Spring Wardrobe Essentials I’m Reaching For In 2022
About this time of year, I want a wardrobe refresh. I’m not the same woman I was last spring and I want my wardrobe to reflect that. Today, I’m updating this post from last year with some fresh ideas with new links and rejoining my friend Susan of une femme d’un certain âge to share some of our spring wardrobe essentials.
Every woman’s essentials will vary with her personal style aesthetic, but they should create the backbone of her wardrobe so it’s easier to put cohesive outfits together. Here are the spring essentials I find most helpful:
A Third Layer
Twill and canvas jackets are a great spring option. I don’t own one but I’m thinking they’d be perfect for my climate. Here are 2 great classics from Talbots I tried on a few weeks ago.
A denim jacket is often my jacket of choice this time of year in either blue, white, or gray. This one was a new find from Blair which fits fabulously.
This time of year, my tee shirts also get a thorough going over to see which needs to be replaced. Whites seldom last longer than one season for me because my sunscreen and deodorant, yellow the fabric. I don’t tend to invest much in t-shirts for this reason and many of mine come from Target, etc.
Jean styles get dated, so I like to keep up to date with what’s new. I’m leaning toward straight and fuller leg jeans this spring, which helps add balance to my wide shoulders. I love deep wash in the cooler months, but as the spring rolls around, I reach for lighter washes and white jeans. Luckily, high-rise options are still abundant but I’m seeing lots of mid and lower rise making their way back.
Comfy feet top everything for me these days because I’m desperately trying to stave off bunion surgery on my left foot. The level of formality of my outfits has changed to meet my shoe needs but I still won’t wear “gnome shoes”. That has me reaching for modern sports sneakers and shoes with arch support. I have an upcoming post on my current favorites so stay tuned for that.
A FEW FAVORITES
Not a garment but sunscreen is a very important item for me year-round.
I am very persnickety about my sunscreen because I am a melanoma survivor. Plus, photoaging is really adding up and no amount of beauty sleep will fix that. I prefer a physical block and I want cruelty-free options so I am thrilled to add MDSolarSciences to my repertoire this spring.
What are some spring essentials for you?
Now let’s go check out Susan’s spring wardrobe essentials at une femme d’un certain âge.
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