Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring essentials

I was able to narrow down my list of spring essentials to these few items. This is what will be in the forefront of my mind while shopping this spring.

Disclaimer: Spring in Cleveland equals a variation of temperature that ranges between 30 and 60 degrees, which is why my picks for summer and spring are not combined into one list.

I have been wanting a chambray shirt since last spring, but for some reason, I never bought one. This year there are a variety of shades and price points to choose from and the American work wear inspired material is definitely still on trend.

The brighter the better was the message from the spring runways. Bright separates will be great for colorblocking, a trend I can't wait to try.

Maybe because we are getting closer to the beloved summer and sandy beaches that makes me tend to wear more gold jewelry in the spring. And since I probably wont be buying the gorgeous gold Michael Kors watch that I really want, I am browsing the vintage watches from American Apparel.

I love a good bow tie blouse for spring. It's light and airy and makes a cute statement appropriate for the work place. I can see something like this going with my tapered trousers very nicely.

I have been loving all of the cateye sunglasses out right now. Combined with a Prada-inspired clear frame, these are pure perfection.

I love it when the quality of a casual piece pushes the item beyond its boundaries making the possibilities endless. That is what I love about  vintage sweatshirts. This item can be paired with a nice pair of chinos and high heels for a shabby chic work look, and would be equally perfect for lounging around.

Nude shoes are nothing new, but I can't help but think you will need something neutral to pair with bright separates especially if you plan to colorblock.

I have already confessed my love for skinny cargo pants. The potential for creating both work and casual outfits with these pants for spring is endless.

I was on top of bright lipstick when I first found out that J.Crew's spring 2011 models were wearing Nars Heatwave. I have been loving the way it jazzes up an all black ensemble or complements the bright colors for spring.

What are your must haves this spring?

4 comments:

Ronda said...

I am with you on the bright separates for color blocking. So excited to see what you come up with.

My Heart Blogged said...

I have been in love with olive skinny pants lately. I hope i can find a affordable pair. That watch is beautiful, and I've been looking for a great chunky watch too. Your list is very similar to what I'm craving for spring/summer.
My Heart Blogged

Kristin said...

I'm with you on the chambray shirt! Every time I found one I liked last year it was sold out. : (

Christina said...

Thanks Ronda! My Heart Blogged, I got mine for $20 in store at the Gap. They are priced differently online.

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