Most of you know I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I’ve been here for 11 years!
We typically have short and mild winters, and our summertime starts in May and runs strong through October. I’m originally from the midwest, so I do miss the crisp, cool Fall days, but in general I truly love that it’s usually quite warm for a lot of the year.
So what that typically means is Spring comes early, and Fall never really shows up, so since it’s February I’ve already got my eyes set on warmer, sunnier days.
In light of that, if you are thinking of adding a few pieces to your wardrobe for spring, here are some great pieces for a casual, easy wardrobe. A few themes are animal print, texture, color and light layers.
Animal print is still going strong, and it’s easy to find on anything from sneakers to tops. I love finding non-traditional animal print colors and patterns, like this sweatshirt, too!
A classic tan trench coat is a must for any woman, and I really love a trench coat with a hood. A well-made, timeless trench coat is something that you can wear for years, and this coat from Target is a great option at a really affordable price point! Plus the hood is removable!
As much as I love a classic, neutral bag, it’s fun to add in a colorful option for spring and summer. I love this little Tory Burch bag I found at Nordstrom, but there are also so many classic clutches and crossbody bags at Target and Madewell right now.
My most worn shoes, perhaps of all-time, are these slip on sneakers by Vince (this is a very similar pair that I found on Amazon!). DSW sells a lot of very similar options, but I’m seeing sneakers with laces pop up more than ever. Since I’ve had such a positive experience with the quality of my Vince slip on’s, I got a pair of Vince sneakers with laces that I really love.
My favorite casual outfit for spring is a t-shirt and jeans with sneakers and delicate, understated jewelry. The right lipstick, hairstyle and shoes can take it from daytime to evening in no time, and the versatility and ease is right up my alley.
I’m currently browsing around for straight leg ankle denim that works with my figure. I really dislike the cropped boot cut trend, but I think I can find a straight leg shape that feels flattering and more relaxed than a skinny jean. I’m also seeing mules *everywhere* and while they aren’t my favorite style of shoe, I may try to find a few options that work! I much prefer a slingback to a mule, but I can see the appeal of a simple pointed toe mule for times you want an easy slip on shoe.
Is there anything you are looking forward to wearing in the spring?