3 Unexpected Spring Trends That Totally Work

So I know we already talked about spring fashion trends this week, but the near 75 degree San Francisco weather and the thought of getting my pre-pregnancy closet back very soon has me a tad obsesed. Because as much as I love my ripped skinnies, statement coats and a good It Bag, I’m definitely feeling ready for something totally new. Once I get my pre-baby body back, I’m going to be trying one of these adventurous spring match-ups that are so surprisingly unexpected, I think they totally work!

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Unexpected Match-Up #1: Skirt Over Pants Silhouette. The most trend-setting women are finding new ways to layer – with a dress or skirt over pants! An odd match at first, but the fashion forward look and its eye-catching silhouette is what makes this trend turn heads, in a good way!

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Unexpected Match-Up #2: Tasseled Accessories. No amount of tassel is too much this spring! Wear gobs of them on your pants, string pounds of them on your purse and have fun letting them fly on your feet. The easiest way to add them into your wardrobe is with a show-stopping accessory! We’ve already added more than one to our wishlist.

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Unexpected Match-Up #3: Bare Backs and Buttons. We’re going to see a lot of skin this spring, but in a totally unexpected way. Business in the front and party in the back is a matchup that we fully support because business shouldn’t have to be boring! Simply flip your button up around  – and wear the avant garde look with confidence!

Curious to see what other unexpected spring trends we’re obsessing over? Head over to SheKnows.com today – we’re sharing even more out-of-the-box ideas there!

 

image 1 via Style.com // 2 via Man Repeller // 3 via Stockholm Streetstyle // 4 via Who What Wear // 5 via Le 21eme // 6 via // 7 via WWD // 8 via Grandpa Style // 9 via Collage Vintage

The Ultimate Bachlorette Party DIY

So one of your best friends in the whole wide world is getting married and she asked you to be one of her bridesmaids, or even more special, the maid of honor — eek! But before you help calm her nerves, pick up her train or dab away joyful tears on what’s sure to be the most memorable day of her life, you have one job and one job only: throw an epic bachlorette party! Cocktails, pool lounging and much needed girl time are the requisite requirements, but before you jet to a wild weekend in Palm Springs, Vegas or Miami Beach, there are three words you must remember to ensure your epic weekend goes as planned: Bridesmaid Survival Kits!

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That’s right. Starting the trip off on the right foot is so key in making sure the bridal party {and the bride!} have the time of their l-i-f-e. And what cuter way to do it then by leaving a goodie box at each maid’s house, packed full of everything they’ll need to make the most of an ultimate bachlorette weekend?? Because someone is bound to forget their sunscreen at home {or maybe enjoy one margarita too many!}.

These survival kits are so much fun {and super simple!} to make. So on a nice afternoon, invite your craftiest friend over for cheese and wine and the two of you can sit on the floor while gabbing through wedding details and assembling these cute kits. With a heartfelt card from the bride and a few essentials, the ladies will flip. You can personalize your kits however you’d like, but here’s what we packed in ours:

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Pre-boarding, the girls will need a great read so pack your favorite magazine {this is currently one of our must-reads}, a sunglasses case to protect their shades and cute matching bridal party luggage tags will make sure no one loses their bag!

Assuming everyone plans to go straight to the pool from the plane, sea salt spray will help master that perfect beach hair {we swear by this one}, good sunscreen is a must and some shaving cream {we love the EOS shave cream with shea butter!} will help with any ahem…last second touchups. Lounging essentials include cute deck sandals, hot sunnies and some paper umbrellas, JUST in case your hotel misses the “we’re here to have a good time!” memo!

What else is in our kits? For pre-night-out prep, these beautiful bath salts from Anthropologie will certainly spoil all your gals, nail polish for hotel room manis-pedis and luxurious Aesop face mask will ensure everyone is looking their best. And you can’t forget the Advil, Emergen-C, a banana and some instant Starbucks; aka the cure for the following morning!

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Of course, it’s not only what’s inside the kit that matters, but also how you deliver it! Wrap them up with pretty paper {and a party hat to boot!} and leave one on each maid’s doorstep. It’ll be such a cute surprise for them to come home to, don’t you think? All that will be left for your maids to do is to let their hair down, sip way too many umbrella topped cocktails and celebrate the bride-to-be while looking and feeling good!

original photography for apartment 34 by aubrie pick // art direction + styling by bianca sotelo

Spring Fashion Fling

We’ve been stacking our pennies all winter long for this time of year. It’s so time to shake off the winter wardrobe blues and put on something fresh and fun for Spring!

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This season, we’re all about loose, casual basics – you can literally live in a little capsule wardrobe – no need to clean out your entire closet. The key? Mix and match classic style staples with the perfect dash of personal style. Oh make sure your accessories are top notch! That’s what will help every day’s look feel new. Maybe a crisp white shirt will freshen your spirits? Or a lush neutral handbag? Sometimes all you need is a new pair of sunnies to make your entire wardrobe feel bright and new!

Thankfully, an entire site’s worth of our closet “must-have splurges” are on sale – for one week only! Have you always wanted to own a Clare V. clutch? Oui! Eyeing some Karen Walker sunnies since last spring? We’re also a big fan of making it a priority to buy quality over quantity. Here’s your chance to fill your cart with a covetable piece {ok, ok or two!} because everything at Otte NYC is 20% off, including new arrivals. Now there’s a way to put a spring in our step!

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GET YOUR SHOP ON!

> Clare V. Supreme “Oui” Clutch
> Objects Without Meaning Camilla Romper
> 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel
> Margaux Lonnberg Oversize Tank
> Masscob Seersucker Top
> Robert Clergerie Astro Sandal
> J Brand Distressed Capri
> Karen Walker Super Duper Thistle Sunglasses

We’re obsessing over the wide leg cream romper, but we’re also thinking it would be a great idea to stock up on our favorite pair of jeans. Whether you choose to go trendy or stick to these wardrobe classics, like a mini Pashli {soooo tempting!}, you really can’t go wrong with this sale! Hurry and shop here. Sale ends Friday! Use code SPRING20.