spring & summer shopping cart

Hi, everyone! I didn’t throw a post up this Sunday since I was enjoying a relaxing Easter that included lots of brunch and lots of family time. I hope you all had a great holiday weekend and that you were able to spend time reflecting on the joy and celebration that the Easter season brings.

This week I wanted to share some of the items I have my eye on for the spring/summer. I know we still have snow on the ground…but I am setting my sights toward warmer weather. I have a fun trip coming up at the beginning of May to somewhere that will certainly be nice and warm so I am looking to do some shopping this month for some new additions to my wardrobe.

Each of the photos I share will be linked to the actual item if you’re interested in purchasing yourself. I think everything I selected is under $50 and almost all are under $30 so they are some affordable options as you’re looking to inspiration for this year’s spring and summer trends! There are some big themes I see cropping up in the other blogger and influencer accounts that I follow so I wanted to share them with each of you 🙂 Enjoy!

* * Each photo has a caption with a link directly to the page so you can shop 🙂 **

Jumpsuits

These have come more and more onto the scene in recent months and I know they are going to be huge for the summer. I personally feel more comfortable and styled in a jumpsuit versus a romper but many of you may find yourself more interested in rompers. Jumpsuits can be as neutral or as wild as you want: maybe if you want to give it a shot you can start with a solid colored or more neutral patterned – my eye was drawn to these few all from Target! The first one is off the shoulder, the second has a mid-riff tie in the waist which will also be big this year. The last one is the most neutral and has a flattering waist which can be tied tighter or looser for comfort. It still has a slight pattern to it but it’s much more subtle than the stripes and floral of the first two.

 

Funky floral pants

I can’t be too sure about how “in” floral pants are but I am in love with these. They’re from Target (of course) and I think they would be so fun both at work dressed up and then dressed down casually too. Palazzo/wide leg pants are really big and back so this pair definitely fits into that category

 

 

 

Straw / Rattan Purses and Totes

Straw and rattan handbags are the trend I have seen explode the most in recent weeks, especially through bloggers and influencers on Instagram. You can probably find bags like this virtually every where but I have had my eye on these two in particular from Urban Outfitters. I like that one is smaller and the natural straw color but I also like the larger one in black. I tend to prefer to carry larger purses and a shoulder strap is a must for me. The circular style is particularly popular but you can find this style of bag in different shapes

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Spring and Summer shoes

The two styles of shoes that have most caught my eye for the upcoming seasons are wedge or espadrille style sandals and mules or slide on loafers. When it comes to shoes I like to own a few funky pairs but I do tend to keep the colors neutral in most pairs I buy just so they can work with almost anything. The espadrille style sandals I am hoping to get one pair in brown/camel and then one in black. The mules I have my eyes on this metallic pair but it would be fun to find a bright color as well. I see both of these styles of shoes hitting it big this summer.

 

Accessories – scarves and hat

This heading may make it sound like I’m still thinking about winter but I promise I’m not!! I’ve had my eye on this cute baseball cap from a local boutique for awhile and I love the idea of throwing it on for a weekend shopping trip, a trip to the park with Luna, or during time outside by the water at the lake. I wear scarves year round so here are a couple of fun patterned and brightly colored options for spring that I like. The whimsy of the monkey and hummingbird patterns makes them fun and functional with virtually any neutral based sundress or blouse at work.

 

 

I hope these items give you some good ideas as we prepare for warm weather ahead. Thanks so much for reading 🙂 Have a great week!!

#sugarspiceandstylethatsnice

xoxo Jen

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