Following a brutal and unforgiving winter, we readily embrace this long awaited Spring Season! There are many things to be joyous for– the extended daylight hours, the sun’s authentic warmth, and greener pastures (with the exception of LA’s drought in high alert). Regardless — it’s time to pack away those heavy coats and snow boots!
This season, flowers will bloom and so should your wardrobe. Just be sure your new pieces don’t look like the Easter Bunny exploded in your closet– hence, be mindful of the bright color palettes. (Think, muted colors like deep purple, crimson, emerald green and canary yellow which are still extremely exciting).
Vanity & Trade presents its highly anticipated, “7 Spring Essentials to Revitalize your Office Look”
1) White Structured Blazer. In case you haven’t noticed, white is this season’s new black. Perhaps its because the color is associated with purity and new beginnings. Nothing pops more than white. I chose this Alice & Olivia, Oliver Shawl Collar Blazer for several reasons: the collar is just so unique and bold and its free flowing form is an art in itself. Pairing this with a dress or dress pants, it is something that immediately adds funk to any outfit.
2) Sheath Dress. A staple for your fashionable work wardrobe, the classic sheath dress should be something that encases your silhouette and flatters your body. I love tweed! It just so perfectly encompasses intellect and class. This season’s Ann Taylor Tweed Sheath Dress is so versatile. Because of its v-neckline, you can top this off with a white structure blazer, or wear with a white button down shirt. You can belt it, accessorize it and personalize this to your liking.
3) Trench Coat. Originally manufactured for military use in WWI and WWII, trench coats have now evolved into a timeless wardrobe must-have for spring. It has always remained true to its classic vintage khaki color, but this year I recommend stepping out and going with an unconventional bright color trench. I chose a canary yellow trench coat because the color is striking and just has an effortless chic appeal. Channel your inner Parisian and pair this with a fun flirty skirt and printed scarf, or think Audrey Hepburn with her black turtleneck and over-sized shades. Now go and do it!
4) New White Button Down Shirt. You might ask, “really, a new white button down?” I know many of you already have this in your closet but there’s something so refreshing about having that brand new crisp white button down. I consider this part of my wardrobe maintenance when I spring for a new white shirt every year. (Pun intended). Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, J. Crew and Brooks Brothers are just a few that offer their version of the “perfect fitted shirt” and you can always go up a bit to Thomas Pink and Anne Fontaine for extra indulgence.
5) Floral Skirt. I chose a palm tree print, knee-length skirt from Zara and really love the colors here. Candy apple red is an incredible Spring color and the subtle hues of blue make this an easy piece to pair with. I recommend a crisp white button down and finishing this off with a blazer or cardigan.
6) Bright Cardigan. Take a risk with your cardigan. It’s typically the “safest” part of your outfit and always 9-5 appropriate. You can dress it up or down effortlessly. This season, think cooler colors that would inject a bit more pizazz into your work routine. I chose a scuba blue cropped cashmere cardigan, because it reminded me of the tropics and added some vibrancy.
7) The investment bag. This season’s Kate Spade pastel pink color epitomizes sophistication. And if that wasn’t enough to sell you… a recent WSJ recently published a whole piece on the color pink – calling it spring’s most fashion-forward shade.
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