NEW IN MY CLOSET
I’ve added a few new pieces to my closet for spring that I thought I’d share with you all! My favorite thing about the season is that I get to be more creative than, say, in the winter or the summer. It’s such a transition season and it’s not all about the pastels and florals; there’s so much more room to play! So I’ve been picking out pieces that I’ll be using to jazz up my spring wardrobe.
The first addition are these incredibly non-Forever-21-looking loafers from Forever 21!! I was on the Forever 21 website and these loafers really caught my eye, specifically that faux zipper trim. Without the trim, which is actually a pretty minor detail, I don’t think I’d be quite as interested in these. I’ve been looking for good menswear pieces for my wardrobe and these loafers are just perfect. The best part? They’re just 30 bucks. And they’re actually really well made… You would never guess they’re from Forever 21!
Next up is a bag I spotted at Bloomingdale’s while I was shopping around for a wallet. I don’t have very many crossbody bags, so it was a combination of necessity and pure aesthetic perfection that drew me to this beautiful Rebecca Minkoff bag. It’s got the perfect amount of detail in the fringe and the studs to make it fun and interesting without being overwhelming. The fact that it’s a flat bag, too, makes it great for concerts, festivals, or just a casual day out where you might be walking a lot.
The loafers weren’t the only shoes I picked up from Forever 21! For Valentine’s Day I always get together with my college roommates for a little party, and one of the girls, Lauren, was wearing these super cute booties. When I asked her where they were from, she said Forever 21, and I immediately got my phone to start shopping, ha! Now these are the perfect booties for the spring: I can see them with a boho type dress, denim cut offs, jeans, skirts… There’s so much you can do with these. It’s an extremely comfortable shoe, and also rings up at about 30 dollars!
Finally, there’s an entirely new outfit from Zara in my closet! This is where spring style can get interesting, because I was able to throw in a scarf and a deep color like olive in the mix and still keep the entire look season appropriate. I love everything about this look; it’s slouchy and cozy but still gives off a strong, solid vibe. The skirt, especially, is one of my favorite elements in this look because it’s got two additional panels on the sides over the actual skirt. In fact, I tailored this skirt quite a bit… It used to be about 4-5 inches longer! But since the top is oversized I wanted to keep the bottom as mini as possible. And those gladiator sandals! I’ve always had a hard time with these, but I feel like I finally found a pair I could make work with different looks. Given that they’re a taupe/nude shade, it’s less overwhelming than a darker gladiator sandal might be. The brick scarf, olive/khaki skirt, and taupe/nude sandals make this outfit earth-tone perfection!