I have a love/hate relationship with spring cleaning. It is so refreshing to walk into a well-organized closet, yet the act of folding clothes is mind numbing. While you get ready to pack away your heavy sweaters and over the knee boots, here are a few items you should add to your spring “it” list: high-waisted shorts, fringe vests, lace-up shoes, and floppy hats.
High-waisted shorts are a great versatile item to have on hand. You can wear them with crop tops or with your go-to blouses, and they pair nicely with jean jackets, blazers, and vests. Depending on the material or pattern, you can get away with wearing them during the day or night, with stockings or bare legs. In the featured outfit I styled this striped pair for daytime wear.
The options are endless when you are working with a fringe vest. You may recall this Valentine’s Day look. Think of a vest as the spring version of a blazer – it’ll add just enough pop to a basic ensemble. This boho version is fabulous, and the perfect topper for your high-waisted shorts. Choose a “neutral” and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how often you wear it. Burgundy is one of those in my book, as it matches with black or brown ensembles.
Lace-up shoes are all the talk and chances are high that you’ve noticed a pair or two on the shelves among your favorite retailers. To all of my high-heel loving short legged friends, if you are going to give in to a pair of flats, this is how to do it! These sexy little things add a nice kick to your casual weekend wear and a playful touch to your business attire. Stick to a nude hue – it will elongate the appearance of your legs.
Floppy hats are IN and the good news is that they are suitable for wear all year round. Whether you are wine tasting, jammin’ at an outdoor concert, or brunching with your gal pals, an attractive hat can go a long way. Not to mention they instantly take the tragedy out of a bad hair day! My color choices are: navy, camel, and black this season.
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