Winter really drags this time of year, so I’m looking ahead to the change of seasons with a wardrobe refresh. When I shop, I like to shop smart. I try to make my purchases strategically, meaning anything over $40 must pull double duty, functioning for both work and play. While it’s great to be on-trend, you (and your wallet) will be much happier with a spring fashion refresh featuring quality items you will wear over and over again.
2. A sheer dot sleeve shift dress. At first glance, this is quite dressy. However, the shape and length allow it to work for both casual and formal settings depending on the “extras” you style it with.
Imagine this with sandals and a long pendant necklace… it can certainly be relaxed. Or toss on some pumps and pull your hair up and you’re work-ready.
We’re seeing a lot of volume in sleeves this spring, so I’m excited to try this one out. If you are a shorty like me (under 5′), make sure you opt for the petite sizes in this one. Voluminous sleeves need to hit your wrists at the proper point or they can look silly.
3. Bold, saturated colors.
I plan on taking on this trend with these fantastic tie-waist yellow pants.
While winter lingers I will pair them with a black turtle neck and black heels.
Come summer, they will look adorable with wedges and a navy/white striped top. I can also imagine them with a simple black or white tank.
4. Utilitarian. The ruffle utility jacket at the right looks a tad plain in this shot, but when you belt it with jeans or a skirt—it is truly a stand out piece!
The interesting details really elevate what could be just “another” jacket.
5. Finally, this adorable gingham skirt from Target. Sorry for the poor shot, I snapped it in the fitting room tonight. At less than $30, this is a spring fashion and pattern trend you can play around with. Can you tell I’m a ruffle fan?!
Pair this skirt with classic heels and a blouse and it runs formal. However, it can also be playful with wedges and a denim shirt. I also plan to try it with a white button-up knotted at the waist. Be aware this one runs quite large. You will want to size down.
What are you loving for spring?
I’d love to hear how you’re updating your wardrobe. Lavender and fringe are two other big trends I’m keeping my eye on this season. So far, I haven’t found them in pieces that work for me (light purple isn’t really my color). That said, I’m eager to see what emerges on store shelves. —Lindsay