Spring time means warmer weather, longer days, and blooming plants. I’m the first to admit that I am ready to discard my wool layers, as I have already shipped off my outerwear for their annual dry cleaning; readying them for storage. Truth-be-told, I have refused to wear a coat for the past several weeks (sometimes against my better judgement!). And while I welcome spring’s lighter-weight fabrics and breezy silhouettes, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to discard your blacks and greys in favor of summer brights and Easter egg pastels.
As already established on this blog, black is a wardrobe constant for me. I always feel chic, urban, and confident in black (what would I do without my black skinnies??). Pairing black with crisp white is an easy way of wearing a dark color in a more “spring-like” way…and what could be more spring than a nautical stripe?! Also, lighter fabrics and carefree cuts (such as this laser-cut midi skirt) show more skin and play up a warmer-weather trend while still in a dark neutral.
Finally, a word about the crop top. You may be thinking, “Me?! NEVER.” The trick is to pair this smaller top with a high-waisted bottom. And…you’re in luck! High-waisted cuts are all the rage this spring. If you’re wearing a more fitted top (as I am here), balance the proportion with a fuller bottom, such as a high-waisted flare jean or a pair of wide leg trousers or culottes. Take a cue from Taylor Swift and ensure that the waist of the pant or skirt covers your belly button – that way you’ll feel just as confident that there are no inappropriate photos of you floating around the Internet!
Skirt: Weston | Top: American Apparel | Sandals: Joie (sale!) | Denim Jacket: Joe’s Jeans (old) | Purse: Milly (similar) | Necklace: Anthropologie (last seen here) | Rings: Gorjana Midi Ring, Gorjana Crisscross Ring | Earrings: Gorjana | Lipstick: NARS ‘Schiap’
Rest assured I’m back on the blog – I took a brief break last week to get caught-up on my day job. Thanks for reading my latest inspiration! What’s inspiring you for spring? Please leave any comment or questions. ~Jenn