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Spring is the perfect time to add new life to your closet and these 10 fantastic staple pieces will let you go ahead and start transitioning your wardrobe from spring to summer. From denim dresses to pendent necklaces, each of these items will be a stylish choice for your everyday life.

10 Closet staples for spring
1. Stripes

The shirt shown is by J.Crew for Net-A-Porter, but also look at places like Target or Forever 21 for striped t-shirts, sweaters and even tanks.

2. Midi skirt

If you have not tried the midi trend yet, you’ll be amazed by how long they make your legs look! Yes, it’s true. The midi I chose for this post is a super steal at just over $14 and I love it. I can see it with a blouse or a t-shirt, heels or flats… the possibilities are endless.

3. Trench

I love a classic long trench coat, but I fell in love with this short swing trench from J.Crew as a fresh new spin for spring. It is made of poplin and is just so versatile. This jacket would be a terrific addition to any closet.

4. Denim dress

Denim dresses are everywhere this season! This dress from Zara stood out to me, mostly because of the v-neck — which is flattering on most everyone — and the beautiful embellishment on the front. I’ve also seen great choices at Gap, Old Navy, Forever 21, and Target, so be sure to shop around.

5. Gladiator sandal

Gladiator sandals are still in style. My favorite pick is the Lowell flat by Tory Burch, but if you’re looking for a steal try one of these: Mossimo Wendi, Barbados Thong by Mia, or the Selma by Circus for Sam Edelman.

6. Lace

Lace, in general, is very feminine and beautiful, making it a great choice for spring. How can you not feel gorgeous wearing it? Try adding lace to your closet with a blouse like this one from J.Crew or a pullover from Anthropologie for a more casual look.

7. Perforated flats

Menswear is still a hot item on lists of trends, including for this spring. I am not a huge fan of loafers, because I was a child of the the ’90s when Eastland penny loafers were “the thing” to wear. But, I have completely jumped on board with the slip-on sneaker and perforated flat version of this trend. They are a nice change from ballet flats, still giving us a closed toe without having to wear socks. It’s a win-win! Many stores and designers have shoes in this style out right now and at every price point, from Payless to Neiman Marcus.

8. White jeans

White jeans, I love you with all of my heart. I love you in the spring with a dark sweater and into fall with riding boots. They are a clean, classic look. Your closet wants white jeans! Try a straight, slim fit like these.

9. Pendant necklace

From shiny gold to wooden beads, you can wear pendant necklaces with just about anything! And, you can find them everywhere right now — Instagram flash sales, Etsy, local boutiques, and most major retailers. Find one you love and I guarantee you will find yourself wearing it daily.

10. Chic carryall

Over-sized carryalls give you functionality and style in one. Whether heading to the office, park, or out to dinner, you can keep everything you might need on hand without compromising a chic look.

Whether you add one or all then of these staples to your closet this spring, take the time to find a style that fits you and wear it with confidence.

Which spring closet staples caught your eye?
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Who doesn’t love summertime? Lemonade, warmth, and loads of cute dresses! If you’re the savvy mama to a little girl, I think you’ll be drooling over these delicious frocks as much as I am. (Seriously, why can’t they make adult clothes this cute?!) Happy window shopping!
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Zara Printed Dress, $29.99 – This gorgeous coral printed dress brings a bit of international flair to your little girl’s closet. It’s perfectly summer and perfectly priced. Also perfect for a summer tea party.

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Tea Collection Ostrich Smocked Mini Dress, $29.95 – This unique dress adds something new to the traditional peasant dress look with some too-cute ostriches stitched along the bottom. The smocked neckline and colorful embroidery add extra special touches to this sure to be noticed frock.

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Mini Boden Strappy Sundress, $44 – Just looking at this adorable dress makes me happy. I love the bright pops of color and whimsical nature of this piece. It’s like a Popsicle of a dress.

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Splendid Carnival Stripe Dress, $64 – Does Splendid ever make kid’s clothing I don’t love? This bright and happy summer dress is no exception. From the bright colors to the stripes, this outfit is just begging to get taken to the beach.

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Roxy Pitter Patter Dress, $36 – A total California beach girl dress if we ever saw one, this sweet tank dress is made of the chic fabric of the moment – chambray – and boasts ruffles and adjustable tie straps.

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GAP Rainbow Stripe Dress, $19.95 – Nothing screams summer quite like rainbow stripes and this easy-to-wear dress is no exception. Made of cotton jersey, this is the perfect dress for the girl on the go who likes to climb trees, run in the grass, and have a picnic.

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J.Crew Embroidered Peasant Dress, $68 – Can they make this in a grown-up version please? I’m loving the bright blue with the white embroidery, reminiscent of those great little dresses you’d find on a vacation to Mexico or somewhere south of the border.

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Misha Lulu Whale Dress, $72 – How darling is this summer-perfect whale dress from Musha Lulu?Among the many details I adore: the crochet trim, the color palette, and the fact that it’s made in the USA.

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Here’s what we wore this week! blackandwhitestripe4-551x1024

Sherry Wore: “I wore a black and white stripe Express dress, black heels  are White House Black Market and the Necklace is Spring Awakening Stella and Dot.”

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Candice Wore: “I was in New Jersey last week and wore this to a night out. The dress is the Exotic Ease Maxi Dress by mark., with a necklace from from Forever 21 and a pair of shoes from Sears (both from last year).”

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Tracy Wore: “I will tell you right now that I do not like shorts. I honestly haven’t worn shorts for I bet 10 years or more. I prefer sundresses and skirts in the Summer. However, JCrew was having a sale and I decided to try a pair of their boyfriend shorts and I truly do love them. They are a great fit and a length that I love – not short-short to make me look like a wannabe 20 year old and not long as to not look like my mother! It was still a cool day, so I paired the shorts with some suede oxford wedges from a local boutique, a sweater from H&M and a scarf also from a local boutique. Do you wear shorts? I would love to hear some brands that you love.”

 

For more What I Wore Wednesday inspiration – visit The Pleated Poppy.

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Crewcuts – the kid’s corner of J. Crew is excited to announce they are teaming up with Soludos to bring a line of children’s espadrilles exclusively for Crewcuts. The exclusive collection features three bright solid classics, a neon colorblock, and a nautical stripe. Soludos were created in 2010 by London expat Nick Brown when upon moving to New York he discovered the city lacked a worn-by-all, easy espadrille. image006

Based on traditional Mediterranean espadrilles, these fabulous beach-and-everywhere-else-shoes have modern twists like eco-friendly soles and bright exclusive colors for J. Crew. They are made from pure cotton fabric, have an amazingly comfortable sole, are easy to clean and come in exclusive colors just for Crewcuts.

They will be your go-to shoe to replace those flip-flops and go with everything all Summer long.01378_SP7471

Perfect for the beach or the boulevard – and ready to relax or run in. Everyone at every age needs a pair of fabulous and breathable Euro-chic espadrilles for Summer. I think I would love them in pink.

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The exclusive for Crewcuts by J.Crew collection is available in-store and online here in kids sizes 11-2 at $25-$32 depending on design.

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Spring is right around the corner, and asides from the (hopefully) beautiful weather, flowers blooming, and April showers comes a host of new trends for kids that I can’t wait to try on my little lady. So what’s hot this spring, you ask?

1. Whimsical pieces – Anything that makes you reminisce about your childhood or makes you go “awww” is very in right now. Think applique birds (like on this too cute for words Boden Applique Pinnie), hot air balloons, and funny faces. This trend is perfect for either gender and oh-so-adorable for Mom.

2. Preppy – Come on, what’s cuter than a little boy in a tie? Not much, that’s what. And this J. Crew gingham version in bright and spring-y colors is just perfect for Easter and beyond.

3. Pastel –These See Kai Run Midori shoes just scream spring and are right on the pastels trend. Think soft, think pretty. And pastels aren’t just for girls anymore, either. Both boys and girls can rock the rainbow of lavender, mint, yellow, baby blue, and yes, even pink!

4. Lace – Romantic lace is back in vogue in children’s fashions this spring. Little ladies will love playing tea in the plethora of lace dresses soon to hit the stores like this lovely frock from Zunie. And don’t limit yourself to just dresses. Lace tops, skirts, and even pants are soon to be at a retailer near you.

5. Stripes – Stripes are one of those ubiquitous spring trends that just keeps coming back year after year. Perhaps it’s the nod to the nautical, the French, or none of the above. Either way, they’re très chic. Something like this Seersucker Blazer from Children’s Place hits two trends at once – stripes and blazers for kids. Talk about two for the price of one!

6. Neon – Spring’s motto may as well be the brighter, the better. Neon is hot hot hot right now in both adult and kids fashions. These unisex fluorescent yellow Gap Neon Skinny Jeans are right on point and perfect for the season. (And a secret benefit: they’ll make finding your kid in a crowd a breeze.) And since Gap carries the same neon jeans in adult sizes, moms can match too!

7. Floral – Floral prints are huge this spring for both big girls and little girls alike — and even boys! From retro, to modern, everything’s coming up flowers. I particularly love this fanciful J.Crew Pull-on Pleated Skirt, and hopefully it’s like mother, like daughter in this case!

So what do you think of all the new spring trends in kids fashion this year? Are you dying to try any particular style on your tots? Let us know!

 

 

 

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Hey Everyone! I’m so excited for this post because we are starting a new ‘What We Wore’ feature on Savvy Sassy Moms! Every other week we will spotlight what our Savvy and Sassy Contributors wore that week. Hopefully this will give us all some fashion inspiration, find new ways to wear what we already own, and also help us find some amazing wardrobe staples and fabulous accessories.

What Andrea Wore:  LOFT dark denim jeans, Daniel Rainn top from Nordtsrom Rack, $15 LOFT sunglasses and my new romantic blush Tieks! “This is an outfit I would wear to a meeting, lunch, blog event or just meeting up with the girls for lunch.  I am typically a heel kind of girl but over the years of being a busy Mom I have learned to embrace and love flats too.  LOFT is a great store for getting basic items and I love scoring fun accessories there, especially when they are on sale!”

What Beth Wore: “JBrand skinny boot cuts, sweater Audrey 3+1 from www.itsalubthing.com, Gold born sandals. Outfit is for a lazy day off with the kids and running errands!”

What Candice Wore: A black open front cardigan, Gathered Crossover Tee (summer color) from Target, Coldwater Creek Denim Two-Button Trouser and Just Fab Daenery booties in Olive.

What Sherry Wore:  “This is one of my favorite go-to dresses for both casual and a night out. I am wearing an elastic waist print dress by Express with a pair of purple Betsey Johnson pumps (sorry, not shown).  On my right arm I am carrying a small orange embossed leather Michael Kors wristlet.  The bracelets I’m wearing are the Renegade by Stella and Dot and an orange Banana Republic bangle.The left arm is a white Michael Kors watch with a J. Crew orange stretch bracelet. The necklace I’m wearing is the Third Time’s a Charm necklace and the earrings are Bardot hoops both by Stella and Dot. ”

What Tracy Wore: Tracy wore skinny dot coral jeans from Anthropologie, gray ruffle tank from Old Navy, Cardigan from The Gap – this season, grey suede chunky heels from Seychelles, medallion necklace from a local art fair, and sunglasses from Target. “I wore this to see a show and have dinner with my kids last Sunday. It was casual – yet dressy and comfortable with a pop of color which I love!”

For more Wednesday Fashion Inspiration:

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