For the Love of Neutrals
I was looking at my 22 Days of Spring Fashion posts, and I realized that I have a stripe problem. Haha! There’s also a lot of dark and light combinations going on there. It’s time for something different.
I love the light neutral color palette in this outfit, and the combination of textures keeps it from being too plain.
This is the type of dressed-up casual spring outfit I’ll wear to the mall or for a casual lunch with friends… once the snow melts and the temperatures start rising!
This knit cardigan was gifted to me by Social Threads. At first I wasn’t sure I liked the shape of it, but once I put it on, I appreciated the relaxed styling. I think the key is to wear pieces underneath that are more form-fitting and show your shape.
This lightweight sweater is has an open weave that’s nice for warmer spring days. It’s the perfect drapey cardigan to throw on over a simple t-shirt or tank top with jeans or shorts and sandals, and best of all, it’s just $48.
This U-neck t-shirt is from Everlane. I’ve been testing out white t-shirts for a post coming to the blog later this week, and this is one of the ones I kept.
Unfortunately it appears to have been discontinued, which is a bummer because I really like it. It has a a relaxed fit but still has some shape to it, the material is thin but not see-through, and the neckline is flattering.
I ordered these jeans from the Shopbop sale because I wanted a lighter wash cropped pair for spring. The price tag is steep, but I got 25% off. They’re really comfortable and flattering, and I can see myself getting A LOT of wear out of these this spring and summer.
They have a higher rise, which I’m a huge fan of right now, and the fit through the rear and legs is really nice. The rise is 10 1/4″, and they have a 26″ inseam with a 10 1/4″ leg opening. I’ve tried a bunch of cropped straight jeans because they’re trending this spring, but I really prefer a cropped skinny for my body type.
For size reference, these run small. I ordered a 29 and a 30, and I’m actually wearing the 30. They were snug when I put them on, but they did stretch out in a comfortable way after I had them on for 20 minutes. Before I decide which pair to send back, I’m planning to wear the 29 around the house for a bit and see how they feel because I don’t want to end up with jeans that are too big — especially at this price!
FIT TIP: One of my best tips for fighting the frump as we get older is to make sure you buy your jeans to fit. Wearing pants that are too big adds visual weight and definitely increases the frump factor.
If you like the look but not the price tag, Loft has a pair that looks quite similar for a fraction of the price, and they’re 40% off right now with code NEWNOW.
So let’s talk about these shoes. I discovered these when they first came out, immediately fell in love and ordered them, and then over the course of the next week, I think every fashion blogger I follow featured them. D’oh! I hate that!
I really do not set out to wear what everyone else wears, and I’m sure it sometimes looks like we’re all in cahoots, but it just so happens that we are often drawn to the same things!
These shoes are really SO good. They’re the perfect “nude color” to elongate the leg, the wedge isn’t crazy high so they’re very comfortable to walk in, but they do add a nice bit of height for those of us who want that. They have a similar look to the popular Marc Fisher ones, but the price is almost half. I also think they’re more flattering because the platform isn’t as high and chunky.
My only issue is they’re a little loose through the ankle. I may go in and have them poke one more hold in the strap for me. They aren’t difficult to walk in, I just think they’d look better if they weren’t so loose.
I meant to wear these big turquoise earrings with this outfit for a fun pop of color, but I totally forgot and left them at home. Oooops! I’m glad I thought to add this long pendant or this outfit would be really plain.
My watch was an #NSale purchase, and it’s no longer available, but this one is similar, just smaller. (Mine is 38mm.) I like wearing a watch with mixed metals, and then it doesn’t bother me as much if I have a mixture of metals in my jewelry and other accessories.
So yeah, basically this entire outfit is comprised of new pieces I just added to my spring wardrobe!
Look by M knit cardigan c/o // Treasure & Bond Sannibel wedge sandals // Citizens Rocket crop jeans (similar for less option – 40% off with code NEWNOW) // similar white tee // Dalton pendant // sunnies c/o // similar white bag here and here // similar watch
photo credit: Alison Cornell
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
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