I’ve been rolling out my personal spring 2023 wardrobe this week, and today I’m sharing the accessories that will help me create great outfits from the clothes in my closet. As I share my own accessories I’ll also provide you with options to add to your own closet. And I’ll share a few of the spring 2023 trends we’re seeing in handbags, shoes, scarves and more. Let’s check out my spring 2023 wardrobe accessories.
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Accessorizing your outfits really is one of the primary keys to looking your very best. I guess sometimes I assume that goes without saying. But it’s definitely worth a reminder. I find that the easiest way to make sure that I always accessorize is to have a few go-to items to complete my outfits on a daily basis, as well as some special ones that I wear when I have a little more time to put things together.
For the most part, I’m still wearing closed toe shoes in the spring. I make sure I have loafers, mules, sneakers and simple heels to wear with my outfits. But this year ballet flats are really on trend, so I’ve pulled mine to the forefront and making an attempt to wear them a little more.
I also made sure I have a pair of lighter colored booties to wear for really chilly spring days. Plus, ivory and white booties are very on trend. You could also keep out your darker ones to wear if you’re in a colder climate.
Retro sneakers continue to trend, as do lug sole loafers. And I’m all on board with both of these footwear trends. I added just one pair of colored shoes to my accessory wardrobe this year. In the past I would have had more, but I’ve learned I really tend to gravitate to neutrals when I’m getting dressed.
This year large totes are very on trend. Of course they’re also roomy and great for carrying a lot of stuff! But you’ll especially see totes in canvas and other non-leather fabrics. I’ve ordered this fun textured tote and I got this fun pink shoulder bag for my birthday.
I like to make sure I have a couple of good bags in the neutrals I’ll be wearing. But it’s also fun to have a bag or two in one of your wardrobe signature colors. I’ve had my Tory Burch hobo bag (now available in a beautiful creamy brie) for about four years now, and I’ve had the Coach crossbody for about two. When you select classic bags that are fairly streamlined, you’ll carry them year after year. I’m a sucker for a beautiful satchel, so this year I added this beautiful Michael Kors bag to the lineup. I think it will be very versatile.
Scarves, Sunnies & Lipstick
I think adding a scarf or two to your wardrobe for spring is such a smart way to tie outfits together. Use a scarf to pull together the pieces you’ve added to your wardrobe. I suggest having a scarf in neutrals like my black and ivory butterfly scarf, as well as one with the colors of your wardrobe, like my floral square scarf. If you checked out my Spring 2023 Capsule Wardrobe, you know that the colors in my spring wardrobe are two shades of blue, green and pink, and my neutrals are white and black. So between these two scarves, I should be able to pull together so many great looks.
Don’t forget your sunnies! They can make or break an outfit. They’re more than just a necessity; they really add to or detract from your look. And I like to make sure I have lipsticks in the shades of pink, red or peach that I’ll be wearing. Since I’m wearing lot of pink this spring – and probably into the summer – I purchased this beautiful pink lip color, and I’m already loving it.
Of course I actually have more jewelry than this in my possession. But each season I like to put some away in a drawer and pull other pieces forward in my jewelry box for better accessibility. That way it’s not as much of a challenge to select some jewelry quickly to accessorize an outfit. I like to keep this as simple as possible for myself!
While we’re still seeing layering necklaces and they’re always a good choice, chunky chains rule this spring. I still love this one from Talbots. It’s not extremely heavy, but I do find myself taking it off (almost unconsciously) by evening if I’ve worn it all day.
By the way, pearls are continuing to be very on trend, too.
Hats & Belts
Finally, let’s not forget hats and belts. That little piece of hardware in the middle of your outfit can really elevate your look, if it works for your proportions and shape. And we all probably need to be wearing more hats. I have this pink baseball cap in my collection right now, mainly for playing golf. But I’ll also on the hunt for a good black bucket hat. Bucket hats continue to trend this spring and summer as women keep enjoying the coastal grandmother style aesthetic.
Blessed for My Day
We’ll make mistakes. I’m not even talking about sins. Sure, we certainly all do that, too. But what happens next after you make a simple mistake? Do you beat yourself up over it? Do you struggle so much with pleasing other people that you feel like you’ve let others down and you just can’t move on? Or maybe you shrug off mistakes without any consideration for how they might affect other people. I’ve undoubtedly done all of the above!
We can’t really look to Jesus for an example for how to handle making mistakes…because He didn’t make any. Ha! But we do know that He taught and showed and offered grace upon grace. He also taught us to consider other people’s feelings, but not to be “pleasers of men.” So there’s a balance there that is healthy and godly. My goal is to treat other people with kindness and consideration when I make a mistake, but also to give myself grace so that I can carry on with my God-given purposes, seeking to please Him alone. What about you? Take a minute to clarify for yourself how you want to respond after making a simple mistake.
For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. ~ John 1:16