It’s the unofficial start of spring and since Easter is pretty late this year, it might ACTUALLY feel like spring! It’s no fun when it’s chilly out and you are expected to wear a dress. So many issues–do I have a matching cardigan? Do I wear hose? Open toes? Am I wearing white? ARGH!
So, here are some definitive answers for multiple occasions:
If It’s Chilly
A spring sweater is an essential. You can a white or cream cable knit year round. It pairs great with dark denim, and as well with cut off shorts to mix up preppy and edgy. On Easter, pair with a nice pair of dark jeans, or khakis. For an extra kick, we love a pink or salmon khaki, like a girlfriend pant. Pair these with a sandal if your toes are painted, but if you didn’t get around to it yet, flats are perfect, too. You’ll be warm, but look the part.
If It’s Rainy
We love a great trench. Again, an essential part of your spring wardrobe. A classic London fog works just as well as Burberry. A cute umbrella completes the look for the walk into church. A good wedge is a great way to stay off the ground without ruining heels. On the other hand, wellies never go out of style.
If it’s Sunny and Warm
Go for the classic pastel flowing dress. A classic cotton frock does the job and can also be a lovely addition to the wardrobe. Go long with a buttoned bodice (think 1940s), babydoll (think late 90s), or classic knee length (think any time). Flowers are huge this season in bright bold prints, but a light pastel gives every girl a glow.
If you Have Nothing Out of Storage Yet
Ruffles are a great wardrobe staple. A shirt with a bit of ruffle that says light, airy, and feminine always work. Pair with jeans, rolled up and a chunky necklace and a pair of pointy flats. Anything with flowers work, but so do pearls. Avoid dark colors and anything too heavy and you’ll be okay. Go back to Fall and pull out those pieces you wore in September and October.