The Easiest Way to Wear Boho: 4 Accessory Trends to Try

Whether you’re festival-bound or just want to look like you are, there’s no denying the bohemian trends are here to stay. From tassel details to global-inspired jewelry, it’s never been easier to get the vintage vibe that’s been all over the runway this season.

Start the summer with these four boho accessory trends that are sure to show off your carefree attitude.

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1. Natural Handbags

While the warmer months usually have us craving bright colors, this year we can’t get enough neutral bags accented with intricate details. Try a textured fashion backpack with a distressed, suede-like finish in rich camel or toffee, or anchor your look with a classic tan hobo. Tassels are everywhere this season, and your hand bag should be no exception. Look for woven details of all kinds like a braided hem or exposed stitching to complement your free-spirited style.

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2. Gold Everything

The sun isn’t the only thing that’s shining this time of year. The metal-of-the-moment is everything gold, from statement-making necklaces to high-shine aviators. Give your bauble necklaces a break and opt for layers of gold bangles and dainty chains to make a statement. Try a single-strand necklace that features a colorful pendant to accessorize your outfit, or dress up a casual weekend look with layers of dainty gold rings. With this trend, more is definitely more, so don’t be afraid to layer gold on gold (on gold) to really make your jewelry pop.

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3. Pattern Play

Boho patterns range from soft crochet to global-inspired prints, and this season it’s all about how you mix them. Pair soft, feminine details like tassel hems and crochet knit tops with raw, earthy accents. Balance a bold tribal print bag with a soft casual dress, or carry a crochet wallet with braided accents to add a vintage vibe to any look.

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4. Low Maintenance Hair

The boho spirit is all about being wild and free, and your hair should be no exception. Natural waves are a spring-time essential, and this year, it’s the accessories that will help tame our unruly locks. Crochet-hem hats are perfect for hiding second (or third) day roots, while lightweight scarves are pulling double duty as a stand-in hair piece. These feminine accents are the perfect balance to earthy browns and olives, and will instantly turn your look into festival-ready attire.

From soft crochet knits to earthy braids, it’s never been easier to add some boho-inspired elements to your wardrobe.

The Best Massini Bags for Spring

This spring, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear this season’s hottest trends. From makeup tutorials to style tips, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas take runway trends and make them all their own.

This week, we’re welcoming Alexis from That Chic Lex to share her favorite spring handbags.

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Spring is the perfect season to add color to your wardrobe. If you’re new to color mixing, start with a neutral palette and build. Accessories are the easiest option when it comes to playing with color — handbags especially!

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Pastels are huge this season, which is why I love this pastel pink Massini satchel! The size is perfect because it’s big enough to carry all my essentials and more. Plus, the crossbody function makes it even easier to wear. To make the pop of color the primary focus, I wore an all white ensemble. Simply pair white cropped skinny jeans with a flowy tank. And from there, add details — a gold watch and matching white flats will bring the look together. Try adding pastels into your makeup too, by wearing a soft pink lip and pair it with matching blush.

Massini has so many handbag options that can be dressed up or down. Pairing this classic pink purse dresses up the look, but don’t be afraid to transition this bag into a casual outfit by pairing it with boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt.

Or, feel free to go bold! I’m obsessed with this Emma and Michele emerald green ruffle dress from Meijer. The color is amazing and can easily be transitioned throughout the seasons. This dress would be perfect for brunch with the girls or a date night.

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I paired it with a cross body Massini purse. The nude color isn’t overpowering, but still makes a statement. The details of the bag are my favorite — I love the scallops and gold metal. I continued the gold trend throughout my look by pairing it with a matching watch. To finish off the look, add nude wedges or heels. Another thing I love is the convenient size of this purse. It’s easily accessible and ideal for travel. All you need is room for the essentials — and it does the job!

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Don’t be afraid to experiment with color this season. And with brands like Massini, it’s never been easier. Whether you wear neutral or want something bold, Meijer’s got you covered.

Alexis is the fashionista behind That Chic Lex, a blog full of fun style and beauty tips. Follow her on Instagram and Pinterest.

The Perfect Rainy-Day Accessories for Spring

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Winter is (finally!) on its way out and taking all your cold-weather accessories with it. Say goodbye to those poofy jackets and chunky boots, and hello to sleek and colorful rainy day style. With a fun stripe umbrella or polka dot rain boots, you might actually look forward to the next downpour.

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Umbrella Flair

No need to fret over the forecast when you have a colorful umbrella to brighten your day. Cheerful pink, coral and red umbrellas are as cute as they are functional, helping protect you from raindrops while adding a fun pop of color to your outfit.

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Rain Boot Style

Make the transition from snow boot to rain boot a little easier by picking up a pair in a fun print or pattern. With bright florals and retro polka dots, you might find yourself wishing for a rain cloud. Just make sure to grab a mid-calf rain boot that’s sure to protect your pants from the inevitable puddle splash.

With all the accessories we could ever want, we can’t wait to test out our bold rainy-day gear. Rain, rain… OK, you can stay.

Stylish Shades for Every Destination

There’s nothing more fun than planning a vacation, but let’s admit it—a fresh getaway wardrobe just might take the top spot. So whether you’re headed somewhere fun this spring (or you just want to look like you are), these shades will have you looking the part, no matter your destination.

women's classic cat eye sunglasses in aqua blue leopard print

If your travels take you on a Roman holiday, channel your inner Hollywood starlet with an update to the classic cat eye. A pair of aqua blue shades that feature on-trend black leopard print and softer flares complement any style. Whether you’re tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain or enjoying gelato at a sidewalk cafe, this feline shape is sure to make Rome your fashion empire.

women's classic aviator sunglasses with clear plastic frames

Head down to Music City this summer and pick up a pair of old-school style shades with modern details. The classic aviator gets a country-fresh look with simple clear plastic frames instead of the traditional metal bar. Whether you’re rockin’ to country or jammin’ to jazz, these shades give you that cool cat confidence to sing along with your favorite musicians.

women's 70s-inspired oversized baby blue sunglasses

Give a nod to Mod during your London excursion with these ‘70s-inspired oversized baby blue specs. You’ll be tourist-chic as you explore Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, and the dark lenses and thick frames will have you turning heads like the royals.

women's neon ski sunglasses with reflective lenses

Escape to Colorado to hit the slopes and embrace this après ski trend—reflective lenses. Not only will they shield your eyes from the glare of fresh powder, but they’re a statement piece for girls and guys alike. Pair with a puffy ski jacket or vest to finish off your snow bunny look.

Wherever your travels (or Pinterest dream vacation board) take you, make sure your vacation attire is complete with the trendiest of sunglasses.

Lilly Style’s Spring Color Crush

This spring, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear this season’s hottest trends. From makeup tutorials to style tips, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas take runway trends and make them all their own.

This week, we’re welcoming Lilly from Lilly Style to share her favorite color for spring—pink! As she showcases below, pink is the perfect color to welcome warmer weather and there’s a variety of ways you can incorporate it into your style this season.

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It comes as no surprise that the Pantone color of 2016 is Rose Quartz.

For me personally, pastel colors equal spring. Since my #1 favorite color, gray, is not overly spring-like, I’ll share my second favorite color—pink. I haven’t met a shade of pink I didn’t like. I think I have managed to acquire every nail polish in all shades of pink. I find pink to be such a happy color and pale pinks to be very soothing.

Now, not everyone is a fan of pink and some shades are prettier than others. Even those who are not big fans of brighter pink colors might agree that blush/pale/rose pink are beautiful and a lot easier to work with.

Pink complements an array of colors. It’s so easy to incorporate not only into your wardrobe but also to your interior décor.  It looks great with white or heather gray. For a bigger contrast, pair it with charcoal gray or navy. Even black!

If you like pink but are not quite ready to incorporate into your wardrobe just yet, start small…like a soft pink scarf, nail polish or pink lipstick. You can’t really go wrong there.

During almost every trip to Meijer for groceries, I end up in the beauty section looking at nail polishes or lipsticks. In one of my recent trips to Meijer, I picked up this pretty soft pink nail polish by Essie in Muchi, Muchi (the navy color is in Midnight Cami).

Essie soft pink nail polish in Muchi, Muchi and Essie navy nail polish in Midnight Cami

Here are all the other ways I’m celebrating pink this season:

Flowers

Fresh flowers are one of those things I have a hard time passing up while grocery shopping.  I love having fresh flowers in my home…they’re so cheerful and brighten everything up.

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Travel

A travel pillow will be an essential for my upcoming trip in May.

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Makeup 

I’m always drawn to light pink shades of lipsticks. 90% of my lipstick collection consists of pink and nude shades.

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Free Time

Dark chocolate M&M’s and ridiculously good ideas go hand in hand.

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Workouts

I fell in love with these New Balance sneakers in the Meijer shoe department. Not only are these perfect for working out, but I also love wearing sneakers with jeans and tees.

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Shoes

These are the perfect flats to welcome warmer weather. This pale pink works with absolutely any color.

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And Just For Fun

Here’s how to keep dog toys neatly organized. Zoey approves 🙂

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What is your favorite color for spring?

Lilly is the fashionista behind Lilly Style, a blog full of style tips and seasonal must haves. Follow Lilly on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Trend Alert: Tassel Jewelry

Spring is slowly (but surely!) finding its way back into our weather, attitudes and, of course, fashion. It’s finally time to introduce the one jewelry detail we can’t live without this season: tassels. One or many, small or large, colorful or neutral – we love the endless ways to style this must-have detail for perfect springtime statement pieces. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide on the details that make this jewelry style work.

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Braid: This braided rope design creates a subtle accent to a neutral outfit. We especially love the knotted double tassel and gold hues, as it’s simple yet totally eye-catching.

Stone: As trends shift toward more natural inspirations, it’s time we start bringing the look into our jewelry. Stone and marble accents are the sophisticated way to decorate yourself this season. We love this neutral-toned Y-shape necklace to give an elegant look to a simple, delicate outfit.

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Pendant: The highlight of any necklace in this style is, of course, the tassel. Bring extra attention to that oh-so-important detail with a pendant separating the chain for the main event. Turquoise is a great color choice for this native-inspired look.

Beads: To give dimension to the tassel detail, we suggest beads to complete the rest of the necklace. Find a necklace with beads of differing sizes or colors, as it gives depth to outfits with simple fabrics and hues.

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Bright Colors: The best way to bring attention to your stylish know-how is bright colors in different shades. We love these blue hues mixed together to create the perfect spring look.

Multiple: We know that when you start rocking tassels, you won’t be able to stop! Find a layered necklace to style this fringe look over and over.

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Neutral: While colors should speak for themselves, sometimes the best accent is subtle – especially when it comes to putting the focus directly on the tassel detail.

Bib: Let the fringe fly in a statement bib necklace framing the tassel style. Just remember that a low-key outfit is the best way to let your jewelry stand out.

This season we can’t get enough of this jewelry detail so we’re not holding back. No matter your outfit of choice, there’s a tassel for that.

This Just In: Nicole Miller NYC Handbags

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If you love designer handbags but not the price tag, our newest collection is just for you. Iconic American designer Nicole Miller NYC has released a variety of totes, handbags and wallets in Meijer stores across the Midwest, all at the prices you love.

A little bit uptown and little bit downtown, Nicole Miller NYC’s bags are the perfect in-between for fashionistas who like to switch up their style. In a color palette of sophisticated blacks and crèmes mixed with bold, summery hues, Nicole Miller NYC designs are instant classics sure to polish off any wardrobe.

Trend to Watch: Tribal Print

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Head into the wild this season as fashion takes a tribal twist. Simple shapes and bold, graphic prints are more daring than the current pastel pallete, giving us a burst of Sub-Saharan energy. This head-turning print will be here all season long and the easiest way to add this stunner to your collection is a take-everywhere tote with can’t-miss details.

While tribal prints come in all shapes and colors, the main focus should be on emphasizing its global influence. When picking a print, look for patterns filled with triangles, arrows and multiple dimensions. These shapes create structure and symmetry to balance contrasting bold hues.

Though bright palettes are a staple to this trend, pick a bag that’s grounded in natural tones such as coffee brown, taupe or gunmetal. For even more dimension, look for bags with fringe, tassels or straps in a visually interesting material, like a braided leather cord. These neutral accents add fun elements to a simple tote while letting your tribal print sing.

As this summer’s must-have print, we know tribal is going to take over your wardrobe, one lucky item at a time. Make sure to grab a tote in bold patterns and neutral tones, and soon you’ll be adding this trend to absolutely every outfit this spring.

The Easiest Way to Rock a Butterfly Print

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Spring must be on its way, because butterflies have officially migrated back to the runway. If you’re not one to channel your favorite 90s diva, fear not – we’ve got the easiest way to incorporate butterflies into your wardrobe while still looking totally put together.

But first, let’s clear up why butterflies are this season’s hottest trend. While they often get a bad rap for being somewhat girlish, butterflies are so much more than their associations with fantasy and rainbows.  Rather, they are organic and – by their very definition – mature creatures. In modern fashion terms, think of them as a more elegant extension of the woodland creatures trend. If you can sport a fox on your sweater, why not beautify your accessories with wings?

No matter what your style-age is, it’s never been easier to incorporate this can’t-miss vogue into your wardrobe than with a chic butterfly handbag. But before you pick up any ol’ bag, here’s how to make sure you rock the trend like a runway pro:

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Supersize it. Show off that wing-span with a tote-size purse to really show off your butterfly-love. A larger tote is perfect for the moody spring season because it allows you to shed and carry layers as you please.

Look for structured details. A stiff, easy-to-grab handle and metallic feet means this bag will go everywhere you want to. You can hold it in your hand, cradle it in your elbow and even set it down for an impromptu lunch date without worrying about scuffing the bottom.

Get serious with the hues. Look for rich, sophisticated color schemes on the bag to offset the whimsical print. Darker tones like black, brown, and navy blue, and earthy colors like cream, moss green, mustard yellow and rust red balance out a dainty pattern.

Go with heavy-duty textures. There’s nothing cutesy about butterflies strewn artistically against hard-core leather, faux leather, canvas, suede or burlap. Adding some edgy texture to a feminine theme is a timeless way to be très stylish.

Avoid ornaments and accessories. A beautiful print needs a clean easel to be fully appreciated. Outside zippers, studs, pockets and fringe will only compete with the intricacy of the design – keep it simple and let the print be the star.

Downplay your outfit. One of the many reasons we love a butterfly bag is that it stands on its own. Rather than go overboard with neons and pastels, wear soft, breezy neutrals to celebrate the season. Small accents of bright color – via a cardigan, shoes or the bag itself – add a smart pop against your otherwise monochromatic ensemble. Finish the look with natural makeup, coral lipstick and simple metallic jewelry.

Now that you know how to catch the perfect bag (like this one from Nicole Miller New York!) be the first of your friends to tote this season’s biggest fad featuring nature’s smallest beauty muse. Once you’ve mastered the ‘fly bag, apply these guidelines to a winged pair of sneakers, button-down, scarf or – if you’re feeling really bold – vintage high-waisted shorts (just not all at once). From there, all that’s left to do is flutter your stuff, Madame Butterfly.