Spring Pants and Skirt Trends: Pro/Con

Forget the statement tops for a second, because it’s time to add some color and ruffles below the belt now! More is always more!

Colored Jeans

Pro: A comfy way dress up jeans a little, you could probably fool some people at work if jeans are usually considered too casual (above from Banana)

Con: I love standard denim because it goes with almost everything, but adding color narrows those options

Verdict: I’m thinking something in a mint

Embroidered Jeans

Pro: A fresh take on denim with a retro vibe (above from Nordstrom)

Con: Definitely a statement that might look dated in five minutes

Verdict: Hard pass

Tie Waist Pants or Shorts

Pro: Makes a shorts and a tee shirt look more of a thoughtful outfit since the shorts are more interesting (above from Loft)

Con: You have to be ok with drawing attention to your waist, and you might have to tuck in your shirt to make it work (or at least a half tuck)

Verdict: Not sold, but never say never

Accordion Pleat Midi Skirt

Pro: A breezy, feminine option that is comfortable and forgiving (above from Nordstrom)

Con: This is going to be the focal point of your outfit, so you have to plan everything else around it. It’s not like throwing on a pair of skinny jeans

Verdict: This skews a little too girly for me, but I won’t rule it out

Wrap/Ruffle Skirt

Pro: A nice flirty twist on the classic skirt silhouettes (above from Loft)

Con: Depending on the style, if you’re pear shaped this might throw proportions in the wrong direction for you

Verdict: I’ve seen some pencil skirt versions with a front diagonal ruffle that would be great with a very simple shirt for work

What trends are you trying this Spring?

Weekend Wear

When it comes to shopping for clothes, I usually prioritize shopping for things I can wear to work. Ever since we had a warm spell last week, however, I just want all the shorts. Here are a few that I love:

Sadie Dishes- Weekend Wear

 

JCrew Factory 3″ leopard print basket weave short– Perfection.

Sadie Dishes- Weekend Wear

These JCrew striped shorts are statement but cool at the same time.

 

Sadie Dishes- Weekend Wear

I’m curious about these trendier elastic waist “boardwalk shorts” from JCrew Factory.

Sadie Dishes- Weekend Wear

These fun “Richmond Shorts” from Boden would really make an outfit out of plain tee shirt and flip flops.

Sadie Dishes- Weekend Wear

These Loft embroidered chambray shorts look like a great alternative to a basic jean short.

Sadie Dishes- Weekend Wear

But you do need a basic jean short like these from the Loft.

How many shorts does one person need, you might ask…

Fancy Pants

I’m a little upset with the groundhog this year because Spring should be here by now. This weather has not stopped me from preparing for the warmer weather.  Have you noticed all of the fun shorts that are in the stores this Spring? So far, I’ve held myself back, and I’ve only bought these from the Gap and the Loft:
Ray BucknellI love a fun pattern, these are just the beginning of all the great prints out there this season!

pink!Why not some pink.

But here are some other ones I have my eye on:Lace!Lace is definitely a big trend this year!  These ones from BB Dakota look super comfy too!

JeansI need some basic denim from the Gap for sure.leathaAnd I dare you to get these from Free People! My dream!

What Spring trends have caught your eye this year?