Accessorize: Livening Up Your Outfits This Spring 2021

Accessorize: Livening Up Your Outfits This Spring 2021

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As you anticipate the end of the Winter season and the beginning of Spring when the snow will melt and the flowers begin to sprout their buds, a wardrobe update is essential. The time to peel away the layers and bring out all the bright and colorful clothing and accessories from your closet is near! 

There are so many great ways to liven up your wardrobe after a dreary winter of heavy coats and black umbrellas. What better way to do it than to accessorize.

You can liven up your outfits for spring by choosing colorful accessories in all the latest color trends. Colors like lemon yellow, lavender, burgundy, pastel pinks, and herbal green are what are in this season. Keep things light with scarves and bracelets to complement any look.

Read on for more details on how to brighten up your spring 2021 with colorful accessory choices and unique outfit combinations. 

Keep Things Cool With Lightweight and Colorful Scarves

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The transition from Winter to Spring makes getting ready a bit confusing. A great way to get the best of both worlds is to accessorize with a lightweight scarf. 

Lightweight scarves are comfortable and airy, while still providing the right amount of warmth if it’s still a little chilly outside.

The material the scarf is made of makes all the difference when it comes to a balance between comfort, warmth, and weight. Silk scarves are smooth and dreamy to wear and make a fantastic multi-season garment. 

3 Ways To Wear A Lightweight Silk Scarf

There are so many ways to wear a silk scarf, but here are our three favorites:

  • A casual drape:

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 Wear your silk scarf over each shoulder without tying it in the front. This style says “effortless” while still being comfy. This is a great way to keep a scarf handy without getting too hot. 

  • Tossed back:

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Drape your silk scarf over both shoulders and then toss the one side over the opposite shoulder to rest on your back. This style increases the warmth factor, while still keeping it light and fashionable.

  • The Vintage Knot:

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Place your silk scarf behind your neck bringing each end over your shoulders. Tie a stylish knot in the front for a fancy vintage look.

If you’re on the prowl for an ethically sourced, lightweight silk scarf, take a look at the handmade and beautiful collection at ShopatMAP. All proceeds go towards supporting the artisans that made them and impoverished children from vulnerable areas.

Get Bold With Your Color Choices

The Spring season brings warm, bright colors back to the wardrobe. Color is what it’s all about. Liven up your outfits with happy, flower-inspired tones that add a pop of color to your ensemble.

Tulip yellow is the first color shining through this season. It’s bright, cheerful, and can easily be paired with some white or earthy browns. 

Magenta is another bold and beautiful color making an appearance. This color is rich and inviting. Try it in a scarf or even a bold pair of pants!

Pastel Pink and Lavender are two gorgeously uplifting colors to add to your Spring wardrobe this year. Giving your outfit a gentle feel, these colors help you stay soft and bright at the same time. 

Herbal Green is bringing an earthy element to the spring colors this year. You can pair this color with whites, browns, or even pastel pink. Own it! 

Pair Colorful Tops With Silver Jewelry

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Spring is all about color, but let’s talk about how to accessorize your colorful outfits. The top accessory this year is silver jewelry, by far. Not only is silver making a comeback with fashion jewelry, but the color silver is also in style with metallic fabrics and clothing.

Liven up your colorful outfits with bold, silver jewelry like necklaces, rings, and earrings to add some sparkle to your day. You can really be creative here or just go with what looks good to you.

When you buy silver jewelry, make sure to choose a responsible seller with sustainable sources like ShopatMap. Browse our ethically sourced silver jewelry collection, handmade by artisans in Afghanistan. 

Go Mono With An All White Get Up

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The one color we haven’t mentioned that is making a massive comeback in 2021 is white.

The difference this year is not just adding more white to your outfit, but wearing a complete head to toe ensemble in white. Yes, that includes accessories! 

Now that the warmer Spring weather is coming, give this trend a go by pairing a pair of white jeans or a long, flowing skirt with a comfortable white top. Throw on a white wide-brimmed hat and some jewelry to match for a flawless mono set.

If all-white isn’t your style, add some boldness with gold jewelry like the Upendo “Love” Bracelet made in Nairobi, Kenya from ShopatMAP, or colored accessories like a simple colored scarf. 

Mix And Match Colorful Jewelry With A Simplistic Look

If monochromatic isn’t your style, why not keep things simple this spring with colorful jewelry to brighten up a neutral look.

Pair a white shirt or sweater with ShopatMAPs brightly colored Sourire “Smile” bangle set made by artisans from Darkar. This look is simple yet fun and is perfect for brunch with a friend, or a picnic in the park. 

To soften this look without losing any of the vibrance, pair it with the Flourish bangle set instead, handmade with recycled wax cotton fabric. 

Stand Out With Silver On Silver

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Possibly the riskiest Spring 2021 look you can try, if you’re one for turning heads, is the bold silver on silver look.

If a metallic top, skirt, or dress doesn’t set you apart enough, try pairing it with a silver necklace or ring set.

Don’t lose hope if all silver is a bit too much for you. Take this look down a notch by pairing it with neutral colors like white or grey.

White and metallic is a great combination. Pair it with your silver jewelry and you’ll be the trendsetter amongst your friends. Try this look on a warm spring evening or a special occasion.

Shine Brighter With ShopatMAP Accessories

The transition to spring is the perfect opportunity to bring back the vibrance in your daily outfits to spread a little sunshine wherever you go. 

Get inspired this spring and express yourself with colors and accessory combinations you may have never tried before.

If your accessory box could do with a revamp, ShopatMAP has a wide selection of bright and beautiful, ethically-sourced handmade jewelry, made by artisans in disadvantaged situations from around the globe. 

Written By: ShopatMAP