5 Spring Accessories Under $100


I’m ready to replace some basic accessories that can carry me into spring and through early summer. I often find these pieces some of the most difficult to add to my wardrobe because they’re not always easy to find in classic, minimalist styles and shapes at a price point I’m comfortable with. I’m thrilled, in fact, that you could round up this whole spring wardrobe of accessories for under $ 250. Let’s go shopping.

1 | Oversized Aviators

Congratulations to me. I just bought these beauties in multiple color ways because for $16, you need them in your life. Nordstrom is always my first stop for sunglasses under $100. Coincidentally, that’s absolutely the price point I need my sunnies to live at because they take a beating flopping around in my purse and often depart on their own summer sabbaticals, never to return. While the mirrored lens is a little trendy, it’s more classic in black and the subtle details keep it modern.

2 | Raffia Slides

I don’t make many shoe purchases, and even fewer from Banana Republic. However, I’ve purchased their Demi slide in multiple colors over the past couple of years and they remain my favorite mid-price mule on the market. Add to that that you can count on a circa 40% off sale almost weekly, and these land well under our $100 price range. I picked them up for $71 on a recent sale. These are my dream knock around shoe for summer in the city. There comes a time around August where you’d rather have your toes in something than potentially laying bare to whatever surprises the sidewalk has in store for you.

3 | Grey Cashmere Scarf

This continues to be my favorite scarf of all time and happens to be my first Everlane purchase ever. Bought in black years ago, I’ve added colors and reach for them all often. Between summer travel and every girl’s favorite office AC, indoor temperatures can be shockingly unpredictable. Best to have something like this on hand or tucked in a tote for the next two seasons. Even I’ll admit though, that swaddled in black cashmere at your desk mid-July is a bit out of context, so this grey does the trick wonderfully.

4 | Black Belt

Black accessories still have a place in your summer and spring closet. This belt is so boring that it’s perfect. Not a bauble, oversized buckle, or hint of designer inspired BS in sight. What it does instead is give you that perfectly effortless French-girl chic. I like this wrapped around a floatier dress for a bit of grounding, or to cinch a wrapped blazer and jeans on a Friday at the office.

5 | Panama Straw Hat

I do my best hat work in the summer. Do I want to be that girl in a floppy felt fedora and boots in October? Indeed. Am I ever? Not really. Instead, I wait for summer and grab a few staples that can survive the season to top beachy hair and for errands on the weekend. Shape here is important. I’ve found that ones that have a generally flatter brim and thicker black ribbon are the most flattering on the majority of face shapes. This one from J.Crew Factory hits that balance.

Do you have any new favorite accessories?