Hit Refresh: 5 Items I'm Ditching for Spring (and 5 I'm Adding)
Ahh, spring cleaning. It's a phrase that is often used outside of its literal context. I just did a quick google search and it appears to be that this age-old saying has historic roots within multiple cultures. Well, hundreds of years ago they knew what was up. The concept of doing a deep cleanout come springtime just so happens to be one of my personal favorite personal traditions. Sending off boxes of coats to my parent's basement knowing that the temperatures won't drop low enough where we'll be needing them for many months is the greatest feeling. And so is introducing the cute spring pieces I've been wanting to wear for so long.
This year's spring cleaning is going to be a bit trend-driven. Certain items that I wore last year had their moment but are a bit overdue for a trip to my local clothing drop-off spot and I'm ready to adopt more timeless pieces that can be worn for so many different occasions. And like any wardrobe haul, I've made this one budget-friendly with the latest Who What Wear x Target drop that feels like a peek into spring.
Ditching: Revealing Tank Tops
Invest In: Breezy Blouses
The products that always sell out fast from Who What Wear x Target are always cute tops. I mean, you can never have enough of them. I've had my share of revealing tank tops and this spring I'm wearing more demure tops that have unique features like peplum, cotton poplin, cute prints, and puff sleeves.
This top sold out in two days last year, so you might want to take advantage of the restock.
I love a nice shade of blue as the weather warms up.
Ditching: Super-Short Hemlines
Invest In: Midi Dresses
Another aspect of spring that I'm going to shy away from this year is the popular notion of adopting very short hemlines as soon as the temperature hits 60 degrees. I can get overly excited and move too fast too soon and the next thing you know I'm already in mini skirts. This year, I'll ease into my skirts and dresses, holding off on the tights, by choosing midi hemlines. How chic.
I couldn't believe a dress like this could be under $40.
The belt is optional making it two looks in one.
Ditching: Skinny Jeans
Invest In: Wide-Leg Leather Pants
I used to run for a pair of cropped skinny jeans in warmer weather but I've learned my lesson. A wide-leg or flared pant is much chicer. They enhance the waistline and make the legs look miles long. Stunning.
Much more comfortable than the skinny-jean option.
This is the best update your classic trousers could have right now.
I like that it's cropped but not too cropped.
Toss: Graphic Tees
Invest In: Striped Knits
You guys know I love a good graphic T-shirt, but these days, striped shirts and sweaters are feeling much more elevated for me. It gives off the French-girl vibe that we are all trying to attain and is forever timeless. Bon apétit.
The little flare at the sleeves, I'm obsessed.
Toss: Skintight Tops
Invest In: Buttons Everywhere
Oh, how much I used to love the skintight top—especially in college. I still love a form-fitting moment but nothing too tight, please. Currently, I'm into the buttoned collar moment that is happening all over knitwear right now. You have the option to button all the way up or leave it open halfway to show some skin. I like to play around with both.
I've tried this dress, and guys, it's so good.
Reminding you again of how good this one is.
Anything ribbed automatically looks more expensive.
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