5 Under $50: Bright Accents for Spring

Screen shot 2013-04-14 at 9.05.48 PMBright pops of color are an easy and affordable way to liven up your wardrobe without completely overhauling your closet. A few key pieces can turn a plain Jane ensemble into something with a little more 'tude.  Crossbody Bag, Urban Outfitters ($34, pictured). When you're not lugging around your academic book bag, switch to this turquoise purse that's just the right size to accommodate all your necessary belongings -- phone, lip gloss, wallet, and an emergency stash of Sour Patch Kids.

 Tropical Flavor Necklace, ModCloth ($28). This multi-colored chandelier necklace is the perfect compliment for a simple black dress.

 Sweet Purple Watch, Swatch ($50). You can't go wrong with Swatch. Simple, clean lines, and an unmistakable "tick" make this time teller a classic piece.

 Neon Coral Headband, lucymir ($22). Whether you're on the beach, going on a bike ride, or at the gym, this bright turban-style headband keeps hair out of your face in the most fashionable way.

 Double Dutch Neon Keds, Keds ($50). Keds, you've come along way since your simple whites. This highlighter yellow pair makes a glass of Mountain Dew look practically pastel.