Whenever you're seeking marvelous muses galore and fresh outfit ideas, there's one locale that never fails to deliver: the street! It's a personal-style paradise that always offers up intriguing clothing combos and encourages experimentation. What are we seeing a ton of and loving this spring? Neutrals, mixed prints, light or bright accents, and Talbots. That's right...Talbots. Their stores are brimming with so many spot-on pieces, we decided to share six superb spring looks that caught our eye on the street. And by the way, these easy-to-execute ensembles are just the tip of the style iceberg. If you like what you see here, and we think you will, check out Red Chair Confessions, the hot new blog from a revamped Talbots. It's a place to fess up, dress up, covet and share, discover, rethink, inspire and be inspired, expose, desire, brag a little and confess a lot. Plus, the site is simply stuffed with fashion tips, so make sure you visit it today!
Parisian stripes plus stylish leather shorts equals a darling outfit.
One essential wardrobe item that everyone should possess is a simple, striped t-shirt. It's the perfect year-round pick, as it promises to add a little insouciant spirit to any outfit. It looks particularly chic for spring and summer worn with a darling pair of leather shorts and a slim scarf in an interesting print. (It's all about mixing and matching patterns this season, you know!) If you need this singularly stylish piece, check out Talbots' Boat Stripe Tee ($34.50); it is an excellent option at a very reasonable price. Plus, in addition to the black-and-white version shown here, it's also available in Viridian Green (deep leaf green), Adriatic (light blue), and Titan Blue (ocean blue)! Wear it with a contrasting scarf, like the Paisley Sash ($34) in Almond Buff, and a feminine pair of metallic sandals, like the Ankle-Strap Wedges ($109) in Metallic Pewter, for an on-trend and adorable look!
Chic, neutral separates give trendy tie-dye a sophisticated air.
Though there were many key trends on the spring runways, it seemed like every designer fell head-over-heels in love with a neutral palette. It was the fashion message of the season: everyone must wear nude, beige, and bisque! In addition to being the of-the-moment hues, these soft tones balance out a bold print beautifully, as you can see from the look above! To emulate this ensemble, all you have to do is pick up Talbots' Belted Anorak ($149, featured color is available in-stores only) in Clay¬--a versatile piece you're sure to wear all season long¬--plus the slightly oversized Python-Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag ($249), and a Patent Belt ($34) in Metallic Gold. These chic neutrals look amazing individually, but they're really divine when worn all at once!
Interesting and bright accessories personalize a classic pencil skirt.
A plain pencil skirt is always a wardrobe staple for sophisticated tastemakers, but it's also a piece that's ripe for reinterpretation. Simply upgrading to a fabulous tailored version in a textured fabric¬--like Talbots' Textured Tweed Pencil Skirt ($99) in Brown¬--will make an outfit so much more interesting and truly take it to the next level. Of course you can amplify this spot-on item even more by styling it with a bright bag and an edgy socks-with-sandals combo. A colorful tote, like the Beacon Hill Satchel ($250) in Yellow, offers a sunny counterpoint to the skirt's professional crispness, while the Vine-Floral Trouser Socks ($9) in Neutral Multi add some playful nuance to a stellar pair of platform sandals!
Bold black accessories give a ladylike dress some modern edge.
One of the best parts about the rising temperatures is that it means it's finally time to start shopping for a spring must-buy: the feminine floral dress. The right iteration can be one of the most versatile weapons in your fashion arsenal, as it brings a little seasonal spirit to your favorite bold, black accessories. Happily you don't have to invest a fortune in your floral frock, simply check out the noteworthy versions at Talbots, including the divine Wisteria-Print Dress ($149) in Picasso/Bluestone. The pretty print is totally in sync with the runway trends, while the dress' simple cap sleeves and full skirt make it a go-to choice for the warmer months. Accentuate it with an equally gorgeous Bib Necklace ($79) in Amazonite and you're sure to get envious looks wherever you go!
Light-colored accents look fresh with an all-denim ensemble.
Every season it's important to find a few fabulous accents to enliven all of your hardworking foundation pieces. Right now, the items you should look for are smart accessories in pale tones, with a focus on outerwear and handbags¬--the most noteworthy components of any outfit. Talbots' Colored Denim Jacket ($89) in Murano Glass is one can't-miss option that looks particularly current, especially when paired with a denim button-down shirt and slim jeans. If you're in search of an equally fresh handbag, you'll love the softly structured shape and creamy color of the Beacon Hill Exotic Leather Shoulder Bag ($300) in Eggshell. Of course, for extra style points, don't forget to tie a silky scarf to the bag's chain strap: the results will be so seasonal and chic!
A floral cardi, fun skirt, and sparkly bag make a party-perfect look.
Versatile pieces that can easily transition your outfit from day-to-night are invariably the most important items in your wardrobe, which is why this cardi-party ensemble works. The floral sweater is a superb option for the office, but it also looks cute with fancier fare; try it knotted at the waist and worn with a full tulle skirt, sparkly bag, and several chunky pearl chokers. To recreate this outfit, check out Talbots' Antique-Floral Cardigan ($89) in Viridian Multi: the three-quarter sleeves are perfect for spring. Combined with your favorite full mini¬--plus Talbots' Short Graduated Faux-Pearl Necklace ($39) in Ivory and the Classic Faux-Pearl Necklace ($39)¬--you'll have a festive and fabulous party look!