Today I’m joining my friend Jennifer of A Well Styled Life to talk about our Spring Wardrobe Essentials. I’ll admit, with life still not quite back to what we consider normal, my day-to-day wardrobe at the moment is still rather…well, basic. It’s all about functional clothes that I can wear at home and for those few errands out in the world.
Spring wardrobe essentials for polished casual style
But that doesn’t mean I’m living in sweats and loungewear. I like to be dressed and put-together even at home. I find it helps me to feel more “present and accounted for.” So for this post, I’ll focus on a few specific styles that are my go-to’s (a capsule wardrobe, if you will) to for a comfortable, “polished casual” look this Spring.
Light(er) wash and white/off-white jeans
It’s true, I mostly live in jeans. This Spring my “jeans jam” is a slim, straight-leg style in a medium to light wash or off-white.
“Slim” leg doesn’t mean a true skinny though. Especially with lighter washes, I like to opt for a bit of ease in the leg. A few of my favorite styles:
We’ll still enjoy Sweater Weather here (at least intermittently) for several weeks, so sweaters that can layer will be workhorses in my Spring wardrobe. Lightweight cashmere and wool are least bulky, but lightweight knits with cotton, linen, and tencel can work for those who are sensitive to wool.
Sweaters are also a great way to add some color, which I’ve found can be an instant mood lifter. A few more layering sweater options:
Yes, I’m kind of addicted. 😆 But a striped tee really provides a lot of visual bang for the buck…it looks great layered underneath a sweater or jacket, or adds interest when worn on its own.
More striped tees & tops:
In addition to keeping me warm, a lightweight jacket adds structure, and makes a casual outfit look more “finished.”
Mornings and evenings can be chilly, and a scarf not only adds some color, but keeps my neck warm. 🥰 This time of year a large wool scarf feels like too much, so I’ve been wearing my silk scarves and cotton bandanas.
More Spring scarves:
I’ve been mostly alternating between a pair of sleek white hi-tops, and slip-on platform sneakers.
Loafers & oxfords
When I want a break from my sneakers, I reach for a comfy pair of loafers or oxfords. I love the bit of refinement and touch of personality they add to a casual look! ✨
It’s been too cool yet for me to break out the sandals, but when I do, I stick to styles that are comfortable and supportive. I love metallic finishes, and a little bit of a platform and/or wedge. (But I’m also a fan of Birkenstock Arizona sandals for wearing around the house and walking the dog. 😉 )
(I wore a similar pair all over Paris in complete comfort
during our last visit. 👍)
I know I probably should wear hats more often, but I tend to feel silly in most of them. But I never leave the house without sunscreen!
And I always wear sunglasses!
Please go visit Jennifer. I can’t wait to see what her Spring essentials are!
So tell me, what are your wardrobe essentials this Spring?