Every year as winter winds down I always find myselfÂ doing more shoppingÂ as I prepare for the change in seasons. I decided to try something a little different this year and really wanted to focus on buying spring staples first. I’ve learned over the years that having a few key piecesÂ that go with everything can really extend your entire seasonal wardrobe so much farther than picking up a few expensive, few wear items.
Everyone talks about essentials and staples, but this year that concept has really hit home with me and especially in a camel color palette. I recently picked up this trenchcoatÂ and I think that’s what really kicked this off.
This year I decided to start with shoes â€“ I have an older pair of espadrilles and knew that in the spring and summer I end up wearing these out and about often. This version from SoludosÂ is under $100 (and for those of you with tiny feet too comes in a size 5!) and I’ve already been wearing them nonstop. They also come inÂ a laser cut version!
Next up was a neutral bag. I have a few that I have been rotating, but none in this camel color or this shape. I wanted a satchel that was big enough for me to carry things to and from work, or if I wanted to throw in a bottle of water or light jacket for a longer walk.
3.Â STRIPED TEE
You’ll be surprised at how versatile this little tee can be â€“ pair it with a simple jacket, a little mini skirt, or a casual pair of jeans like these.
4. WHITE JEANS
You may normally go for silver or gold like me, but I am loving this casual camel watch for everyday wear. It’s easy to throw on and the neutral color helps balance out whatever else you have on.
So far, these have been a great base for recent outfits. I’m looking forward to showing you how each of these pieces can become a key in another outfit once you start with the basics!
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TOP: Madewell striped t-shirtÂ â€¢Â Â JEANS: Rag & Bone skinny jeans in bright whiteÂ â€¢ Â JACKET: Longline duster coat â€¢Â Â SHOES: Soludos espadrillesÂ c/o Â â€¢ Â BAG: Henri Bendel A-list satchel c/o Â â€¢ Â SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker super duper sunglassesÂ â€¢ Â WATCH: Cluse watch c/o