Your One Stop For Spring Style Essentials

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Happy Easter weekend! After a few weather surprises, I think it’s safe to declare that spring is really really here now. So, let’s get ready to style our way through the season with a few spring style basics. The looks in today’s post are perfect for all kinds of Easter Weekend activities too.

When I walked into , a collective boutique, this week, I was blown away by all the perfect-for-spring styles. Bright colors. Striking prints. Jumpsuits. Dresses. There are all kinds of super stylish and affordable pieces waiting to hold down your style. Today, I’m sharing a few of my personal favorites.

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Abstract print high neck dress via  | | | Lip:

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Location: The Fountain Pond and Ruins, Tower Grove Park, St. Louis

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Neon pink sweater via  | High rise wide leg jeans via |

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Neon orange sweater via  | High rise wide leg jeans via  |

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If you’re in the St. Louis area, be sure to swing by in the West County Center to find your favorite spring style basics for less. Want to see more of my favorite Kindred finds, go here.



Ripped From The Memphis Fashion Week Runway

I shared a quick recap of my Memphis Fashion Week experience (see that post here). But, there’s more! While in Memphis, I got to wear a design (ripped straight from the runway) by one of the featured designers–Richard Cotto of . This line is filled with fashion-forward, subtly sexy pieces that are gender neutral.

No surprise, I was drawn to the beautiful yellow pieces throughout the R. Gene line. And, today, I’m sharing the floor-sweeping dress I wore.

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The R. Gene dress is a long, wrap dress with a super high slit to show of the legs.

I wore the dress with cabernet suede . The ankle strap style shows off the foot and complements the dress well. The high heel gave me some well needed height as well.

Since the simple dress makes a big statement, I kept everything else in the look simple.

: Crosstown Concourse, Memphis Tennessee

All images taken by Christen Jones Photography

How To Wear The Softer Shades Of Spring

Pink is having  a real moment in 2019. I’ve been drawn to the brighter varieties (as seen here). But, I have a soft spot for the softer shades too. And, when I saw today’s featured blush shift dress from , I knew I had to have it. A classic knit shift can be such a wardrobe workhorse. No surprise, Brookes Collective, a company dedicated to offering ethically made clothing, also focuses on offering women wardrobe essentials we can wear again and again.

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What Im wearing:

c/o | |  () | Earrings via

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For a fun blush-on-blush combination, I paired my with the shift dress. Adding a blazer dresses up the knit dress as well. To keep the look soft, I wore my slingbacks. These shoes are such cool complements to looks in the softer shades (see another example here).

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How To Rock Strong Statement Colors In Winter

There seems to be an expectation for our wardrobes to go dark during the winter season. Perhaps grey, black, and navy clothing reflects our feelings about the dreary weather conditions. A great alternative, though, is to bring your own sunshine with yellows or to evoke happiness in shades of orange. Bright statement colors make us happy.

By the way, shades of orange have been having a major moment since 2018. I’m excited to see this color trend hold strong in 2019. From living coral to burnt orange, it’s fair to say that shades of orange have reached IT color status.

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What I’m wearing:

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Today’s featured dress from Soft Surroundings was a must-have for me because of its beautiful orange-red-brown color. Of course, I also love that it has a boatneck, perfect for draping off the shoulder.

This knit is also ideal for winter because it’s long with long sleeves. Also, its silhouette is perfect for layering over or under. This dress can be styled to suit almost any kind of wintry weather conditions.

Prefer to pack away your dresses during the winter? No worries. There are so many other ways to work statement colors into your winter style. A statement coat is always a good option (see more on that here). Bright sweaters are also cool options (shop some of my favorites on sale here).

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The Scarf Print Trend Continues To Be Huge This Year

Scarf prints were a huge trend in 2018. If you were a fan, you’ll be excited to know that the trend is holding strong this year. The updates? Silky scarf prints are getting more colorful. As you can imagine, I’m so here for that.

Zara was a go-to source for scarf print styles last fall. If there’s an item you had your eye on, you might get lucky and get it for about 60% off right now. Remember my favorite style? It’s now on major sale with limited sizes left. I will certainly be rocking that dress into spring because of its perfect-for-spring colors.

Zara scarf print shift dress

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Today’s dress is another discounted Zara find. When the price dropped below $20, I couldn’t resist ordering one. It comes in a few difference designs. I gravitated toward this one because it looked like a perfect complement to my . I was right. I’ve been so pleased with how versatile this standout belt has been (see it styled here, here, herehere, and here).

Would you believe it’s been warm enough for me to be outside with no tights nor coat in St. Louis? The temperature has been in the 60s for a minute. But, we’re currently preparing for some serious snowfall today. I fully enjoyed the warm weather while I could.

Location: Lumiere Place Casino, St. Louis

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