8 Outdated Accessory Trends You Don't Want To Bring Into Spring

No matter your personal style, you can't deny accessories make any outfit 100 times better, even if you're rocking a basic tee and jeans. From jewelry to bags to shoes, accessories are an absolute must in every woman's closet, and that's not an exaggeration. However, as it goes, there are some pieces that can't stay in our closets forever. We have to clear out the outdated and overrated to make room for the latest spring trends. It's sad, but we promise you're in for something even better.

So, what are these amazing new must-haves, and more importantly, what accessory trends are we leaving behind? You might be surprised to see some of your absolute favorites on the don't list, but like they say, out with the old and in with the new. Now, without further adieu, let's uncover the eight outdated accessory trends you don't want to bring into spring.

Chelsea boots

Chelsea boots were a major staple in fashion the past couple of years, and for good reason. Not only are they cute and versatile, but they're super comfortable — a perfect everyday shoe. However, their time has come to an end, and cowboy boots have taken their place. Yes, western-inspired accessories are on-trend this year, and they aren't just for country lovers anymore.

Plastic jewelry

Whether or not you were a fan of the plastic jewelry trend, it's time to say goodbye. This spring, it's all about mixed metals. For years, we believed you shouldn't mix gold and silver together, but now you don't have to choose one or the other. Don't feel confined to those two metals either; consider incorporating brass, bronze, and other uncommon metals into your wardrobe too.

Printed tights

While printed tights weren't designed for one specific aesthetic, they were a huge hit for maximalists everywhere. They're fun and bring a lot of life to any outfit, but there's a new spring trend that does the same thing. If you're a fan of prints, might we suggest colorful tights instead? The best part is you can still embrace your funky vibe without overwhelming the rest of the look.

Chain belts

Chain belts are a fun accessory for certain occasions, but they're not exactly what you'd call practical. This spring, it's all about adding classic belts to your collection. Keep in mind that classic doesn't mean boring; there are tons of different styles to match your vibe. And no matter your aesthetic, you won't have to worry about your pants falling down.

Dainty earrings

Last year, we were taught less means more when it comes to jewelry, but this year, that couldn't be further from the truth. It's time to swap out your dainty studs for drop earrings. Their unique shape is eye-catching, and you're sure to stand out amongst the crowd of women wearing teeny tiny hoops and studs.

Chunky platform boots

Attention chunky-platform lovers: these dynamic boots are out and ballet flats are in! This late-2000s staple consumed all of our closets back then, and after a major hiatus, we're happy to announce they're the latest accessory trend for spring. We've been waiting for this day (and we're sure your feet have been too). Really, is there a more comfortable shoe?

Tiny handbags

These tiny handbags had a hold on us in 2022, but it's no secret they were anything but practical. If you frequently sported one of these bags, you know you pretty much only had room for your ID and credit card, and maybe a lip gloss if you were lucky. Luckily, we'll be seeing a lot of oversized bags this spring, like the popular tote and the much-loved hobo bag. Now you can get back to carrying around your entire life again.

Sky-high stilettos

Last, but certainly not least, we're sad to announce sky-high stilettos are officially outdated. If you don't want to compromise your height, you don't have to! Instead of reaching for your favorite pair of stilettos, we suggest faux-leather heeled boots. Not only are they incredibly sleek, but we guarantee your feet will be thanking you at the end of the night.