I’m totally a girl who loves color, but something about the freshness of spring makes me crave sweet, feminine neutral tones on the daily. This time of year I gravitate mostly towards white, beige, light pink, & navy. Those are my go-to colors that fit seamlessly into my spring wardrobe. I love finding really beautiful & affordable pieces in my spring neutrals to wear over & over all season long. Wearing quality pieces that are flattering on your body & make you feel your best are always a great way to spend your money.
What Makes A Piece Great?
First of all, fit is everything. Don’t settle for something that almost fits you. Choose to spend your money on the most figure flattering pieces so you know you’ll love wearing them over & over again. Then look for the details. I love feminine pieces with bow, pearls, buttons, flowers, puffy sleeves, & gold accents. Knowing what you like is half the battle. Choose details you are drawn to, then find pieces that incorporate those details into the design.
Finding quality neutral pieces at an affordable price is the best way to ensure your daily process of choosing what outfit to wear is as effortless & stress-free as possible.
Keeping Things Interesting
Another way to wear spring neutrals without feeling like your outfit is a bit boring is to spice up the silhouette or shape your outfit is creating. Why not try a pair of wide leg pants or culottes in your favorite neutral tone? Go with a wrap top or one with more dramatic sleeves. What about a neutral midi skirt with ruffles for a little pizazz? Add a bit of a statement shoe in those same neutral colors to really elevate your look. Or play a bit with textures & pair your go-to neutral look with a great woven bag.
Spring is right around the corner, so close on some days I can even feel it. It’s time to change over my wardrobe for warmer days. This means lighter layers, flowing fabrics, woven bags, & a romantic & fresh vibe. I can’t wait to be able to spend more time outside, smell the ever growing blooms & wear some of my favorite items in my wardrobe for the spring season. Today, I want to talk you through my spring wardrobe essentials. These items are the base of my spring wardrobe & are must-have items for any feminine wardrobe.
A crisp white top is my absolute favorite favorite item to buy. The best part is that it’s a completely guilt-free purchase because of how often I wear these pieces. They are the perfect compliment to every midi skirt, jean, or trouser I will wear all season. When I find affordable white tops online, I look to see if it has an interesting texture or shape. I love ones with a high neck, a bow detail, or dramatic sleeves. The best places to find these lovely & affordable pieces, in my experience, are H&M & Forever 21.
For shoes, nothing says spring more than a pair of pastel espadrilles. So many more companies are coming out with amazing affordable choices this year which I am so thrilled about. Last year, I purchased a classic pair of white espadrilles & wore them constantly throughout the spring & summer. This year I’ve purchased a blush pair as well as a light blue pair. I find these shoes so flattering & extremely comfortable to wear. Old Navy has also come out with some really love flat espadrilles that I’m considering trying out for days I’m on my feet more. These shoes are essential to my spring wardrobe & I love them to pieces.
I’m going to be doing an entire post on this subject coming up soon, so I won’t go into too much detail here. However, woven & wicker bags are a key accessory in my spring wardrobe. They just scream sunshine, outdoors, & endless time in the garden.
This classic & timeless accessory is the perfect way to add a bit of feminine flair to your spring wardrobe. A simple scarf is quite a versatile piece to have in your collection. It can be worn around your neck, in your hair, or tied around your handbag like I’ve worn it in this post. Try finding ones in colors you know you wear a lot in your wardrobe you can easily pair it with several outfits.
What better way to accessorize in the spring than with florals?! Statement earring in the most beautiful floral shapes are popping up everywhere. They are my very favorite earrings to wear during this season & are always a great conversation starter. I love how many affordable options there are too! No reason not to own a pair of flower earrings (or ten).
A Fresh Nude Lip + Spring Fragrance
My all time favorite nude lipstick is hands down the YSL lipstick in the shade 70 Le Nu. This formula has a lovely satin finish that wears beautifully. It’s the perfect pinky nude color for spring. The last thing that really gets my in the mood fo spring when getting ready everyday is wearing a fresh spring fragrance. Read about all of my affordable favorites here.
Along with the endless hair accessories you can find just about everywhere, there seems to be one other constant theme from retailers recently: shells! Shell accessories are an easy way to stay on trend this spring/summer. Whether it’s a pair of gold shell earrings or a shell woven bag, this trend is one I am so thrilled to take part in this season. What a fun way to feel like you’re bringing a bit of the beach wherever you go?!
Look At This Stuff, Isn’t It Neat?
How fun are these pearl embellished gold shell earrings? I’m totally obsessed. These lovelies will go with just about every outfit I will wear this spring/summer. I just love the statement they make while staying totally in my comfort zone with the gold tone & pearls. Another fun shell accessory I’ll be wearing this season is this fun woven shell bag. Of course, I’m keeping this in the same theme with the sweet pearls covering the clasp. This bag can be worn as either a clutch or as a crossbody making it easy to transition from day to night. I already love woven bags for the coming season, & this adorable shell shape is just the icing on the cake!
A few other pieces I’ve added to my collection recently include these gold shell hoops, my starfish studs, & my nautical charm bracelet. There are so many amazing styles out right now, & the great thing about this trend is that you can find quality pieces at an affordable price.
When I saw this adorable set on Chicwish, I instantly fell in love. Not only with the sweet floral design, but with the color. I’ve been desperately trying to find a way to add orange into my wardrobe & this two piece set was a perfect fit. You want to know the best part about it? The skirt is actually a skort! It’s the perfect piece to be care-free & twirl around in.
With warm weather just out of reach, I decided to try styling this set for colder days. But I also wanted to show you how I would style it on warmer days too, so I just did, even though it was freezing outside. Keep reading to see this lovely look transformed. 1 outfit, 2 ways.
On Colder Days…
When the weather is still cold, but I still want to wear something fun & spring-y, pairing this set with tall boots is perfection. In this post, I chose my brown knee-high boots, but a lovely pair of over the knee boots would suit this look beautifully as well. To tie in the warmth of the orange & the brown boots, I wore my brown leather jacket.