After months of cold-weather boots and coats, the mere sight of a sandal can inspire visions of spring, glorious spring. Especially when the sandal in question is an intensely red, chunky-heeled, raffia-embellished accessory from the Lanvin spring collection ($1,363 at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., at 61st St.; 212-826-8900) created by designer Alber Elbaz, whose commitment to color is both sophisticated and unwavering. The shoe, which looks like it was born to have a waiting list, is good for daytime, with its sturdy heel and platform, but unquestionably sexy at night, thanks to its scarlet associations. For more bright-palette spring ideas, click ahead.
Frameless shades have been supplanted by vivid colors (Versus sunglasses, $129 at Sunglass Hut, 351 Bleecker St., nr. 10th St.; 212-924-4769; not available until April).
Lancôme’s last designer-created lipstick is a cool, sheer cherry tint by Thakoon (Color Fever Shine in Pixel Pink by Thakoon, $25 at 201 Columbus Ave., at 69th St.; 212-362-4858).
Soft suede only makes Tod’s loafers that much more comfortable ($345; 650 Madison Ave., at 60th St.; 212-644-5945).
One is a nice touch. A stack is a statement (bangles, $125 to $375 at Alexis Bittar, 465 Broome St., nr. Greene St.; 212-625-8340).
The Envelope leather clutch has just enough space for night-out essentials ($79 at Club Monaco, 6 W. 57th St., at Fifth Ave.; 212-459-9863).
Now that you’ve decided to keep your shaving supplies in a real leather bag, make it bright green ($128 at Coach, 595 Madison Ave., at 57th St.; 212-754-0041).
Trade in your woolly cap for a straw hat in the season’s most stylish shape (Hat Attack Panama fedora, $75 at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., nr. 59th St.; 212-705-2000).
Disguise a bad-hair day with a wide headband, which creates the illusion that you meant to be frizzy (Colette Malouf python headband, $164 at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., at 57th St.; 212-753-7300).