Each Spring I feel the need to update my drab winter wardrobe with fresh, new, colorful pieces that will extend into the summer. I love it when stores have holiday sales and I took advantage of the Easter holiday sales online. All of my wardrobe needed to be updated – from head to toe. Prior to my shopping spree I cleaned out my closets and drawers so I would have a fresh palette.
My closets were bare bones by the time I was finished and I had a ton of clothes to donate. As I get older, I really want to curate my closet with only pieces that I am truly in love with. I have discovered that my style is (still) classic with a few trendy pieces peppered in. I posted a style inspiration board in my closet to remind me to choose wisely when I am getting dressed.
As you can see from what I chose I am a fan of graphic tees and patterns. I don’t usually go for floral patterns, but I wanted a couple of items that screamed ‘spring’. That is where the pastel floral capris from Old Navy Plus and the tropical inspired floral skirt from Wet Seal Plus come into play.
I wore the polka dot sling backs yesterday and they were surprisingly comfortable. I have a wide foot so it is hard to find shoes that fit comfortably. They have a soft padding inside that made it feel like I was walking on air. The marled sneakers are also super comfy and they are stylish enough to be worn with a dress. The cover up is a lightweight long sleeve laying piece that perfect for the transition from spring to summer and summer to fall.
I really like the fit of Old Navy capris so I got five pair. Solid black, black and white window pane, navy blue striped, black with a subtle white pattern interwoven in, and for fun a pair of white floral jeans. They are comfy and stylish to boot.
Wet Seal Plus
I know what you are thinking. Wet Seal? Really, Dee? Yes, Wet Seal Plus has some hidden gems. It is usually trial and error with ordering clothes from low end retailers like Wet Seal, F21, and Deb Shops, but I have scored some gems. For example, I had people stopping me on the street to ask about the floral skirt pictured above. I was afraid it would look cheap but it was definitely a show stopper. I also kept the blue cobalt dress for special occasions, but I’m still on the fence about it because I am not a fan of dresses that hit above the knee.
Cute flats are everywhere these days so I am stocking up. These navy and white striped wide width flats were on sale at F21 so I gave them a try. They are still a bit uncomfortable but I will try putting insoles in them to see if it helps. I plan to wear these with jeans and possibly the blue and white gingham dress that I got from Old Navy (pictured above).
I don’t usually shop at Kohl’s but CeCe Olisa did a campaign for them and offered a discount code so I couldn’t resist ordering up this Croft & Barrow jean jacket and a pair of white Chucks. The Chucks had to be returned because they were too narrow, but the jean jacket was perfect. I can see layering it over the gingham dress from Old Navy.
I am a pop culture lover so when I saw the above shirt that paid homage to Biggie Smalls I had to have it. It was so funny seeing who got the reference and who didn’t. I don’t often shop from Torrid, but I do like their graphic tees and I remember also buying my Tupac Tee from there.
In addition to the stores mentioned I also like to shop at:
Where are your favorite places to shop for clothes and shoes?