Obsessions This Instant: Casual Cool

Brighten up your spring wardrobe with these five pieces.

Brighten up your spring wardrobe with these five pieces.Angela Bobo

Joe’s Jeans Slim Fit Weekender Pants.
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The perfect middle ground between skinny and boyfriend jeans—slouchy enough for comfort, but slim enough to avoid overwhelming the frame. The faint pinstripe adds a chic element. Joe’s Jeans Slim Fit Weekender Pants, $148; southmoondunder.com

 

Erika Schrieber Nikki Dress
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 Sometimes a simple dress is the best effortless choice and it gives you the opportunity to play with bold accessories. This pick gets bonus points for being made and manufactured in the Metro-D.C. area. Erika Schrieber Nikki Dress, $295; erikaschrieber.com

 

Zara's casual blazer
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Blazers are an incredible asset in any woman’s day-to-night wardrobe. This color is perfect for sprucing up a little black dress or white shorts on a warm, breezy night. Casual Blazer, $79.90; zara.com

 

Valentine Gauthier Organic Cotton Tiger Skirt from Shopethica.com.
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The popular fall print gets a refresh for spring with a lighter and more subtle variation. The delicate gold and piped details elevate the basic miniskirt shape. Valentine Gauthier Organic Cotton
Tiger Skirt, $176; shopethica.com

 

 

Rich Skinny Dusty Iris Jean, polka-dot mesh top, Chan Luu bracelets from Madisonbelle Leesburg; Joie Sandals from Bishop Boutique
Photo by Erick Gibson.

An easy weekend-casual look; a soft pastel pant pairs perfectly with an airy top and metallic slip-on sandal. Rich Skinny Dusty Iris Jeans, $155; Weston lace yoke and polka-dot mesh top, $155; Chan Luu bracelets $63 & $204; all Madisonbelle Leesburg; Joie Sandals, $135; Bishop Boutique.

 

DV by Dolce Vita ‘Mattia’ Lace-up Cut-Out Oxford Shoes.
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Cut-outs and neon add a feminine flair to menswear-inspired style. The woven elements invoke a relaxed vibe that is perfect for warmer weather. DV by Dolce Vita ‘Mattia’ Lace-up Cut-Out Oxford Shoes, $89.95; southmoonunder.com

(April 2014)

 

 

 

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