Spring is coming nearer (well kinda it’s still snowy here!) and stores are stocking their spring stuff. I’ve been following up on the spring trends and have chosen a few must have items to update my closet.
Item: Flare jeans
I’ve been wearing skinnies for years and love them but want a bit of a change. I want to give wide leg jeans a try.
Gap New Flare jeans purchase here for $69.50.
Kinda reminiscent of the 70s, I want to pick up a pair of neutral wedges that will go with everything. These are more of a classic item as well though, so it might be worth investing in.
DV Dolce Vita Toni from Piperlime for $70 purchase here.
Item: Silk blouse
Asos pussybow blouse for $53.79 purchase here.
Another 70s item, I’m lusting over a silky white tie neck blouse that will go with jeans (both skinnies and flares), skirts, or shorts alike.
Trend: Color block
Item: Color block cross body
Nine West colorblock crossbody purchase here for $59.
This cross body is cute and bright and not way too expensive. It’s another bright pop of color to my neutral looks.
Trend: Bright Whites
Item: White sundress
Delia’s Vintage Crochet Dress: Purchase here for $49.50
White was all over the runways for spring 2011 and the LWD (little white dress) is the spring summer version of the classic LBD (little black dress). I will be able to wear this with sandals for a casual day or dress it up with heels or wedges for something a little fancier.
Item: Bright Anorak
AE Hooded Windbraker: Purchase here for $39.50
A fun, bright anorak will be the perfect jacket to throw on if it’s a little chilly out in the spring or summer months. It will be a little bright and sporty update to my more classic and girly wardrobe.
Item: Rolled up chinos/khakis
Jcrew Everyday chino purchase here for $59.50
These are effortlessly stylish and go with everything that jeans go with. I have yet to find a pair that fits my petite frame but really want them!
Item: Preppy Beach Tote
AE Mitered Stripe Tote: Purchase here for $29.50
I want a bright, preppy beach tote for the beach (obviously!) and for just casual summer days. It would be a nice update.
Other: Not sure if these are particularly “trend items” but they are in a lot of stores and I really like them.
High waisted tailored shorts: A slightly dressier and more pulled together option than my usual summer shorts. I could wear them in the daytime casually with a tank or dress them up with heels and a blazer at night.
Forever21 purchase here for $15.80.
Sunglasses: I know this is super general but I had a pair of more oversized sunnies and I stepped on them by accident! Not good! Now I need a new pair and am not sure if I want oversize, cat eye, aviator, or wayfarers! I know they are all totally different but I guess I will just have to try a bunch on. I’m hesitant to spend a lot on sunglasses because they break and get lost so easily.
Gap Wide pleat skirt: purchase here for $44.99
Jcrew Forever cotton cardigan purchase here for $69.50
White jeans: So crisp and clean looking! (These would probably fall under the white trend but I don’t really think of them as trendy. They are normally “in” every spring.) These are a nice more summery alternative to basic blues. Some people think they’re unflattering but I don’t think that’s true at all.
Gap Cropped legging jean (colored wash): purchase here for $59.50
Red leather belt: This is a random one but I saw a really cute one in a magazine recently (can’t remember which, I think it might have been Instyle) and it was so cute! I could add a pop of color to my neutral outfits.
Bebe Skinny Bow Belt: Purchase here for $24.50
Floral Dress: I want a really pretty floral dress. I can pair it with a jean jacket and ballet flats in the spring and sandals in the summer. So versatile!
I heart Ronsen Jcpenney Ruffle Sleeve Dress purchase here for $34.50.
I want to know: What’s on your spring wish list? Do you plan ahead what you’re going to buy for the season? Comment below to share your thoughts!