Hello, loves! I hope your Wednesday is off to the best start!
It was touch and go for a while but it seems spring may just be here to stay, or we hope! Over the weekend, and while it was a high of 50 degrees, I took a poll on what you guys wanted to see, and one of the most requested was the top items for spring. So, here they are!
Let’s begin with prints! From floral to gingham, stripes to tropical, sequins and of course polka dots, prints are everywhere right now! I am loving any and all things print and am having so much fun mixing and matching lately. Gingham is always so classic and I am so happy its made such a statement this season and you can never go wrong with polka dots. Can I also mention, anytime this girly girl can wear sequins or embroidery, you know I’m going to rock it! So, whether you’re the ultimate #girlboss, love to snazzy it up a bit or have your toes in the sand on a beach, this seasons prints will have you covered in a whole lot of cuteness! You can even shop these items by hovering over them and clicking on the image.
Secondly, hats are all the rage right now, and you NEED one! Not only for fashion purposes but to cover your pretty faces and keep you from getting premature wrinkles. Straw hats are one of my favorite accessories going from spring and into summer. They are chic and hide those bad hair days, or in my case, dirty hair days! I love a hat, y’all! Perfect for the pool or even for those times you just want to throw on a tank and shorts or a cute sundress and make that hair last one more day without a shampooing! Check these cute options out!
Speaking of accessories, another favorite that takes me back to the glory days, is ribbons, hair scarfs, and bandanas. I never thought I’d see cheer days return in my 30’s but the more sophisticated version is back and I’m not one bit mad about it! I’ve been using them often to dress up my top knots, accessorize my half up do or just to keep my hair out of my face completely. You could say they are multipurpose, as they can be worn around your neck or in your hair. Love this newish, throwback trend that you will be seeing often, at least on me, this summer!
Overalls=LIFE! My #momiform just got an upgrade and if you haven’t already, it’s time to dig them out of the back of your closet, ladies! So much goodness and they are so cute on EVERY body type! Also, as a mom, they are a dream. Here are the ones I chose. They have a great fit and are so comfortable, plus are on SALE! HOLLA! Shortalls are another great option for those hot summer months and you better believe I have a pair hanging in my closet that I plan on wearing on repeat every chance I get. All my soccer mom friends, get ready! You’ll be seeing them most Saturdays! 😉 Please note, in regard to fit, I would suggest staying with your regular size, unless you want a looser fit. American Eagle, Madewell and Abercrombie run true to size, but I would suggest sizing up in the H&M brand. As this brand tends to run on the smaller side. For size reference, I chose a 2 short in AE. I am 5’4 and the short option always fits me best. I can easily wear a 4 or even depending on the cut, a 6 in H&M. It has more of a European fit, so just be aware of this if ordering online.
Bamboo and straw bags! This is a big one y’all that will be carried right into summer! HA! From Cult Gaia to Mar Y Sol and all the dupes in between (linked below) your accessory game will be on point all season long. These unique bags are simply an outfit game changer. Add the classic arc bag to your collection and pair it with all of your cute spring rompers or even cut-off denim and a graphic tee. Show stoppers that will make a statement and I guarantee you’ll be asked where to find them wherever you go! My arc bag is one I get asked about often and complimented when carried. Check these great (real and dupe) options out below!
High waisted EVERYTHING! Mom jeans and culottes have made a come back and I can see why! Hold the phone, denim skirts too, y’all! Can we say spring of 2005? I literally gave all my denim skirts away thinking it would never happen. WRONG! I’ve recently purchased a couple new styles to update the wardrobe and although they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, they seem to be sticking around until further notice. Here are a few favs and affordable options. I would always suggest sizing up in denim skirts. I say this because you don’t want your bottom to be “cupped” for a lack of a better word (I’m a little delirious) and you want it to fall on your hips. Message me if you need sizing references in any of the brands below!
In rounding out the look, two must have items are dainty necklaces and fun tassel earrings. These are kind of opposite ends of the spectrum but just think, dainty necklace by day, fun tassels by night. I always love Baublebar and Sugar Fix for my dainty necklaces. They are affordable and are just perfect for everyday wear. I’ve linked a few of my most current favorites for you!
Let’s talk tassels. They are so fun, are a little EXTRA and are great to add a fun pop of color to a print or solid. I’ve been eyeing these below.
Last but certainly not least, BODYSUITS! If you haven’t snagged one yet, its a must to wear under overalls and high waisted shorts. They also are perfect for layering under kimonos and light-weight cardigans, that is, if Mother Nature decides to freak out on us again. Fingers crossed it stays nice and warm! Here are a few I own and a couple I’m saving for a day that I have an “add to cart” moment.
I hope this post leaves you feeling beautiful and confident in all of your spring finds and buys and that no matter what you choose in this season, whether it be, denim, florals, dainty, ruffles or understated, that you will embrace the beauty within! Rock that outfit and keep being YOU, girlfriend!
Outfit Provided by Lovely Me Boutique
Photography by Eventfully Yours