So we’re a little over a month into spring! And I feel some shifts happening in my style!
Keep scrolling to see 11 of my favorite looks from this month — and to hear 4 of my key style observations.
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1 | Sporty is king.
Looking at this collection of outfits, I see one strong theme: SPORTY! I favored bike shorts, sweatshirts, canvas totes, parachute pants, basic tees, baseball caps, and sneakers of all sorts.
There’s a hefty dose of minimalism in there too — clean lines, neutral colors, unfussy black flip flops, an intentionally understated 90’s handbag.
And then there’s a hint of classic style in there — straight leg jeans, a cashmere cardigan, simple dresses, and button up shirts.
Looking forward: I love the sporty aesthetic and only see it continuing as the weather gets warmer.
2 | My basics are really working for me.
I’m currently noticing that my closet is set when it comes to basics.
I’ve been working towards building a solid foundation of basics for quite some time now, and I feel like I’m there.
So I’m at the point in my wardrobe-building process where it’s now time to shift away from purchasing basics, and shift my attention towards incorporating a few non-basics into my closet.
I don’t want to dip too far into fantasy dressing — you know, when you buy clothes you love in theory, but never actually wear in your real life — so my goal here is to go very slow.
Looking forward: There are two “going out” tops I’m interested in trying — a strapless top and a knit vest top. We’ll see!
3 | Yep, I’m really feeling color!
I wrote about this in my last monthly wrap up — but I’m so drawn to color right now! And I’m going to lean into that.
I added a couple of green pieces and one blue piece to my wardrobe in April. Honestly, I’m down for more!
Looking forward: Blues and greens are what I’m feeling the most, so I’m going to keep going that direction.
4 | New hair
Did you catch the new hairstyle in photos 8 & 9? It’s all thanks to my Hair Waver.
And wow, what a difference a new hairstyle makes on my overall aesthetic! Big, curly hair just adds this super laid-back vibe to my outfits.
Even better, I’ve discovered styling my hair this way actually works better the dirtier my hair is. So I can stretch an extra day or so between washes! Ideal for summer.
Since the Waver is a heat tool, I always use a heat protectant. The Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil is my fav. And once I’m finished curling it, I use Bumble and Bumble Thickening Airspun Texture Spray to give it more volume and to help the curl hold better.
Looking forward: I’m excited to continue playing with this curly style.
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I’d love to hear if you have any takeaways from your own personal style this month. Noticing any shifts in your style right now? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
I hope you’re having a nice Monday. Thank you so much for reading my blog!
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My favorite clothing blogger out there!!! Thank you for the effort you put into doing this. Keep up the good work!
That means SO much to me, Mary! Thank you! <3
Thank you so much Mary! <3
Love this post. I just wanted to say the way you write is so gentle, smart, and soothing. It’s a breath of fresh air to read everything you write.
Thank you Ally, this means so much to me. <3
I love the curly look on you! Granted, I have curly hair so I am biased but it does really suit you!
Also wanted to say that I bought one of those body skimming tees from Abercrombie on your rec, and it was SO good that I went back and bought two more colors! Thank you!
Thanks Jessica! I’m really enjoying the curly look! And I’m so glad to hear you loved the Abercrombie tee — isn’t it great? So happy with mine.
In love w your (#7, #11) green (perfect green) poplin shirt — too bad Monrow doesn’t have them anymore in that color. Your jean jacket + black dress (#10) was my Covid lockdown dress-up outfit for outings like outdoor dining and wine tasting jaunts. In my case, it was a black rib knit skirt from Marine Layer, that I could wear in cool or warmer weather.
I’m so tempted to get the same Monica Vinader bracelet you wear. Lovely! Edgier but timeless.
I know, I was so bummed when I saw that Monrow sold out of the green color. BUT! They’ve always restocked that color, so I imagine it will be back soon! And yes, the Monica Vinader bracelet is SO GOOD. Highly recommend it!
M keller says
I LOVE your wavy hair! Keep it up!