tips n' tricks: set for spring

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I think it's safe to say (without jinxing it) that spring weather has almost arrived in Seattle.  We've had a couple of beautiful days the last few weeks and it's gotten me excited for sunshine and warmer temperatures!

In order to prepare for (or perhaps you're already experiencing) Spring, I thought I'd share my list of pieces that are must haves for the season and how you can maximize what you've already got in your wardrobe.

Sweaters + Tops
Basic cardi (here, here or here)
Lightweight sweater (here or here)
Silk blouse (here or cute floral one here)
Layering tanks (here or here)

Black trousers (here or here)
Dark denim trousers (here or here)
Skinny jeans (here or here)
Slim pants (here, in black or a fun color)
Weekend shorts (here)

Skirts + Dresses
Maxi skirt (here or here)
Pencil skirt (here, in so many colors)
Cocktail / Special occasion dress (something slightly formal here and here, or a little more bridal-shower-casual here, here and here)
Work dress (here or here)
Weekend dress (here or here)

Blazer (here or here)
Leather jacket (here)
Trench (here or here)
Casual jacket (here or here)
Work pumps (here or here)
Wedges (here or just got a coral pair of these on sale!)
Flats (here or here, for weekends)
Flat sandals (here or here)
Evening pumps or sandals (not-economical-but-great-investment option here, or here)

Work satchel or shoulder bag (here or here)
Midsize clutch (here or here)
Weekend crossbody bag (here or here)

Don't forget to accessorize with statement necklaces (remember these?), fun bracelets, or even a printed and/or colorful belt to zhuzh up your outfit.  Some key tricks to Spring ensembles:
  • It's all about layering, especially if you live somewhere where the weather can evolve as the day goes on (camis under thin sweaters, gauzy scarves, canvas or leather jackets are essential)
  • Make the transition from heavier knits to lighter-weight fabrics (like linen and silk)
  • Incorporate colors by starting with neutrals, then adding brighter accents (like neon!) and accessories 
  • Don't be afraid of prints (I'm working on it)---Spring is a great time for florals, tribals, stripes... bring it on!


1 comment:

  1. Great lists! Those clothes are amazing. All I need to do is to choose the best dress that will works well on me.

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