Spring Wardrobe: Fun Tops and Jackets

Last week I wrote about my spring staples for tops and linked to tons of outfits I’ve worn with them.  I also said that I like my closet to be a mix of staples and fun, current pieces because it keeps my wardrobe feeling fresh by only buying a few new pieces every season.  The staples stay in my closet year after year, and I just rotate in a few fun, current, or trendy pieces for that season.  (Catch the last post on spring staples for tops HERE.)

These are fun statement pieces or ones with special detail that, combined with your staples, make the outfit more interesting.  They can be on trend or not–it really doesn’t matter.  You can have great personal style without being on trend!  That said, a lot of pieces I’m showing today *are* kinda trendy because 1) that’s just what’s in stores currently, and 2) even though I don’t participate in a ton of trends or usually am slow to, I actually love a lot of what’s popular these days.

Here are a few tops you can add this spring!  Imagine them paired with a denim jacket, utility vest and jacket, or moto jacket.

Blush Colored Anything
Like I said a couple days ago, blush colored anything is really popular, and I’m definitely not sad about it!  I’m seeing it even more than last year, like not just in tops but also in jackets, flats, sneakers, and pants.  I’ll feature blush shoes and pants when we get to those categories in later weeks, but for now we’ll stick to tops.

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Any of these pieces would freshen up your style, and I’d go through my favorites but I really like them all!  The bottom row of blush completer pieces are all SO cute!

Suede Moto Jackets
I’ve worn faux leather moto jackets for a while, but I’m loving the suede ones!  In the last post I talked about how items sometimes get more attention some years than others and are really “in” during the high-attention years, but it doesn’t mean when there’s less attention on them that they are “out” and shouldn’t be worn.  I think a tan or grey suede moto jacket (in a neutral color, at least) may be one of those kinds of items.  Now, a blush one…I don’t know about its longevity, but they sure are pretty!

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I really like Option 4 (HERE), but I’d prefer a style more like the others.  I love Option 1 (HERE), and while it’s not as cheap as some of the others listed here, I think it looks great and is not as expensive as others I didn’t show that are far, far, FAR more expensive.

Twisted and Cross Front Tees
I love these two twists (har har) on a normal tee!  The twist front tees will still work with necklaces but kick up the normal tee a notch.  The cross front tees are harder to wear with necklaces, but because the cross front provides that detail, you don’t even need a necklace.  That’s great news for times you don’t want to deal with one, like when you’re running out the door or when you’re going to be really active and would be annoyed with a necklace on.

All the tops below come in multiple colors.

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Feminine Details: Bell Sleeves, Lace Cutout, Ruffles
I love cutout tops, and Old Navy has a few different tops with cutouts in fun, bright colors!  As far as ruffles and bell sleeves, while I wouldn’t consider my style very girly, I actually love some of the pieces below!

Most tops below come in other colors except for options 6, 7, and 8.

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Flowy Tops + Cold Shoulder Tops
Loose, flowy blouses will always be in my wardrobe because they’re comfy, easy to move around in, and usually have enough detail in them to help you look pulled together without having to add many extras.

The cold shoulder and off-the-shoulder tops are everywhere this season.  While I think they look really cute, this is a trend I’ve been very, very slow to try.  Haven’t even tried one of these on in the dressing room!  No matter how cute they look, I have some practical questions about them.  Like, do the shoulders always ride up when you move around?  I could find that out in the dressing room, but I have other questions about how much I’ll *really* wear one of these and the purpose it’d serve in my wardrobe compared to other pieces I own.  Like, a lot of them seem too cute for my everyday activities, or too impractical if the sleeves do ride up with lots of movement, (not to mention having to wear a strapless bra for the off-shoulder ones) and I’d probably only wear them for dressier occasions.  But then, if it’s only for dressy occasions, is it worth it?  Or would I rather pick other tops over these for dressier occasions?  Eh, we’ll see.  I need to give one a shot first, but like I said, I’m in no rush.  There are plenty of other springy pieces that I love to keep me occupied!

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Next up is spring staples for the bottom half + dresses!  Have a great weekend!

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