Spring Fashion Trend: Braiding

Lately, it seems like the details are all about texture, which, quite frankly, is a nice change of pace from the glitzy (and sometimes tacky) sequin and gemstone embellishments of previous seasons. Which brings us to the trend at hand—braiding. We’re not sure of the longevity here, so we are recommending that you skip the braided faux-suede halter vest (no, we haven’t actually seen one of these) and going instead with a budget friendly accent to compliment your current wardrobe:

~ A colored sandal to wear with bermudas or a full cotton skirt: Women’s Suede Toe Strap Sandals, $19.50, Old Navy

~ A slim colored belt, to wear with jeans or a tunic top: Skinny Link Belt, $24.50, Gap

~ A braid-accented tote, to, well, carry your stuff: Braided Handle Tote Bag, $39.99, Chadwicks