Spring in Your Step

By Annamarya Scaccia

“Out with the old, in with the new”—every fashionista should make this their mantra for this spring (and every one thereafter). And where can you start this rejuvenating overhaul? Your closet, of course!

Spring is—to steal Cover Girl’s slogan—easy, breezy and beautiful, and that’s what your wardrobe should reflect. When trying to stay on top of the fashion curve, it’s important to always reevaluate your clothing stash, picking up current pieces while incorporating your own aesthetic (they don’t call it “spring cleaning” for no reason). And with spring fashion, you can definitely put together outfits that look as effortless and bold as the season’s sensation, which will no doubt turn heads.

Not sure where to start? Then take a peek at the five items below that, put together or added to other outfits, creates a comfortable, chic look instantly.


The Spring Flat

Whether it’s a smart loafer or a casual canvas espadrille, the spring flat is the perfect shoe to wear when walking around Prince George’s County taking in the sites. (Featured: Dollhouse Geenz Flats, $19.95)


The Oversized Blazer

This spring’s version of the timeless oversized blazer is more structured than past seasons, but still has enough slack to easily layer over slouchy pocket tanks or fitted boat neck tees. Tip: Go for a bold colored blazer with a subdued hue tee. (Featured: ASOS Boyfriend Blazer, $98.48)


The Washed Out Cropped Jean

The washed out cropped jean should be a signature in everyone’s spring collection. Whether you buy it in a slim cut or boyfriend cut (or both), the washed out cropped jean adds just that right bit of edge to any casual daytime outfit. (Featured: Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans, $34.94)


The Boat Neck Striped Shirt

Never be afraid of stripes! Whether thick, thin or uneven, strips show that you’re not afraid to be bold—and you’re not afraid to show your shape. There’s also a sophisticated elegance to the striped tee that looks perfect on everyone. (Featured: Uniqlo Striped Boat Neck Short Sleeve T, $19.90)


The Cocktail Ring

Cocktail rings are, like blazers, timeless and, depending on your tastes, can either make aggressive or subtle statement. Either way, it will be noticed and adds just the right touch of fashion-forward style. (Featured: Kenneth Cole New York Wide Wraparound Ring, $38)

For other spring wardrobe musts, visit: http://www.refinery29.com/spring-shopping-essentials/premiumslideshow#slide-25


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