Its official, spring has finally arrived! At least on paper. While the weather feels more like the dreary days of winter that we’ve been trying to shake, longer brighter days are in sight! To help keep your hopes up until that glorious day finally arrives, try out these three key pieces that will look just as lovely in warm weather as they will in helping you transition to it.
Something polka dotted
Seen everywhere from the runways, to the red carpet, and everyone’s favorite mall staples, polka dots are having a moment, and not a Minnie Mouse one. This classic pattern has a whole new life and has made a huge comeback in everything from skirts and tops to ballet flats and jackets. At once sophisticated and wistful, polka dots work on all ages and body types. Stick to a small classic pattern and traditional color combos (black or navy/white, red/white).
Urban Outfitters has a lovely and flowy blouse, while Forever21 has numerous skirt options in various silhouettes to find your perfect match. Try mixing your dots with florals and stripes to go into “it girl” territory, or wear with your plain everyday basics for a simple update.
A white blazer
It may sound like a joke referencing the 80s classic Working Girl or something of the like, but a crisp white blazer is the perfect accessory for spring. Pair it with nautical stripes for a chic take on the trend, or match it with jeans and a tee-shirt for a refreshing jolt to a wardrobe staple. The trick from looking dated or costumey is all in fit and tailoring. Ideally the end of the jacket should hit at or right below the hip and be slim cut to accent the waist and give a feminine look. For a more fashion forward version, try the sleeves rolled to the elbow or try a modern short sleeve version.
Go relaxed and youthful with Elizabeth and James’ two button version or be ready for the office with White House Black Markets tailored jacket.
A structured color-block bag
A new era of ladylike style has arrived, and this version has a sense of humor. Instead of stuffy croc skins in neutral all-over palettes, this spring’s styles come in playful variations with pops of multiple colors. The best options out there have balance through neutral colors like camel and navy with contrasting panels and details which looks fresh, modern, and decidedly upscale.
You can find your perfect version from Saks with a beautiful Fendi, or a notably more affordable variation on the trend from Modcloth.com.
Spring is the perfect time to try something new and refresh your style. It never has to be drastic or a complete overhaul (you’re fabulous already!), but everyone needs a little “fluff” now and again.