It’s the second of the Your Spring Style series, a link up hosted by In Residence and Shea Lennon! Last week was all about Spring Transitions. This week it’s the essentials for when the weather warms up.
No surprise – there are quite a few things that overlap with last week’s transitions! You absolutely MUST own and wear a denim jacket! It’s so easy to throw on over a dress, or with a skirt or shorts. Roll up the sleeves, and you look casual but put together.
My other essential from last week is an easy, lightweight dress that can be easily dressed up with a statement necklace and a blazer or cardigan, or dressed down with that denim jacket and some sandals. I’m not a shorts girl, so dresses are an easy, comfortable option when the weather is a little warmer. Not to mention it’s an all-in-one outfit!
My other essentials?
Chambray is just one of those fabrics that work in any season! I have 3 chambray shirts and they all worked hard during the Fall/Winter months. But in the Spring, I love pairing it with brighter colors and patterns. It works as a fantastic neutral against Spring’s pallet. Any time I’m in need of a button up or popover shirt (my go-to shirt style), then I search J Crew, Target, and Land’s End.
Beauty essentials need a refresh too when it’s Spring time!
During the Fall/Winter, I gravitate towards dark greys on my nails. As the weather warms up, I start to wear colors that are lighter shades, but still grey-toned purples and pinks (think mauve). My favorite color right now is Essie’s Picked Perfect. It’s a nice transition into the brighter pastel shades (which I’m pretty much convinced I will never find a shade of pastel nail polish that works for me… they either make me look too old or that I’m trying too hard…)
I’ve been really loving cream blushes now that it’s Spring! It looks really natural on the face. I just swirl a stippling brush over the blush and stipple (imagine that!) the color on the apples of my cheeks, then blend out. I have a berry-toned one from Tarte, but I’d love to pick up a pretty coral one too.
And every pale girl needs a good self-tanner in her life as the weather warms up. I embrace my pale-ness, but when I need a little extra color on my legs, the slow build of the Jergens Natural Glow is my favorite. I get a nice color but don’t look like I’ve just come back from vacation, or out of a spray-tan booth. I just look normal, and not like pale death.
What about you? What are your spring essentials? Anything similar to my list?
Go check out the Your Spring Style link up for other blogger outfit style! Next week is all about Spring Inspirations! Can’t wait!