Now that spring has sprung & 2 local trips are planned between now & early June, it’s time I start looking ahead to summer—in style! While linen does wrinkle & require care when washing, it is a breathable, comfortable, & classic material for a dress. Even better, a flattering & inclusive dress that can be styled up or worn casually.
My favorite is the green, but I did recently get the green eyelet dress I posted about back in February, so I think the blue (navy) will be a formidable option. I do wish there was a thicker strap, but the puckering across the waist is so flattering.
After all, isn’t every day a special occasion? Rarely a day goes by without wrist adornment & lately, I’ve been layering since there are so many gorgeous pieces that look even more spectacular when paired up with others. I have all 3 of the above & I already have then prepped for outfits this week! They sparkle in the light, have some quality weight to them, & are easy to adjust, so I recommend them for early Mother’s Day presents or just for yourself, if you’re into bling!
It’s taken me a while to hop aboard the puff sleeve trend train, but as these gorgeous spring styles are rolling into my ‘Gram (@styledarlingdaily), I can’t help but think about all of the styling options!
I’m nuts for the minty ‘agave’ top, especially with tropical linen shorts & neutral mules for vacation, windowpane trousers & block heels for work, a pleated midi skirt & ballet flats for a family party, or jeans & sneakers on the weekends.
Let’s all give it up for the one & only Sofia Vergara who got denim joggers right! The actress-turned-fashionista has nailed it when it comes to a combination of comfortable, stylish, & affordable pull- on jeans with a joggers twist. I can’t wait to wear them all the time, especially since I haven’t worn jeans since before my pregnancy in 2018 started to show!
At the recommendation of another blogger, I ordered these in the lightest Bel Air wash, only because the darker Oceana wash was sold out in my size; however, now that I’m in love with his comfortable & trendy these are, I’ve already ordered the Trinity wash before it’s too late!
Spring is the perfect time of year to lighten up those layers & play with patterns. One of my all-time favorites is polka dots, especially in a cardigan that tops off a blouse, jeans, plaid trousers, or a fit & flare dress.
I love the availability & trend of rose gold fashion jewelry. The pink hue highlights so many brilliant wardrobe colors & adds an extra splash of femininity to any outfit. I wear rose gold everyday with my wedding band & engagement ring, no matter any of my other jewelry, but when I can go all out in rose gold, I do!
I love a peplum, especially when running errands & in need of a lightweight, comfortable piece that doesn’t feel too constricting, which is why my warm weather wardrobe consists of just such pieces to coordinate with cropped pants & drop earrings, tropical shorts & sparkly slides, or jeans & a duster cardigan. However, I’m not always a fan of the distressed, worn look, but I’m willing to give it a try, knowing that some of these colors will style well with my past-season bottoms.
I never saw these in my local stores, but I’m crazy for this berry hue. Of course, the navy & gray are sleek options for joggers or faux leather leggings. I love the blend of casual with the cable-knit texture, which offers a unique top for any bottom.
Throughout the year, I like to have fun with my stud earrings, mixing up a quintet of studs in colorful, tasteful, & stylish ways since most days, I fill my 5 piercings in each ear with great variety. I love adding a fruit into the mix, but from time to time, an animal also appears, including birds! I’ve had my eye on these for some time now:
I love the orange-blue-green-white color combination, especially against the gold-tone. It’s a bright, playful addition to any look & adds a spring touch against a tunic sweater & leggings or midi dress & duster cardigan.
At such a great price & with so many fun & springy details, how can you not order all of them? I love the stripes for a classic tee & jeans look with layered necklaces of the blue floral with a cotton eyelet dress & cardigan. Not to mention the black floral will add some feminine flare to a midi dress. Also, the beige & black is perfect for a casual Friday in a cardigan set & windowpane pants.
I love how t-shirts have evolved over the years, blending the ease & comfort of a casual piece with more refined & special details that can be dressed up, such as a flutter-sleeve. While I’m not typically drawn to a dramatic sleeve, a subtle flutter adds an extra bit of whimsy, especially when paired with jeans & sneakers, trousers & ballet flats, a midi skirt & slides, or a pencil skirt & statement necklace.
SHOP:flutter-sleeve paneled t-shirt in black, beige, pink, & white @Old Navy ($29.99, available in sizes XS-4X + petite). Watch out for the current 30% off at checkout deal, or other sales that may help this topper, & the multiple colors, make its way into your wardrobe.
I’m a sucker for a chic, slim crossbody bag that will help keep me light when on the go, but also adds to my outfit. Recently, Target has been my go-to for such great accessory finds at an affordable price.
This is a chic option for when my day includes not only a brunch or al fresco lunch plans, but heading out & about for a family occasion in a blouse & trousers, maxi dress & cardigan, or midi dress & drop earrings. Other varieties of this bag (minus the alligator embossed texture) include black, olive, green, & electric blue at varying price points.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Any day gives me an excuse to wear green, but today, especially, I’m excited to share a must-have polished sundress in green & white plaid for spring/summer that I can’t wait to try on myself, which is also available in black too!
The green option is lovely for Easter or other springtime festivities, while the black is a classic, feminine staple to dress up with platforms, wear with laid back slides, or be in casually with sneakers & a denim jacket.
With last weekend’s dazzling Academy Awards, I’ve got my mind on big baubles for spring, including flower & butterfly-encrusted jewels to layer with solid pieces, a graphic print ensemble, or other florals. If your jewelry collection is in need of a refresh, check out these must-haves:
Spring is in the air…somewhere! I can’t wait to get my feet into cute sandals again, paired with a maxi or midi dress or for stylish, but casual Friday at work on sunny spring mornings. We all know that flower embellishments & patterns are perfect for the season, which is why special floral details in our accessories is a fun way to play up any ensemble.
As always, I’m a sucker for one of each, especially when it’s a classic item that can coordinate with nearly any look. This is Aldi the case when I’m thinking about jewelry—do I get the gold, rose gold, or silver? However, for the right price, why not get all 3?
All fall & winter long, my Instagram feed has been overflowing with different Sherpa items, from shackets to coats to cardigans to slippers. I know I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon, especially as so much light & fluttery spring fashion is on the horizon, but in looking to update my casual outerwear / topper options, I was pleased to discover this new rollback—& with polka dots!
While cropped cardigans are taking a step into the background, long cardigans are having a moment as looser fits & more relaxed silhouettes are taking center stage, not only with loungewear, but also for more polished & professional outfits. Furthermore, a long cardigan tops off a look, dressing up t-shirts & jeans, a blouse & pencil skirt, or tank & joggers.
With all of the great end-of-the-season sales, I’m reveling in the final days of luxe, winter textures & deep, rich colors. Velvet has had a resurgence in all forms, especially when it comes to pieces that can work for both loungewear & work.
Try pairing this with plaid pants, faux leather leggings, dark denim jeans, wide-leg satin pants, or joggers. Also, the neckline is perfect for layered necklaces or a bold statement piece. I wish this too was available in other colors, but I guess that’s what happens when it comes to final sale items.
I love a maxi dress, especially a printed one with so much styling versatility. I can’t wait for spring & summer to come to Long Island, so that I can float everywhere I go in a maxi dress! Naturally, I support a maxi dress that’s also inclusive!
With this dress, one could break out a bolero cardigan, crochet cropped sweater, or a long sleeve duster for cooler nights. The faded hues & timeless prints get me thinking about the 90s with chunky wedge sandals or lace-up boots!
As the barrage of end-of-winter sales are coming to a close soon, it’s time to stock up on next season’s essentials. No matter how many time I examine & reorganize my bursting sweaters shelves, I can’t help but notice what colors & styles are missing. Suddenly, inspiration strikes & I click add-to-cart!
I have the burgundy sweater, which I’m excited to wear with plaid pants & a statement necklace for a work day. The weight of the sweater is just right & I’m thinking about adding the white & gold since they’re such a great price right now!
The colors of this upcoming spring season are pink & green in any shade you can mix them into your look. Of course, pull-up capris or wide leg pants make for a chic outfit, but skirts never go out of style & shouldn’t be forgotten about.
Recently, I posed a poll question on my IG Stories of flats are out & loafers, mules, & sneakers are the new go-to footwear for many occasions. To my surprise, the majority of voters weren’t into flats anymore & the alternatives dominated responses. However, my never-ending search for cute & stylish flat continues with this recent find.
I love the pastel mint hue, as well as the pink ones, which I can already envision with a spring dress & cardigan or blazer-tee-jeans combination. Old Navy has so many sale & coupons, it’d be hard to pass these up.
Aside from a pair of sneakers & wedges, any color of these slides will look stylish & fresh with a maxi dress & drop earrings, a swimsuit & cover up, a printed tee & linen shorts, or shorts romper & cardigan. Personally, I’ve got my eye on the gold pair since a neutral metallic is my summer go-to, but I also do love the green option.