Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring Updates

I'm so excited to be partnering with Stitch Fix today to share with you two new spring looks!  I've been wanting to try out their service for months and many of you have been asking for me to post a review so you can decide if it's something you want to it was about time! I'm sharing all about my experience + 2 outfits I created using the pieces I received in my box.  Since my style is fairly well defined, I was a little nervous about letting someone else select items for me.  But, not only did my stylist do an excellent job, I also felt like she chose a few things I may not have picked out for myself (that I ended up really loving!).

If you've never heard of it before, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service & what I discovered is that, not only is it a huge time-saver, but it's really fun!  You start by answering questions to complete a style profile & then a Stitch Fix stylist hand-selects pieces based on your preferences.  When your box arrives, you can try everything on in the comfort of your own home and send back any items you don't love in a pre-paid return bag.  If you end up keeping all 5 pieces that are sent, you get a 25% off discount on all your items!  You can set it up however you want - order a box on demand as you need new wardrobe updates or choose to have boxes sent to you in regular intervals.

What I appreciated about the process was that I could get really specific in the profile section, so I felt pretty confident that my preferences were clear.  In addition to your personal style, you can also specify what you are willing to spend on certain pieces - this is great because I know many of you have mentioned that you don't mind splurging on outerwear & shoes, but that you prefer to pay less on trendier styles.  Another fun extra is that your Stitch Fix stylist will include cards in your box that showcase different outfit ideas for the pieces you receive - we can all use a little help coming up with new combinations from time to time! 

I wanted to focus on versatile styles I can wear now & later, so I'm showcasing two looks and sharing a few of my style tips for updating your wardrobe for spring:

Lighten Up
At the beginning of the spring, the weather can still be a bit chilly, so keep those warm layers but opt for pieces in lighter hues.  As soon as I slipped this BlankNYC moto jacket on, I knew it was a winner.  I've seen so many bloggers wear this style through the fall & winter, but I like the softer hue of this one, which makes it perfect for transitioning into the next season.  Thanks to the cropped shape, it will also be great for wearing over dresses & with flowy skirts.  I chose to pair it with soft shades for a modern spring-ready look.

Do A Bag Swap
My everyday bag for winter is black because it's a classic neutral that goes with everything.  So the quickest way to make your look warm-weather appropriate is to ditch the black bag for something in a soft, pretty shade.  I personally prefer to stick with a neutral like this light nude because I know it will be versatile with all my spring pastels & prints.

What I'm wearing:
BlankNYC Moto Jacket c/o Stitch Fix, Halogen T-Shirt, 
Old Navy Jeans, ShoeMint Mules, Urban Expressions Bag c/o Stitch Fix

Show Some Shoulder
When it gets further along in the season, don't be afraid to flash a little skin.  This trend is still going strong for spring, so why not embrace it?!  To be honest, if I had seen this Joie floral top on the hanger in a store, I probably wouldn't have tried it on because I tend to shy away from prints.  But, I really loved the feminine boho feel and this is something I can see myself wearing again in the summer with white shorts & espadrilles.  These jeans were also a pleasant surprise because I'd never even heard of this brand before, but they fit me like a glove & were so comfortable (how cool is that zippered ankle detail?!).

What I'm wearing:
Joie Top c/o Stitch Fix, Pistola Jeans c/o Stitch Fix
Schutz Sandals c/o Stitch Fix

Thank you to Stitch Fix & ShopStyle for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.


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