It’s spring! Did I blink and miss winter, it really doesn’t feel like we had much of a winter this year. There was one snow storm but I was soaking up sun in Aruba when it happened so to me winter was basically a bust. And now that spring is here I feel the need to clean out my closet and get ready for the warmer weather.
When it comes to fashion I’m all about what is comfortable and wearable. If I can’t chase kids at the park or sit on the floor and play in it then it’s out. I also don’t like to spend a ton of money, I don’t mind paying more for a quality but I also don’t like to break the bank. But I do believe in spending a little bit more money for high quality basics. Since so many of you asked about my stylish looks that don’t involve leggings I’ve put together my favorite casual spring tops that I pair with jeans, and yes sometimes black leggings.
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Casual Spring Tops for Moms
This time of year I live in pullovers, they are comfortable and easy to wear over layers (think a long tank top or a short sleeve tee).
- Cozy Knot Sweater – Gap: I love how simple this top is and how the side knot gives it a pulled together feel.
- BP Cozy Hoodie-Nordstrom: The name of this says it all. I own this in grey and if possible I would wear it everyday, which means if I wore it today and I didn’t see you I might wear it tomorrow. It’s also 40% off. A must have.
- Out from Under Oversized Cozy V-Neck Thermal– Urban Outfitters: This sweater is everything is says. It’s cozy and oversized but still manages to look fashionable and chic. I have it in lavender and at this price I might by it in every color.
I’m a bit of a tee-shirt addict. I love bright plain white tees and dark black tees, I love tees with quirky graphics and I’m a sucker for a simple grey tee-shirt paired with jeans. I could do a whole post just on tees but for now here are my 3 favorites.
- Relaxed Crew Neck Pocket Tee- Old Navy: I always find crew neck tees to be clingier than I would like, this one is not that way at all and perfect for doing a front tuck if that’s your thing.
- Vintage Wash V-Neck Tee- Gap: I used to love Target V-neck tees but they never held up like I wanted. This one from Gap has a more forgiving fit and holds up way better. It’s worth the slight bump in price and if you buy one tee make it this one. I own it in white and black.
- Lush Deep V-Neck Tee- Nordstrom: You know how you know when you find the one and everything suddenly seems right in the world? That’s how I felt when I found this tee. It hits in all the right places and glides right past all the wrong ones. I have it in black and white and I’m tempted to go back for grey.
Could I live in jeans and plain tee’s? Yes but should I or you, for that matter, no. Here are a few tops that can take you a little beyond basic.
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- Relaxed Peplum-Hem Top – Old Navy: I love that the peplum makes this girly and I love this green color, it’s also available in coral. Reminder that with a top like this you want to keep the bottom streamlined, think skinny jeans.
- Classic Chambray Shirt – Old Navy: I have this top and it’s a wardrobe staple, I buy a new one every couple of seasons. You can pair with black leggings or as a light layer or even knotted in the front with a maxi skirt.
- Classic Lace-Up Tencel Shirt – Old Navy: I love the lace up giving a little bit of twist on a chambray shirt.
- Madewell Sound Ribbed Henley Tee- Nordstrom: Madewell makes great tee’s and a Henley is an essential, it’s great for play dates or an afternoon at a winery. It’s also a great spring to summer transition, I love them with shorts.
- Slim Fit Polka Dot Portofino Shirt – Nordstrom: Button up shirts are a wardrobe staple, I love the fun polka dot pattern and I like that it’s muted grey tone so the polka dots don’t come off as something your kid would wear.
- Split Neck Gauze Popover Shirt – Old Navy: I only recently discovered my love of popover shirts, they are easy to wear and can be dressed up or down. They can go from the park to a date night dinner easily.
Mad for Plaid
I love plaid button shirts and this time of year they are great with jeans and a sneakers or with boots depending on how the weather is. Here are three I own and love, all around $20.
- Plaid Boyfriend Shirt – Old Navy: A love how loose this is and how it fits just like your husbands comfortable shirts.
- Relaxed Plaid Drapey-Twill Shirt – Old Navy: Looser fitting than the boyfriend I love that you can throw this on and look pulled together but completely comfortable.
- Classic Plaid Shirt – Old Navy: The most fitted of the 3, this is my favorite of the bunch. You can layer a tank under it, wear it under a chunky sweater or wear it on its own.
When I have clothes that I like to wear and that are comfortable I’m more likely to wear something other than leggings and I’m more likely to want to go out and get something done that day because I actually want to be seen in what I’m wearing.
Let me know what other kinds of fashion posts you would like to see on the blog, I love your feedback.