I’ll admit it – I’m no fashionista. I’m not one to be sporting the newest fashion trends, in fact by the time I’ve warmed up to what could be considered a trend, it’s usually no longer in style. I love things that are comfortable and casual and I tend to stick to tried and true basics like jeans and t-shirts. But I also like prints and colour so I’m not totally boring. 😉
I thought it might be fun to go through some of the more popular trends for the season and share with you what I will and will not be embracing. And then show you what I actually have been wearing (and loving!).
Trends for Spring
Culottes: Okay, I have to be honest – I’ve NEVER liked these and I don’t think I EVER will. I don’t find them the least bit flattering. Kudos to those who can pull them off but they’re definitely not for me.
Bodysuits: Been here, done this and not re-visiting. If only for the avoidance of unnecessary wedgies.
Cold Shoulder Shirts: Again, these were in style when I was in Junior High. I didn’t have one back then and I’m undecided if it’s something that should be repeated. I will admit that this one is kinda cute.
Lace-up Flats: I think these are adorable but I’m not sure they’re for me. I’m concerned about the comfort factor – I feel like the laces might cut into my skin. These look like they could potentially be comfortable.
What I’ve Been Wearing
Spring has been unseasonably warm here but lately it’s been alternating between a week of super warm weather (i.e. mid-to high 20’s Celcius) and a week of windy, chilly weather (highs below 10 degrees Celcius). As a result I’ve had to keep some warmer/thicker clothing on hand.
one: One of my favourite tops lately has been this Melange sweater from Joe Fresh; this works so well with leggings as its a bit longer in the back and it’s just loose and comfortable.
two: I own one of these linen tees in a bright coral shade from Gap and I want more. They’re nice and light for warmer days but be warned they are thin and a little see-through.
three: I’ve had my fitted denim jacket (similar) for years and it’s still going strong. I throw mine over dresses, t-shirts, and tanks and it takes me everywhere. It’s a wardrobe staple.
four: I spotted these Keds a few weekends ago and they’re on my purchase list. I need a new pair of lightweight sneakers to pair with shorts and jeans and I love the soft grey colour on these. Plus they’re super comfy!
five: I’ve done it, I’ve found the most comfortable pants in the world! They’re jeggings from Joe Fresh and unfortunately I can’t seem to find the exact link on their website, although these look very similar. They literally feel like sweatpants but look like denim; in-store they had them in navy, olive green, tan and off-white. Going back to pick up the olive green and off-white pairs stat and if you see them, I’d highly recommend you at least try them on! Note: They retail for $29.99 CAD.
six: This tote was included in my 2015 Non-Beauty Favourites and I’m still loving it in 2016. I can throw multiple things in here and because it’s so light it doesn’t weigh my shoulders down. Plus the blue and white stripes are classic and go with anything.
seven: I broke out my pink cropped jeans weeks ago and while mine aren’t quite as vibrant as these, I feel like nothing says Spring more than a pair of pink pants!
eight: I picked this ballet dress up in the clearance section of Gap about a month ago and the style is beyond flattering. They’ve brought it back for Summer in pink and blue, both of which are gorgeous.
nine: I always feel weird wearing a black belt in Spring/Summer. I know that’s weird but I just do. Which is why I typically swap my black belt out for my brown one (similar).
ten: I like wearing my pink floral scarf (similar) with my denim jacket to add a pop of colour to my outfit. Just make sure you pick up a lightweight one or you’ll likely sweat to death.
eleven: I can’t live without my white jeans (similar). I always find they look so fresh, crisp and chic. For a few hours at least! 😉
twelve: I bought this romper in solid black at the Gap Factory Store and while I don’t expect it to last me more than one season, I could care less because it’s so comfortable and I paid $14 for it. The only PITA is trying to get it off when using the bathroom (there’s no buttons or zipper on it anywhere).
thirteen: I walked through Europe for 3 weeks straight in a pair of Tom’s Espadrilles and I’ve never been more happy with a pair of shoes. I find that it can be difficult to find the Espadrille styles in-stores, so I’m ordering these off Toms.ca (bonus – they’re on sale!)