That being said, I wanted to share some trends that are still relevant and easy to pull together!
Dress Option 1 | Dress Option 2 | Dress Option 3 | Sneaker Option 1 | Sneaker Option 2 | Wedge | Floral Purse
Sweater Option 1 | Sweater Option 2 | Shorts Option 1 | Shorts Option 2 | Pearl Headband | Mules Option 1 | Mules Option 2 | Cage purse
Boyfriend jeans are known for being comfy and casual, but why not take these old bags out on the town for a spring fling? Pair your most-beloved pants with a sweet-patterned silk blouse and give it the tried-and-true front tuck for an effortlessly chic look. While this outfit would look great with any shoe, try a suede pump in an unexpected pastel tone—texture is everything.
We aren’t done yet! The icing on the cake for this easy, breezy fashionable look is a novelty purse or clutch. Typically, I advise to invest in staple bags, but it’s time to live a little! Quirky, out of the ordinary, icon pieces take every outfit to the next level and will, surprisingly, become a cherished possession in your purse collection. Trust me—the kookier, the better!
Patterned Blouse Option 1 | Patterned Blouse Option 2 | Boyfriend Jeans | Pumps | Sunglasses | Novelty Purse Option 1 | Novelty Purse Option 2
Jillian is currently leading Trend at The Michaels Companies, Inc. and has accolades amongst both fashion and trend corporations, having previously worked with industry giants such as Balenciaga, Twenty8Twelve, WWD and JCPenney. In her spare time, she is the editor of Drastically Appropriate, a Dallas based mom and fashion blog that displays her sometimes drastic, but always appropriate, style. Follow along with Jillian on Instagram and Facebook as she tries to keep it real while juggling her dream job, spending time with her soccer-obsessed husband, raising their 21-month old daughter and caring for their geriatric mini Pomeranian.
Photos courtesy of Emilee Prado.