Alright ladies (& possibly gents), I've been wanting to do a post like this for quite sometime so here it is! Spring is right around the corner so I've put this list together of AFFORDABLE goodies that are in stores NOW! These will update your wardrobe into its spring/summer transition. All these pieces look great on all bodies from thin, boyish figures to curvier figures ;) And of course...they won't break the bank!! So here we go....
The first item I am proclaiming as a must have staple this spring is a light weight blazer in a soft pastel color. Pastels are going to be everywhere this season. Out with the usual bright neons we would normally start busting out in the spring. Think more "Easter" type of colors. Very elegant, looks great on all skin tones, no wonder it's become the it shade for Spring 2014
Next we have the floral skater skirt. I personally believe floral print never goes out of style and it's especially popular in spring. The "skater skirt" style has become my absolute favorite because it's extremely forgiving. It flares away from your body perfectly hiding any imperfections without being too bulky. My favorite way to wear them is up higher on your waist with a tank top tucked in and a boyfriend cardigan layered over it. Don't forget the adorable ankle booties if it's still chilly out!
Next is an item I've been searching for, but I think I've finally found my pair....Mint colored pants! These could be a great go to when you're unsure of what to wear but you don't want to look boring. Pair them with a simple, flowy white tee & strappy white sandals or for a more "on trend" look wear then with more pastels like a pale pink top.
Alright, lets bring a dress into the mix! I'm stoked that nautical is really in style right now. I've seen anchors everywhere and I love it! I ordered this dress and I'm dying for it to be warm enough to wear it. I can tell this is going to be a go to staple for me this summer. The material is soft & light, it drapes perfectly over your body without being clingy.
So....I read somewhere (in one of my fashion magazines) that Radiant Orchid will be the it color of 2014. I'm really happy about that because this color is gorgeous! Once again, whether you're blonde with blue eyes or have really dark features, you can pull off this color! This beautiful top from A.N.A makes it easy to incorporate the color into your wardrobe.
Next is an obvious spring/summer staple. White jeans! I'm certain I wear my white jeans at least once a week in the summer. I don't have to tell you how to wear these because they seriously look great with everything! Here's a pair for under $30, as I promised ;)
Here's a top I've included mostly just for fun. One of my favorite styles for spring & summer is Bohemian. When I saw this bohemian style blouse at American Eagle I just had to have it. Perfect for really hot days, just add a pair of cut off shorts, gladiator sandals, & some turquoise jewelry♡
Ok, time to throw accessories into the mix. Polka dots are really in right now and the best way to spruce up a simple outfit with barely any effort is to top it off with a fun scarf. (I think this scarf would look super cute with the mint pants, just sayin' hehe)
Statement necklaces have easily become my favorite piece of jewelry. You can wear them dressed up with an LBD for an evening look but my favorite way to wear them is casually over a chambray top, plaid button up, or plain tshirt. I found this boutique through Instagram and they've become my accessory go to. Most affordable prices for the latest trends.
This is my favorite necklace of theirs and it's the cheapest J.Crew look a like in this style I could find for only $27 and change. But if this is a little too bold for you, try just a single layer of crystals like this one for only $16.99. I own both and very happy with them.
We've come to the 10th item on my list. Something you can wear with all the items above! Classy, simple, nude colored heels. A must in every woman's closet if she's trying to step up her style. The nude color not only goes with everything but it literally elongates the appearance of your legs! I love wearing them with jeans rolled up or a bright patterned mini dress! This pair is perfect, the heel is under 5 inches and the price is right!
So there you have it, I hope this list helps at least one person out there update their look. There are so many more styles I would have loved to include but I didn't want to overwhelm anyone haha. I guess I'll just have to make another post like this again sometime ;)
Please let me know if you enjoyed this, found it helpful, or let me know suggestions of what you'd like to see more or less of. Thank you for reading! xoxo.