As the weather starts to warm up and the flowers bloom, I can’t help but get excited about refreshing my wardrobe for spring. While I make sure to have my staple pieces covered, I always love adding a few new items that will enhance my personal style and make me feel confident and fashionable wherever I go.
So grab a cup of coffee or tea and a note pad and let’s talk some style.
My Personal Style Plan
10 Ideas for Updating My Wardrobe this Spring
1. Shoes: Mary Janes vs Trainers
When it comes to footwear this spring, Mary Janes and trainers are two popular styles to consider. Trainers are not only comfortable but also stylish, and finding the perfect pair can elevate your outfit while keeping you comfortable all day long. I happen to LOVE the New Balance 327. On the other hand, Mary Janes are a classic choice that can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit; as long as they work for YOUR lifestyle. Either way, when it comes to shoes, consider investing in a high-quality pair that will last for seasons to come.
2. Dresses for Daytime: Midi Dresses with Trainers
Midi dresses paired with trainers are a timeless and chic combination that’s perfect for spring. While not new to this season, they are much more widely available now, with endless choices of both dresses and trainers in the market. Anthropologie’s Somerset dress is a versatile option that comes in a wide selection of prints, solids, and different fabrications, including extended sizes, making it accessible to all body types.
3. Jeans: A Style for Every Body
Jeans are a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style, and this spring, there’s a denim style for every body type. Whether you like wide legs, or crop straight – I love the “Insider Step Crop” jeans by Mother, pictured below and restocked at Nordstrom, available without holes and other washes HERE – flares, high waist, balloon, stretch, or no stretch, there’s a perfect pair out there for you. Levis, Mother, and Citizen are some of my favorite brands offering a variety of stylish denim silhouettes at great prices. Looking to refresh your denim collection? Try browsing Levis, Madewell, Free People, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, and Nordstrom – where they offer in-house alterations.
4. Button-Down Shirt: Classic and Versatile
A crisp button-down shirt is a timeless piece that can be worn with just about anything and can even double as a lightweight jacket. Whether you prefer a classic white, black, denim, or a fun color like mine (CITIZENS KAYLA SHIRT), investing in a high-quality button-down shirt is a must for any wardrobe. Cuyana and Citizens are two of my favorite brands offering stylish and versatile button-down shirts that can elevate any outfit. Chicos also has a great selection of options, including poplin, stretch poplin, and linen, in regular and tunic lengths, all at great prices and extended sizing.
5. Knit Jumpsuit: Practical and Stylish for Travel
Designed for my lifestyle, I love (THIS) jumpsuit by Cuyana. Not only is it fashionable, but it’s also practical for travel with its wrinkle-resistant and versatile design. Whether I’m jetting off to a new destination or running errands here at home, this jumpsuit is perfect for effortless style on the go. I love how it can be dressed up with heels and statement jewelry for a chic evening look or dressed down with sneakers for a casual day, ready for anything.
This jumpsuit – now available in new colors (love the orange!) for Spring 23 + a short-sleeve version – ran true to size for me.
6. Wrinkle-Resistant Skirt: Stylish and Travel-Friendly
I recently picked up the Go-To Skirt by RUTI, and loved it so much, I picked up the poplin version in a second color. I will add, that I prefer the nylon skirt for travel as it doesn’t wrinkle like the poplin version. I love the look of (THIS) one, by Cuyana, but it is cut more for an hourglass shape and didn’t work on my body type. The idea of looking fashionable and put-together without worrying about wrinkles during my travels is so appealing. Plus, the versatile design of a skirt allows for endless outfit possibilities, from pairing it with a blouse for a dressier look to dressing it down with a tank or graphic tee for a more casual vibe.
7. Summer Hat: Stylish Sun Protection
As someone who values sun protection, the Cuyana Foldable Panama Hat is a chic and practical choice for me. Made from high-quality natural straw, it features a wide brim for excellent sun protection. Its foldable design makes it easy to pack for travel, and its adjustable fit ensures comfort. This versatile hat adds elegance to any outfit, making it a must-have accessory for stylish sun-safe looks this spring.
8. Handbag: Stylish and Functional
A handbag is an essential accessory that can complete your outfit and add a touch of style to your look. For spring, consider adding a straw bag, a “fanny pack” for a hands-free option, or a lightweight tote like Longchamp to your collection. These versatile styles are perfect for everyday use and can easily transition from day to night. I personally love my Pot de Miel bag from Clare V (HERE).
9. Update your Sunnies: Stylish Eye Protection
With sunny days ahead, updating my sunglasses is a must for both eye protection and fashion-forward looks. The pair you see me wearing most of the time, a square wire-rimmed style, is the “Hooper” progressive sun readers by CADDIS. The Icons 53mm Retro Sunglasses by Ray-Ban caught my attention as they offer both functionality and style. Featuring a classic design and high-quality lenses, they provide clear vision and protect my eyes from harmful UV rays, making them ideal for outdoor activities. I am also considering a second pair of progressive reader sunglasses like (THIS) pair from CADDIS in a round lens wire style. Note that CADDIS sunnies are also offered in prescription.
I’m excited to invest in a pair that not only offers superior sun protection but also complements my face shape and personal style, adding a trendy and timeless touch to my spring wardrobe.
10. Timeless Elegance: Small Gold Hoops