It’s officially tax day and, while some may still be scrambling to send theirs in, the rest of us are looking ahead to the best part of tax time: spending our refunds! Lady LUX has you covered with 10 LUX-tastic things to spend your tax return on or, well, just tickle your wallet if you didn’t get a refund. Either way, fill up the shopping cart and spoil yourself for all your hard work in the past year!
An oversized statement ring is a must-have piece that instantly jazzes up ensembles and gives people something to talk about. With an earthy touch, Alexis Bittar’s liquid gold white resin quartz ring is an eye-catcher. The gold-plated ring complements the semi-transparent resin stone and will match every vibrant Spring 2012 color.
Embracing spring’s breezy appeal, Alexander Wang’s Brenda chain bag in aqua is right on target. The soft leather handbag features zip pockets and well pockets for all the essentials and a snake-chain strap that can easily go crossbody. The light shade works well against fellow pastel colors or offers an unexpected contrast to darker tones. Pair it with an LBD for a downtown vibe.
If you want to dedicate your returns to an investment piece, Anya Hindmarch’s bruton satchel is a worthy and chic classic. The leather handbag boasts contrast panels and trim and lux gold metal hardware. With its neutral shades of white, black and tan, the handbag can coincide with dressed up outfits featuring sharp skirts or causal looks sporting summery cutoff shorts.
Combining a bit of tribal with geometrics, Camilla Skovgaard’s woven two-tone heeled sandal is a stunner. With wide leather straps and a signature rubber platform, the sandal is for those who crave aggressive footwear. Yet, with its black and white color scheme, there’s potential for some creative styling. Consider combining with skinny colored jeans or exotic print pants.
Nothing says tax return like a great splurge on a killer pair of heels. This season’s Giuseppe Zanotti bow suede platform sandals are just screaming for attention with their sky-high 6.5-inch heel and 2-inch platform. In a brilliant clover color, the statement shoes will offer a pop of brightness against any shade and can pair nicely with pants, skirts or dresses.
Peplum silhouettes have been a favorite this season and Camilla and Marc’s sweet leaf dress gets a bit sporty with contrast magenta piping. The reinvented LBD features a scoop-neck and sleeveless shape, just right for a warm spring night. Complete the look with a bold pair of platform sandals.
Bright chartreuse embodies spring, so why not try Elizabeth and James’ crepe dress with a diagonal hemline. Layer on a motorcycle jacket for a bit of edge or mix it up with an extra dose of color and accessorize with a dynamic necklace.
Perhaps you’ve had your eye on a contrast sleeve jacket all season and now, armed with your tax refund, you’re ready to click “buy.” There’s no jacket as cool as Helmet Lang’s linen jacket with leather sleeves. The black and white style is modern with the brand’s usual flair. Stay avant-garde and combine with a nude top and black pants or go playful with colorful prints. The jacket can go either way, making it a great staple piece.
For a necklace that is versatile yet edgy, Noir Jewelry’s gold-plated pyramid stud necklace is the answer. The necklace is a modern day classic that can be worn to work or for a night out with the girls. Bonus – it’s affordable and won’t consume your entire refund.
Serpui Marie’s snake miniaudiere is a playful clutch. The structured frame is glammed up in patent snakeskin and complete with shell pyramid hinges. In blue, green or natural, the mini clutch complements evening gowns or cocktail dresses.