Spring (& my allergies) are in full swing. This is always the busiest time of year for me at work at my day job. Some days, it seems that my appearance suffers when work & my schedule is so crazy. This year, I’m determined to keep self care & my appearance a priority. In graduate school, I almost never wore make up, but I would always take time to put some on when I had a test. Something about making yourself look better just makes you feel better. If i would get myself in order & dress up a bit, it was almost as if I was dressing the part & my confidence, mood, & determination increased. It might sound silly, but it works.
There are so many fun trends that are always in style this time of year like bold colors & florals, as well as some newer ones like the utility trend & new proportions. Today, I’m sharing three big spring trends that will help you up your spring wardrobe. I’m also sharing a styled look & my other top picks from Express for each of these trends. Also everything on their site is currently 40% off.. so you can look more fabulous this spring without breaking the budget. They also have 50% off everything that is currently on clearance. Keep reading til the end for an in-store discount code, too!
Spring is always such a busy time. From showers & weddings to graduations, vacations, & festivals it seems that every other weekend has a big event. If you’re anything like me, as soon as something shows up on your calendar, you start thinking of what you might wear. I love any excuse for a new outfit & all of the spring occasions are perfect for a new look!
I styled this gorgeous jumpsuit as a spring occasions look. I think it would be perfect for a wedding, shower, or graduation. I also love it for date night while on vacation! I dressed it up with heels here, but you could definitely wear it with wedges or sandals, too. This is SUCH a flattering and show stopping piece. It comes in four other colors if the bright blue isn’t your vibe, but this felt so spring like to me. I am wearing a size two in this jumpsuit for reference!
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High waisted pants & tie waists are oh so flattering in my opinion & I am always here for them when they are trending. I have a long torso & short legs, so I love that high waisted pants with wider leg silhouettes help elongate them. A tie waist always helps accentuate a waist & who doesn’t love that?
I love these trends whether they are in the form of high waisted pants, jeans, jumpsuits, or rompers. I decided to style this pair of high waisted shorts with a tie detail for this trend. These could also fit under the below modern utility trend, too. I loved these shorts styled with this cut out white sweater, but they are also so cute with a tshirt & a denim jacket or with a classic button down.
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Utility style is kind of a classic, but it’s definitely a popular trend this year that I have seen all over. I love the relaxed look of utility clothing. It’s easy to wear & has such an effortless look. From shorts, to jackets, & rompers– there are so many ways to wear this trend this spring.
I loved this romper with a fun tie waist detail on it. I think the tie waist makes it so much more flattering. This look is sort of a hybrid between the new proportions trend & the modern utility trend, too. When two great trends combine, it’s even better. I wanted to keep this look casual, so I styled it with these flat sandals which have hands down been my new favorite. I love the subtle leopard print & think they go with SO much. They are super comfortable, too. I also love this romper styled with sneakers or dressed up with wedges or heels. Pieces like this that are so versatile are my favorite for this time of year when you may be taking them from day to night.
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I’m going to be sharing a try on to show you all even more of my favorites from the above trends & the cute spring clothing currently available at Express. I know it’s so much easier to shop something that you’ve seen styled on someone, so I wanted to show you all more pieces in a try on session! Stay tuned on Instagram stories to see all of these pieces that I got styled.
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To style some of the above trends in multiple ways, I thought I’d round up my favorite basics from Express, as well. You can switch out the cami, button down, or t-shirt you are wearing with so many of the shorts or pants I shared above to make a completely different look! Switching up your accessories totally changes up the look, too.
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I hope you all were able to find a new piece (or two or three) to help you level up your wardrobe from the Express spring sale! If you prefer to shop in store instead of online, they are offering an in-store discount code for you all! The Ring Code (8157) is for $25 Off $100 in-store and online and expires 05/15/2019. Terms and conditions apply, see link here: https://www.express.com/g/modal/disclaimer/in-store-t-and-c. Happy Shopping!
If you need help with styling for any specific events, feel free to reach out. I am always happy to help! For more shopping inspo be sure to look at my spring vacation outfit guide, my spring swimwear post, & how to accessorize a swimsuit. XO
Photos by Vanessa Christina Photography
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