Crushing On Pastels for Spring

Well, friends! It’s been six weeks since our schools were closed and we were put on official stay-at-home orders here in Pennsylvania, and I’m itching to wear real clothes again.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed more than my fair share of lazy days spent in sweats, but they’ve had their moment. I miss pants that button and zip, structured moto jackets, high heels, and dresses… Yes, I think I might even miss wearing dresses!

I was super excited when Ann Taylor reached out about styling some of their new arrivals for spring.

Ann Taylor is known for taking a sophisticated, feminine approach to modern essentials, and I found some great pieces that will add quality and versatility to my wardrobe when we’re given the go-ahead to start getting out and about.

Meanwhile, I had fun playing dress-up in my backyard last week. I’m absolutely loving these pastel hues right now, especially after all of the neutrals I’ve been wearing lately.

Best of all, everything I’m wearing in this post is 60% off this weekend with code STYLELOVE!

This keyhole sheath is perfect for so many spring and summer occasions… weddings, bridal showers, Mother’s Day celebrations, etc.

It has a sleek, tailored fit with perfectly placed darts and flattering seaming details, and the hem falls right to the knee on my 5’5″ frame. It runs true to size, or size down if in between; I’m wearing the 6, for reference.

I also picked up this woven straw clutch and gold embossed cuff bracelet.

These versatile accessories complement this dress perfectly, and I’ll also be able to wear them with my more casual looks.

The geo earrings add a fun, modern flair, and I topped it all off with a linen blend cardigan.

I’m so excited to see shorter cardigans trending again. This is the perfect ladylike topper to this smart, sleek outfit.

I also added this smart linen moto jacket to my spring wardrobe.

I wear lots of structured jackets in fall and winter, but I often find myself struggling a bit during the spring and summer. Sometimes I want a completer piece that’s a little sassier than a cardigan, and this jacket fits the bill perfectly.

I love how Ann Taylor took what is typically edgy piece and made it refined and classy, and also lightened it up for springtime. It’s an outfit maker, for sure!

It runs large, so I sized down to the 4.

I paired the linen moto jacket with this mixed jersey tank that has long been a mainstay in my wardrobe, and then I added these frayed hem jeans in a fresh icy sage. I’m telling you, I cannot get enough of this pastel green right now!

These jeans are nice and thick, and they have sculpting pockets that smooth, flatter and hold your shape. They have a comfortable mid-rise, and the 26 1/2″ inseam is the perfect cropped length.

They run TTS, or size down if in between. I’m wearing the 6, and I could probably get away with the 4.

The geo earrings and woven straw clutch from the first look work just as well with this more casual outfit.

Unfortunately, my suede wedge sandals sold out, but here are some more neutral sandals worth checking out.

This is exactly the type of outfit I love to wear in the spring and summer for church or date nights or lunch with a girlfriend. And if you’re planning to get dressed up for Mother’s Day, these outfits would be perfect for that too.

As soon as we’re given the go-ahead to start getting out and about, I’m going to start making good use of these versatile pieces.

Outfit Details:

keyhole sheath // linen blend cardigan // linen moto jacket // mixed jersey tank // frayed hem jeans // neutral sandals // woven straw clutch // geo earrings // embossed cuff bracelet

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