Often times when searching for inspiration for my blog posts, I have to look no further than my own “wishlists” and shopping bags. Such is the case with my spring picks below, these pieces have all recently made a new home in my own closet or soon will be! A note on “wishlists” – these are a great way to shop online; pondering, budgeting, and creating your spring updates without pulling the trigger. Most retailers offer this function, some will even update you when wish-listed items are put on sale.
Oversized Denim Vest: Consider this to be the denim jacket’s summer cousin. I’m wearing mine the same way I would the jacket – over summer dresses or perfectly paired with destroyed jeans and a tee. Oversized rather than cropped is an awesomely updated silhouette and makes the vibe more relaxed.
Wide-Leg Cropped Pants: I loved these so much, I bought both colors. If you know me (or work with me), this may come as a surprise! But, these are that awesome. Stay tuned for a styling blog post next week! Cropped, wide-leg, and culoutte style pants are everywhere this spring. This style is so easy to dress up with a polished pump or make more casual with a wedge sandal. Always add height with a heel, particularly for any wide pant that hits anywhere between the knee and ankle. Also, be sure to tuck your shirt or wear something more cropped so that you are not overwhelmed by the volume.
Peep-Toe Bootie: As I stated in last week’s post, I’m obsessing over this bootie/sandal hybrid. Perfect for the office, as your foot is mostly covered-up, yet still a nod to the warming temperatures outside. There are so many amazing options out there currently; from a more structure bootie with only the peep toe to a more open, sandal-like sling back, the possibilities are endless. The booties below are a modest hybrid between the two (and are a new resident in my own closet!).
Mesh Sweater: Mesh and perforation are huge this spring as the sporty trend continues to be everywhere. Modestly pair this with a white cami or be more bold and wear a white bandeau. Keep it simple by sticking to an all-white look – a bright bandeau may be a bit much. This shirt could look awesome worn casually with a pair of denim cut-offs or dressed up with the wide-leg pants above (just be sure your cami is fitted when wearing with the voluminous pants).
Fringed Tote: This tote is a classic black design but made much more fun with the fringed tassels. I like a black bag for spring (particularly since I still wear so much black during the spring and summer); however, make sure that the shape and/or details are more relaxed so that it makes sense with the season’s looser silhouettes and lighter fabrics.
Swing Dress: This loose, “babydoll” silhouette is perfect for warmer spring and summer temperatures. The fitted cap sleeves still show skin as the dress skims away from the body in a classic swing style. The shorter style also shows off your shape, therefore the volume won’t overwhelm your figure.
Menswear-Inspired Shirt: A feminine take on menswear continues to be on-trend this spring. In particular, I love the pleated back detailing of this lightweight, blue and white striped shirt. Cuff the sleeves and dress up a pair of distressed jeans.
Sporty Sandal: The perfect sneaker/sandal hybrid for this tennis shoe obsessed gal! Comfort meets chic in this classic, urban design – I’m planning to wear these all summer.
Bright Bralette: Let some color peek out from under summer’s light-weight shirts, plus colorful lace straps peeking out from a tank are so much cuter than a functional nude bra strap! I’m loving Aerie’s bralettes – padded, push-up, and underwire versions…finally some support! And at a reasonable price range, you don’t have choose between your favorite colors.
I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I enjoy writing them. With the beginning of any new season, I feel inspired and refreshed by the new fashion hitting the stores. I hope that I have provided you with some inspiration as well. Thanks for reading! ~Jenn
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