Every year as winter winds down I always find myself doing more shopping 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 pieces 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 trenchcoat and I think that’s what really kicked this off.
This year I decided to start with shoes – 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 Soludos 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 in 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. STRIPED TEE
You’ll be surprised at how versatile this little tee can be – 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!
SHOP THE POST
TOP: Madewell striped t-shirt • JEANS: Rag & Bone skinny jeans in bright white • JACKET: Longline duster coat • SHOES: Soludos espadrilles c/o • BAG: Henri Bendel A-list satchel c/o • SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker super duper sunglasses • WATCH: Cluse watch c/o