The holidays have come and gone and once again it's that time of year that I don't really like. The weather's pretty blah, I have to go back to school in a little less than two weeks, there aren't any holidays for awhile and I'm longing for spring break! Luckily, stores are already springing ahead and stocking pieces that will be more appropriate in two months but nevertheless, they remind me that the world goes on and soon enough it'll be springtime again.
American Eagle's already got a pretty decent selection of springwear in stores and online. I went shopping there a week ago and I was surprised to find that most of their winter stuff was gone or on the clearance racks. I did get a pretty good deal on a pair of their new jeans style, slouchy. They look best cuffed and will be perfect as spring capris. Be warned that they only come in regular length, so if you're a petite like me, they'll fit more like crops. But they're a great alternative to the ever-popular skinny jeans and can still work in the winter by tucking them into boots. The AE Sky-High Wedge Sandal ($49.50) is a simple wedge that will look great with the slouchy jeans or any other cropped pants. You'll stand tall in these no matter where you go in them.
Hollister is currently offering their Spring Preview, where you can check out their spring 2011 styles online before they're available in all stores. The Palm Canyon dress ($39.50) is a flirty floral dress perfect for picnics and luncheons. For that spring break trip, invest in a new swimsuit, like the Royal Palms Beach Blue bikini (top, $34.50, bottom, $24.50, Epic Only). It's perfect for those of us with smaller busts that need a little oomph--it has a padded push-up top and the floral pattern will fill out your chest in a natural-looking way.
If you've missed your shorts, why not hit up A&F for the latest trend--high waisted shorts? The Beth shorts ($58) are perfect at elongating your legs, which is a problem a lot of us petites have. They come in sizes 00-12, so they'll fit a variety of frames. They've also got a great selection of blouses that are great if you want to show off your girly side. The Belle shirt ($58) is classic and delicate.
Get ready to dive into spring head-first with all these new arrivals!