Behold the signs of the new season — longer days, blooming trees and the latest fun-shaped, candy-colored accessories, which give us inspiration to add a little spring to our step and freshen up our look for the warm days ahead.

From top

Coperni Swipe large tote, $282,

Jil Sander tote, $1,418,

Marc Jacobs Hot Spot mini round crossbody bag, $90,

Wooden blocks, 16-piece set, $199,

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D'Estree Mini Lucio cuff handle leather bag, $995,

Quilted crossbody bag, $19.99,

Brick bag in veg tan, $365,

Wooden blocks, 16-piece set, $199,

From left

Sondra Roberts woven flap crossbody bag, $99,

Pink Coach Tabby leather bag $450,

Sondra Roberts blue bucket bag, $98,

Barbara Schmidt of studiobstyle in Minneapolis is a nationally known creative director and stylist.