Great accessories add pizzazz to their Spring essential outfits. Gift them with the perfect finishing piece. With Frugalista style and pricing.  We’ve covered the Spring essential shoes recommended in Ralph Lauren’s Style Guide and by several other fashion experts.  Go here to find some great gift suggestions for all type of of wedges and strappy dress sandals. This time, we cover the rest: the Spring essential accessories. 


Carrying a top Spring essential with style – the handbag

The leather handbag in bright colors makes the Spring essential list. Technicolor that pops. Handbags that complement all the Spring essential outfits. 


Denson Handbag

Many women will love the classic shape and sleek line of the Call It Spring Denson handbag. It offers a great understated pop of color in a chic look. $40 (Everyday pricing)


If she’s more bohemian, check out the Slouchy nylon hobo

The beautiful bright blue color makes it the perfect spring essential. Get free shipping with this gift! Bonus: the hobo is easy to clean. $60

(now also offering an additional 25% off) 



She can accentuate many of her Spring essential wardrobe with the pop of red or blue of the BRITANNICUS SMOOTH TOTE. The synthetic leather, beautiful hardware and braided straps make this handbag a great statement piece. WAS $36.00 Now $30

Gia Crossbody Bag

The bright color  of the Gia Exotic CrossBody bag screams Spring essential carefree fun.  How much will she love the faux croc detail?  Younger women might especially appreciate this as an essential.

 Retail: $60 36 $36 (Current sale $30.56 – extra 15% Off)

Coolitude Belted shoulder bag

Just as they would the faux croc and electric blue of the Coolitude Belted Shoulder Bag. And it’s roomy-space for all the necessities!

WAS $50.50  $35.50


 All of the retailers above carry an abundant and exceptional choice of handbags.  Many that will give your recipient that bright pop of color for this Spring essential accessory of choice.

Spring Essential Covering – the warm weather scarf 

 Lauren, and other fashion gurus, also recommends a soft and light scarf as a warm weather hair protector.  If your recipient lives in a climate where Spring is actually cool or rainy, she might appreciate this gift. Envision her pairing it with a floral dress, another great Spring essential. Either casually draped around her head and loosely knotted at the neck. And later transforming it into a headband. This gift also embodies the theme of the 10 Top Spring Essentials – versatility. The scarf serves as a wrap should the evening turn cool.

Blue Shibori Cotton Scarf (via is the perfect place for hand crafted, one of a kind scarves. You’ll find a scarf for just about anyone. As a bonus, these products are eco-friendly and free trade. If your recipient is the altruistic type, she’ll love the pay-it-forward aspect of this gift. Most of the scarves help women in war-torn or poverty-stricken areas get back on their feet. Rich burst of color adorn all of these hand-dyed scarves created by skilled weavers. $15-$60/average $30 (silk and soft cotton)

Halimeda scarf also carries a great selections of scarfs. Marimekko is a Finnish designer of beautiful textiles. They’ve been at it since 1951. Their ample, 100% cotton Halimeda scarf’s design is very spring-like.  $49

The Unikko design scarf might also make a great Spring essential gift.  



Spring Essential Covering 2 – THE OUTER WEAR

A cinch against the elements with elements of high style – The Trench

The trench is a Spring wardrobe essential on both the men’s and women’s list. If she lives in a shower heavy place like Seattle, she’ll love this gift. A trench stylishly complements almost any Spring wardrobe.

BCX Belted Trench

BCX Piped Belted Trench makes a great Spring essential addition for a young woman on your list.  This standout is hand washable. 

Orig. $79. Now $50 (for limited time get an additional 20% off – so $40!)

London Fog Trench Coat

This TOWNE by London Fog Trench Coat (in Petite) sells slightly above the usual Frugalista pricing. However, this classic, with the back split, is a great price from a quality designer. And Kohl’s gives $10 Kohl cash for every $50 spent. Gift it in the usual sand color. Also comes in black. Or she might prefer to step out in red.

original $130  sale $71.50
This short, single breasted trench from Tulle’s could also be a great addition to someone’s Spring essential wardrobe. The floral

Tulles short trench

printlining fits in perfectly with Spring. Plus, it’ll look cool as she sprints across the road in her busy life. It also works with the shorter Spring essential dresses.  In sage and camel. 

 original $80 sale $56

The Spring essential list mate Motorcycle Jacket provides a whiff of “bad girl”. The fashion forward recipient will be able to rock this jacket with all three of the Spring essential dresses. The Vulcan Women’s Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket features double-stitching, snap off collar and front zip. Retail $169.95 $50

Lauren Conred motorcycle jacket – Kohl’s

 The Lauren Conrad faux cropped motorcycle jacket comes in a stucco color that’s perfect for spring. Cropped styling will look great with both her dresses and pants. The crinkled detail adds further dimension to the look.

original $76  sale $41.80



Spring essential smooth – the silk blouse

Soften up the iconic motorcycle jacket with another Spring essential. The silk blouse. Most women will find a use for this versatile, complimentary piece. As the Ralph Lauren Style Guide notes: this blouse goes from boardroom to cocktails.

Ann Taylor Silk Blouse

Give her this $88 Ann Taylor Wrap Front Silk top on sale for $30.  Sleeveless with lots of detail to enhance any outfit–even a motorcycle jacket. This blouse transitions well into summer. Bonus? Often retailers such as Ann Taylor run special discounts/offers on even their Spring sale items. $30

Vivienne Vivienne Tam Silk Blouse

This classic, yoked back silk blouse definitely transitions to cocktails. Currently, Neiman’s offers an extra 30%. Vivienne Vivienne Tam Tie-back Silk Blouse. Retail $98 Now $52.50

Blythe Silk Blouse

 The silk pebble dot Blythe blouse sports fabric covered buttons. It definitely travels well within the Spring essential wardrobe. Versatile,  as a polishing piece to any chic outfit or adding sparkle to jeans.

Retail $128  $50

The Silky Cascade Sleeveless Blouse will complement many outfits. The cascade ruffle detail easily works the occasion spectrum. And it’s machine washable. 

Was $37  Now$20

Silky Cascade Blouse – NYandCompany

You’re ready to outfit a few people with Spring essentials. At least get someone started on building the Spring essential wardrobe. Or, get together as a group and outfit one lucky woman. And, if you found a few piece that you might need, well… Would it be wrong to pick up a few things? After all you can’t hang out with her if you’re not stylish.

©2012 DLewis


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