As spring tries to make its way to us, and summer not too far behind, I can’t help but day dream about my warm weather wardrobe and the things that are inspiring me for the upcoming seasons. It seems to be manifesting into care-free looks that read as effortless and simple yet also pack a feminine and high-end punch. Here are the rules I’m living by when the warmer weather hits:
Keep it flowing. Call it the heat or the easy, breezy vibe of the season, I’m lusting over pieces with movement. Exaggerated silhouettes and ruffles (the adult kind) are so trendy right now — plus, dramatic pieces make dressing super simple.
Zara Accordion Pleat Skirt (see above) |VETTA Wrap Top | Aritzia Nanterre Pant | Storets Off the Shoulder Blouse
Minimalism over maximalism. Whether it’s spring, or any other season, I like being able to rely on delicate accessories that become like a second skin. Even more so now, I don’t want to think of statement jewelry when I’m running out to grab some rosé al fresco with friends or jumping in the lake on the weekends.
14k Gold Rings from Annika Bella (see above) |Yellow Gold 4mm Ball Earrings at Claire’s (see below) | Dogeared Small Huggies Hoop Earrings | PD PAOLA Ocean Gold Ring | Ventrone Chronicles Deux Bosco Choker
Denim on denim. Although denim initially seems too heavy for spring and summer, it’s all about switching to lightweight versions of their winter counter parts like skirts, vests and chambray cold shoulder tops.
Madewell Snap Jean Skirt | Abercrombie Denim Vest | Madewell Cold-Shoulder Top
B-A-N(-D)-A-N-A-S. Bandanas have been my go-to accessory for a while now, but luckily silk ones transfer perfectly from winter to spring. It feels European chic with an air of jetsetter on holiday.
Madewell Silk Bandana (see above)| Anthropologie Cowgirl Bandana | ASOS Paisley Print Bandana
Recently I’ve been super motivated to clean out the old, worn and unused items in my closet to make room (and money) for things that I actually love and wear. One part of my closet that’s taken a hit is the ‘comfy clothes’ pile: IE sweatshirts, sweatpants and t-shirts. I figured it’s worth the $$$ to invest in polished sweats that I can actually wear outside the confines of the apartment. Let’s be honest, there’s certainly no need to hold on to a high school t-shirt that’s riddled with shameful ice cream stains…
So, where’s the first place I thought to look? Madewell of course. It’s the perfect place for high quality basics with an All-American vibe that never go out of style. Let’s just hope my tendency to spill is gone for good, just like those stained clothes are.
Sweatshirt: Madewell | Denim Jacket: Levi’s | Hat: Madewell | Jeans: Urban Outfitters | Sneakers: Vans
For anyone that has been following my blog for a while, my love of Zara is probably very obvious. Although I’m beginning to transition out of the fast fashion phase and would rather save up to splurge on more high-end, quality pieces, there’s something that always pulls me back. You just can’t beat the quality to cost ratio that Zara can provide. I always can rely on the brand to have up to the minute items that will also last in my closet for seasons to come. That being said, you can bet I always have a list of items stacked in my cart just waiting to come home…
Shop some of the items on the top of my Zara wish list for Spring right now.
1. Braided Tote | 2. Distressed Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans | 3. Leather Effect Jacket | 4. Off the Shoulder Dress | 5. Dress with Frilled Sleeves | 6. Sneakers | 7. Platform Wedges | 8. Cropped Jumpsuit | 9. Sweater with Balloon Sleeves
Well, February is here and it has come with its fair share (read: feet) of snow and freezing temps. I’m blaming it for my blogging hiatus. There’s little motivation to get up and dressed and more incentive to cuddle on the couch and binge watch Shameless. Anyway…
When it is time to get out of the house, winter dressing is all about layers and piling them on in any creative way you’d like. I chose to start with fishnets (the accessory of the season) + a culotte jumpsuit + some hefty booties + a bandana. Add a duster jacket from one of my favorite brands Vetta Capsule, and a leather one, and my look was complete. #TwoCoatsAreBetterThanOne
Using my go-to basics as the foundation of a look is a no brainer; all that’s left is to throw on a killer coat and some boots. I’m obsessed with the high ankle style of this pair from Public Desire.
And this just in…
I’m happy to share that I am partnering with ALEX AND ANI in support of the American Cancer Society. 20% of the proceeds from the Celebrate Today bangle go to the cause. Shopping definitely feels even better when you can give back in the process. I love that ALEX AND ANI creates bracelets with a cause and works with various organizations to help give back via it’s Charity by Design line – we need more of that in the world! To purchase and participate, shop via the link below!
Coat: Zara | Turtleneck: Zara | Jeans:BDG at Urban Outfitters | Boots: Public Desire | Celebrate Today Bangle: ALEX AND ANI
From what I can see, “The Uniform” this winter is an oversized dress, tights and over the knee boots. Minimal effort with maximum effect — gotta love that. Just add accessories: mine are from my new favorite shop LOÉIL.
Dress: Zara | Boots: Aldo | Bag: LOÉIL | Tights: Forever 21 | Earrings: LOÉIL
There’s no denying that the cold weather is officially here in New England. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m all for an eye-catching coat, but when it’s 20°, you just might need something warm and functional.
PS – I told you fishnets were back! Wear under jeans for some extra layers.
Hat: Nordstrom | Coat: J. Crew | Sweater: Madewell | Jeans: J. Crew | Tights: Forever 21 | Chelsea Boots: J. Crew | Bandana: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Casablanc Market
See some of my cold weather picks below:
The Arrivals Aachen Women’s Deerskin Gloves $95 | Joseph Man Wool and Cashmere Coat $995 | The Elder Statesman Ribbed Cashmere Beanie $265 | Nicole Benisti Down Parka $1,400 | Adidas Knit Beanie $25 | Zara Masculine Double Breasted Coat $169 | Acne Studios Canada Ivory White Scarf $180 | Acne Studios Fayette Black Leather Jacket $3,300