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For some of us, who are more fashion conscious and keen to keep up with the latest trends, a new year means a whole new wardrobe. This can prove an expensive undertaking and one that requires a great deal of thought and planning. However, there is an answer to your woes, one that is far more effective and inexpensive.

Accessories are an excellent way to update your style palette without spending huge sums on countless items of clothing. A good collection of accessories will not only help to give any new additions to your closet that extra something you were looking for, but they can be a great way to give your existing collection a new lease of life.

If selected well, a handful of great accessories can be enough to transform your tired, stale, and lifeless fashion choices into splendid, trendy, and exquisite outfits and ensembles that will help turn the heads of passersby.

Much as fashion as a whole changes with every season, so do the selection of accessories that are very much for the season. So, without further ado, let’s outline the five must-have spring accessory items for 2022.

Personalized Jewelry

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2021 was huge for personalized jewelry, but it looks as if 2022 might be even bigger and if you didn’t get on board the bandwagon last year, then you sure as hell need to do so as quickly as possible.

Personalized jewelry comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and has the two-pronged advantage of firstly being a great piece of luxury wear (that is surprisingly inexpensive) and secondly can help you make a real statement.

You might want to shout your name or nickname from the rooftops, so why not get one of these stylish items here, or you might be looking to mark the name of a loved one or maybe to share your influences around your neck or wrists.

There are many ways to adopt this trend, and the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, and even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who famously opted to have her children’s names emblazoned via a super elegant initial necklace.

Platforms

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Yes, platforms are making a roaring comeback. These are always an item that has connotations that revert back to retro appeal, but in all honesty, the array of different types of platform shoes and boots means that there’s a lot more to this adaptable accessory that first meets the eye.

You can look for stylish platforms that are all about glamming up an evening wear outfit, or you could be trying out less outlandish platform shoes from the office that give you some lift and also make you stand out from the crowd as you effortlessly glide by.

A pair of platforms will instantly transform the overall ensemble you wear with them, they are a footwear accessory that literally rises you above the rest, and you need not think these are only an option for those who take risks with their fashion choices, platforms are going well and truly into the mainstream in 2022.

Massive Tote Bags

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Last year was all about oversized items, and while on the whole, 2022 is a little bit more petite in its approach, there is simply no stopping the big tote bag accessory trend. Let’s be honest, we don’t like to leave home without all our essentials, and we are tired of having to root around tightly packed bags, and with a massive tote bag, this isn’t a problem.

Indeed the success of this accessory means that you’ll never have to leave home without every single item you need for the day and night ahead. This accessory trend is the perfect mix of functionality and decoration. You need a great big tote bag, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be anything less than gorgeous.

Some great designs are out there, and they look sumptuous as part of an outfit. Go for a brightly colored style, maybe even consider bringing back the candy color trend of last year or add some bling with detailing or even a broach or two as an extra adornment.

Once you find the perfect tote bag, you’ll never leave home without it.

Chokers

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This style accessory trend has its roots in the 90s but is very much back in, as is the way with pretty much 90% of fashion crazes; there are many ways to go with this style. We are big fans of the pearl chokers that you see a great deal of, but there are many other avenues to take with this one.

You might go with a more ornate and blingy approach, or maybe a chain-link-inspired choker is more your style. These are ideal for nights out on the town or when out on a romantic date; there is something about a choker that really helps to accentuate your neck area.

So with this in mind, you’ll need to consider a low, or even plunging, neck-line so as to give your choker space to breathe and be noticed.

Berets

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Of all the options we’ve listed in this piece, this one is the one that is likely to give you pause for thought. For some, the mere mention of berets can strike fear and bring on the sweats, but frankly, in 2022, you are going to see a lot of people indulging in this Parisian-based accessory trend.

There are many reasons why berets are a solid choice of headwear, and as well as being stylish, they are a good way to keep your hair in check. You can add elements like a netted beret that offer a whole new approach to a timeless trend.

You might feel these can only really be worn as part of a high-end evening outfit, but we are going to be seeing the wearing of berets as being far more common in the daytime, even in office situations. It is a fashion leap for some but one that is well worth making.

There is also then the small matter of how you choose to wear the beret, whether it’s pulled a tad to one side or covering most of your forehead. Find a way to wear it that works for you, and you’ll see dozens of styles and color options in your local fashion outlet store, and they are an item you’ll see bobbing up and down the high street with alarming regularity in 2022.