Spring has arrived, and guess what else has? Festival season—a time for culture, music and, of course, fashion. Festival fashion is so unique because there really aren’t any rules, except the mandate to express yourself. Wear layers, mix patterns and just have fun with style.
1. Boho Kimono A fringed kimono screams “festival fashion.” Pair it with a lace bralette, acid-washed denim shorts and combat boots, then top it all off with gold accent jewelry. Kimonos are great because they’re super versatile. For instance, if you want something a little more modest than a bralette, you can throw on a plain tee or a plain camisole and you’ll still look amazing.
3. The Golden Girl You can never go wrong with simplicity and a touch of gold. You could get lost in this mini dress, but lace cut-outs keep it flirty and feminine. A gold headband, matching clutch and layered necklace complete the look.
Festival fashion is all about being yourself, so don’t be afraid to break fashion rules or incorporate unique elements into your look. Have a great time at whatever festivals you’re attending this spring—and even if you’re not hitting the festival circuit, be different with your fashions and try these looks out.
During my spring break trip to NYC, I stayed at The New York Palace Hotel for a night—and if y’all aren’t aware, The Palace is where Serena and Chuck lived during the first two seasons of “Gossip Girl.” (Exciting, right!?) I was so inspired by “Gossip Girl” for this OOTD, not so much by Serena as by Blair. Blair is most definitely my spirit animal, and this outfit manages to capture her preppy style while intertwining a bit of my own. This outfit is the perfect mix of B and C! (Blair and Caroline, haha.)
“Destiny is for losers. It’s just a lame excuse for letting things happen to you instead of making them happen.” -Blair Waldorf
For a company that began as a shoe store, we don’t talk about shoes nearly enough around here (or at least on this blog). That, combined with spring’s official arrival, meant we couldn’t help but highlight these adorable floral sandals.
The floral print. We love the soft floral print on these sandals—it’s perfect for spring and summer, and it adds a little bit of feminine flair to the otherwise simple design.
The slender ankle strap. This little ankle strap is so on-trend right now. It emphasizes the minimalist design of the shoe, not to mentions it’s super functional. Say goodbye to walking out of your shoes!
The classic heel height. The heel is about 3 inches high—very chic. It’ll give you a sophisticated, classic look without being so high that it’s hard to walk in.
But if you’re averse to heels, we also love these floral flats. Happy spring!
Maxi dresses have always held a special place in my heart. Every year I use the coming of spring and anticipation of summer as an excuse to bust out these babies! Whether you’re going on a tropical vacay or relaxing with friends, maxis are perfect for any occasion and can be styled many different ways.
I kept it casual with a lacey bralette and some girly flats. I’m really diggin’ the simplistic, effortless vibe this outfit gives. For a fun finishing touch, I tied the bottom of my maxi into a big knot, exposing just a bit of ankle.
Next, I threw on a crocheted white top and gold statement necklace—perfect for a lunch with the girls. The additional detail (intricate top and multi-strand necklace) makes it a tad more dressy, but still maintains a carefree vibe.
This third look is perfect for a night out on a tropical vacation. (So jealous!) A bold statement necklace, thin leather belt and brown strappy heels are all easy ways to dress up any outfit, and they’re easy enough to squeeze in your suitcase. Score!
On those days when you’re running around doing errands or just shopping, sometimes it’s nice to have a casual outfit that is still stylish.
With this transition from winter to spring, the weather can be confusing—it will look sunny, but it’s only 55 degrees! Clare chose a beanie and jeans for the cooler moments, and sunnies with a loose fitting T-shirt for the warmer moments. Black patent Vans and a vintage digital watch add a sporty, stylish edge. (Clare loves edge!)
Hold up, Los Angeles, you can’t just tease me with 70- and 80-degree weather, then just welcome March with chilly 40- or 50-degree temperatures plus rain?! What’s a girl to do when all her winter sweaters are packed away and replaced with spring dresses and skirts?
I’m sure Cali will heat up soon, but for anyone in cooler climates, here’s an easy rainy-day OOTD. Also, for those of you on the East coast, feel free to laugh at my dramatic cold weather intolerance. (Haha, I’m sure 50 degrees and a sprinkle of rain is nothing for y’all!)
A simple spring outfit for me consists of a skirt and button-up. I kept warm and dry with tights, knee socks, a rain jacket and leather boots. A warm flannel under the jacket is a cozy solution if you’re still feeling cold. And if the rain is really crazy, why not opt for a pair of Hunter rain boots? I might just get myself a pair, and will definitely keep this rain jacket out for possible April showers!
It’s the plain truth that I am one DIY diva. I love creating new fun things for an affordable price. I mean, who doesn’t? I recently created these crochet-doily pom-pom balls (boy, that was a mouthful) that are perfect for adding a li’l springtime pizzazz to your room.
-Paper doilies (I got mine in a cute packet from Michaels)
1. Start by cutting a long piece of string and glue it in the middle of a doily. We’ll call this our main doily.
2. Then take four other doilies and fold them into quarters.
3. Take your hot glue gun and place a small dot of glue on the point of each folded doily. Glue each one to the middle of the main doily.
4. Pinch your quarter doilies in the middle and fluff them out, makin’ them look all voluminous!
5. Repeat steps 1-4, but don’t glue the string onto your second set of doilies. You should end up with two different main doilies, one with a string and one without a string.
6. Now glue the two sides together, creating one giant, fluffed-up doily ball! it’s best to glue them down the center as well as around the edges to ensure that they’re super secure.
And that’s it! You just made these adorable pom-poms that are perfect for springtime. The only thing left to do is hang them from the ceiling with a push pin and your room will be instantly spring-ified!
To see more spring decorating projects, check out the latest DIY video on my YouTube channel!