There's no better excuse for splurging on a statement accessory than the change of seasons---and, lucky you, spring is finally here! To make your purchase guilt-free (relatively, at least), it's best to drop cash on "forever pieces," like a luxe white leather bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim (above) or a timeless necklace by Jennifer Fisher Jewelry (above), that can be dressed up or down.
To help you shop wisely, we've curated 13 chic staples bound to become wardrobe warriors. Think: walkable black strappy sandals by Theory (above) that will work with any look and that Céline handbag you've always wanted (above). Sure, they'll make a dent in your wallet, but they'll also earn you high marks for style for a long time to come. Click ahead to shop.
1. 3.1 Phillip Lim
If you’re looking to add a white handbag to your wardrobe, go big or go home. Don't be afraid to spend a few extra bucks on really good leather.
A black strappy sandal is a no-fail purchase. What makes this style a standout is its incredibly clean lines and walkable block heel.
3. Jennifer Fisher
This necklace is a piece that can be dressed up or down—which means you’ll never take it off.
If a Céline bag has been on your wish list season after season, it’s best to choose a style that isn’t too trendy. This is a classic that will last a lifetime.
Classic white sneakers continue to make comebacks. This pristine Tod’s leather style with espadrille trim hits all marks.
6. Adina Reyter
Bar earrings are all the rage right now, and it looks like the shape will stick around. For an unexpected take on the trend, opt for black stones.
7. Karen Walker
Sunglasses can be the first thing someone notices about you. Your best bet is to opt for a tortoiseshell frame, as it flatters every skin tone and works at any age.
Shinola watches are as timeless as they come. For a modern take, try a double wrap-around style in neutral tones.
9. Michael Kors Collection
This sandal has a down-to-earth edge that will always be in style.
10. Sensi Studio
If you’re spending the season on the beach, pick up a sophisticated hat that will seamlessly take you from the beach to cocktail hour.
This modern bracelet will become your go-to. The screw closure is understatedly chic and looks best when worn solo, so it’s one-and-done and you're out the door.
12. Club Monaco
You want to pick up a new heel that you can actually walk in at the start of each season. This neutral wedge will pair well with everything you already own.
13. Elizabeth & James
You can’t go wrong with a little black bag.