Spring 2014 Style Favorites & Must Haves

April 1, 2014

Hey loves!

It’s so great to be back! I took an unplanned one week hiatus from blogging last week due to my work schedule, photo shoot prepping and trying to pack for my vacation back home to North Carolina. Which is where I am now! The weather in New York was not inspiring me AT ALL to write about spring styles, colors and trends. Between the random late night snow flurries, and morning tornado-speed cold wind that I had to walk to work in, I think that itโ€™s safe to say that Mother Nature in New York did not get the memo that we changed seasons a week ago. Today, I am at home in Creedmoor, North Carolina sitting on the deck of my house on this sunny day, and looking at my back yard filled with trees, land and also my neighbors vegetable field that is off to the corner. Now THIS is the type of scenery that I need to get my spring style juices flowing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, that we are officially into Spring (which is my FAVORITE time of the year!), I wanted to share a few of the styles that I am most excited about wearing this season! During spring, I find that I am a lot more relaxed with my everyday outfits. I get so excited about getting out of the house to experience the beautiful weather that I usually throw on either a fun sundress, or relaxed t-shirt with pants, and jazz up the outfit with my accessories and/or shoes. This year will probably be no different, but there are a few trends that have caught my eye and I am planning to incorporate into my looks and take for a spin this season.

Letโ€™s get right into it to see what they are!

Metallic Shoes

I am a huge lover of all things gold. From jewelry, to handbags and all the things in between, gold has always been my first love, but this new metallic trend has turned my attention to silver. Although metallic in general is big right now, the shoes in this trend are what made my heart skip a beat. Some of the great metallic shoes that are available this spring are flats, sneakers, sandals and heels. They are a great way to add a fun pop to a mute and/or patterned outfit.

Silver Flats: Tory Burch // Gold High Top Sneakers: Tory Burch // Silver Single-Sole Heels: Zara // Gold Gladiator Heels: Tom Ford


Crop Topsย 

Crop Top

Crop Tops (when worn properly) are a year-long style favorite of mine. In the winter I like to wear them in a sweat shirt form, as seen here in my past style diary post. But spring brings about a variety of colors, patterns and fabrics for crop tops. A few of my favorites are lace (in white and pastel colors), jean (acid wash as well), striped, and of course sequins (my favorite!). These are great when paired with maxi & skater skirts, under overalls, and even on top of certain solid-colored dresses (lace crop top).

Sequins Crop Top: TopShop // Lace Crop Top: TopShop // Denim Crop Top: Denim & Co. // Striped Crop Top: River Island



I can always appreciate a great clean, crisp look and that is what I feel an all-white outfit gives.ย  I can honestly say that I have never tried wearing an all-white outfit simply because I can be very clumsy at times; the thought of walking out of the house with an all-white outfit on kind of scares me. But the bite sized fear that I have doesn’t come from the thought of me walking out of the house in the outfit, it comes from what I will look like once I get back home. I can already imagine the stains on my butt from sitting in the wrong spot on the subway or the possible dirt stain on my knees from falling while going up the steps of the subway station or walking down the street (which has happened to me more times than I am embarrassed to admit). But I am going to put all of my fears aside and step out of my comfort zone to try this style for spring. Iโ€™ll make sure to document this monumental moment for you all to see! ๐Ÿ™‚

White Blazer Dress: Haute Hippie // White Jumpsuit: Philip Lim // White Slim-Fit Pants: H&M // White Skater Skirt: Zara

Destroyed Denimย 

Destroyed Denim

Lately I have been getting a lot of wear out of a pair of destroyed denim boyfriend jeans that I have had for years now and that I absolutely adore (even though they are 2 sizes too big for me now, they still work!). The reason for my frequent wearing of these jeans is because of the comfort and various ways that I can style them. I plan to invest more in destroyed denim for the spring season. They are a great go to pair of denim that can be dressed up or down while still giving you more comfort than a standard pair of skinny jeans due to the holes and distressed fabric.

Destroyed Denim with Chain Detailing: YSL // Relaxed Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans: J. Crew // Destroyed Denim Overalls: Elliot Ranch // Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans with Gaping Holes: Glinks.com


Spring Jacketsย 

Spring Jackets

Spring Jackets are one of the staple items that I love, and that I feel every woman should have in their closet, such as pastel colored blazers, jean jacket, colored moto jackets and cotton trench coats. I think that having at least one of these items in your closet is great because they all have something to offer to your spring wardrobe. Pastel colored blazers are great for days when you want to wear jeans and a t-shirt. Throw on your blazer with a great statement necklace, cute flats or heels, and you have instantly elevated your look. A jean jacket is great to have when wearing a fun sundress on a breezy spring day when you may need a light jacket to throw on. A colored moto jacket can serve the same purpose as the pastel blazer, but it is great for when you want to add a bit of an edge to your outfit. A cotton trench coat is best when paired with your spring attire on rainy days, and also when worn as a trench coat dress. It is a great simple and chic look!

Ombre Blazer: TopShop // Orange Denim Moto Jacket: TopShop // Denim Jacket: H&M // White Cotton Gabardine Trench: Burberry Brit


Finish off your look with a great pair of spring sunglasses that will compliment your face structure to perfection! Aviators and Cat Eyesย are my favorite spring style to rock. Mirrored Aviators are great when paired with floral and pastel colors, whileย Tortoise Cat Eye sunglassesย are great with any solid-colored outfit.

Mirrored Sunglasses: BlueDame // Cat Eye Sunglasses: BlueDame // Tortoise Aviators: Gucci // Thick Cat Eye Sunglasses: BlueDame

These all are a few of my favorite styles that I plan to wear this spring. They are of course open to modifications to suit your personal style if you would like to try them out as well! Do you plan on trying out any of these styles or have any spring styles that you are excited about? If so, let me know what way you plan on styling your look and/or the style you are most excited about for spring in the comment section! I’m curious to hear your style faves as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

Xoxo, Chrissy Joy

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