3/19/2014

Currently Coveting: {10 Spring Essentials}

Congratulations, we did. We officially survived the Polar Vortex.

Even though it may not feel like it here in Detroit, tomorrow marks the official start of Spring. That means whether Old Man Winter cooperates or not, I am putting away my bulky sweaters and oversized coats and preparing my closet for higher temps.

As the weather warms up (it will eventually warm up, right?), these are the 10 items I’ll be incorporating into my look this spring. 

Spring Essentials


 



1. Crossbody Bag: The perfect hands-free bag for spring bike riding and Riverwalk strolls.
2. Chambray: A wardrobe staple, the chambray shirt is the perfect layering piece. Wear over a spring dress instead of a denim jacket or pair with white denim for a casual look.
3. Statement Sandals: The to-the-knee gladiator version I’ve picked may be too bold for some, but don’t miss out on the chance to wear a statement sandal that doesn’t involve a heel.
4. Python Print: This is the animal print of the season. Whether you go bold with a pant or more subdued in your accessories, be sure to incorporate this into your look.
5. Parka: A must during the rainy spring season, this necessity will keep you dry while staying chic.
6. Midi skirt: Last year, these skirts started popping up all over the place and they’re not going anywhere. This demure skirt is the silhouette of the season.
7. Floral: Spring means florals. This is no surprise to anyone. Try the print in a more casual way, like this floral shirt dress.
8. Crop Top: I know, I know. I’m 30 years old. Am I seriously recommending that women invest in crop tops? I am. Paired with ladylike pieces (try it with a highwaisted midi skirt), this 90s throw back piece is given a whole new life. As soon as the snow melts, I’ll be showing you my favorite ways to style a crop top and not look like a tween at a Miley Cyrus concert. Stay tuned.
9. Espadrilles: These slip ons are everywhere. From Fuscia pink to leopard print, find a style that suits you.
10. Jumpsuit: Jumpsuits are tricky. As a tall girl, I get it (wedgies, camel toe, I risk it all…). But if you take the time to find the right one, you’ll love the ease of this throw-it-on-and-go statement piece.

After surviving this winter, we all deserve something pretty. What items are on your spring list?