Spring is officially here! The clocks have sprung forward, the days are getting longer, the weather down here in Greenville has been beautiful. As we start breaking out our spring clothes, I started to think about the essentials. You know, those clothes that stay in your closet regardless of how many purge sessions you go through to thin it out. For me, only a handful of clothes survive that purge. Rarely the same things twice. Except for these few. So if you're looking to build up your wardrobe with timeless pieces for spring, here's a guide to the essentials.
White jeans are the ultimate spring staple. They're fresh, they're bright, but they're still keep your legs warm on those breezy spring days. Wear them with flats, wedges, heels, Converse... you can't go wrong in white jeans. And for anyone still holding onto the old "no white before Memorial Day" rule, I'm calling BS. It's time to let go of the past and embrace white jeans, because they're here to stay!
A good maxi dress is irreplaceable in your closet. You can throw a jean jacket over it for a chilly morning, wear it as is for casual Friday, or pair it with wedges for a night on the town. Dressed up or down, a maxi dress will become your new favorite staple. Heads up though. I would go for two different lengths in order to wear wedges or flats. For me, heels add anywhere from 4-5 inches, so I need a much longer dress for a night out or a wedding than I do for casual, day-to-day wear. Look for maxis that brush the toes of your shoes when you're wearing your heels. If the dress pools on the ground when you wear flats, it's probably too long on you.
Flare jeans are the ultimate in versatile clothing. You can pair them with literally anything and it looks hip and fashionable. Cute graphic tee? Plain tee? Silk top? All guaranteed to look adorable. Throw on these jeans with your favorite wedges and a fringe vest for a hippie feel, or skip the fringe and grab a blazer for a more polished look. Either way, chic, easy, and comfortable. Plus, for us short girls, they elongate our legs when paired with heels. I'd call that a win!
Now that spring is here, it's time to show off those legs (make sure you shave first)! All winter our legs have been neglected, hiding under our long pants. Post-shave, exfoliate and rub some lotion on your stems, then show 'em off baby! Keep one or two flirty dresses in your closet for those days when you need an extra push to feel sexy. Rock your dress with heels, wedges, sandals or sneakers, depending on the day. You can go super sweet, or edgy by throwing on your leather jacket on cooler nights. Whatever the occasion, a good go-to flirty dress is sure to make you feel your best!
A Trusty Jacket
Whether you lean toward leather or jean, bright and colorful or dark and reserved, every girl needs a good, reliable jacket for spring. Throw it over your shoulder for a day at the ball park, pack it in your bag as you head out to the winery, slip it on as the sun goes down. Spring is known for unreliable temperatures, so a jacket you love is extra important. Of course, if you want more than one, I'm not going to stop you! But make sure you pick out a jacket you love and wear it in, so you're ready to take it everywhere.
Did I leave anything out? Let me know in the comments!
"You can never be over-dressed or under-educated" Oscar Wilde