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Spring Style Inspiration

Spring

I don’t know if it’s the fact that being stuck inside with a toddler has made winter seem extra long or what, but I don’t remember a year when I’ve been this anxious for spring! In most places I’ve lived, I’ve been able to pack away my sweaters sometime in March, so right after Valentine’s Day, I start eyeing my short-sleeved tops and dresses in the back of my closet :) I was originally planning to do a capsule wardrobe this spring (I did one a few years ago in the fall and LOVED it), but decided to bump it to summer instead. I always get stuck in a rut dressing for summer weather and activities, so I think I would benefit from doing it then more…spring, on the other hand, feels especially inspiring to me. That said, I’m due for a warm-weather-clothes closet cleanout, so I rounded up some inspiration to┬áhone in on what I really want to wear in the season ahead (and help dissuade me from purchasing anything outside of my list).

Clockwise from top left: Popsugar, Gal Meets Glam, Audrey Hepburn photo found on Kelly Golightly, Southern Curls and Pearls, A Pinch of Lovely, Gal Meets Glam, Atlantic-Pacific, Kelly Golightly, unknown

Color palette: Blush, French blue, white, navy, khaki, black

Patterns: Stripes, gingham, floral

Already in my closet (some similar, available pieces linked below): Classic beige trench coat, white blouse, blue and pink long-sleeve tees, a blush tote, white jeans, a silky scarf, gingham button-downs, chambray button-down, lace-up espadrilles

On my wish list: a denim jacket, a new striped tee, a tailored shirtdress, classic flats

Is there anything in particular that you’re excited to wear this spring?

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  1. I totally agree with you about being ready for Spring… and Spring fashion! I decided over the weekend to make a few new clothing purchases (I only bought two new dresses in 2017, so it is time for a little wardrobe refresh!), and I also decided to stick to my favorite color palette, which is SUPER similar to yours. My brand, home, and clothing palette is pretty much the same (dusty French blue, blush/salmon, navy, and white), and I love that every facet of my life reflects me best :) I also adore stripes, gingham, and floral (ha!), and I purchased some new clothes in those three patterns in my palette just last night. I am so ready for the freshness of Springtime!!

    • Lisa says:

      I am all for sticking to my go-to color palette in all things, so I love that you do too! I think it makes decisions easier because I know everything will go together and will make me so happy to look at/wear :) Your outfit at Jubala the other day was very on brand for both of us, haha! Did you intentionally give up shopping for clothes last year, or did it just work out that way? If the former, I’d be interested to hear more about it!

      • I did intentionally give it up, but I wasn’t really planning on keeping it going for an entire year. (I’ve been meaning to share more about it on my blog or something, but I am – in no way – a fashion blogger, ha!) I knew we were getting married and paying for part of our wedding, so I really wanted to respect our budget and cut back on spending on everything, though I have never really been a big spender on clothes, Target runs, home decor, etc. I had an Old Navy gift card for $100 last year, and then I bought two dresses for weddings/fun events for less than $100 total in 2017. So I spent $200 total on clothes but $100 out of pocket (I love gift cards!). I also knew I had MORE than enough clothes… my closet is so full, even with regular purges of it. I had zero reason to actually justify new clothes, other than the fact that I wanted it. But no need whatsoever. I have been really intentionally trying to practice contentment and to be grateful + find joy in what I already have (which is SO MUCH). Even though I didn’t partake in too many trends from last year, fashion-wise, I really don’t think my wardrobe or my confidence or my mentality suffered at all :) It was actually fun to keep the challenge going through the end of 2017 simply because I knew I could. And since we were married and had a budget together, I really wanted to prioritize other things – like experiences, travel, and saving for a home – way, way more than I cared about buyng new clothes. That was a rambling response!! And it was so wonderful to see you the other day – that shirt I was wearing was my first 2018 purchase, and I actually felt guilty about spending literally $19.99 on it! xoxox

  2. Em says:

    Mine is less about spring style, but I COMPLETELY agree with your first sentence about more eagerly anticipating spring than ever before! I don’t know what it is, but I have been chomping at the bit for warmer weather and all the sweet spring activities that come with it, especially picnics! Maybe it’s because I’m anticipating that I won’t want to be outside quite as much this summer and so I need to get it all in early??

  3. mary wilmot says:

    SO ready for Spring here too. I love these photos and the colors! I am trying to back off from clothes shopping a little bit, but I do feel like I need to get new flats every couple of months since I wear them all the time. Also, I have a denim jacket that I love from Gap and I have worn it since high school!

  4. Dana says:

    I like the ease of throwing on a sweater and black jeans for school, but my sweaters have been on heavy rotation and it’s not practical to buy new ones :/ I miss my dresses!!!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I’m really excited to try gingham and pastels this spring! Both are trends that I think I’ve been a little closed off to in the past but I’m feeling more comfortable in trying them out this year. I’m so excited to pull out some of my own spring dress and wear them again- I’ll never get tired of that first day of spring feeling and putting on something pretty. A new pair of espadrilles is also on my list!

  6. Rhiannon says:

    Ok so we just started Financial Peace University which means we have put any shopping/clothing funds over into our upcoming Florida vacation fund and towards paying off L’s birth and our cars (L was an emergency c section and a five day hospital stay which we paid for a lot of out of pocket). Which further means, I have to look at my wardrobe in a whole new way now and ‘shop’ my closet for things I may have not worn in a while. I’m a bit bummed about not feeling free to pick up all of the cute things this season but know this will be good for my wallet; and heart :)

    • Lisa says:

      Oh, it will be so worth it! I feel like every time I switch my cold weather clothes for my warm weather ones, I always pull out something I forgot I had, so maybe there will be some surprise gems in the back of your closet too ;) Either way, spending freezes are a great challenge to mix and match in new ways. I loved that aspect of my capsule wardrobe a few years ago!

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