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SPRING STYLE MADE SIMPLE



Spring is finally here, and many of us can’t wait to shed our winter coats and bust out our warm weather wardrobe. I don’t know about you, but I’m growing tired of my sweaters, coats, and boots.


Although Spring is not quite in full bloom, I’m inspired to ditch my winter wardrobe and trade it for some lighter, brighter pieces. Who else is looking forward to a climb in temperatures to inject some Spring fashion into their outfit rotation?


If you’re like me and suffering from Spring fever, and you’re ready to change over your closet and make the wardrobe switch, but are confused about what outfits to reach for, I’m here to guide you to make the right choices for your Spring wardrobe. I know that Spring dressing can be complicated since Mother Nature is fickle and temperatures can change drastically from day to day in April.


For those of you that are ready to inject some lightweight fashion into your wardrobe, I have some advice for you: The key to Spring dressing is learning how to LAYER.


In my opinion, there are some layering pieces that just cannot be passed up for Spring. Why? They are the perfect transitional pieces for Spring weather because they can easily be layered for cooler days or stripped down when temperatures start to heat up. So exactly what are these Spring wardrobe heroes that I’m referring to?


SPRING STYLE IS MADE SIMPLE with the following pieces:


1. LIGHTWEIGHT BLAZERS

Anyone who knows me, knows that my outfits are not complete without a blazer. In my opinion, a blazer is a building block for any wardrobe. I love a blazer because it pulls any outfit together. If you’re wearing a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, a blazer will elevate your look. But, for Spring, it’s all about lightweight blazers. So, pack up your wool blazers and opt for a cotton or linen blazer. Pair it with a long sleeve blouse or knit on colder Spring days or a lightweight t-shirt on those days when the temperature skyrockets.






Style tip: Pair your blazer with your shorts for an unexpected look that will have you looking stylish all Spring and Summer long.


2. LIGHTWEIGHT SCARVES

Whether it’s made of silk or cotton, a designer or fast-fashion brand, a scarf is one of the most classic and versatile accessories you can wear no matter what time of year it is. A scarf works especially well on those cooler Spring mornings to ward off the chill. Better yet, wear it on warmer days to keep you toasty when the Air conditioning is on full blast.




Style tip: Tie your silk scarf around your favorite bag to add style every day of the week then, simply tie it around your neck when you are feeling a bit chilly.


3. TRENCH COATS

If you don’t already have this iconic piece hanging in your closet, you should purchase one this season! I promise you won’t regret the investment. A trench coat can be thrown over practically any piece of clothing you own. Layer it over your work wardrobe or wear it with a t-shirt and jeans, and either way, you will look effortlessly pulled together and comfortable.





Style tip: Try a trench coat in a bright color. It’s the perfect piece of clothing when April showers roll around, but it can be worn all Spring and Summer for warmth and style when temperatures dip.


4. FLORAL DRESSES

Nothing says Spring quite like a floral dress! The pattern is timeless and an instant pick-me-up when the warmer weather arrives. Although I love dresses all year-round, I especially love slipping on a floral dress to signify the arrival of Spring. Whether it’s a maxi, mini or midi-dress, I promise you will look and feel on point for Spring in your floral dress. Just add your lightweight blazer or trench coat for days when there is a cool breeze!




Style tip: Remember when shopping for a floral dress, the scale of the print should match your stature. Let me know if you have any questions!


5. A PAIR OF LOAFERS

Loafers are a classic shoe that are definitely having a moment this season. When temperatures heat up and it’s time to shed the socks, loafers are the perfect shoe to reach for. After all, Spring weather is often too chilly for sandals and too warm for boots, and a pair of loafers provides the perfect solution!




Style tip: If you want to dial down the preppy vibe, try pairing your loafers with some fun, edgy pieces such as leather pants or a moto jacket! Try a slide loafer as the perfect Spring shoe.


Now that you are armed with the pieces that make Spring dressing simple, go ahead and get excited for the warm weather!


Remember I'm here to help so let me know if you are confused or need a shopping buddy for these must-have Spring pieces.


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