Today I'm so happy to share a new outfit post! If you've been following along since the beginning, you know that my blog started as a traditional fashion blog with a capsule focus, and I would regularly share outfit posts.
After moving down to Charleston, buying our house and having a million things to do, Jason and I couldn't find enough time to take photos, but today that changes! We finally have enough time in our schedules to take the quality of photos that we both strive for and I am so excited to bring this feature back to my blog.
I love being able to demonstrate my capsule outfits out in the wild so to speak, so that you can see how things look in action, and today's post is all about how I tweak one of my favorite outfit formulas for spring.
As you know, I love blazers and today I want to talk about the transformative power of a great spring blazer. In this category I have a few like the one I'm wearing here and this one that I love for adding a fresh, spring pop to otherwise simple separates - a scarf works just as well too! No matter how many times I change up my go-to formula of jeans, a tee and a blazer I am still amazed by how many possibilities there are, and I will never tire of mixing and matching this combination with different shoes, jewelry, handbags and accessories.
Here, I've started with a base of my new favorite pair of skinny jeans and a simple white tee. From here, I could transform this combination to a fall, winter or summer outfit with the addition or subtraction of a few key layers and colors, but for this particular outfit I kept things light and springy with espadrilles and a great spring blazer. I love this pink gingham option that I picked up a few years ago at J.Crew but you could easily opt for a floral, stripe or solid blazer for the same effect.
The important thing to remember is to pick one in a light fabric and a spring shade to keep everything fresh and airy. The addition of the espadrilles helps to lighten everything up even more, and the outfit would feel completely different just by swapping the espadrilles for simple sling backs, ankle booties in a light suede, fun flats like these, these or these, loafers or even sneakers to suit your preferences.
When it comes to choosing the color you want in your spring blazer, I recommend opting for one that compliments the other colors you tend to wear. For me, I wear tons of white, black and blue and I've found that pink not only goes beautifully with these colors, but it almost makes me feel fresh and alive. For you, that color may be something else, or you may not like color at all and in that case you can't go wrong with a tan or white linen topper - how beautiful and effortlessly chic!
Also, one of my favorite things about spring is how alive everything looks. Even living in a place like Charleston that's almost always in bloom, the city just comes to life during the spring. The days are still cool, but the sun is out and shining brightly - minus the humidity which is always wonderful. Plus, the entire city is filled with the heavenly smell of blooming jasmine which is quickly becoming one of my favorite aromas.
I love to take inspiration from my surroundings and the color palettes that you see here will make some lovely outfits in the future. How beautiful are green, white and slate when paired together? I just love it.
Below, I've rounded up some of the best spring blazers that I've found in case you're in the market for one. But don't hesitate to shop your closet first! Especially if you haven't gone through everything in a while you never know what you may find. Also, if you already a spring piece that you love, just by searching on Pinterest may give you some inspiration to style them in a completely different way that feels totally fresh.