Top 10 Spring Essentials Of The Week

by Christina Makoyawo · May 3, 2011

The blooming month of May is now upon us and so are spring fashion items. Something about the weather change and the sun making increased appearances that brings about pops of colors everywhere. Here’s a list of some cool fashion finds to ease your transition from Spring to Summer.

1. Karen Walker Number One Black Crystal Shades. You can’t start off a spring style post without sunglasses and these Karen Walker sunnies are perfect. A reincarnated version of the Number One sunglasses, it has fluorescent color-way along the shade’s updated cat-eye outline. [Gargyle]

2. J Brand low-rise cut off shorts. Because where would warm weather be without shorts? These bright shorts come in bright turquoise, purple and fuchsia. [Saks]

3. As soon as I think of Spring, I think of Zara’s floral dresses. [Zara]

4. Jimmy Choo and J. Crew Espadrilles. Jimmy Choo’s high-styled espadrilles are covered in blush-colored shiny patent leather. Its textured rope wedge platform nearly reaches 5” but no worries, its rubber sole provides some pavement protection for this stylish number. [Saks]

J. Crew’s take on the classic espadrilles made of high wedge with straps secured around the ankle. Besides the nautical color-way, its also available in colors in pumice stone, black and modern red. [J. Crew]

5. Gucci gives the girls a big pop for this Spring and Summer. The satchels are beautifully crafted with Moroccan influences and available in a classic maple brown, eye-catching grape, jade and mandarin orange colors. My favorites are the jade and mandarin tones. Both sizes are available at Saks. The Snaffle Bit Medium Flap Leather Shoulder bag goes for $3,330, while its small version goes for $1880. [BagSnob]

6. Fair + True African Print Ruched skirts. The trend of African prints shows no sign of dying down and I’m glad its not. These intricately designed skirts are really gorgeous and an interesting accent to top off any look. [Fashion-Conscience]

7. We Love California candles. Baxter of California recently collaborated with French retailer Colette for their “Cruel Summer” candles. The bright blue & white candle wick design was crafted by Marc Atlan, who has done work for Comme de Garçons, Helmut Lang and YSL. The candle’s scent Cruel Summer, is accented by hints of citrus, floral-blends, marine, cedar wood, and white musk. [Baxter of California]

8. J. Crew Iris Suede sandals. Available in tropical green, wild berry and sandstone, these T-strap sandals with a twist are perfect for trekking around the city, saving soles after a hard day in heels or prancing around the Hamptons. [J. Crew]

9. Proenza Schouler Rope bracelet. This carabiner-clasp multicolored bracelet features the collaboration between sportswear and luxe accents. Available for $150 but go here for a more affordable version. [Net-a-Porter]

10. We love the sun but up the SPF! Here’s some fab choices of sun protection! Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50, organic-infused Josie Maran Argan Sun Protection For Body SPF 30 and Aveeno Hydrosport Waterproof Sunblock Spray SPF 50. [Sephora]