The changing of seasons brings so much joy! The first signs of spring offer a relief from winter temperatures, as well as longer days and blooming plants. And…an opportunity to wear lighter fabrics and brighter colors! Just as I love snuggling up in my knits and layers as soon as the leaves fall from the trees, I am just as eager to pull out my sandals and wear brighter hues when the birds first start chirping.
In the spirit of spring, I thought that I would style 2 key spring trends this year: floral prints and nautical stripes. Who are we kidding?? These continue to be critical spring trends each year and this spring is no exception!
I’m loving this floral print on a classic spring favorite: the maxi dress. The dress has a beautiful scoop back, perfect to show off a lacey bra. And, what spring look would be complete without the addition of a panama hat?
Outfit 1: Add a denim jacket and highlight a color in the floral print, like with these pink flat sandals
Option 2: Layer a cropped sweater over the dress and add a heeled shoe for a dressier, yet still laid-back, look.
I have seen this jacket on multiple shopping trips. I love how the moto styling contrasts with the classic preppy navy and white stripes. There are so many pairing choices, it was difficult to select just two!
Outfit 1: Layer the jacket over a classic navy dress and add a punch of color with a bright shoe. This look is office-ready yet fun.
Outfit 2: Dress-up a casual message tee and distressed jeans by adding the jacket and a pair of colorful patterned espadrilles.
I’m off for a weekend of fun, if no sun! A girlfriends weekend away in Orange County…with a forecast of heavy rain. Lots of chat, champagne…with some shopping too. No rays required.
Thanks for reading and happy weekend!