With warmer weather right around the corner I thought it’d be perfect to compile some essentials for the season! You can swap out your chunky knits with something a little more colorful and light.
Tops: Crop tops are an obvious (and always cute) essential. To be more specific, HALTER tops are a throwback I really love. Bralette tops and fun, tropical print tanks are also hot weather must-haves. Light, flowy (with or without lace) camis go with almost anything! Throw in some necessary and comfy graphic t-shirts and you’re good to go! A nice, sturdy, light-wash jean jacket thrown over a casual outfit looks effortlessly adorable. Kimonos are another trendy outerwear option; they come in fun colors and patterns while giving some protection from cool breezes or the hot sun.
Bottoms: Jean shorts are great because there’s so much variety available. High-waisted, distressed, DIY-ed, bleached, dyed – you name it. Envelope/origami skirts or skorts give a cool modern look to your outfit. You have your standard black and white, or you can go for something a little more eye-catching. They’re also super flattering! Boyfriend jeans (whether they came from a boyfriend or not) are a super comfy necessity that contrast strappy heels or sandals perfectly. They’re also another item you can DIY!
Shoes: Chunky sandals seem to be everywhere, although not everyone’s taste, they’re definitely a fun piece I like. The white ones also look great with a tan! Birkenstocks may seem ugly, but slip them on with a cute outfit and you’ll change your mind. Holographic sandals are a nice change from the standard black, white, and brown ones. They make the perfect accent piece. Chelsea boots are SUCH a staple, I can’t stress it enough. Brown is softer for the spring and they aren’t as heavy duty as a pair of Doc Marten boots. Instead of your basic vans or converse (not mention the hassle of laces) try some patterned slip-ons! They come in a huge variety as well and are super comfy. I’m all about comfy and cute.
Accessories: Sunglasses are wonderful because they’re fashionable AND functional. I’m really into the cat-eye shapes and thicker framed ones because they make more of a statement. Gold jewelry is my personal preference, whether it be stacking rings, a large-faced watch (which makes any outfit instantly more put together), or (what I’m excited about) BODY CHAINS! Body chains can be so dainty but they just accent a crop top and shorts or even a bikini so perfectly. And for a little bit of a beauty essential, bold, bright colors are great in the spring. You can kiss goodbye your vampy lipsticks until next winter and slap on a nice coral. I feel like a good lipstick boosts your mood and confidence as well, so don’t be afraid to rock a bright one!
I hope you found this helpful and inspires your wardrobe for the warm weather! - Kathy