Spring starts this Sunday (woot woot!) and, as usual, I'm beyond ready for warmer weather, less layers, and the all-around lightness that seems to come with the season. I also have some major spring cleaning to do, I've had this urge to really cull through my closet and throw out/donate all the clothing I don't wear regularly. Although I don't have a "uniform" (i.e. wearing the same look every day), I do tend to have certain go-to pieces, like an oversize button-up for work or jeans and a quirky tee on weekends. Getting rid of all the clutter—things I don't ever wear—will feel so good. (The idea of a capsule wardrobe is kind of intriguing... and terrifying!) That being said, when I do buy something new, I try to think of it as an investment. And I usually wear the item a lot. These three shoe styles cover all the bases: They'll get you through any lingering cool days (when it's too soon for sandals), they're in a range a prices (none over $150), and most importantly, they're easy to wear, whether you're running errands on your day off, meeting friends for drinks, or packing your suitcase, headed for your next adventure! Take a look...
1. Silver Shoes
The ones above are from ASOS. They literally brighten up whatever I'm wearing—perfect for a night out. Try a similar pick below with dark-wash or black skinny jeans, which will make the metallic color pop. Keep the rest of your look simple (think monochromatic: like all black or all white) and the shoes will really pop.
Try: sneakers, lace-up oxfords, or pointy-toe loafers (on sale here and here).
3. Flat Espadrilles
I wore the shoes above (from Soludos) a ton when I was in California last year (they're especially useful for climbing redwood trees, ha!). Espadrilles are the perfect thing to pack if you're traveling: they're lightweight and low-maintenance. I love the ones with ankle straps linked below, so fancy! With that style, even your most casual vacay outfits will look more dressy. Otherwise, pair any of these picks with a dress for a casual, chillin-by-the-beach feel.
Try: snakeskin pattern and ankle straps; white "rosé all day"; and blue "oui/non."
Happy (almost) spring!
Plus, the story behind why I always wear pants with this dress...
The perfect sweater for when the cool weather hits, plus, serious thoughts on Ferris Bueller's famous quote.
My love for this Uniqlo flannel continues for round two: the dressy version.
All the sunshiny flannel vibes. (Yes, it's a thing!)
A lightweight button up, boyfriends jeans, and white sandals = the most easy breezy, jet-setting #ootd, so you can focus on relaxing!
Bring your go-to tee to the next level with dressy shorts!
Try on a vest for size, and see where it takes your next festival look. ;)
One of the most effortless weekend looks? Denim on denim, baby!
My favorite "I'm so ready for spring" look, plus, my new mission: trying not to care so much.
It's the winter accessory that keeps you majorly warm... and looks supercool. Almost unheard of!