My Spring Fashion Wishlist 2018

I love spring fashion but it can be hard to dress for temps that seem to be all over the place in one week and even in one day. My approach is to mix some of my favorite winter items, like booties and long cardigans, with lighter layers and trading heavy sweater for long-sleeved dresses and light blouses.

Spring Fashion Must-Haves

Light sweaters – lighter materials & colors are so refreshing after the fall and winter months. J.Crew, J.Crew Factory and Lou & Grey are my go-to stores for sweaters. I want this, this and this.

A pretty new purse – I tend to use my cognac and black purse year round just because I’m too lazy to switch them out more often. But, I really want to get a light gray purse this year. It’ll be just as versatile and black or brown but a little springier. 🙂 Maybe this one? or this?

Cozy cardigan – I just got this one and it will be perfect to layer over dresses or tops in chilly restaurants, at the office or church.

Long sleeved or 3/4 sleeved dresses – I LOVE LOVE LOVE dresses since they make you look instantly polished. And long-sleeved or 3/4 sleeved dresses are perfect for spring and there’s something so feminine about them. I try to find easy-to-wear dresses (not too tight or fabrics that need a lot of ironing!) and I like them paired with booties or loafers in the spring. Nordstrom has a huge selection – I have one similar to this and LOVE it and I just ordered this one. I want this one because hello pockets. And Lilly Pulitzer dresses are always super easy to throw on – they fit like a dream and their day dresses don’t need ironing. I have this one and NEED this one.

Spring jacket – I like a cropped jacket for spring and this is the one I’m eyeing. I also wear my denim jacket a LOT in the spring so I may also get a white one.

Rain Jacket – I just got this one and I’m OBSESSED. I’m regretting not buying a real rain jacket when I moved to the South nine years ago since it’s already proven to be very practical and useful. Ha!  This one is really cute too.

Flats – When it’s not quite warm enough yet for ballet flats, I go for loafers in a lighter or brighter color. I just ordered these and like to lust over these impractical beauties.

Light booties – I just got these perforated booties and they’re adorable with jeans or a dress and more importantly, super comfortable. I love the lighter color after wearing cognac all winter. I’m dying over these in caramel too.

Peep toe booties – I LOVE peep toe booties in the spring so I always look for a fun new pair to rotate in. I got these last year (love them!) and I got these a few weeks ago and wear them NONSTOP.

Heels – I don’t find I have to refresh these in the spring since I always have a classic nude pair (these and these are my favorites) in my closet that goes with everything. But I’ll usually take them to the cobbler to have them polished and repair the heels if necessary. I am thinking of getting a block heel pump this year though since I fell in love with a tweed pair I got last Thanksgiving.

 

I also LOVE browsing Nordstrom’s New Arrivals section for cute spring fashion items. They always have great stuff.

What are you must-have spring wardrobe items?

My Spring Fashion Wishlist