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You've heard it more than once, but I'm just going to say it again: Accessories can—no, will—make or break a look. I know, I know. They're usually an afterthought and the thing you throw on once the rest of the 'fit is figured out. But let's face it: Even just one cool accessory can be the difference between an outfit that's merely average and one that's straight fire. (Not sure about you, but I'll always choose the latter.)
As you're about to discover ahead, our readers incorporated an of-the-moment scarf, hat, or hair clip into their spring outfits, and their looks are so noteworthy they're inspiring me to follow suit. So which items are making the biggest impact right now, according to them? Well, I'm so glad you asked because I broke down the six accessory trends they're into right now and asked them what makes each trend so delightful to wear.
From the '70s-inspired sunglasses that lend a retro touch to the sporty baseball caps that nod to normcore, keep scrolling to see how our readers are wearing these spring accessories, and shop our picks within each.
"These sunglasses are the perfect accessory," Chainky shared with us. "They have an instant cool factor, making me look effortless without trying too hard."
According to Amira, "the baseball hat trend is not usually to everyone's taste, even more so when you're placing it over a headscarf." The UK-based content creator calls the look a "cap and 'jab" in reference to layering a baseball cap over her hijab (cute, right?). "Though, it's a nice little accessory to uplift an outfit," she continued, "giving it that cool street style edge. It's definitely a style statement, and it can't just be any old baseball cap—one that has the tiniest logo or even completely free of branding is the style I lean toward personally."
Marilyn shared that "adding a baseball hat or scarf automatically elevates your look," and based on how she styled it here, we couldn't agree more.
Frida loves that the chunky necklace is such a simple accessory but can bring so much life to an outfit. "It can transform a simple look into a more funky and fun one just like that," she says.
"What I love about the chunky chain trend is the sophistication it brings to any outfit. That's why I love wearing it with suits to bring it more to life," shared our Cape Town, South Africa–based reader Liezel.
María noted, "I've been wearing scarfs in all different ways, but this one is one of my favorites because it's a silly way to wear it, the 'babushka' way."
The addition of sunglasses with this scarf trend takes Marilyn's look to a whole new level of chic.
Alyssa played up the retro vibe of her scarf by styling it with an oversize trench coat. Her Venetian backdrop doesn't hurt, either.
"One of the first cute clips I got was a gift from a friend who visited Copenhagen," Imani shared with us. "Since then, I try to collect them on trips or have people bring me them from their adventures. Most recently my mom got me some in Hawai'i and a friend brought me some from Japan. I typically only wear hair accessories when my hair is straightened, which is quite rare. I guess that makes hair claws special to me. They're not an everyday thing. I just appreciate what they can bring to an outfit. They can be a fun pop of color to a look. Sometimes they feel like an extension of my jewelry, and I typically wear them all twisted up, with a few wispy pieces in the front."
Bibi told us that she adores incorporating statement belts into her outfits. "They serve the purpose of accentuating your waist, at the same time instantly making you look put-together. Also, with chain belts, you can easily revamp any outfit all year round."
According to New York–based content creator Anaa, "the chain belt has always been one of my signature go-to accessories. It's the perfect way you can tie any look together. It goes well on dresses, pants, and skirts; the ultimate trio. I have one for every occasion."