It’s the first day of spring and that means it’s time to update your wardrobe.
This season it’s all about colorful floral prints, pastels and athletic wear.
Printed Pant: Afraid you’ll look like you’re in pajamas? Or worse, that they wont be flattering? Start simple! work with a black T-shirt, a tailored blazer, and classic pumps — items most of us already own — and then swap out your boring jeans for the printed pants to turn your old spring outfit into something new and exciting. Go large scale on the print for the most flattering effect. Florals are our favorite way to wear this!
H&M: floral pant – $14.95, hm.com
H&M: pale pink blazer – $59.95, hm.com
American Apparel: Black Tee – $21.00, americanapparel.net
Ann Taylor: black pump with platform – $229.00, anntaylor.com
MNG by Mango: silver bangle – $14.99, mango.com
Rafe: orange purse – $375, rafe.com
Peplum: This is not your grandmother’s peplum! The look is inspired by the vintage silhouette, but it wont look dowdy or old fashioned when you style it like this. The peplum has the added benefit of being super-flattering (hides your midsection!) and high heels are a must.
MNG by Mango: white blouse – $39.99, mango.com
Zara: royal blue peplum skirt – $59.90, zara.com
Just Fabulous: blue and turquoise heel – $40.00, justfab.com
Lulus: gold sequin collar – $21.00, Lulus.com
Nine West: turquoise / nude handbag – $69.00, ninewest.com
Athletic: The clothes you usually reserve for the gym can actually become chic weekend wear this spring! The classic anorak or a sporty visor get a fresh new feel when you combine them with unexpectedly glam elements, like bright enamel jewelry and stacked high heels. Make sure to balance the sporty pieces with something feminine so you dont look like youre headed for a workout.
Levis from Urban Outfitters: denim pant – $78.00, urbanoutfitters.com
eloquii: orange top – $39.90, eloquii.com
MNG by Mango: blue bangles – $9.99, mango.com
H&M: black/white/silver bangles – $9.95, hm.com
H&M: orange & silver bangles – $9.95, hm.com
H&M: coral and gold ring – $5.95, hm.com
Aldo: crème/black/orange wedge heel – $120, aldoshoes.com
Pastels: If the last time you looked at pastels was the 80s, its time to re-evaluate. This new take on the trend was seen on the runway at louis vuitton and that’s what our version is inspired by. Mix more than one color for the best effect–and add in super-girly touches, like lace and pearls, to transform this once-preppy look.
Ann Taylor: beige lace skirt – $128, anntaylor.com
Lulus: Purple with grey lace blouse – $37.50, Lulus.com
Jessica Simpson from lulus.com: purple / orange heel – $98.00, Lulus.com
Simply Vera: beaded bracelet – $30.00, khols.com
Modcloth.com: coral clutch – $47.99, Modcloth.com