24 February 2022

10 new-season favorites you’ll love: the inside scoop

J.Crew denim jacket  | Mother denim | Veronica Beard sandals | AGOLDE tank | Gucci bag | Nadri tennis bracelet | Nadri link bracelet

10 new-season favorites you’ll love: the inside scoop 😉

Today I’m sharing 10 new-season favorites you’ll love: the inside scoop 😉 It’s so exciting that spring is just around the corner and brighter days are ahead. There are brand new items rolling in every day, and whenever I make a great find I promise to write about it here so you’ll always be in the know! And, I’ve tested them all so you can trust my recommendations. Also, I thought I’d make a proper introduction since we’ve gotten many new subscribers lately. A little about myself … then onto some great new-season finds!

I’m Susie, and I’ve been a retail girl since high school, working at Nordstrom in various roles including a decade-long stint as a buyer and another decade as a personal stylist. I have the same questions as all of you: does my bra fit properly, should I use Vitamin C serum, am I too old to wear that, can I wear ripped jeans … the list goes ON AND ON! In my opinion, it’s my duty to share my experiences with you, as well as those of thousands of women I’ve had intimate conversations with in the dressing room over the years.

I have a passion for the business of fashion, and for helping women get dressed every day. I’ve also had many interesting meetings with the creators and founders of worldwide brands, and they’ve given me an inside perspective that I LOVE sharing with you through this blog.

When I started my website, it was initially to show street style inspiration so we could all get ideas on how to style cool pieces. But, it has evolved into much more than that. Now it’s a place where I share the latest trends, the most stylish looks, and too-good-to-miss items that are bound to sell out. Thank you so much for following along, I’m really glad you’re here! 💕🌸

P.S. Yesterday I shared what’s on my rolling rack – ICYMI, watch it here and shop it here and here!

 

What’s on my rolling rack!

 

Left board – shop here| Right board – shop here!

 


#1 Anine Bing University tees

I’ve been writing about Anine Bing tees for awhile now, and just when I think I’m not buying any more, a new one pops up that I love! The University collection features tees, sweatshirts and hoodies with Paris, London, New York, and Los Angeles logos. If you don’t really like a big logo (which I totally get), then you might like this tee or this one. They’re all SO cool, and perfect to layer under everything from a utility jacket to a blazer to a cardigan.

Anine Bing Tee | Green Sweater, Similar | Jeans | Golden Goose Sneakers | Sunglasses | YSL Bag

University collection

Graphic tees

 

 

#2 Swim coverups and one-pieces

In my opinion, the key to looking good around the pool is having a super cute coverup, glamorous sunglasses and a sun hat. Cute sandals help too! I love a good shirt-style cover up like the striped one and the J.Crew white one (both below). But there are many other fun options as well. Be sure and check out our swim shop — we just updated it and there are a few new picks below. As for new-season swimsuits, I love J.Crew swimthis one and this one are great options. Also check out this Becca one, and this fun one too.

 

Left: Stripe coverup | YSL sandal | Loewe tote | Right: J.Crew shirt cover up | Navy swimsuit

 

 

#3 Denim jackets

I really can’t imagine getting dressed without a good denim jacket, and they’re so versatile, you could even own a couple! A dark one works nicely with white or écru denim, and also over certain dresses. A lighter version, like the one I’m wearing in the opening photo, feels new and springy! I’m loving the slightly oversized styles, and ones that hit a little longer than what we might have hanging in our closets — they’re both new-season styles and they look great. I’m not suggesting that you should toss what you already own — yet — but look for newer ones to give your spring outfits an update!

Fidelity denim jacket | Veronica Beard flare trousers | Veronica Beard sandals | Gucci bag | Hoop earrings | White tank

 

 

#4 Canvas totes

This fun canvas tote was probably my favorite casual bag last year, and I wore it ALL the time with almost everything in my closet. Someone recently asked why I’m so smitten with bags that have labels written all over them. The answer? I don’t know, I just am! But that doesn’t mean you have to like bags with labels — each one of us has her own style 😊 There are many options for everyone, so find one you love! Yesterday I spotted this Paris one and this New York one, and I’m excited about them both. Canvas totes have been having a moment understandably — they’re the perfect bag as the seasons change!

Veronica Beard jacket | Sam Edelman sandals | Mother denim | Balenciaga tote

 

 

#5 Jelly sandals

The jelly or rubber sandal trend has been around for a few years, but for some reason, this year it’s even more popular. The Gucci rubber sandal is so fun, and surprisingly comfortable. Lots of other brands are getting in on the Gucci trend, and prices are very reasonable (look here and here). I still love this sparkly Valentino one, as well as the Stuart Weitzman one I’m wearing in black — they’ve expanded their color selection here!

Left: Paige dress | Gucci rubber sandal | Right: Anine Bing Utility Jacket | Anine Bing Tee | Gucci bag | Stuart Weitzman Sandal | Necklace

 

 

#6 Trench coats

Well, back to reality since many of us have a few more months to go before the weather changes! Trench coats are a wardrobe staple, and they look great dressed down with a hoodie or an Anine Bing sweatshirt … and even joggers for running errands. But try wearing them with fancier heels and a pretty trouser for a stylish day or evening out!

J.Crew trench coat | Frame flare denim | Anine Bing Tee | Veronica Beard sandals

 

 

#7 Denim faves

Refreshing your denim is a great way to start out the spring season. Three new-season styles I’m focusing on are a slim, straight leg, anything with a flare, and a great white jean. You’ll have outfits for days and be right on-trend with only three styles!

 

Left: Veronica Beard dickey jacket | Mother denim | Pink handbag | Gold sandals | Pearl bracelet | Stripe blouse | Right: Anine Bing coat | White shirt | Sandals | Flare denim | Crystal bag

White denim

Paige Cindy, Frame Le High, Mother Hustler

Flare denim

Mother Weekender, Paige and Frame Le High

Slim, straight leg denim

AG Mari, Paige Cindy, Mother Dazzler

 

 

#8 Brown sandal/basket bag combo

If you purchase any sandal this spring, make it this rich saddle brown color. It’s so sophisticated, and it really works with almost everything. It has this unique way of elevating all our outfits! And since basket bags are another category that’s trending, finding a go-to sandal/basket “combo” is another easy way to pull your outfits together. I’m wearing the splurge YSL sandal — that’s after years of wearing these Sam Edelmans — also great sandals everyone loves!

J.Crew cardigan | Mother denim | YSL sandals | Loewe basket bag | Hoop earrings | White tank

Combos

 

 

 

#9 Wedge sneakers

There are so many cool styles of sneakers — everything from retro styles to Golden Goose to these chunkier ones by Alexander McQueen. For an affordable option, look at New Balance, Adidas Samba (every celeb wearing rn) and this best-selling Sam Edelman. The one I’m wearing is chunky, but in a slim kind of way … if that makes any sense! Check it out and you’ll see.

Cinq á Sept blazer | Mother denim | Sneakers | Tote | White tank

 

 

#10 Oversized poplin shirts

This may be my favorite trend this spring. Oversized poplin shirts are new-season and so stylish! Wear them untucked with any kind of sneaker or sandal. My daughter came home with a really really oversized one and wore it as a dress with boots — so cute! The one I’m wearing comes in several colors, and you might also like this one from Zara.

“Kayla” shirt | Mother denim | Veronica Beard sandals | Red bag, similar

 

Thank you for reading xx

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