FASHION | 5 Top Essentials to Update Your Spring Waredrobe

Just like when the seasons change, you feel like you need to change your entire wardrobe. Let me tell you, this is NOT necessary. I got through the winter season with just a handful of new basics and you can do the same for spring! 1. The Simple White Shirt or Shirt Dress -  Simply put it goes well with jeans and dresser bottoms. Now of you are like me, (I'm clumsy with spillage), then I suggest keeping a few in stock. The classic white shirt is a staple in everyones wardrobe, so don't feel bad if you need to purchase a few. Also, I say invest in few Tide pens and keep them in your purse for those "food splatter" accidents. Image below: Karla Spetic Dress from Shopbop. 

Karla Spetic Shirt Dress Shop Bop
Karla Spetic Shirt Dress Shop Bop

2. Long Cardigan or Light Jacket (whatever you want to call it) - I'm all about transitional pieces and layering. My body temperature changes on a daily, going from freezing to a sweaty hot mess in 0 to 60 seconds. I always have scarves, shawls and cardigans around that I can slide on and off quickly. Keep it light, buy a basic color and go with a slightly more loose fitting look. Cozy is the best thing since sliced bread. Image below: Oak and Fort. 

Oak and Fort Long Cardigan
Oak and Fort Long Cardigan

3. Squeaky Clean White Sneakers - When it comes to white sneakers I've always been a Converse gal and if you have a pair, keep them around. White sneakers are a necessity this Spring/Summer. In my teens I was a big fan of Adidas and it seems they have been getting some more attention from the fashion industry. Their classic Stan Smiths have been seen all over fashion weeks around the world on and off the runway. Now, the only issue I have with the Stan Smiths is that they are too wide for my feet and the toe cap is too short. They look like mini boats on my feet - Not a good look. If the Stan Smiths don't fit, you would then lean towards the Gazelles which are typically a more narrow fit, but they don't look like a court shoes. Images below: Via Pinterest and Harpers Bazar.

StanSmith 1
StanSmith 1
Photo by Diego Zuko via Harper's Bazaar
Photo by Diego Zuko via Harper's Bazaar

So guess what? I think the design team at Adidas must have read my mind because this year they launched the "Miss Stan Smith" called the Proilian. It's a narrower, longer toed version of the Original  Stan Smith and they fit skinny feet! Hooray! I found mine at Little Burgundy.  Image Below: #OOTD #viewfromtheop #viewfromabove @TheSunnyShum

Shut Up I Love This Adidas Proilain
Shut Up I Love This Adidas Proilain

4. A Skirt With a Slit -  Go with at the knee and longer this season. The slit can go to the front or the side, but just enough to show some some leg, NOT all of it, please and thank you. Let's keep it rated PG ladies! Image Below: Aritzia. 

Aritzia Gaston Skirt
Aritzia Gaston Skirt

5. The Jogger - Not quite a sweat pant but a morph of a cargo and a jogging pant. In most cases I think sweat pants need to stay where they are meant to be - At the gym or lounging at home. But, if you can find a jogger type style pant made of a non-sweatshirt type of material, you can dress them up a little bit and pull off a super chic casual look. If you're on a budget, the Gap has some really well priced ones in their collection now. Image Below: Style Blogger #inspo found on Pinterest + the Gap.

Jooger Blogger Street Style
Jooger Blogger Street Style
the Gap Joggers
the Gap Joggers

Main Image: Photo by Paul Melo - #OOTD details / Hat from Beyrnie Utz Hats in Seattle / Sweater from the Gap / Mesh Leggings from Lululemon / Cardigan from Oak and Fort / Purse by Lizzie Fortunato from Violet Boutique / Sneakers by Adidas fro Little Burgundy

Love & Light,  S

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