You may not know it from our work dress code at Hearts and Laserbeams, but I really like finding cute and unique spring fashion trends on the internet. So when Amanda from the I Go You Go blog invited me to take part in her Spring Styling Challenge, I was like “ummm YES PLEASE!”
The challenge is simple – take a look at some spring fashion trends, come up with a couple of outfits one could wear for Easter or another springtime get-together, and post them online for everyone else to drool over.
The contest closes March 26, and with Craftcation Conference taking place from March 22 through 25 that meant procrastination was not an option! So channel your best Rachel Zoe (or Brad!) and let’s get to stylin’ some looks!
Chick it Out
The gal wearing this outfit is headed somewhere classic like Easter Sunday at church or maybe high tea with her girlfriends. She’s a little quirky, a little Zooey Deschanel, with a great sense of fun. This year, she decided to try and work some classic holiday icons into her ensemble without looking over the top kooky. (Though if you opened her straw Easter basket purse, chances are 100% that she stashed some colored grass in there for comic effect.)
Clockwise, from top left: Spring Bloom necklace $72.50, Shabby Apple | Bunny Ears $12, Pottery Barn Kids | Candy colored fingernails | Bottlebrush chick set $15, Pottery Barn Kids | Tapetti kitten heels $68, Anthropologie | Cue the Compliments dress in Dandelion $64.99, Modcloth | Pack of two bunny rings $21.49, ASOS | Superduper woven straw clutch $239, Luisaviaroma.com | Cream leather bow belt $37, Janenorman.co.uk
Not everyone is as sweet as Easter candy, so hear comes Look 2 busting down your door! This gal is a little edgier, has been known to enjoy a punk rock show or two, but is still every bit a lady. She’s passing on the regular Easter Sunday festivities in favor of a champagne brunch with her girls after a late night karaoke party. Or I don’t know, maybe she’s walk of shaming it to brunch after her own spring fling? Here’s what I do know – Easter always means rad hats, so I made sure to include a cute one that reminds me of the time Jenn and I tried on a slew of Sunday hats at the Burlington Coat Factory in Savannah, Georgia.
Clockwise from top: Aqua Fascinator $155, Makowsky Millinery on Etsy | Elsa earrings 8EU, Monki | Game High Pointed Courts heels $96, Topshop | Botanical Patchwork Dress $348, Anthropologie | Poppie Jones shimmer flower clutch $14.94, DSW | Essie Petal Pink nail polish $8.99 | Wide Zipper Corset Belt $49 Bebe | Lucky Brand butterfly ring $25, Zappos
Extra Credit: The Real World, Easter Edition
These kinds of spring fashion trend boards are super fun to put together, because there’s a certain amount of fantasy and imagination involved. You get to come up with outfits you’d a) never have the money for in real life and b) maybe don’t have any place to wear them to. So for some extra credit, I’m gonna show you what I’ll really be wearing this coming Easter. Josh has work, we don’t have any big plans, and the chances are good I’ll pack Phil up in the car to visit family in the 909. (That is, if we’re invited. They get these blog posts in their email, so we’ll see what happens when we invite ourselves out there – Donnie & Yvonne? Whatcha doing for Easter? Can Phil come and play with Thomas’ cars?) We’ll do our own Easter bunny fun when Josh gets home from work, you know, real laid back like:
Clockwise from top left: Easter Bunny head mask $78.50, starcostumes.com | Black zip hoodie $46, American Apparel | Chubbie toy cars $15 for set of 10, My Little Red Wagon | Staedtler Lumocolor permanent markers $1.75 each, Blick Art Materials | Huggies Snug & Dry diapers $49.99, Amazon | Fossil Keyper shopper bag $39, Select2gether | Dreamer boot cut jeans $34.50, Old Navy | Wine Cube $10, Target | Detriot 2.0 Robocop shirt $22, United Pixelworkers | Steve Madden Fairport boots $170, Piperlime
Everything in the above montage is something I own, personally endorse, and love. Well, the diapers and cars in my purse are more for Phil. And the Wine Cube I would normally purchase in Red Sangria flavor, which I couldn’t find a good picture of on the internets. And I haven’t received my Robocop shirt in the mail just yet, but it’ll be here by Easter for sure. But I’m Steph Calvert and I still approve this message. The end!
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