Spring is in full swing and who doesn’t love that?! When the weather gets a bit warmer it is time to get more creative with style choices.
In Oregon, spring is a confusing season. You never know what the weather will bring throughout the day. Start your morning out with some sun? Don’t get too excited, rain could be right around the corner. But hey, the plants need it, right?
Since the Oregon weather cannot make up it’s mind during this time of year (or any time of year, for that matter) it is not exactly a walk in the park to find a good and practical outfit.
Here are some recent looks that I have put together.
If you think these looks are a little all over the place without a similar link, you are correct! Besides primarily wearing open toed shoes (and hair up because more sleep in the AM is key) my outfits have varied greatly during recent weeks. Good denim and faux leather are constants for me all year round however.
Usually, if I was going to show some skin, I covered up in another region. Mainly to keep the outfit balanced but also because it can get cold even in May!
What are you wearing right now? What is your favorite springtime outfit? What is weather like where you live?
Just about everybody has a wedding to go to this year and they usually all happen around this time. You cannot escape wedding season. Your instagram feed is probably filled to the brim with festival and wedding pictures. No matter your opinion on these pastimes, it is just a female’s summer reality.
I do not usually mind, I love getting dressed up and a wedding is the cutest excuse to do so. I have a few to attend this year that I need dresses for. The first one being just a couple of days away! That is where majority of these purchases stemmed from. Let’s just say it took off from there, some of these do not fit the theme for my upcoming wedding or the other ones I will be attending, but it won’t be too hard to find an occasion to wear a fun dress!
I am guilty of buying multiple dresses for an upcoming event on more than one occasion. Ugh! A girl likes her options. The setting of has so much impact on what is acceptable to wear that it can easily get stressful. I am happy with some of these recent purchases and the spring color palette (not typically a pastel person). Snaps for going out of my comfort zone!
The light blue dress is just a resounding NO. I’m sure we can all agree on that. What can I say? I panicked. It looks like something I would have bought for a highschool dance (and thought I was hot shit mind you, but as a twenty something year old, it just ain’t appropriate anymore). That is life, not every single purchase is going to be a success.
The yellow maxi dress is EVERYTHING. I am obsessed and knew instantly that it was going home with me. While I love it, it is not the right dress for my next wedding (velvet doesn’t really scream “beach casual”). It will surely get worn sometime soon though, birthday outfit perhaps?
The belts were an impromptu purchase. These style of belts are just about everywhere (remember all those festival pictures I mentioned earlier? These belts are clearly a Coachella staple). It was my time to hop on the bandwagon. I plan on wearing both of these with different types of denim throughout my upcoming vacation. Trendy and practical, yes please! Chose to get one in silver and gold hardware to cover all my bases!
What is your ideal wedding guest outfit? What do you think of my choices? The floral dress came out on top! Yes, I already know, so you don’t even have to say it.
“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”
A girl can be a little cliché if she wants to be! What are your recent purchases? Do you think the trendy belt look is overrated? Let me know everything and shop down below.
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Animal print is everywhere right now. Leopard may be hot at the moment but I am all about the snake. It is polished and sexy at the same time. Take a walk on the wild side and slide some reptile into your wardrobe.
Shoes are the easiest way to see if you love a trend. You can always go bigger from there. This is what I always say (broken record alert) but in this scenario, I cannot suggest it enough! Maybe you have to wear all black to work? Maybe you just feel more comfortable taking fashion risks with your shoes? Either way, you will get bombarded with compliments and confidence in snake print footwear. Anything from sneakers to stilettos will do the trick.
There are different color options you can choose from, I tend to pick this print in shades of gray. Since animal prints are a neutral they can be worn with anything. Don’t shy away from pairing this trend with bright colors. A pencil skirt in this print will easily take you from the office to dinner. A snake blouse will work with any type of bottom. Try trendy denim for a hip, casual outfit. Opt for a colorful skirt to make it more formal and feminine.
If you are looking for a one piece outfit, this print works perfectly for a dress. Strive to find a slip style or a straight cut to give you a 90’s vibe. Both these silhouettes are having a moment and will lend well to this print. Two trends in one dress, what could be better? Since snake print is usually on the smaller scale, petite girls fear not of having it overpower your small frame.
Any way you slither into this trend, you are going to love it. Can you say power print?! Anybody can rock this look, I promise. I have a sneaking suspicion that snake print will be trending for a while. I mean, the classics never go out of style. Since you will come across snake print at just about any store right now it is time to start shopping!
What are your thoughts? Are you loving this trend as much as I am? Let me know and shop down below!
I am back, bright-eyed and bushy tailed, from a much needed vacation. There is something about going on a trip that just makes me want to shop (more so than I already do). So many new stores and items other people won’t be able to get, what could be better than that?!
Shopping in a new location constantly inspires me.
Footwear was clearly the name of the game during my recent trip. I have a serious shoe problem, I just love them. There is a perfect pair for every outfit and they always fit, so win win!
Feeling edgy? Get your boots on girl! Powerful? You can’t beat a classic leather pump.
Neutrals ran the show as well. They will never go out of style. How fun would this top and the leopard shoes look together? Cannot wait to wear all of these new items. I think they are perfect spring transition pieces.
What was your last fashion purchase? What do you think of my choices?
I have been wanting white booties for a while now. There are a lot of styles available out there so it took me a while to find the PERFECT pair. White shoes may seem like an odd choice in the dead of winter but I promise you, they are just the ticket. Winter whites look chic as can be and will transition into your spring wardrobe effortlessly.
Go for a stiletto for a sleek look or a block heel for built-in comfort. Both give off the same vibe and look great. White shoes can seem daunting, I know. I can practically hear y’all yelling “they will get dirty in five minutes Casey!” Always opt for a protector spray, this is a good tip for any of your leather or suede shoes. Make a point to be diligent about doing a quick clean after a couple of wears and you will keep them pristine with minimal effort. Look for a studded pair or a classic chelsea boot. You have the opportunity to have fun with this style. Are you more trendy or western? White booties popped up EVERYWHERE this year so your favorite retailer is bound to have the ideal pair.
I love styling mine with denim or a flouncy dress. These boots go with more than you think! Wearing them with jeans is a casual route to take but will take any outfit up a notch. Sometimes you don’t want to think too much in the morning, a dope pair of shoes do just the trick to look like you put in more effort than you did. Straight leg jeans work great with these boots, a street style favorite. This lived in look is what created the hype for this trend. Skinny jeans (I wear mine cuffed) would work too. I opt for a light or medium wash denim when wearing my booties, too much of a contrast between the jeans and stark white cuts off the line of the leg. Us short girls need all the help we can get.
White boots styled with a dress will add a hint of edge to your girly number. I love pairing dainty dresses with chunky boots. You don’t have to wear heels or ballet flats all the time! Boots add a much-needed attitude to an otherwise typical appearance. Let’s keep people guessing, shall we?
What do you think of this trend? Are you going to be rockin’ white booties anytime soon? I can guarantee these will be my most worn shoes for the next few months. Let me know all your thoughts and shop down below!