Put Some Spring In Your Step With These Fashionable Must-Haves Put Some Spring In Your Step With These Fashionable Must-Haves Spring is here, the sky is blue…well almost. Despite the fact that the weather on the east coast has been peppered (at best) in terms of sunshine and mood-enhancing temperatures, we are still in a springy state of mind. As the days (finally) get longer, it’s more important than ever to rock outfits that make you feel confident and comfortable. This season’s must haves are simple silhouettes, bohemian jewelry, perfectly fitting undergarments, and just a dash of whimsy. Here, just a few of our favorite spring staples from innovative fashion and accessories brands run by the fairer sex, women, of course. Endless Summer This line is created by Suzanne Marchese, former US Weekly editor turned fashion designer, is runway-inspired fashion at a price point that won’t make you sweat. We are totally feeling this off-the-shoulder long sleeve dress, which is the perfect one-piece outfit for transitioning seasons, as it looks just as cute with some thigh-high boots as it does with a pair of strappy sandals. Lizzy James The path to Lizzy James creating the brand late in 2011 after going thru a health crisis and deciding to switch career paths. She found new passion in designing and making jewelry, and the result was Lizzy James. We love this double Heather bracelet in sterling silver. B Collection by Bobeau We’re obsessed with this lightweight wrap dress for spring. With its soft feminine print, sexy neckline and breezy fit, it can easily become a seasonal staple – and it’s on sale. Fashion industry veteran Tricia Franklin is the CEO of Crew Knitwear, LLC, owner of Bobeau and H.I.P brands. According to the brand founders, Bobeau is meant to feel “chic, modern and luxuriously comfortable” and includes even plus sizes. Another benefit of the line is that it is comprised only of durable fabrics and silhouettes that can move seamlessly from day to night. Peace Love World Peace Love World may seem like an overnight sensation to some, but to creator, visionary and designer Alina Villasante, the luxury lifestyle brand is a dream come true through dedication to hard work and commitment to spreading peace, love and happiness. The Andrea top is casual but sexy and enticing, just as we hope to be this spring! Ora Delphine Ora Delphine’s collection of handbags are always following the current trends – and this genuine suede cross body bag is super on-point with the hanging tassel! Tassels have been trending all year and will continue into the spring says Rebecca Lin, owner and designer of Ora Delphine. Lin grew up around the craftsmanship of her seamstress mother in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles, spending her summers helping out in the factories and studying the detail she put into every garment. Though Rebecca went into marketing after college, the desire to do something creative lead her back to her fashion roots and Ora Delphine was born. Of Mercer Of Mercer is designed by Dorie Smith and Emelyn Northway. Let me know your thoughts! Designed with the working woman in mind, the Dover and the Lincoln dress are twice the style for the price of one. Echoing the need for women to have a work/life balance, Of Mercer’s reversible dresses make switching day to night easy. New bold prints mean you never have to compromise style for convenience. There’s no need to go home and change or carry a set of extra clothes – simply flip the dress and you’re done. The brand also carries a reversible cardigan for chilly weather. We’re all about a two-in-one dress for travel! Nashelle Jewelry With spring comes festival season… which means the coolest festival fashion! Nashelle, owned and operated by female power-duo Heather Nashelle and Skye Guina has mastered festival fashion season after season with their boho-chic jewelry collection. Karen Kane A casual dress that can be dressed up for evenings is a versatile necessity, and the Maggie Trapeze Dress by Karen Kane is all that and more. Karen Kane launched Karen Kane, Inc. with her husband, Lonnie, out of their garage in Studio City in the late 1970s. Design hype These City and Subway Map bracelets by Tiffany Burnette, founder and creative director at Design hype (she co-founded the brand with her sister, how cool is that?), are more than a cute cuff: They are functional, city-inspired jewelry. The City and Metro Map bracelets are fun, unique and great for women who love to travel. They detail accurate subways (licensed by respective transit companies) and walking maps in some the most popular cities around the world and in the USA. Ever Pretty Ever-Pretty, the online destination for affordable, high quality dresses that you will wear for years to come, is the solution to all your dress shopping woes. You can browse through thousands of styles with custom search filters (i.e. by color or occasion) and style guides. Ever-Pretty makes finding that “perfect dress” seamlessly easy, and at a shockingly affordable price. Like this casualcocktail dress — for under $20! Nissa Jewelry Always spotted on all of the fashionista and celebrity trend-setters, Nissa Jewelry is owned, operated and 100% designed by mom of 2, Nissa Wegienek. One of her best sellers is her choker collection – a trend that is just as hot this spring as it was last. From flirty to boho to glam, you can have them all since her prices are super affordable – starting at just $24. Wren + Glory Brooklyn born, family owned. The sisterly duo of Gloria + Renee design unique pieces – inspired by a chic and fashion-forward lifestyle – for the stylish and innovative woman. With a foundation of dynamic personalities comes two lively lines of jewelry. Wren, the boho and organic persona led by Renee, and Glory, the edgy and bold persona, led by Gloria. Offering an array of unconventional designs, our rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and halos, present a look and feel like no other. We love this chain tassel necklace as a spring staple! Quilted Koala Mini bags were all over the runway for Spring 2017 and Quilted Koala has nailed the trend with their Mini East-West bag! This affordable (under $100!) bag can be carried as a top handle or cross body and can be embellished with a dozen different fun designs like skulls, hearts, evil eyes and more. Fun fact about co-founder Stephanie Oppenheim (who owns and designs the brand with her hubby David) – this lawyer turned designer is also a toy expert! She is the creator of Toyportfolio.com and is often seen NBC’s Today Show talking all things toys! Violet Wears Ashley Garner is the founder and designer behind the women’s t-shirt line, Violet Wears. What makes Violet Wears unique is that this is a brand that has combined the symbolism of the color violet (worth, wealth and prosperity) into powerful sayings relating to a woman’s inner self-worth. To accomplish the mission of empowering all women, for every shirt purchased one is donated to a woman in a homeless shelter. My brand has been featured on several media outlets including forbes.com. All shirts are $25.99, 100% cotton, super comfy and will be great for spring. THIRDLOVE Every great outfit is about the foundation, and this is the new way to buy the best fitting bra from your home/computer – really anywhere! They have beautiful new plunge and racer-backs for spring and their New Naked’s collection launched last month. Check out the racerback or this awesome plunge bra. Heidi Zak is the owner and creator of ThirdLove. ThirdLove also has a great Try Before You Buy program where you pay a $2.95 shipping fee and get their best- selling Classic 24/7 bra to try for 30 days free. If you don’t like your bra (worn), you can send it back (they include a shipping label)! Aly Walansky Aly Walansky is a freelance lifestyles writer based in New York City, who contributes regularly to iVillage, SheKnows.com, xoJane, Huffington Post, and The Fashion Spot as well as many other print and web outlets.