JCREW POPOVER TUNIC — I purchased this top as part of my winter capsule intending to wear it into spring and I highly recommend it as a spring capsule item because it’s so versatile. (Currently on sale for $29.50 – a GREAT deal!) The fabric is very lightweight; you can easily layer a fitted top beneath, a cardigan on top or both. The basic design allows you to get so many different looks out of it. I’ve included 5 simple outfits to get you started! Change up your accessories and voila! [Read more…]
CHAMBRAY TOP + NECKERCHIEF–If there is one piece you add to your wardrobe this season, make it a silk scarf! It doesn’t have to be brand new, stalk your favorite thrift shop for budget friendly options. The other day I was pursuing through a fashion magazine and I saw a chambray or denim top with a little silk scarf or neckerchief sported by celebrities several times so I was inspired to try it for you. The day we did the photo shoot it was 40 degrees so I forgot to roll up the sleeves – definitely a better look. (See here.) This outfit is an easy way to incorporate the neck scarf craze into your personal style with pieces you already have! I also styled my scarf like a long tie last spring here. See my darling daughter wearing it here.
I bought the grey jeggings at the end of spring last year and intended to pack them away at the end of the season, but I ended up wearing them year round. See them with a drapey poncho and with a waterfall cardigan.
TRENCH COAT–Nothing is more timeless than a trench coat for spring. I’ve had this lovely piece for three years. From casual chic to sophisticated socialite, it’s an effortless layer to throw over your favorite frock or jeans and sweater. (I’ve been known to wear it over pajama leggings, a sleep shirt + black lace-up flats, when running late to school drop off.) See my tips on how to select the best style trench based on your body shape and read about my minor alteration on this London Fog coat currently on sale for $139.99 at Macy’s.
My dear friend bought this stunning blush trench from Michael Kors. It’s a lighter in person than the picture.
I also love this relaxed textured tunic sweater from Old Navy – on sale for $24! (It comes in three other fabulous colors and in tall, regular and petite sizes.) It’s a perfect lightweight layer for spring and summer, easy to wear, and a great versatile capsule piece.
SPRING CAPSULE 2017 — This week my husband was at a pastor’s conference in So Cal, so I had some extra time on my hands. I couldn’t resist playing dress up on the web and put together a spring capsule. I did a little research on the hot trends and colors for 2017, and pulled together pieces that were classy but wearable while also incorporating current styles. This guided my selection on what colors and design elements I wanted to incorporate, like green and blush, ruffles, the khaki/utilitarian look, and athleisure. (More to come on hot trends for 2017 in a couple of weeks.) Basically, I wanted to translate “runway” to “every day.”
What I love about this minimalistic 20 piece capsule (shopping list included) is that you CAN pair each top with each bottom and each piece can be included with the layers (jacket, cardigan, vest)! It also proves you don’t need a TON of clothes or money to be stylish and vary your look. (Each piece is under $100!) You just need a well-selected assortment of garments and accessories that work together, with each piece being unique through color, texture, print or design, to create a cohesive whole.
Not only do you get the capsule, but I’ve put together 14 days of outfit inspiration! Not loving the bomber jacket trend? You can easily trade it for a denim or moto jacket and get the same casual, sporty gal look. Would you prefer to step it up? Try a colored blazer. Still feeling the chill of winter? Swap the mules for your tan fall/winter boots or booties & tights. Then, substitute a colorful sweater for the blush tank till the sun comes out. Lastly, wear your wrap coat or trench in lieu of the drapey sleeveless vest until it’s time to pack away your heavy layers. [Read more…]