11 Quirky Spring Buys That Work In Real Life

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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You’re the opposite of minimalist, far from ordinary, and haven’t uttered the word basic in years. It’s official: You are a style risk taker. As such, you’re always looking for fresh ways to make a statement and be ahead of the curve. Well, sartorial daredevil, you’re in luck because countless quirky pieces are hitting the market this season that will have you poised to do just that. 

But, this spring’s offerings aren’t completely crazy. Offbeat? Definitely, but these kooky must-buys are also totally everyday wearable. From the coolest patterned sneakers to an artfully printed bag that rivals any museum masterpiece, the 11 quirky picks ahead are just begging to land in your trendsetting wardrobe. Scroll through to shop ‘em all, because, for you, blending in is not an option.


That swingy trim that’s had your back through Coachella, Lollapalooza, and just about every festival is going high-concept this season, appearing on everything from your sleek spring jacketsto your perfect going-out clutches — ain’t that right, ASOS?

ASOS Leather Clutch Bag With Fringe, $50.81, available at ASOS.


While there’s a smattering of irresistible printed sneakers on the market right now, this pair fromMother of Pearl is as fresh as a basket of fruit.

Mother Of Pearl Blue & White Canvas Fruit Slip-On Shoes, $395, available at SSENSE.


These vibrant Zara shorts will not only get you through the warmest spring days but transitionflawlessly between weekend brunch and a night out, thanks to the sneakily seductive front slits.

Zara Shorts With Front Slits, $49.90, available at Zara.


Now, here’s the buzz on the only earrings you’ll want to clasp on this season: totally weird, yet impossibly cool, like you found them at a fancy flea market.

Trademark Fly Earrings, $65, available at Trademark.


Why go for those boring, black-lensed aviators or Wayfarers when you could get your creep on with these cheeky, mirrored, leopard-emblazoned sunglasses instead.

Le Specs Gasoline Glamour Lady Sings The Blues Shades, $48.90, available at Akira.


Wide-legged trousers are proving to be the shape of the season, and we’re totally digging the geological-esque print on these Phillip Lim stunners. A slightly offbeat take on classic, work-appropriate pants, for sure.

3.1 Phillip Lim Geode Wide Leg Pant, $575, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim.


While cutouts can sometimes get a bad rap (drawing that fine line between questionable and trendy), the subtly sexy side openings on this eye-catching Tibi frock are tasteful but seductive and unexpected.

Tibi Sonoran Eyelet Dress, $425, available at Tibi.


Give your shoe game that extra hint of fun with an unexpected bold heel — we’re loving this quirky Chelsea Paris ladybug-like print.

Chelsea Paris Snakeskin And Ponyhair Nkoyo Sandal, $595, available at Barneys New York.


Special doesn’t even begin to describe this Prada stunner. A true work of art (from the designer’s collection of face-stamped goods), this beauty deserves to be displayed proudly on your arm — or, you know, in a glass case in your closet.

Prada Girl-Print Saffiano Satchel Bag, $3,950, available at Bergdorf Goodman.


Here’s something we’ll tip our hats to. This spring’s go-to lid is slightly masculine because of its structured, slightly oversized shape (thanks, Pharrell), but girly details like Eugenia Kim’s confetti-like tweed give it that sweet, yet sophisticated, feel.

Eugenia Kim Courtney Hat, $365, available at Eugenia Kim.


Chitose Abe’s designs mash up majestic and vintage notes. Case in point: this deconstructed denim pencil skirt with lace trim. It’s a new twist on denim that will make any spring look feel instantly fresher.

Sacai Luck Denim Skirt, $520, available at The Corner.

Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza.

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