Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Spring Ahead!

Brrrrrr! Seems like it's cold all across the U.S. It sure is here in Colorado--it's about 0 degrees, but with the windchill it feels well below that. We usually don't get temps this cold here, so it's definitely a wake-up call! My jackets and winter accessories sure will get a lot of use this week.
That's why I'm looking forward to spring more than ever! I can't wait for 70 degree weather, budding trees, blooming flowers and the smell of warm, fresh air. I can't wait to do my homework out on the green grass and go for long walks without freezing my butt off. I can't wait to eat berries again, and sip lemonade out in the sunshine. And of course, I can't wait to wear spring clothes, either! Luckily, you don't have to wait to buy these things--they're in stores right now. Here's a highlight of a few of my favorite springy pieces.
  • ABERCROMBIE & FITCH: Get ready for flowers, flowers and more flowers! A&F is big on the floral prints this season. Look for them in the usual places, such as swingy minis (like the Megan skirt, $50, or the Chloe skirt, $68) and the unexpected, such as adorned on a cardigan (Jorie sweater, $58) or on the inside of a striped tote (Preppy Beach Tote, $48).
  • AMERICAN EAGLE: After a grey winter, spice up your life with a little color. AE's just the place to find pieces in every color of the rainbow...even a few you've never seen before! Try a blue the color of the Caribbean (AE Crochet Detail Racer Tank, $19.95, in crush teal). Go for a juicy tangerine (AEO Suede Ballet Flat, $34.50, in orange). Fall in love with lavendar (AE Solid Bandeau Bikini Top and AE Solid Ruched Bikini Bottom, $24.50 each, in soft lilac). Bite into a yummy melon (AE Favorite Artist Pant, $39.50, in red). Whatever your color preference, you can't go wrong!
  • HOLLISTER: HCo.'s usual beachy vibe has been taken up a notch--now you can find tons of girly picks that flow well with the laidback options. Try a dress (Westwards, $39.50, Epic Only, in pink floral) paired under a sporty windbreaker (Fountain Valley, $79.50, in red). Or go with a ruffly cardi (Point Vicente, $49.50, in turquoise) over a plaid button-down (Brooks Street, $39.50, in pink plaid) and a pair of dark wash shorts (Shaw's Cove, $39.50).
You can still stock up on spring wear before the winter storms are over--come spring, you'll be more than ready to start wearing all your new stuff!

Spring Ahead!


1 comment:

  1. I really like the picture spread you created with this post! The cute clothes you chose for it really get me in the mood for spring!