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It’s about that time again — to evaluate your closet and make sure you are ready and equipped for the spring months we’re in.
Last season, I launched The Seasonal Edit Series that aims to provide you with a breakdown of tips on how to achieve your dream wardrobe season after season. The key? Start off with the essential items necessary for one good spring wardrobe base. Then, you’ll be able to mix, match and pulse in statement pieces that can compliment you and your personal style.
Below you will find your elevated basics spring checklist. Pieces are organized by category from tops, bottoms to shoes. To help with every budget, there are also two options in each across high to low investment.
#ProTip : leverage this style resource to go through what you have already and then fill in the gaps with the allocated shopping funds you have set aside for this season. The idea is to work your way up to owning the full list of quality pieces in each category so you have options to choose from every season — resulting in your dream wardrobe. I like to try and save for 3-5 investment pieces each season to replace old items of little to no value.
QUALITY WHITE TEE
There’s no better essential piece than a high quality, worn-in, loose fit tee. #ProTip: be sure to stock up in grey and black while you’re at it.
EASY SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT
Keep it easy — these button up short sleeve shirts can be paired with skirts, denim, shorts and trousers of all kinds.
VOLUMINOUS SLEEVE TOP
We saw on the runways that the bigger and puffier the sleeve, the better, and these tops do the subtle job.
HIGH RISE WHITE SKINNIES
The classic warm weather white — brought up to show off the ankle and any strappy flat or heel you desire.
STRAIGHT LEG DENIM
Also commonly known as the “mom jean” — you’ll want a pair that hugs your toosh like no other and elongates those legs.
CROPPED WIDE LEG TROUSERS
This style is in and it does a lot of body types good. #ProTip: Play with color here via this type of pant — if you’re into that sort of thing 😉
The most comfortable, versatile everyday casual bottom that packs a feminine punch.
LINEN BUTTON DRESS
Great for casual week to weekend wear and even more perfect for the office to after work activities.
MIDI WRAP DRESS
The option for playing dress up — there are so many gorgeous wrap dresses out these season that range from solids, stripes and florals. #ProTip: start with a basic black as this will take you through the years.
Nothing says laid-back sophistication like a light colored blazer. Pair over your tee and denim, dresses and more.
For those colder, wetter days – keep it loose but add in some style. Love the transparent options out this season.
BOXY DENIM JACKET
Your down-to-earth, girl-next-door piece that brings an element of cool, but sunny weather vibes. #ProTip: the more distressed, the better.
STRAPPY HEELED SANDALS
The sexy low-heeled appeal to show the ultimate skin when wearing a tee and denim or a lightweight dress. #ProTip: chunky, geometric heels and translucent accents welcomed.
SLIDE ON MULES
Comfort and easy everything is key this season — slide into a cream colored mule for everyday wear.
Because the freshest sneaks really pop on the spring streets, and with any and all of the above.
ROUND WOVEN BAG
This trend has been here to stay — so make sure you have a versatile option for seasonal events and travel.
Sass is the name of the game with this season’s hot sunnies. Cat-eye, terminator style and anything that adds a swoosh.
BEADED HAIR CLIPS
They’re taking over Instagram but they provide an oh so polished icing. #ProTip: stack a few varying clips for a more unique style.
I hope this spring basics guide is helpful to you!
I’m so very excited to consistently bring you tips on how to pinpoint your personal style and ultimately achieve your dream wardrobe season over season.
Let me know how you like this format and resource — and stay tuned for the Summer 2019 edition coming soon!
To elevated basics —
// cb ✌????
Lifestyle blogger, photographer, mother to my son Boden and frenchie Smalls, wife to my hubs Trevor.
I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
Get To Know Me
Mother. Wife. Blogger. Photographer. I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
Hi, I'm Cortney
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