The 9 Pieces You Need to Seriously Elevate Your Spring Wardrobe

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By the time April rolls around, we're pretty tired of wearing the same coats and booties (or leggings and hoodies, if we’re being realistic) every day. As soon as the first signs of spring pop up, it’s time to trade out our winter wardrobe for something a bit sunnier. With a little help from Steve Madden, we curated the nine pieces you need to seriously elevate your look at the start of this new season - because getting self made with your style is the best way to own your look!

1. Casual Sneaks

This pair of sneakers is perfect for walking around campus. They’re just as cute as any pair of sandals and your feet won’t be tired after a long AF day of hauling your books from class to class. Plus, if you’re not crazy about millennial pink, there are eight additional on-trend colors to choose from. Talk about being spring-ready, baby.

2. A Versatile Tote

Whether you’re jetting to your internship, heading to the beach, or hanging out at a music festival, this fun tote will fit the mood. Dress it up with a solid jumpsuit or pair it with some distressed overalls for the perfect spring look.

3. Statement Sunnies

Statement sunglasses are all the rage this year, so if you haven’t invested in a pair yet, now is the time. This pair is the perfect mix of confident and modern, and they are versatile enough to wear anywhere. Plus, they’ll make for an amazing Instagram aesthetic (just sayin’).

4. Platform Sandals

These sandals basically ooze cool. Pair 'em with boyfriend denim or a relaxed romper and you have an easy spring outfit. Plus, the stacked cork platform makes them way easier to walk in than typical heels, TG.

5. A Straw Hat

Um, we’re buggin’ over this hat (pun definitely intended). The glam insect appliques and jet-black color take an otherwise typical straw hat to the next level. Plus, it gives off major festival vibes, ya feel?

6. Summery Mules

To all of the working gals who can’t wear platforms and espadrilles to their internship: We hear you. These faux-snakeskin mules are the perfect spring footwear for whatever side hustle you have going. Tres chic and profesh!

7. A Mini Backpack

This sleek backpack is perfect for day trips, festivals, and just about any other occasion you could imagine. Big enough to fit your wallet, phone, charger, makeup essentials and snacks, this will be all you need for wherever the season takes you.

8. Chunky Chic Sneaks

The "grandpa" sporty sneakers are having a MOMENT, and tbh, we’re here for it. These multicolored kicks will dress down a pair of slacks and pair perfectly with a denim miniskirt. Major '90s vibes over here.

9. Stylish Slides

Your Adidas soccer slides from middle school just got a major upgrade. These silky slip-ons will take your beach trip cover-up to the next level. Pairing them with a simple shift dress will result in a simple, tasteful look that anyone can rock.

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