Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Style Staples

Every year as the days start to get longer and the sun shines a little brighter, I dig into the deep abyss that is my wardrobe and dust off a few basic pieces to see me through the new season. I call these my Spring Staples. These are the pieces that become building blocks to the rest of my outfits. A sort of blank canvas, if you will, to add playful and seasonal touches. Here are the top five fail-safe items that I bring out year after year:

one . classic trench
What can I say about a classic trench coat that hasn't been said before? If you do not own one yet, I really recommend you consider investing. While I usually wear mine over dresses or pants, this year I'm feeling inspired to try them with slouchy boyfriend jeans and a crop top. The great thing about buying your trench coat from Burberry is that they offer complimentary tailoring to your hearts content.

two . white pumps
When it comes to shoes, I prefer a classic silhouette- pointy toes with a 4 inch stiletto heel and minimal to none platform. This year I just can't get enough of white pumps. After scouring the internet for a good few months I finally came across the perfect pair that's both lady-like and sexy. Thank you Michael Kors.

three . statement watch
I liken it to carrying the latest 'it' bag but in a less in-your-face kind of way. A good watch will make you feel 'put together' even on your most dowdiest days. I've had this Christian Dior watch for almost ten years now and I still love how relevant it is during the warmer months. I'll admit, I'm a huge fan of those Michael Kors/Marc Jacobs gold watches, but when it comes to luxury nothing beats an elegant investment piece.

four . pastel polishes
Pretty in pastel, that's how I like my nails in Spring. Actually this year I'm really loving bright white nails. For that I use an Essie polish in Blanc. Along with everything else demure, I'm also loving matching fingers to toes lately. No more two toned shades or interesting graphics. This year it's all about clean, simple, lady-like nails.

five . peachy pout
I love the look of matte lips. It's a great way to add colour without being provocative or suggestive as glossy lips sometimes do. While I prefer a pale pink or deep red in the cooler months, during Spring I love peachy tones. And it just so happens coral/peachy lips are so on-trend right now. Win-Win!

six . fresh flowers:
Although not really something wearable, I just had to throw this last item on the list. To me, fresh flowers are as essential and bread and water (okay, that might be a slight exaggeration but you get the point). A simple vase of fresh cut flowers has an incredible ability to heighten the mood and atmosphere of any room. This is THE Spring staple of all time.


Rachel said...

I need a trench for sure! Now I'm officially on the look out!

Simona said...

I love the idea of building blocks, well I am obsessed by it, but then I forget and go out and buy another top. Love your trench, well actually love everything. Happy second day of spring!

Always Maylee said...

I definitely need white heels, they are amazingly hard to find! And I'm all for pastel polishes for the spring too! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Caitlin M. Peterson of the (ef)Face said...

Great post! I am so hungry for Spring (and a Burberry trench).


Natalia/Shandrese said...

great post! I love those white shoes! I need a pair of white pointy toe heels for spring


Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree with your ideas. The only element that I am missing given this list would be white pumps. I will watch out for some...


A Very Sweet Blog said...

I agree with you Jenee! I love everything on your list! I love the color peach for lips, eyes and cheeks. Its such a great color!Flowers always put a smile on someone's face.

Ann said...

Love those items too
and that Burberry Trench Coat is a classic, such a beauty.
And of course fresh flowers to make us girls happy.

The Dragonfruit said...

I just got some white heels :)
Hehe, good to know its an essential!

Trendy Teal

Unknown said...

Totally agreed, all of these are essential for spring!!!! I've had my white pumps on repeat for weeks now!
Brooke @ what2wear

Unknown said...

Lovely essentials! I'd like to have a burberry trench coat :)

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

I need a trench. I love those white heels! So gorgeous!

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Unknown said...

hi dear! I just found your blog and I love it! great post! love the trench would you like to follow each other via bloglovin and gfc? I always return the follow.let me know

Mrs C said...

Trench is spot on spring! Have a great weekend!


Alyssa said...

Those heels! If I could a) keep the white or b) walk in them, they'd be mine!

Stacy said...

I like all items here!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenee! Great list of spring essentials. Just discovered your lovely blog through Alyssa at The Glossy Life... I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Alissa said...

I just got my first short trench coat and I am super excited about it. I can't wait until it warms up enough for me to get to wear it.

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Absolutely gorgeous choices! The trench and shoes are beautiful and you just reminded me to get a peachy coloured lipstick. :)

Allison said...

I love your spring staples. Everything is just so pretty!! And you are so making me regret returning my trench a few weeks ago!! I bought it, kept looking at it hanging in my closet, and kept thinking, I will probably NEVER wear this. I really wanted to wear it, but in reality, probably never would. But whenever I see one, I want it again!

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audrinajulia said...

Love your spring staple post dear. I'm really dreaming of a Burberry trench, maybe someday if I'm on a cold climate like you do for now she's on my forever list to have. Loving the stiletto too, one really keeps sexy to look AT wearing those.Thanks for keeping me inspired in your fashion list.:)


Unknown said...

Yay! Love your spring staples Jenee! You'll look beautiful in all of it. I was addicted to matte coral lipstick last summer, You're inspiring me to start wearing it again!

xo Mary Jo

Isa said...

I love this photo, I love the MK shoes, and I love your taste in nail polish colors! New follower!

Rebecca said...

Ohhhhhh a Burberry trench is a dream & that pair of MK whites are just divine!!!


Hanni's said...

I love this post, the mix, the colors. Just great!

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