In some parts of the country, spring has sprung and in others it is slow to arrive (Chicago we are looking at you). But regardless, we know it’s coming soon and we’ve been enjoying all the spring clothes in store windows and online. It’s so refreshing to look at light easy styles after the bulk of winter layers. Although neither of us is lacking in the clothes department, we are trying to be more deliberate about simplifying the stuff in our lives, and that includes our closets.
While she probably did not set out to be a style icon, we always love the style of Joanna Gaines. She manages to look casual, cool and pulled together.
And while she probably has a closet full of clothes, we notice that she does often wear the same items on many of the episodes. We hope that like us, she finds something she loves and just wears it over and over. We are both keeping her style in mind as we plan a few key spring purchases that we hope will become those items we wear many times over.
We both noticed these clogs that Joanna Gaines often wears on episodes and in her magazine.
We both love clogs. As a child of the 70s, May often wore clogs growing up. June, who loves the bohemian style, knows that clogs fit right in. And for both of us, the clog gives us some height while being a comfortable shoe to wear.
So, we tracked these down. They are from Lotta from Stockholm, a Swedish company, but they sell them through Amazon. As we speak we each have a pair making their way to us from Sweden.
The midi skirt with buttons seems to be a spring favorite that takes us back to the 1980s, when these skirts were popular. This is one of those styles where you may need to try on a few to find the right one. If the skirt is too long or voluminous, the style can look frumpy. June tried on the striped one below but it was too long and looked more religious cult, instead of fashion forward. However, here are a few that we think may work well.
The Loft skirts both come in petite sizes, which for those of us who are just an inch or two over 5 feet should fix the length issue. Loft runs great sales too.
June tried on this skirt. It would be super cute on someone who is tall.
A light jacket is a good investment for spring because the weather seems to change from hour to hour. Try a military jacket or a jean jacket.
Depending on how your shoulders and arms are built, it is sometimes hard to get a comfortable fit in these jackets. June often has this problem where the jacket fits her body, but it is too tight in the shoulders. June found and bought this jacket from a small online retailer called Grace and Lace. This jacket is made from a soft tencel making it super comfortable and it has details like a drawstring waist, so you can make it even more flattering. June can’t wait until the weather is warm enough, so she can wear it. And as an aside, June loves this retailer. She always gets compliments when she wears their clothes and everything is made with the attention to what looks good on women’s bodies.
Graphic tees are great anytime, but we love showing them off in the spring and summer. They are perfect with a pair of shorts, capris, or even a skirt. We found the best selection at Target. There is such a wonderful variety, the fabric is soft and durable, and you can’t beat Target prices. And, if you’re ready to let it go at the end of the season, there’s no guilt.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!
~May and June
“I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw