The Key Accessories of Spring 2011

Our spring accessories checklist? Some "marbleized" platforms by Cynthia Rowley, a kooky new pair of sunnies and anything in creamsicle orange.

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Creamsicle orange and lemon yellow dominated the runways this season (do designers get together and decide this stuff ahead of time, or what?). We liked Tory Burch's simple satchel in eye-popping yellow.
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NBC Bay Area Chopper
Altuzarra's crazy spring sandals have a whole lot going on: straps, cut-outs, and laces at the top? It's a three-trends-in-one deal!
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We loved the marble paint effect on these strappy Cynthia Rowley pumps.
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We can always depend on Ohne Titel for tecchie concept kicks with a sporty edge.
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Long Grove Summer Fest
Bensoni worked a mod angle by putting models in floppy newsboy caps and big white sunglasses.
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Expect to see a lot more of these in 6-8 months. Comey's easy platforms are always a hit with downtowny hipsters.
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Richard Chai sent unusually comfy-looking models down the runway in these bronze lace-ups.
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The statement necklace trend is still going strong. This season, we're seeing a lot of bold geometry and colorful detailing, like this plate necklace from Proenza.
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We're totally loving the spy-meets-Mr.Peanut vibe of these perfectly circular sunnies by Diane Von Furstenberg.
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Chicago Food Truck Festival
It's tough to tell from the picture, but these Rodarte by Nicholas Kirkwood pumps feature every imaginable shade of brown, from leather paisley to furry tiger stripes.
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Andy Jones
Fashion's favorite strappy sandals aren't going anywhere next season. These simple Bensoni pumps are the perfect option if you don't like a lot of bells and whistles.
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Leifdottir's laser-cut leather sandals were a sophisticated update to the burnt-out gladiator trend. And we're desperate to see more of their simple structured handbags.
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We can't wait to start practicing our head-wrapping skills after seeing Vena Cava's bright orange scarves.
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Phillip Lim showed his strongest accessories to date with classic turnlock handbags and modern platform sandals in "furry suede."
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Bucket hats were a recurring them on the runway this season. This textured plasticky number from Marc by Marc Jacobs is sure to be a (semi) affordable option.
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We're also digging this fuzzy 90's era version from Karen Walker. All you need is a hemp necklace and some capri pants!
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Another memorable sunhat appearance at Temperley London. Channeling Eliza Doolittle, perhaps?
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This simple fannypack (err, belt bag) from Diane Von Furstenberg is a great hands-free alternative to all the structured totes and handbags.
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Suno never fails to amaze us with their colorful mixed-media accessories. These cage platforms developed in collaboration with Loeffler Randall feature neon laces and ethnic prints. Want, need, NOW. Rumor has it they'll be stocked at Opening Ceremony next Spring.
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This acrylic icicle necklace was an interesting juxtaposition against the bright color and texture in Jenni Kayne's roadtrip-inspired collection.
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If we could drown in a swimming pool of Derek Lam's luscious leather handbags and accessories, then we would die happy.
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This yellow and blue briefcase from Z Spoke strikes us as a perfect spring update to a beat-up black work bag.
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If you have to choose just one trend to participate in next season, invest in something bright—and make it, traffic cone orange. We liked that this simple tote from Marc by Marc Jacobs incorporated a bold graphic stripe, another big trend for spring.
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...though, we have to keep in mind this ruffled orange tote from Karen Walker. Yikes, it's gonna be a close call.
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Sporty leather sandals from Prabal Gurung incorporate all the colors from his ready-to-wear collection, including bright orange ankle straps.
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Alex Wang's sassy lace-up booties feature a "winged" heel. Might as well get used to this sight now—in a few months, they'll be everywhere you look.
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Ohne Titel's tech-chic accessories look like were pulled out of the motherboard of a computer.
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These kooky beaded cat-eye glasses from Timo Weiland would do your granny proud.
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Diane Von Furstenberg's printed cotton carry-all is a great way to experiment with a funky print next season.
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