Top 5 Spring Must-Haves

If you enjoyed the “Holiday Must-Have” guide this winter, you may find this spring fashion guide helpful for your spring shopping! Here are my top five must-haves for spring, with links to some great examples that are available on Etsy!

1. Floral Print Dress
A floral print with is the #1 need for spring! Whether for an outdoor “garden party” event, or just a casual day in the sunshine, every girl needs a patterned spring dress!

Links to Listings: MandySewSweet, LoveEllieBean, KateLaurenDesigns, JazzyDollDuds, IndustriousDog, Closet4Chloe 

2. Light Jacket
Spring clothes are wonderful, but sometimes it is just too chilly to wear a sleeveless or short-sleeved dress or top alone. A lightweight outer-layer is perfect to keep you warm, and add a little more style to your look!

Links to Listings: Just18Inches, BebeBijouBoutique, HoleInMyBucket, LoriLizGirlsandDolls, AccordingtoEmma, AngelKissesBoutique

3. Cropped Pant
Maybe it’s just me, but my obsession for spring is cropped pants. They don’t feel as restricting as full-length jeans, but are a little less summer-y than shorts. Plus, they often come in colors to add even more fun to your spring wardrobe!

Links to Listings: Exclusively18, GillyGals, SodaPopStreet, UnendingTreasures, dmucollections, ClarissesCloset

4. Spring Scarf
Everyone knows I’m an accessory girl, so I think a light-weight scarf is a staple for a stylish wardrobe! It’s a great way to add a little extra something to a simple outfit, or bring a great outfit to the next level!

Links to Listings: buttonandbowboutique, MadiGraceDesigns, timbledoodle, MyGirlClothingCo, InMarigold’sAttic, CircleCSewing

5. Flower Adornment
To add the finishing touch, choose an accessory that features the true sign of spring: flowers!

Links to Listings: ThatsLolli, glissando, MegOrisDolls, 2SistersSewCrafty, designsbyorvie, PreciousBowtique

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Top 5 Holiday Must-Haves

It’s that time of year! I love dressing for the holiday season, which to me means dressing in as many bows and sparkles as I can manage into one outfit without looking like an actual Christmas ornament (it’s a fine line). Here’s a list of my holiday essentials, with links (click on the picture to go to the listing) to where to find my favorite versions that are on ETSY right now, so you can find some festive things to either wear this year or get as gifts for your fashionable friends!

1. The Cozy Sweater or sweater dress
I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love to snuggle up by a fireplace with a cup of steaming deliciousness in a warm and cozy sweater. I almost want to stop everything and do that right now. But I will resist, at least until I finish this post…

    

2. Warm Accessories
Warm hats, mittens, and scarves are a must for those of us who live where we have white Christmases! They’re also a great way to add a little extra pizzaz to your outfit when you have to be all bundled up.
   

3. Party Dress
I always love going to (or hosting!) a festive gathering when everyone gets to dress up a bit! And holiday doesn’t always have to mean red or green (though it can)- it just needs to have that little extra something like a bit of sparkle, something velvet, or just a ribbon that gives it that holiday look.
     

4. Something Tacky
This may not be for everyone, but sometimes I just can’t resist a full fledge holiday design or print. I say tacky, but as long as it’s accompanied by an attitude of fun and an air of irony, in my book it’s absolutely allowed.
    

5. Something Subtle
For times when the tacky sweater isn’t appropriate, you can still express your holiday spirit in simpler ways with just a little something special. Accessories are a great way to do this, or a print that’s wintery, but not too over-the-top.