Nothing quite says spring like a brand new straw bag. The basket bags and woven handbags trend has steadily been picking up steam for a few seasons now. The good thing about this is you can find super chic options at every price point. Whether you opt for the cult favorite or an equally luxe option for under $20 (like ), you can’t go wrong. The only wrong move would be not getting one. Here are a few top styles.
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Florals and dots are super cool, but there are other fabulous prints available for creating fierce spring and summer style. Geometric prints, in particular, are perfect for nailing a fresh and modern spring style. Triangles, octagons, and trapezoids may not have seemed all that interesting in geometry class, but on a print? They’re totally hip.
From an octagonal cross-body bag to a geo print dress, here are a few favorite styles.
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Geo prints are also perfect for creating perfect mixed prints ensembles. For tips on making print mixes look good every time, see this post
From trusty jeans to always-chic tees, easygoing styles make it a breeze to get dressed in the spring. You can put ’em on and forget about ’em, all while looking amazing. While I love to have a few flashy pieces in my wardrobe, my spring fashion essentials do the real work of getting me through the season in style.
Let’s start with fabulous-fitting jeans. For my shape, high-rise jeans are my go-to for a flattering fit because they cinch in at the smallest part of my body. I’ve grown fond of the because you can choose silhouette but also rise (from 8″ to 11″). A rise of 10″ seems to be my sweet spot fit. Talking about jeans, I’ve been experimenting with colorful jeans this season. Come back on Monday for the beautiful styles I’ve had on repeat.
What I’m Wearing:
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The perfect stylish tee. There’s nothing as easy to wear as a stylish tee in the spring. From a basic white tee to an old favorite striped tee, these shirts hold down my style all season.
Hands off! Nothing is a fuss-free as a hands-free bag. Listen, I never thought I’d wear a fanny pack again. But, the belt bags of now have totally won me over. My convertible belt bag is undoubtedly one of my spring fashion essentials. See how else I’ve been wearing it here, here, and here.
P.S. Are you following me on ? Im going to be giving away THREE pairs of shoes in a weekend giveaway kicking off this afternoon at 5PM CST. Get in it to win it!
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The circle bag has been in heavy circulation since last winter. Remember my favorite picks last season to nail the circle bags trend? I’ve actually been a little slow to fully embrace the trend. That was until I spotted the bag and couldn’t imagine my spring and summer life without one. Isn’t it funny how that sometimes happens?
Chances are there’s a circle bag out there with your name on it too. If you like fun bags, I’m pretty sure I have your next bag in this post. Check out my favorite styles that just happen to be quite affordable.
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A polished shirtdress can be such a wardrobe staple. Dress it up or dress it down for any occasion. Add or remove layers to transition from season to season. What can I say? You simply can’t go wrong with a fabulous shirtdress. I stumbled upon today’s featured option in an unlikely place. Get this. It’s only $27.90! Shop it .
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This long-sleeve shirtdress looks so much more luxe than its under-$30 price tag. It has an all-over vertical stripe design. At only $27.90, I don’t have high expectations about details, but this dress boasts some chic deets: a button placket, a double gun flap design, a back storm flap, a vented hem, and even pockets. I’m wearing it a size M, and it’s available in sizes S to XL here.
The dress also comes with a self-tie belt. For a recent fashion event, I replaced the belt with my worn as a belt bag. For more on high-low dressing, see this post.
It was freezing cold the day I wore the dress, so tights, boots, and a down coat were necessary. Such a versatile dress, right? When it gets warmer, I could wear the dress as is or roll up the sleeves for another look.
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
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