Five Things We Want for Spring: Kate

On Tuesday, we saw what Jeanne wants for Spring. Now let’s see what Kate is eyeing!

1. Florals: Florals are not a pattern I normally feel comfortable wearing – they are often too feminine and girly than my preppy style. But this Spring I’m seeing a lot of modern looking florals popping up in black and white or mirrored patterns. I think a floral pencil skirt is the way for me to go – it picks up the trend, but in a crisp, structured way. I picked up the H&M skirt below a few weeks ago.

floral pencil skirt inspiration h&m floral pencil skirt

2. Another peplum top: This is one of those trends I was late to adopt, but I think peplums will be around for a while. They are so flattering (as long as they are cut long enough and hit right at your waist!) and stylish. I ordered this Banana Republic top a few weeks ago – I love the black and white and chevron stripe print!

black and white peplum top banana republic chevron peplum

3. More stripes: How could I possiblly want more stripes – especially after buying that peplum top? I have a handful of striped tees in various colors, but I’d really like to add another in a thicker stripe and a sturdier material that I could even layer over a button-up shirt.

layered striped teeland's end striped tee

4. Pastels: This is a difficult trend for me. I am normally drawn towards more saturated, jewel-toned colors, which I think are also more flattering on most people. However, I want to give this a try, and I think pants are the way to go. I love the mint skinny jeans trend but it doesn’t quite work for my body (and I’m not going to spend a lot of money on a nice pair of mint jeans), but I ordered a pair of lavender skinny chinos from J.Crew that I like.

mint jeansj.crew scout chino

5. Bright flats and sandals: I love me some flats. And although I’ve made a recent effort to wear heels more (and own great looking, comfortable heels!), my new job is more casual and heels often feel out of place. There are a lot of cute, bright flats out there this season, and they add a fun pop of color to any outfit.

gap red dot flat old navy lime flatold navy orange sandal

I enjoy this kind of exercise because it helps me keep my shopping focused on the things I really want – instead of wasting money on impulse buys.

What do YOU want for spring? Are there any trends we missed?

4 Comments on Five Things We Want for Spring: Kate

  1. Iva
    March 15, 2013 at 11:12 am (5 years ago)

    Lovely clothes, a nice refresh for the wardrobe this spring.

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  2. Leilah Ven
    March 22, 2013 at 12:49 am (5 years ago)

    BRIGHT COLORED FLATS ARE A KEEPER FOR SPRING THEY CAN EASILY BRIGHTEN UP YOUR OUTFIT.

    HERMY OF LEILAHSLIPSTICK.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  3. daisiesinbloomblog
    April 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Skinny jeans and striped sweater. Peplum tops are also my favorites! I opted for faux leather skirt and shorts last week. It`s so easy to combine them with almost anything – from chunky sweaters to lightweight shirts or t-shirts!

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