Bring on spring style! I had the honor of co-hosting a Spring Style Preview at Macy’s earlier this month with Darcy Camden of Styled Seattle and Carolyn Yuen Marino of Hey Pretty Thing. It was such fun to style different spring trends in our own unique ways. And Macy’s had plenty of bright florals, graphic prints, and charming accessories to choose from. Below are my styles and one of Dacry’s looks that I bought from head-to-toe!
Florals: Floral prints are ubiquitous with spring. But the print doesn’t have to be bold or overwhelming; instead I styled an office-ready look with a nod to subtle spring florals. A small print, floral blouse can be pretty layered under spring’s quintessential topper – the trench. I then added a cropped trouser perfect for showing off some fun gingham sandals.
Denim: Shadow print denim seems to be everywhere this spring (shadow print is when you have two varying shades of denim). I’m loving this look because a unique pair of jeans can amp even the most basic of outfits. Here I’ve added a striped, boxy tee and layered a bomber jacket (bombers are here to stay!). I added a pop of color with this orange cross-body (which also came home with me!).
Pattern Mixing: Mixing prints seems intimating but it can be as basic as ‘Style 101’ when you stick with a coherent color pattern. Black and white is a particularly easy one, as seen below. The black and white stripe of the skirt is mirrored in the black and white color pallet and striped trim of this bomber (told you about the bomber jackets!). The bright red is picked up in this fabulous mini-bag; which is also a major spring trend. And I finished the look with a heeled mule – which is a shoe that looks great with both skirts and dresses as well as jeans.
Key Piece: For my ‘Key Spring Piece’ I choose a denim jacket. I have always loved a denim jacket – especially in Seattle, they can compliment any spring and summer look. This year the fit is oversized and distressed. The slouchy silhouette adds a casual vibe to a more dressed-up look or contrasts with a skinny jean. With this particular jacket (which I also own), the lighter, distressed wash pairs easily with darker denim. I bought it earlier this spring and have been wearing it almost daily (currently paired over my uniform of jeans and a long cardigan).
Accessories: I love the organic accessories you see as the weather warms in spring. Raffia totes and wedges, wood bangles, feather and crystal layered necklaces all tell the same story as they augment a basic jeans and tee ensemble. And rethink your basic scarf; using the pop of color as a belt instead!
To close the show, several fellow Seattle style bloggers appeared as guests on the runway, all styled by Darcy. As I mentioned, I already own the jacket that Marellen modeled but I love the lace combined with a graphic tee – I literally bought the outfit right off of her! The mix of the lady-like, brightly colored lace skirt paired with a casually knotted tee and topped with the oversized jacket makes for an interesting look with a slight devil-may-care attitude.
my dress: Free People
Happy Monday! What’s inspiring your spring wardrobe? Please leave a comment.
Thanks for reading. ~Jenn
photos thanks to Jenna Lynn