Spring in my Step

how to wear a striped shirt in the springYesterday marked the first day of Spring and this photo exemplifies just how excited I am! Spring is not only one of my favorite seasons because of my birthday (!!) but because the flowers are just starting to bloom, there’s much more sunlight, and everyone just seems to be in a better mood – me included!banana republic grey sweater j crew striped teej crew striped shirt schutz shoes kora sandals spring styleAnother bonus is a new (and brighter) spring wardrobe! We’re all transitioning from our dark and neutral colored pieces, to items that are a fresh pop of color!

I’ve had this Rebecca Minkoff tote for some time, but I love pulling it out of storage as the season starts to change. It’s seriously been the perfect accessory. These Schutz sandals are also going to be a staple over the next few months (last seen here). Cognac is such an amazing color, plus they’re super comfortable and easy to walk in!j crew striped tee spring styleAnother essential component of an excellent spring wardrobe is the perfect striped shirt. I snagged mine from J.Crew a few months back, and it has the cutest gold buttons on the shoulders!

I also must have a light cardigan that can be thrown over anything – as spring temperatures tend to fluctuate. You can’t really tell, but this one from Banana Republic has black zipper detailing on the sides, and allows for some versatility depending upon the weather. I’ve been constantly reaching for it these past few days!blue rebecca minkoff MAB tote schutz shoes kora sandalsgrey banana republic cardiganOn a side note – I didn’t notice how Fourth of July these photos seem! There’s so much red, white, and blue LOL. Oh well – I loved the outfit and thought the red backdrop would be so perfect for the post! What do you think?

What will be some of your spring wardrobe essentials?!

Sweater: Banana Republic (old, similar) // Striped Shirt: J. Crew // Jeans: Nordstrom // Heels: Schutz Shoes via Amazon // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old, similar) // Earrings: LOFT

Photos by Alexis Moten

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  1. 4.12.16
    Rachel said:

    Very comfy look! perfect for spring!


  2. 3.23.16
    Daisi Ari said:

    That bag is goals! I love the pop of color Lauren!

    Daisi Ari

    • 3.26.16
      Lauren O. said:

      I’ve had it for almost two years and it’s held up so well! Blue is one of my favorite colors!

  3. 3.23.16

    So cute! Love those heels! <3

    xo Raina

    • 3.26.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks a lot, Raina! I love the color and the lace-up detail!

  4. 3.21.16
    Julianna said:

    You look amazing and I am loving those sandals so so much!

    xx Julianna

    • 3.21.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you! They’re one of my favorite pairs right now!

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