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Early Spring Closet Essentials

Four Transitional Pieces You Need in Your Arsenal
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April is approaching! I just checked the weather forecast for the next 10 days; and, friends, it's looking wet. 

Cloudy, damp days are on the horizon, but, rest assured, warmer temps are approaching  and April showers do bring May flowers. So you can expect a gorgeous spring, but, first, rain and fog and general fickleness. 

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Dressing for early spring can be a challenge. It's no longer puffer weather, but it's not yet time to break out the shorts and tees. A few transitional pieces can take you through this tricky style stage (and beyond!). 

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1. Cropped Boyfriend Jeans: Casual jeans are a must year round, but I find myself gravitating to less skinny styles in spring and fall. I couldn't believe it when I saw this pair from rider's by Lee for under 30 dollars. They're ever so slightly weathered with minimal intentional destruction and an ideal worn-in texture. A little stretch and give makes them super comfortable and they fit like a dream. 

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2. A Versatile Lightweight Sweater: This Universal Thread pullover sweater will be on heavy rotation this spring (and summer). The loose weave makes it very breathable, so it's a great layering piece (it's awesome over a button-down) or cover-up on breezy spring nights. I love that it's slightly oversized (a sloppy-chic trend I hope stays!) without appearing to swallowing me whole. I don't lose my shape, but I don't feel at all restricted in this cozy-cute knit. I'm pretty sure Imma need this baby in black too!

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3. Transitional Jacket: This army-green jacket is an instant classic. It's a perfect layering piece for spring and early fall; and I'm so glad it's now part of my multi-season arsenal! Earlier this year, I was introduced to belk, the Southern department store and brand, and their incredible exclusive line Crown & Ivy. The women's collection is chock full of preppy pieces with a fashion-forward flair; and while this particular jacket is more hip than prep, I'm excited to fill out my closet with more staples from this well curated brand and store.

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4. Foul-Weather Booties: If you get yourself one pair of new shoes this spring, make it a timeless, functional, and fashionable set of rain boots. Go for a clean and subtle color over a flashy, shiny, or patterned pair. You want to be able to wear them even after the rain clouds part--and believe me, you'll want to live in these babies. My new Bogs sweet-pea bootie set is 100% waterproof and features a sleek look in textured rubber with a comfortable, flexible outsole. I love that the elastic at the sides make them easy to slip on and off--a convenient touch for stylin' mamas on the move.

What are your early spring closet staples?

Early Spring Style Staples

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