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Transition pieces in any wardrobe are always nice, but as an Oregon girl its an absolute must! It's typically still snowing when the new spring line hit's the shelves and if you're anything like me it's hard to resist all those gorgeous florals, strappy sandals and light denim washes.
That's why transition pieces are so key in welcoming the newest trends, while still surviving that winter weather. Some of my favorite transitions include pairing chunky sweaters with short, shorts. Breaking out the peep toes vs. all the straps and layering outerwear over short and/or sleeveless tops.
It's okay to layer. Throwing a t-shirt or bodysuit under a strappy jean dress just adds a layer of interest and extends the wear of the piece and your outwear can drape below your bottom hem line. So don't you dare hold back all the mixing and matching! Have some fun with it, you'll be surprised how many outfits you can pull together when you start thinking outside of the box.
Now, when I say 'Back To The Basics' by that I mean finding your confidence in clothes. Learning to play up the things you love about yourself and tone down the things that you well, don't. As forbidden as that is to say, I believe you can still love yourself and laugh at those empty change purses your two kids left you with as boobs. #momboobs
Fashion is simply a trend that's forever changing and style is what you choose to make of those trends. I knew at a very young age that what's important about someone is on the inside. It took me awhile longer to realize that it's okay to care about the outside and in doing so, you can drastically improve your self confidence.
Style to me, is food for the soul. It's not about comparing my physical appearance to someone else's. It's about loving myself and knowing what makes me feel unstoppable.
It's part of what helps me make it through this messy motherhood gig and still feel put together. It's amazing what an outfit can do for a girl! I swear retail therapy is totally a thing. I'm just a mom, trying to make it and that starts every morning in my closet.
"Fashions fade, style is eternal." —Yves Saint Laurent
So, I hope you find my wardrobe journey inspiring and if nothing else laugh along with me during one of the most challenging seasons of my life; motherhood. Because like I said before, it's all about getting back to the basics and by that I mean finding your confidence in clothes.
Spring cleaning; wardrobe edition. Pack away all of those dark's and bring out everything light.
Tis' the season for the lightest washes, strappy wedges and A L L things wicker.
I can't get enough of the super high-waist trend and while you may call these mom jeans, I call them flattering AF. I'm obsessed with distressed denim this year as well. Not only am I in love with the visual interest it adds to every outfit, it allows me to wear long pants on days it's hot as a mother, but this mama just doesn't feel like showing all that leg.
I have a new found love for the details. I'm a sucker for the basics it's true, but scallop an edge, add a ruffle or pop on some pom-poms and that basic bitch just went fashionista. Try to purchase pieces that have a pop. I promise it'll make you feel pretty and that visual interested will take your outfits to the next level. Just take baby steps and you'll be going bold in no time!
Now that your closet is clear and ready for spring, here are a few of my current favorites...