Take a step outside and you can feel it in the air: spring! There’s no better way to celebrate the start of a new season than with fresh style and color. While we were out exploring the Magic City’s finest fashion boutiques and home stores, we came across a fun color trend — bright pops of orange, coral and turquoise are popping up everywhere from jewelry to home accents. And, with the arrival of spring come breezy, beachy fashions and Easter’s timeless pastel color scheme. So, get ready for March by brightening up your spaces and refreshing your wardrobe — all while shopping local. Here are our March FINDS!
17 March FINDS to Welcome Spring
These bright bangles made out of stingray skin are the perfect way to usher in spring. They’re easy to style, can be worn with a number of looks and are available in a wide variety of colors and metal finishes to fit your personal preference. Find these at A’mano Gifts for $198 each.
If you’re looking for a more eccentric, beaded accessory, we’ve found just the thing. This colorful find is basically three accessories in one. Wear it loosely wrapped around the neck for a classic look or tighten it up to create an on-trend choker. It can even be wrapped around the wrist as a fun and funky bracelet. Find it at Shalla Wista for $528.
Modern, edgy & sleek
With all of this color trending, it’s important to find the right piece to pull the entire look together. This sleek pair of earrings from Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers is the ideal accessory. Designed with rich, black onyx stones and almost half a carat of sparkling diamonds, these edgy yet elegant earrings exude chic style. Find these at Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers. Contact for pricing.
Bring personality and French charm to your collection with this rare set of nine French Majolica Barbotine asparagus plates and serving cradle, circa 1875, from the Salins-les-Bains region of eastern France. These scallop-rimmed plates feature a country basket weave design on a creamy yellow border with purple-tipped asparagus spears in raised relief. Pair this stunning set with these Old World Demijohn bottles. Each piece was individually molded and hand painted, then glazed. Find the asparagus plates and serving cradle set for $2,100 and Demijohn bottles, ranging from $195 to $450, at Lolo French Antiques et More.
If you’re infusing the boho-chic, beachy theme into your home this spring, we’ve got the perfect touch. One of the easiest, most affordable (and most impactful) ways to freshen up your space is by switching up the pillows. This tribal-meets-modern-art accent pillow is casual and charming with its intricate patterns and textured stripes. Find it at Copper & Kiln for $74.
Another easy way to add a pop of color and interest into your space is by focusing on the floors. These gorgeous Turkish runners are works of art that feature spring’s trendiest colors — from rich, rusty reds and soft, pale chartreuse to crisp, bold turquoise. These runners are fantastic for brightening up any interior. Find them, ranging from $2,500 to $2,800, at Paige Albright Orientals.
Take a seat
In need of a new accent chair? Add this wicker swivel chair to your screened-in porch, or take your living room to the next level with an elegant gray accent chair or glamorous velvet navy chair — both with nailhead trim. Find the light-blue wicker swivel chair for $2,307 at regular price, grey leather wing chair for $2,325 at regular price and velvet navy wing chair for $1,485 at regular price at Issis & Sons Furniture and Flooring Gallery. SB Tip: Through the end of March, all in-stock chairs are up to 50% off.
For those doing some spring cleaning and hoping to replace the dining table with a stunning upgrade, this round, solid wood dining table with a hammered metal base accent is a showstopper. The geometrical juxtaposition of the rectangular base with the round top exudes an architectural modernity. Find this walnut beauty, marked down from $3,999 to $2,799, at Defining Home.
Have you been on the hunt for a piece that will brighten up your space while adding art-forward intrigue? This one-of-a-kind abstract is what you need. Striking and bold, it will make a statement in any space. Find these paintings for $850 each, at Soho Retro.
First impressions are everything, and this springtime-appropriate door knocker will have your guests impressed before stepping foot into your home. Find it in three metal finishes — gold, silver and bronze — at Avondale Specialty Hardware for $125 each through special order.
Headed to the beach this spring break? This light, breezy coral top with ruffled detail is just right for a tropical getaway (or for feeling like you’re on one)! Dress it up or dress it down, this outfit is fashion-forward for mom and daughter alike! Find the top for $45, the beaded pendant necklace for $21 and white denim for $64 at GiGi’s Teen.
Color for him
It can be difficult to find subtle ways to incorporate color into his wardrobe, but this Robert Talbott paisley tie is just right. It will add some much-needed brightness to a classic dark suit without being over-the-top. This is a fantastic piece for spring and summer weddings! Find it for $155 at Remon’s Fine Clothier.
For all of your upcoming spring soirées, this is the bright floral ensemble you need. This glamorous Modello dress is conservative enough to wear to any work function or Easter celebration, yet festive enough to look stylish at the outdoor extravaganzas on your March calendar. Find this dress for $335 at Second Hand Rose.
Stay cute while getting comfy. These tie-dye pajama sets nod to spring’s pastel color scheme, are ultra-cozy and come in three different styles to match your preference. Finish it off with these soft pink slippers, and you’ve got the ultimate at-home ensemble. Find the long-sleeve “sweatshirt-style” PJ set for $164, classic button-down PJ set for $120, sleepwear gown for $92 and slippers for $42 at The Lingerie Shoppe.
For the pup!
Make your furry friend smile with a colorful new collar by Jazzy J Designs, a renowned line of dog collars and canine accessories founded by Birmingham native Jasmine Lawson! From Easter-friendly designs, sweet spring options and St. Patrick’s Day styles to Alabama & Auburn prints and fun, bright patterns, The Whole Dog Market in Homewood has a collar to fit any pup’s personality. Find these collars for $22 each at The Whole Dog Market.
Dreamy hair color
Now that you’ve livened up your space and wardrobe, it’s time to focus on yourself! There’s no better way to get that pep back in your step than with a fresh cut and color. We are swooning over these silky tresses, courtesy of golden honey highlights and a top-notch blowout by Tonya Jones SalonSpa. Visit their website for more information on pricing.
You deserve a cookie
Don’t forget to treat yourself this spring! These adorable and delicious Easter-friendly sweets are classic chocolate chip cookies, half-dipped in melted chocolate and topped with Easter-colored M&Ms. We’ll take them all, please! Find these for $3.30 each at Cookie Fix.
Birmingham’s best boutiques and businesses are brimming with fun new FINDS for the new season, so set aside a Saturday to enjoy a beautiful day of shopping in the springtime sun!