Fashion Trends

Spring Forward.

By: Jen Shoop

My top picks for a spring wardrobe:

1 // Printed Blouse. Dying over this striped find from Sezane (seen above) and this Petersyn blouse. Either/both would look excellent with mom jeans or white skinnies for a more preppy look.

2 // Floral Dress. I’m in love with the easy fit of this LSF. Also love this (such a gorgeous and unexpected shade of blue!), this (reminiscent of Johanna Ortiz!), and this (a flattering cut on so many figures!) But mainly that LSF with simple leather slides…

3 // Statement Headband. Love this $29 J. Crew find for spring.

4 // Simple Slides. I’ve already blathered on and on about these chic ones from Margaux in the saddle brown leather — or, if you’re #extra, the hot pink satin.

5 // Printed Jumpsuit. Love this roomy pair by Ulla Johnson, this $98 find, and this style by Banjanan. If prints are too loud, this white eyelet or this simple belted style is darling, too. I love the idea of layering any of these over a voluminous white blouse during these transitional months and then going bare in summer. Excellent mom-on-the-go look, especially paired with those Margaux slides!

6 // Neutral Sweatshirt. Love the puffed sleeve on this and the chic color (and price tag!) of this bisque style. Pair with white/ivory jeans and neutral sneaks/leather slides…

7 // Something Tie-Dye. I am loving the subtlety of this dress. I love the tie-dye trend paired with more feminine details to avoid an “acid wash 70s redux” vibe — think of pairing a tie-dye pastel with LSF’s floral scrunchies or ladylike flats.

8 // Breezy Caftan/Maxi. You can’t beat this $40 steal or this J. Crew find.

9 // White Mules. Love love love these Stuart Weitzman mules in stark white with — well, everything — for spring. If you live in a warmer climate, also LOVE these open-toed Stauds which are SO on-trend for spring. Dig them in the animal prints, but the stark white is crazy chic, too. I love the idea of pairing either of these with mom jeans and a pastel sweater during these transition-to-warmth months, and then sporting them with floaty spring dresses.

10 // Fendi Shades. I can’t get these Fendi shades out of my head.

11 // Oversized Hair Clips. I just got my $3 pearl Amazon hair clip in the mail and I have to say — I love it. It’s about what you’d think it’d look like quality wise for the price but it nails the trend and I love the oversized lewk. (PSA: it took like two months for the clip to arrive…) These are similar in style if you can’t wait two months. Also love these and these.

12 // Statement Jeans. I am smitten with these Ulla Johnson jeans — the cut is interesting, the color on-point, and OH man I am itching to buy but in my current (7.5-month pregnant) state, I can’t order…!

13 // Wear Anywhere + Forever Dress. I love all of the trends and prints and all that jazz above, but two dresses that will stand the test of time, age, and countless situations: this eyelet wrap style (love it in that mid blue hue) and this pinstriped shirt dress. Equally appropriate toting children to school, attending a meeting, running after toddlers on a playground, grabbing a cocktail with a friend, dining with in-laws, etc, etc, etc.

P.S. A non-super-matchy-matchy mommy and me look: this dress for mama, this one for mini. Different prints but a similar scale and color and OMG. I’m in love.

P.P.S. More spring style (<<all under $100), my most recent Q+A (I’m working on another — keep the questions coming; you can always shoot me a note at!), and musings on living in NYC for a year.

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10 thoughts on “Spring Forward.

  1. LOVE the Sézane top – unfortunately it’s already sold out in my size (or perhaps fortunately – just bought two new SZ Blockprints dresses and am eagerly waiting for them to arrive. Also, I loved the tassels but am glad they’ve done away with them; washing was such a hassle).

    Love the pearl clip – so much fun!

  2. Love that Sézane top, and your tie-dye styling advice is on point. Also agree on the J.Crew eyelet midi dress — I scooped up last year’s model from Net-A-Porter on suuuper sale and can’t wait to wear it all summer long!

  3. Hi. I love the classic dress pics. The pinstripe is sold out in small sizes. Can you suggest another all time classic?
    Definitely getting the Jcrew style one.

    1. Hi Maria! Yes! I can tell you that I have a few shirtdresses in solids and stripes that I wear season after season. Another favorite is this J. Crew dress, which I own in the khaki color:

      I think it looks equally chic with pointed to heels for a more business appropriate setting as it does with Superga sneakers for traipsing around Central Park — and even with loud, trendy mules for meeting up with friends!

      I also love every single DVF wrap dress I’ve ever bought. I bought my first when I was just out of college at a major Shopbop sale and still wear it every single season, in addition to some newer ones I’ve bought over the years. You can often find them on sale at The Outnet. I love both of these:

      They are super flattering and stand up well to the test of time. I also think they can look youthful on a 20-something and tasteful on an 80-something. They’re the best investment when it comes to dresses.

      Finally, if you’re looking specifically for a striped shirtdress similar to the one I sent, I also love this:


      Both are from brands whose quality I respect, and both are super versatile.


  4. So many cute picks in this post! Dying to buy non-maternity summer things and added a few of these to my post baby wish list!

  5. Sezane might as well just take all my money, ha! I love their pieces, and this striped top is adorable! I can’t wait for warmer weather to finally get here. xo

    1. I KNOW! So many good finds. They also have this bow-shouldered dress I am ogling at…so many good finds right now! xoxo

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