how to wear a romper for spring

how to wear a romper for spring

how to wear a romper for spring

how to wear a romper for spring

 

I have this thing with rompers. And with the thought of summer + sunshine, I am gushing over them right now! I’m always checking them out at my favorite shops and especially love the floral patterns. (This is getting romantic). And with summer vacations coming up, this is the perfect little outfit to wear for a casual afternoon or dinner out. They are so INCREDIBLY easy to style because you hardly have to worry about matching. All you really need to add are shoes–if you want. But since it is still not quite summer yet, I’m sharing this cute outfit plus tips on how to style a romper for spring.

Honestly, I found this romper at Kohl’s. I’m usually not a huge fan of Kohl’s (I’m much too faithful to Target)–but this was just too cute not to share. I can’t find it online, although I just purchased it the other day. I linked some others down below that you can find on Amazon. Since spring can still be a bit chilly to pull off your typical summer romper, there are a few ways you can make it spring appropriate.

Sleeves

Finding a romper with long sleeves is perfect for spring (or summer nights). While sleeveless is cute, it can be a bit too summery for spring–especially if the temps are still on the cooler side. Long sleeves compensate for the shorts + add a bit more warmth.

Jacket or Sweater

You really can’t go wrong with a good jean jacket. It is a great staple to keep on hand because it goes with so much, making it worth the investment. Especially pairing one with a flowy top or dress is a cute way to wear a jean jacket and add structure. I love the rough + pretty combo. If you want to keep the outfit softer, pair the romper instead with a cardi.

Shoes

I have been wearing these booties all spring. I wore them in my spring transition post that you can check out. They are my favorite go-tos. Until you can pull of the sandals, they are a great alternative. Peep-toe booties would also work well too if you are looking at how to style a romper for spring. If the romper is more casual, you could even go with sneakers or slip-ons as well.


How to style a spring trench coat

How to style a spring trench coat

How to style a spring trench coat

How to style a spring trench coat

How to style a spring trench coat

How to style a spring trench coat

 

Hey Lovelies. I’m sharing this perfect little spring trench coat today and some of the best ways to style one. For those of you who don’t know, I live in NE Ohio, just south of Cleveland. Which means that while it is technically spring, it doesn’t really feel like spring yet. However, I’m sick of wearing heavy winter clothing–it’s getting old. This jacket is great for spring but will still keep you warm.

I found this jacket at Express. It is full price now, however just last week it was 40% off. So keep an eye out for that sale to pop back up. I’ll link it below. It comes in a few colors including a yellow and light pink (black if you want to keep it classic). The colors are perfect for spring, and I fell in love with this dusty blue hue (I love it with the white denim). In addition to the colors, it is a lighter material so you don’t feel weighed down. I also love the style because it offers a casual + classy look. I prefer to keep things simple so a trench coat like this is easygoing but also really pulls an outfit together.

White denim! I should not be trusted with white–even though I love the brightness of these pants. (I just like cheeseburgers + mayonnaise too much.) But pants like these are perfect because they are a great seasonal look that offers enough coverage to keep you warm. And they will last you all through the summer. Just throw on a tank and a pair of sandals for summer days and a jean jacket for the nights.

 Trench coats look great with jeans or dress pants. I like them paired with pants that are tighter around the ankles because the slimmer bottoms are a nice contrast with the flow and flair of the jacket. If your pants are too wide or baggy, it will all run together which will take away from your shape and make you look sloppy. Your pants don’t have to be tight by any means–especially if you are uncomfortable with that feel. Just make sure they are your size and fit properly.

If you are looking for a dressier look, pair it with a skirt or dress that is more fitted. A pencil skirt is a great option or my body con dress from my most recent post would be perfect. If your bottoms are longer and loser I would suggest instead wearing a cropped jacket to break it up. But since trench coats tend to be longer, don’t style it with anything that will look too baggy.

 I love simple + easygoing, so I just paired this with your typical tee. Knotting it on the bottom adds a cute little detail (you don’t have to buy them pre-knotted, lol!). I generally tend to like looser tops overall, but with this jacket you really can’t go wrong with the top you choose. Just stay away from anything that looks too casual (like a flannel, hoodie or workout clothes). But other than that, your options are pretty open.

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styling a body con dress

the new little black dress

 

Hey guys! Just stoppin’ in to share this look with you real quick. This bodycon dress is the perfect staple item to have on hand because it can do everything. Consider it your new little black dress for spring and summer. I love outfits that are easygoing and laid back with no fixing, adjusting, or rearranging needed, and this dress is easy to just throw on and wear as is. I love it paired with this denim jacket + bright white sneakers–it’s a laid back look for spring. It will also great with sandals and make a perfect dress to take with you on vacation.

I have also worn this dress downtown as well. I styled it with flats but heels or wedges would dress it up (especially with summer coming up). Also, I love statement necklaces and although I didn’t wear one here, the dress’ high neckline is perfect for a statement necklace, especially since the dress itself is simple + solid. This dress is from Lulus, and they also carry it in burgundy, black, and grey. Personally, I really like this blue because it it something different from my usual neutral default but still so incredibly versatile. It’s also a nice color for spring/summer to brighten up my winter wardrobe.

That’s all! short + sweet.