Our Cool Readers Are Into These 6 Spring Accessories (and so Are We)

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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.

Warm-Tinted Sunglasses

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"These sunglasses are the perfect accessory," Chainky shared with us. "They have an instant cool factor, making me look effortless without trying too hard."

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"The return of '70s style sunglasses was long overdue," Bibi insisted. She's preaching to the choir, as they're a trend we called earlier this spring. "Bigger is definitely better with this style. I love how it effortlessly adds an extra touch of rock 'n' roll to my outfits."

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Baseball Hats

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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."

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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.

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Chain Necklaces

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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.

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"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.

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"Babushka" Scarves

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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."

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The addition of sunglasses with this scarf trend takes Marilyn's look to a whole new level of chic.

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Alyssa played up the retro vibe of her scarf by styling it with an oversize trench coat. Her Venetian backdrop doesn't hurt, either.

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Hair Claws

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"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."

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"I'm always on the go and need my hair out of my face. I love that the big hair clips can add style or color to my outfit and they don't crease my hair," Lauren noted.

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Chain Belts

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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."

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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."

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Next up, all the under-$100 sneakers trending hard at Nordstrom and Amazon.

Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.