It’s April—and it’s finally time to put away the winter gear, even though there is still snow on the ground. Winter dragged on (and on and on) this year, with never-ending snowstorms and freezing temperatures, but now we’re heading into warmer months and that means it’s time to celebrate—by making room in our closets for spring and summer. See ya, boots. To the basement you go, Canada Goose parka. I love you, but I’m taking a break for a while, okay?
Here are the spring essentials you need:
A bright jacket: Everyone needs a spring jacket that can be worn on chilly mornings or evenings when you’re on a patio having drinks outside. Think something bright like hot pink, sunshine yellow, or kelly green. Colour is everywhere this season!
Florals: What’s more spring-like than dressing in florals? Floral dresses are huge right now. After all, it just wouldn’t be spring without fresh flowers! When you’re wearing a floral dress, keep the rest of your accessories simple and stick with a nude heel to bring the look together.
Black and white: Black and white is always in season. Black is my go-to colour, even in the summertime. A cute little black dress, wedge heels and a tan? Easy, stylish, and cool. Even more cool? A pretty white dress with a golden tan. I love the one below from Banana Republic. And the possibilities are endless—Nordstrom also has a great selection. I love the white legging jeans at Gap, too. Super cute!
Little dresses: I love wearing pastel colours and bold colours in the spring and summer. Shades of pink, coral, blue and green is a fun and pretty way to welcome back the sunshine. Club Monaco has some amazing dresses right now. I also love shopping Bloomigdale’s and Nordstrom for dresses and hey—they even deliver to Canada, if you love online shopping.
Stylish shades: I love sunglasses and I always gravitate towards Chanel glasses. I do splurge on my sunglasses, but I wear them all the time and take very good care of them, so that’s my excuse. I’m currently in love with this classic pair of Gucci shades. Perfect for a European summer vacation, no?
Cute flats: I love my Tory Burch Reva flats. They’re comfortable, easy to slip on, and very practical shoes to wear every day. When it comes to comfort, Sam Edelman is also incredible, and this year I’ll be wearing this pair of Felicia nude flats to get around.
Striped dress: What’s more classic than a striped dress? If you look inside my closet, you’ll notice a theme—stripes, stripes, and more stripes. Whether you’re wearing big, bold stripes or smaller stripes, this look is perfect for spring and summer days. I’m in love with this black and white theory dress, and the next time I go shopping, this dress is coming home with me. Gap has a great selection of striped (and very affordable) dresses, too.
The perfect nude heel: Nine West is always one step ahead with the best shoes for every season. The perfect work heel? They’ve got it. The Izzy is one amazing shoe for spring and summer and can be worn with practically everything from a cute cocktail dress to cropped pants and boyfriend jeans. I also love the Mahla, a dressier wedge heel. Both are perfect for spring and summer!
This is only a small glimpse into all the things I want and need for spring and summer. There are so many great options in stores right now, no matter what your style or price range is. Have fun shopping for all things spring!