The spring season officially takes over this month and that makes it the perfect time to focus on must-wear looks for the warmer months ahead. Instantly update your wardrobe with budget-friendly additions to make your “outfit of the day” feel fresh and fun. The best part about these styles is the mix of designer and staple pieces that won’t break the bank. Be sure to scroll all the way down to find out how you can save even more when shopping each of these 5 spring/summer trends to try right now.
Shirt: Gap Outlet | Necklace: J. Crew Factory | Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th | Shorts: Gap Outlet | Sandals: Dolce Vita, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
Classic Shirt: Let’s be honest. A white button down never really goes out of style. Here at the beach, these can double as swimsuit coverups or be tucked into a sleek pair of jeans for a dressed up look. I’ve styled this outfit for a casual day, pairing the classic shirt with statement accessories including blue suede lace-up sandals, green flash lenses and a candy-colored necklace.
Dress: Banana Republic | Necklace: J. Crew Factory | Bracelets: J. Crew Factory | Earrings: Banana Republic | Sandals: Gap Outlet | Bag: Gap Outlet
Pop of Red: Though red isn’t always synonymous with spring, its underrepresentation adds to the sudden allure this time of year. It’s definitely having a moment! Look for warm, orangey-red shades (instead of dark scarlets or maroons which are better in fall/winter). Here, I’ve paired this swing dress with nude flats and a long bag, which can also be worn as a cross body. The gold accessories blend for a complete look that keeps the focus on the dress. Take this beauty out for sunset cocktails or a sweetheart dinner date.
Top: J. Crew Factory | Necklace: J. Crew Factory | Shorts: J. Crew Factory | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th | Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
Color Blocking: This is no time to be afraid of color. Sun tans, salty hair and notice-me brights go hand in hand. The key to pulling off this look is keeping each piece solid and in a color family that works well as a whole. Start at the top and stack various shades horizontally, with accessories part of the color block as well. This outfit could easily be worn for lunch on the beach, exploring on bikes or stopping for ice cream.
Top: French Connection, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th | Earrings: J. Crew Factory | Necklace: Banana Republic | Bag/iPad Case: J. Crew Factory | Shorts: 5|48, Off 5th Saks Fifth Aveue | Shoes: BCBGeneration, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
Ladylike Lace: Girly accents like ruffles, bows and lace feel so on point this season. To keep the look sophisticated without being too sweet, pair a feminine top like this one with military-inspired shorts and neutral (even masculine) accessories. This bag is actually an iPad case used as a clutch, but brings a clean style to balance the scalloped edges of the top.
Top: Joie, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th | Necklace: J. Crew Factory | Sunglasses: Tory Burch, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th | Jeans: Banana Republic | Heels: Tory Burch, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
White Denim: When it comes to shopping for the spring / summer trend, the ultimate item to have is a crisp pair of white jeans. Find the cut that best fits your body, whether it be a skinny, flared or distressed style. Even a muted tone will pop against the white and in this look, one of Pantone’s two colors of the year, Serenity (the other is Rose Quartz), adds just the right interest for a fresh vibe. Gold accessories and a glam necklace complete this look that might become “the” favorite outfit in your closet.
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