When I think about accessories for spring '10, I can't help but hear Peter Gabriel's song, Big Time ("so much larger than life..."). And that's just what the season is all about ... crazy big jewelry! This is the perfect time to experiment, so consider pieces that speak to you in different ways. For example, if you love the color blue, seek out unique pieces in that color. Or, if you love geometric patterns, look for jewelry that mimic those shapes. Personally, I am fixated on black and gold super-sized necklaces, and bracelets and rings that bring in lots of color.
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The key is to choose pieces that are relevant to your personal style. Need some help selecting the right pieces? Let's schedule an accessories shopping trip (one of my favorite services). Talk about education all wrapped up in fun!

minidressThe season of the leg is upon us. And spring dresses are short and flirty! While neutral colors will dominate through the end of the year, nothing says spring like color. Don't be afraid to go bold and bright.

I love the tie-dye detail of this asymmetric silk-satin Halston Heritage dress. It's fresh and lively! Everything about it makes me happy, even though I can't wear this particular design and style. Who says I can't mimic the colors, though?

Mini lengths don't always lend themselves to serve every body shape. Not to worry. For those of us who will skip the mega leg exposure, consider leggings. Or, depending on the dress, wear jeans underneath it to make it more like a tunic (one of my favorite looks).

fendiplatformsThis Spring, shoes get a lift ... as in mega platforms. In addition, they get more dramatic with tie wraps, embellishments and plexi or Lucite materials. These fabulous numbers from Fendi combine several aspects on the most wanted list for the season!

With neutrals playing a big role, shoes become self expression in its true form. What better way to bring a little zest to your outfit than with shoes? Go for detail, go for color, go for oomph!

However, if your shoes are the main attraction, consider keeping your clothing simple (clean lines). Your feet will definitely get noticed.
silkcargosThis Spring, many trends will be explored. One of which will be carried over from last year ... and that trend is the cargo pant. However, this season go silk and cross-functional!

I love the versatility of this pant, not only from the fabric — allowing an otherwise casual pant to go out on the town in the evening — but also from a hem length standpoint. With quick adjustments, long cargo pants become pedal pushers or cropped further up the leg. So many different outfit pairings can be generated from one pair of pants!

While not all body shapes can enjoy this trend exactly as shown here, there are a few tricks to get your cargo on. Consider a tunic or shirt dress with shape over a narrow cut, light material cargo. Perhaps even belt the shirt dress. As for shoes, go high with platforms!

Chic and edgy all in one pant. What's not to love!

It seems like ions ago when I posted my first Fall 09 Must Have. Now that all 14 must haves are posted, I feel the need to move onto Spring. However, with colder temperatures just now making an appearance, I suppose I should settle into this season for a while. After all, Fall is my favorite time of year!

In case you missed some of the season’s must haves, here’s a recap:

  1. Studded Accessories.
  2. Over-the-knee boots.
  3. Camel Coat.
  4. Fur vest.
  5. Straight leg pants.
  6. Electrifying color!
  7. Sheer blouse.
  8. Cutout shoes.
  9. Above the knee skirt or dress.
  10. Ginormous necklace.
  11. Charcoal mascara.
  12. One-shoulder dress or top.
  13. Red carpet skin.
  14. Berry stained or pink glossy lips.