essentials that are affordable and easy to wear.

Pastel bags are a trendy choice for spring. (Instagram)
  1. Sunglasses. Cute sunglasses add the finishing touch to every outfit. I’ve noticed that mirrored lens, round lens and colored-lens glasses are making their way in every fashion blog and Instagram account. I recently found that stores such as Forever 21 and H&M have a wide variety of trendy sunglasses that don’t break the bank! The other benefit of purchasing inexpensive sunglasses is that it’s not a disaster if you break or misplace them.
  2. Casual sneakers. I am a big fan of this trend, especially when it’s not exactly warm enough to wear sandals. Slip on sneakers go with virtually any outfit, regardless if it is dressy or casual. Brands such as Adidas, Vince and Vans have plenty styles and colors for you to choose from. I love my pair of light pink suede sneakers from Adidas, because not only are they comfortable, but they are also versatile and affordable.
  3. Light pink purses. As someone who typically uses black or brown bags, I wasn’t exactly sold on this trend until I found a gorgeous light pink bag from Gucci. Of course there was no way I was going to pay that much money for a bag, so I found some dupes on Amazon, Forever 21, Anthropologie and TJ Maxx that are affordable. I always advise purchasing a dupe of a real bag to make sure you like the style and color before you commit to the high-end version. The light pink pairs well with an edgy all black outfit, or with a girly white dress.