7 Outdated Spring Accessory Trends and 7 That Are Fresher Than Ever


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Spring has begun, and despite the occasional chilly days, we're already getting our warm-weather wardrobes prepped. After months of spending time inside to stay warm, we're eager to get our hands on the latest spring trends because, yes, they're that good. When it comes to accessories, there's a range of standouts we're particularly eager to test out this season. Alternatively, there are a few counterparts we still have a love for but might consider storing away for the time being.

Today, we're highlighting the accessory trends, from jewelry to shoes, that we're embracing this spring. We're also sharing the items that might not get as much play for us. Keep scrolling for a bit of visual and shopping inspiration showcasing the trends we're eager to try. But remember: If you're in love with something that we're not as into right now, by all means, continue to wear it. (We're sure you'll look great in it.) 

Wearing: Mixed Metals

Not Wearing as Much: Plastic Jewelry


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Once a craze, stacks of plastic jewelry have been put on the back burner in favor of classic jewelry items donned in mixed metals. No need to fight over team gold and silver—everyone wins. 

Wearing: Colorful Tights

Not Wearing as Much: Printed Tights


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Don't get me wrong—printed tights are certainly fun and there's a time and place for them. It's just colored tights are a lot more versatile.

Wearing: Classic Belts

Not Wearing as Much: Chain Belts


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Wearability seems to be a common theme here, and the same follows through with belts. I'm not ditching my chain belts entirely, as they work great for party moments, but I've been investing more into my classic belt collection. You'd be surprised at how much they can level up an outfit.

Wearing: Drop Earrings

Not Wearing as Much: Dainty Earrings


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While they're still certainly around for the long haul, I'm putting aside dainty and delicate earrings in favor of strong drop earrings.

Wearing: XL Totes

Not Wearing as Much: Teeny Tiny Bags

I eagerly jumped on the tiny-bag train when it was in full steam, but now, I'm thinking about practicality more than pure aesthetics. Not being able to fit all of your essentials is no fun when you're on the go, so I'm opting for bags that are roomy yet still stylistically captivating.

Wearing: Western Boots

Not Wearing as Much: Lug-Sole Boots


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While I still love the look of chunky lug-sole boots, I'm definitely not wearing them as much as I used to. Instead, I've leaned fully into the rise of Western-style boots.

Wearing: Sleek Wedges

Not Wearing as Much: Sky-High Stilettos


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While I still own a few stilettos for special occasions, I've gotten tired of standing through the pain and have prioritized comfort in my shoe rotation. Wedges in 2023 have gone through a revamp. Just look at the options below.

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.