Your Survival Guide To Spring Dressing
With Spring right around the corner, it can be tough freshening up your wardrobe and deciding whether to buy classic vs. trendy pieces. If you're huge fan of high, low dressing like I am, this is your shopping guide that won't break the bank.
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This season saw a resurgence in many sunglass styles from the past. From octagonal shapes, to Keanu Reeves' The Matrix glasses, fun frames are hot this season. My favorite glasses trend this season is the cat eye frame. Style icons from the Hadid sisters to Kendall Jenner have been spotted rocking this '50's trend. Since you'll be sporting these frames a lot this season, why not invest in a quality pair for major style points. For me, Stella McCartney can do no wrong. Her pink cat-eye mirrored frames are giving me life this season.
A fedora is necessary for those sunny beach days and is versatile enough for casual dressing. This Packable Panama Hat from Travel Smith is completely wrinkle free and hand-woven in Ecuador. You'll be able to wear this classic style for years to come.
One-pieces have been major the past few seasons. These are not your mother's one pieces either. Cut outs, mesh, metallic, and slogan bathing suits have me running, not walking to the gym. My pick this season has a mixture of high waisted, mesh, and floral appliqué. And did I mention it's only $10 at Gamiss.com? Score.
Monogramming has been huge lately, so why not customize your towel? Nautical themes are prevalent for Spring '17 and I'm obsessing over this Pottery Barn beach towel that comes in so many different color ways.
To accessorize this look, I've chosen the Roman Coin Anklet from Electric Picks available at Melroso.com. It's the perfect accent for this beach look.
Queen of Casual
The art of casual dressing is looking well put together without looking like you're trying too hard. These pieces will get you on the right track for building your Spring wardrobe because of their versatility.
My all-time favorite trend over the past few seasons has to be the mule trend. This is the ultimate lazy girl shoe. It makes any outfit look chic with minimal effort. This footwear accessory has been around for a few seasons and if you don't already have a pair, you are missing out! These Loeffler Randall mules are super elegant.
Embroider everything! Embroidery is everywhere and this pair of affordable mid-rise jeans from Zara are my go-to denim this Spring. What better way to celebrate warmer weather than with a pair of floral pants?
Corsets have steadily been making a comeback the past few seasons. This Abigail corset style blouse from Storets is the perfect combo of sweet and sexy in this trendy blush pink color for Spring.
Luv Aj's new Lace Link Choker combines the chainmail trend we've seen showing up on the runways with the ongoing choker trend. Since silver is the new gold for jewelry, I'm opting for this plated silver ox piece.
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There are few things I love more than a good slip dress. This isn't a new trend, but I don't think there's anything more simple or sexy. I love the brand Reformation and their commitment to save the environment, and have chosen their Adrianna minidress. The best part is that it is seasonless and can be worn over your favorite pair of jeans or layered with a sweater. As a child of the '90's, I won't let go of this trend at least for a few more seasons...
Do yourself a favor, and invest in a good bag! It makes more sense to splurge on a designer bag that you'll wear everyday, than an outfit you only wear a few times. I die for Dior's Medium D-Fence Leather Saddle Bag. Maria Grazia Chiuri's feminist direction at Dior has made me fall in love with the brand even more. Time to start saving for this one ladies.
Love him or hate him, Kanye West has definitely influenced the fashion industry, especially when it comes to the naked shoe trend. White shoes were everywhere this past February for street style stars. This shoe from Public Desire combines both of these trends for a shoe that is a fraction of the price.
A lightweight robe coat is essential for those cold Spring nights. I absolutely love this Dark Blue Satin Trench from H&M. With a price tag of $70 this piece is definitely a wardrobe staple. Don't be afraid to mix and match colors. In my opinion, navy and black are very complementary of each other if done right.
Sticking to a feminine and elegant piece of jewelry is perfect for accentuating this date night outfit. To avoid looking too trend driven, I've opted for the Vivienne Bar Lariat by Gorjana. It's super feminine and dainty, which adds the right accent to this look.