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Mar 20, 2017

Spring Staples

It looks like summer temperatures are sticking around for a little while longer here in Los Angeles, which I am definitely not complaining about since our winter was a little rough this year, well…by our standards anyway. But the warm weather is the reason why spring/summer wardrobe, a.k.a. my dress code, has been on my mind a lot lately and I’ve been stocking up on a few staples for the upcoming season. Not complaining about that either! Because is there anything better than shopping for upcoming season? This month, I partnered with Express to refresh my wardrobe. 

Though in general my outfits vary from day to day; sometimes I feel like going totally casual, and some days I feel like dressing up for no particular reason, when it comes to my wardrobe staples, I always go for clothes that I will feel most comfortable in and most myself. Basically the kind of pieces that will be on constant rotation for the next few months.

For the most part, my staples always include denim, wear-anywhere off-the-shoulder dresses, and easy-breezy tops with cute details. Denim paired with cute tops is my favorite off-duty look. Comfortable and stylish, I think what I love about jeans the most is how easy they are to style. A simple accessory change like swapping out sneakers for heels and an oversized tote for a structured bag can transform denim from casual to dressy and I think it is this particular quality I enjoy so much. The pair from Express in this beautiful light bluish-gray wash is a favorite as of late. Aside from the wash, I am obsessed with the fit, not too tight yet not totally slouchy and with a perfect amount of stretch, I can’t stop wearing these! 

Also, I can’t talk about wardrobe staples without mentioning off-the-shoulder dresses. Feminine and delicate, there is something universally appealing about them and come spring/summer, I can’t imagine my wardrobe without them. Currently, the one I am sporting in today’s post from Express is the one I’ve been wearing the most! For today’s look, I paired it with white slides and a bright red bag for a pop of color, but it’s equally appealing styled with cute high heel sandals for a dressier look. Love that!

Last but certainly not least are tops with cute details like the adorable striped number with front ruffle I’m wearing today. Perfect in every way, I really can’t decide what it is I love most about it, the ruffle detail, the color combo or the fit! Oh, and this particular shade of blue pairs beautifully with just about every denim wash imaginable, a quality I definitely appreciate, since as you well know versatility is what I look for the most in clothing.

What about you guys, what spring/summer staples make up your dress code?

Thank you Express for partnering on this post!

 

EXPRESS Striped ruffle blouse, high waisted distressed ankle jeans & striped off the shoulder dress

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