Today's guest post comes from the gorgeous and ever-chic Hillary of gleam of rose tea (her main website here, her outfits here). She has the most effortless classic style and the greatest hair, plus she has bean boots, too. We swapped posts on five things we can't wait to wear for spring, so check hers out here and then go check out my list on Hillary's awesome blog here.
This spring I am going for a “refined” look (think Jackie O with a Lauren Bush twist). Tailored dresses, pink nails, and effortless jewelry will be my go-to’s. It doesn’t seem too hard, but knowing the line between staples and boring can sometimes be blurry. Here is a list of five things I can’t wait to wear. With these looks, it is good to remember less is always more.
Dresses, pants, shorts, sandals. You name it. I love wearing white because it is such a fresh pallet. It also makes your tan look great. This spring I will be wearing a white linen vintage dress I just found that looks like it should be worn on the prairie. Everything white looks good with “hard” pieces like chunky brown sandals, thick belts, and heavy necklaces.
Brown, black, gladiator, leather, straw, platforms, thick and thin straps.
Flowers, pins, jewels, big beads, lots of little chains. I even might try out some little studded belts, thin ones, from j.crew or I could make one.
Chignons, classic pony tails, hair coifs, side buns, messy french twists. A lot of hair for the spring is up and out of the face. I am going to be following suit with less structured styles of the classic up-do’s.
Shift dresses, trench coats, satin and chiffon blouses, structured pants. I want to wear statement pieces and fewer layers. I will be making a conscious effort not to wear a dress, tank top, cardigan, leggings, and coat. That is too much of a hassle now (and it is much too hot).
What are you looking forward to wearing for spring?
How chic is she? You can read her style blog here. And also find Hillary's unbelievable etsy shop here, packed to the brim with awesome vintage and handmade goodies like this rad scarf, this floral pin, and this so-cute-it-hurts patterned skirt.