One of my favorite gigs has been styling the fashion stories for San Diego Magazine for the past decade. It is a day of pure fun and whimsy playing dress up with the season’s best trends, with a dream team. I am happy to share with you some of my picks for Spring’s most wearable trends, hot off the press!
I am coconuts for this dress from Staud at Nordstrom (obviously it can also be worn buttoned up-lol!). Super chic worn on its own and even better worn as a layering piece with everything from a bathing suit to cut offs and this season’s must have bra top- more on that below.
Springs’s answer to the Little Black Dress, this Bardot open back white dress is perfect for everything from a wedding, to brunch with the ladies. It is the prefect blank canvas for any accessory you fancy- from understand to bold and crazy.
In my past life, I’d like to believe I was some kind of rockstar; it would explain my inexplicable love of fringe, grommets and all things leather. It also makes sense then why I was so drawn to this Paco Rabbne metallic disc chain top. It is pure fire and I wish and I could wear it on a daily. For those that aren’t channeling their inner Iggy Pop, this piece can also be worn over a crisp white blouse for a more classic spin.
While this Gucci look is a real dream, I get that not everyone can drop thousands on a blouse. For the rest of us, Topshop’s Organza Top is an absolute must have. Sheer fabrics look best in a classic silhouette that walk that fine line between class and sass. Wear over a pretty lace bralette or any color cami and pair with anything from cropped jeans to distressed denim cut offs.
Disco’s Not Dead
I am a devout fan of Zimmermann and pretty much anything they design, as evident by this Rolled Grassy Playsuit. Well known for their romantic pieces, Zimmermann is my go to when I want to feel feminine, yet fierce. The exaggerated collar on this romper is super on trend for Spring, as so many designers pay homage to the famed disco collar of yesterday.
Play with Proportions
Bermuda shorts are back, who knew?! The warm weather answer to the wildly popular mom jeans, tread carefully when rocking modestly cut knee length slacks, like these from Isabel Marant Etoile. Bermudas look best when playfully paired with a cropped shirt, like this Sandro Paris cardigan to keep the look modern.
The roaring 20’s are back, well in fashion anyway. Fringe and feathers were all over the Spring runways and I love all the drama they bring. This fringed Aidan Mattox dress moves like a dream and the neutral color palette works on most skin tones.
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I recently posted jeans I love on my Instagram and got so many inquiries I wanted to share the love here as well! My go to for the BEST fitting jean you will ever wear is Topshop’s Jamie Jean. I used spend upwards of $200 without a second thought on Rag & Bone, J Brand etc., then I stumbled upon these gems and haven’t looked back since. The high waist cut is pure magic and the rear pocket placement is an instant tush lift- all at under $80 a pair! I kid you not when I say I own these jeans in every wash and every cut. You’re welcome!