Bag. Belt. Bangle. Three must-have accessories for spring

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Bags, belts and bangles: The must-have accessories for spring – Mar 13, 2024

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The right accessories will have you looking perfectly put together, without the hefty commitment of a fancy trench or a frothy gown. From a tote that would have made Ms. Birkin flash her trademark toothy grin to wrist cuffs fit for a superheroine – we say bring on spring!


Ever wonder how European women look so impossibly chic while running basic errands? Thank the French market tote. Charming and simple, these carryalls are a three-season staple in my wardrobe (and they also double as the world’s coolest laundry baskets).

All we need is a giant bushel of lavender! No pom poms, no bells, no whistles – I adore this current version of the market tote because it smacks of the true original.
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Credit to the great icon and activist Jane Birkin for popularizing this cylindrical basket silhouette. With or without a lid (preferable if you carry baguettes and wine), it pairs best with high-waisted jeans, low rise Converse and a crisp white button up.


Slightly more punk than its country cousin, this tote (avec faux leather handles) comes with an interior slip pocket and drawstring tie closure.


Buckle Up!

Big belts are back. And their modern iteration looks incredibly fresh when wrapped around a spring coat, cinching a slip dress or even slung low on the hip of your favourite homme girl trousers. And if you (like me, ugh) have consigned your early 2000’s versions, here are some 2024 inspo’s for your mood board.

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Ethically made in Canada, this Yana Bridle belt also comes in a rich, Brandy hue. Close yours over a boxy blazer with a peekaboo white tank and shoulder-grazing statement earrings.


Whether your personal style reads as demure or super edgy, this three-row grommet belt will add the perfect touch of punk on everything from wide-legged denim to your new shirtdress.


A no-brainer dupe for the ga-jillion dollar Isabel Marant version, this gorgeous faux leather knotted tie belt only looks expensive.
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Wonder Woman

There’s something about giant, cuff-style bracelets that telegraphs history’s most epic female warriors, ceiling crashers and tastemakers. And they’re also one of the fastest ways to inject some ooh la la into just about any getup.


The straw-like gold texturing on this cuff reminds me of a thatch roof from a tropical holiday.


Mix and match your bling with reckless abandon thanks to this cheeky 6-pack. Stylist tip: shake it up a little and wear them over your shirt cuff for added visual oomph.
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The stuff of queens. These 3 Kali bangles will add an instant regal touch to even the most pedestrian of ensembles.


Pull on some vintage jeans and push up the sleeves on that cashmere cardigan. This hinge cuff bracelet whispers Quiet Luxury.

Susie Wall has been on fashion’s front lines as a Canadian TV style personality and fashion editor for two decades. On her segment Susie Q’s on The Morning Show, Susie helps viewers across Canada tackle their wardrobe dilemmas. Follow her on social media @SusieWallStyle

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