25 Spring Fashions And Accessories For The Boss On A Budget

25 Spring Fashions And Accessories

For The Boss On A Budget

Updating our look for spring doesn’t have to be a major investment. A few pieces here and there, from female-owned or run brands – can help you to put your best foot forward for spring. Whether it’s a pastel tote or blue suede shoes, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for the coming months of (hopefully) warmer weather.

Success Tote

Initials, Inc. is a fashion and lifestyle company that blends style, function and personal service through social selling. Featuring on-trend colors and fun prints, Initials, Inc. creates innovative solution-based products for the modern woman. From classic handbags to storage solutions, Initials, Inc.’s happy, hip and helpful products always include free and optional personalization. The company is run by founder and CEO Britney Vickery. ($90)

Threadlust's Back Where You Belong Dress

Yes, you can wear white before Memorial Day – and should! This off the shoulder dress from Threadlust will have all heads turning this spring. And if the weather is a bit chillier come spring, simply pair it with cute booties and a jean jacket. Threadlust.com is a driven online women's clothing boutique run by teenage sisters, Maddie and Macy McRoberts. ($46)

November Rain Waterproof Poncho

November Rain, a collection of stylish waterproof ponchos that double as equally chic windbreakers from the designer Belinda Coker. Belinda is devoted to environmental sustainability, which is reflected in the way she manufactures her ponchos, and also her commitment to contributing 10% of Northern Rain revenues to fund clean water initiatives in developing countries. Earth Day is every day! ($59)

JACK ROGERS Chloe Glitter Boot

Shine on with this boot that transcends cold weather into something shinier and full of glitter, just like the season. Jack Rogers was actually founded by the incredibly inspiring, Jackie O. ($100)

Haute Body Front Row Leggings

Haute Body offers Front Row Leggings designed to make you feel like the fiercest competitor in class or at least the best dressed. Drawing inspiration from Olympics Rio 2016, the collection infuses the subtle hues from the ocean to the performance outfits to the gold metals into timeless gym-ready fashion. These leggings are mid-rise with sweetheart seams, no side seams to break up the band and includes HB-ID™ serial number on the easy to care label. Dance, run fast, spin hard, work out like crazy - whatever you love to do, this gear is ready to do it with you. ($108.00)

Loren Hope Sarra Cuff in Crystal

This cuff is gorgeous, with a gold finish and encrusted with monochromatic Swarovski crystals.  This jewelry line was created and founded by the brilliant Loren Hope – making everything by hand and taking into account the importance of vintage vibes with a modern twist. ($78)

Yummie Ruby Scoop Neck Bodysuit

A solid bodysuit is a staple, that will help maintain your shape and pull many outfits together. Yummie is created and founded by Heather Thomson. ($34)

TOBI Checkmate Pink Gingham Dress

Spring dresses, with ruffle, floral and lace detailing these dresses are anything but basic. Tobi's majority of employees are female. From the president, to upper management, to those who work on day to day operations are predominately led by females, also all designers are women! ($33)

Slate Faux Crocodile Bag by Sonnet & Rose

Available in both dark charcoal and pearly grey, the Slate style is from the debut collection of new handbag line Sonnet + Rose; in an on-trend bowler silhouette, the elegant faux croc bag features a front panel of monochromatic studs and comes with a detachable shoulder bag for optional cross-body use. Sonnet + Rose co-founder and creative director Sanam Daswani is a Mumbai-born artist and designer. With the all-vegan Sonnet + Rose, launched in early 2018, she wanted to fuse together the richness of her native East Indian culture, her family’s roots in the fashion business and her own long-standing love of a great handbag at an accessible price. ($90)

Quilted Koala’s Blush Camo Clutch Bag 

This puts a feminine twist on a camouflage theme for spring. Add a glitter monogram for a personalized touch. Bag is lined and comes with an inside pocket. If you love camouflage and glitter — this bag is for you!   Owner Stephanie Oppenheim started Quilted Koala with her family. Her mission is to create bags that are fun, pretty and don't take themselves too seriously.  ($46 or $64 with embellishment )

Lulu Dharma’s Stylish Rose Hip Pack

With RFID protection, this is a smartly designed hands-free accessory you will wear all year round. The perfect, super chic, unisex carry all for music festivals, running, cycling, hiking, beach trips, travel, daily errands or anything you want to do hand free while keeping your precious belongings safe. Keri Lassalle is the creative energy behind Lulu Dharma. She began her career in Paris and London as celebrity and fashion journalist for Harper & Queen’s Magazine, GQ, and Cosmopolitan. ($42)

Nashelle’s Muse Asymmetrical Stone Earrings

Perfect for spring. Your look is not complete without these beauties. Whether it's a family dinner, a date-night, or a day in the office, these are exactly what you’ve been looking for. Two marquis cut stones wire wrapped onto an upside-down horseshoe for a truly unique pair of earrings.  Heather Nashelle took her brain child from living-room-floor to globally-recognized-brand. The brand believes in paying it forward by donating a plate of food for every piece of jewelry sold through their Fashion Feeding Hunger program. ($100)

Nissa Jewelry Violetta Choker

This retro accessory isn't going anywhere - be a fashion it-girl in Nissa Jewelry’s Violetta Choker. This chic velvet necklace with amethyst gold-plated drop is the essential accessory for spring.  The brand was founded by Nissa Wegienek in New York City in 2008 and now handmade in Los Angeles, the collection offers bold and versatile designs. The line has developed a cult following amongst style bloggers and creative influencers and remains a go-to brand for celebrity stylists and high-end fashion publications. ($56)

Neely And Chloe Backpack

Founders Neely and Chloe are experts in millennial minimalism, and you'll be carrying this Italian leather backpack around for the rest of year because of it. This pretty camel tone will go with literally every color in your wardrobe and will keep exceptionally well, so inevitably it's on the more expensive side. Let's call it an investment. ($298)

With Love D ’s CZ Stone Word Cuff

The perfect addition to any outfit - a unique piece that you can wear & treasure forever. Whether it’s a gift or for yourself, personalized jewelry is always a home run. Made of sterling and CZ, can be personalized using up 10 characters.  Designed by Danielle Zackman - the line is an intersection of personalized jewelry, fashion, and mommyhood. Danielle aims to include all facets of her life in her pieces. Each piece of jewelry found on With Love, D tells a story.  ($85)

Ora Delphine’s Heart Tassel Charm Keychain

You don't want to be stuck with a boring bag, Ora Delphine’s Heart Tassel Charm Keychain in Coral is a must have accessory to liven up purse or backpack or you can use it as a chic key chain. It’s a great little gift for you or a friend! Ora Delphine blends classic designs with a modern twist to create beautiful, high quality pieces Founder, Rebecca 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. ($55)

Lulla Collection by Bindya NY 

Designed by Bindya Lulla - bold prints, soft fabrics and playful details makes this line of scarves, kimonos and swim cover ups perfect for running around the city or taking off far away! These fun floral scarves are available on Amazon and are only $5 each!

Rosena Sammi

Handcrafted by global female artisan collectives, Rosena (a mother of two young girls herself) helps empower these women, create beautiful sustainable pieces and improve the lives of children all over the world. "Love" Sanskrit Ring: $59.99 and Who's Sari Now Bangles for $49.99 are made from up-cycled Sari fabric giving back to women and children rescued from the Red Light Districts of India with non-profit Apne Aap.

Classic Blank Ankle Rubber Boot

Alice + Whittle's sustainably-made rain boots are perfect for rain, snow or sand - I always pack mine whether I'm heading to Cairo or Vail. They're super chic and made by hand in Sri Lanka from natural rubber sourced from FSC-approved forests. The company is founded by an incredible husband-and-wife duo who met in Tunisia while resettling refugees for the United Nations. Sofi and Nick are completely passionate about slow fashion and work with a family-owned factory that supports worker empowerment and stay 100 percent involved in their supply chain. ($160)

Armitron Rose Gold-Tone Bracelet

The Armitron Rose Gold-tone Bracelet pairs perfectly with sundresses and blazers, so you can rock this accessory anywhere from brunch with the girls to a meeting at the office. ($70)

Bells and Becks Slides

This fabulous shoe company lead by Tamar Miller launched just last week and we couldn't be more excited to see what's in store for her. These powder blue slides make for the perfect Spring staple as the warmer weather heralds in. Grab your pastels ladies, it's gonna be a pretty one! ($345)

SubApollo Sunglass Subscription

As the first ever fashion-forward sunglasses subscription service with curated styles, SubApollo is a guilt-free box for the chronic shade connoisseur who loves to swap their look regularly, or...happens to consistently forget / lose their sunglasses on a semi-regular basis.  For $15 every season, subscribers receive 2 pairs of sunglasses based on their pre-chosen style preferences (adventurous, classic, etc.). With a retail value of $50-$60 per box it’s an easy and inexpensive way of staying on trend and not worrying about losing high-end designer glasses. The SubApollo in-house design team works to get the best trends into each box every season and with hundreds of options to choose from, no box is ever the same!  The boxes are also freshly designed each season to match the theme, for example Stargazer for the current Winter season, and Retro for the upcoming Spring season (which launches mid-February).  

Citrine Stud Earrings

Fashion forward with classic sophistication. This yellow-based shade will add just the right amount sunshine to your spring wardrobe. With seasons continuing to transition, we start to switch our closets and jewelry to reflect the weather. These items can range from pendant necklaces for layering to statement earrings.  Brilliant Earth’s CEO is Beth Gerstein. ($125)

Boyfriend Sweater

Whether you’re going out for a romantic dinner date or heading egg hunting in the backyard with your family, this Boyfriend Sweater in Magenta will give you all of the (fashionable) feels. Rachel Parcell is the designer and style expert behind Pink Peonies. ($42)

LZL Pyramid Bag

We couldn't have a budget list without a ludicrous splurge. This stunning pyramid bag will be a standout that will live in your closet forever. Unique, pretty and fun, if you're ever short of a conversation starter, this bag is sure to provide ample content. Aussie founder Larry Zadia Leong has found her alternative design groove and we're a little in love. ($495)

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.

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