Welcome the warmer weather with a relaxed wardrobe that exudes carefree happiness and requires minimal effort. This season is all about simplicity, so we've rounded up some casual laidback fashion picks that are still luxurious without looking lazy.
Stock up on sumptuous, light-as-air basics that are perfect for weekend getaways and casual daytime looks. This contemporary lifestyle line boasts ultra-soft luxury fabrications such as cashmere, silk charmeuse, modal silk jersey and fine rib supima cotton tees, and even expands to flirty dresses and dressier separates.
The design is minimal but still nabs a very feminine, sexy, refined vibe. Standout pieces from the spring collection include nautical striped dresses, breezy tunics in oversized shapes and elegant blouses that effortlessly capture California Girl style to a T.
Available at Bloomingdale’s, Scoop, Intermix, Barneys New York and Piperlime.com.
The designers behind the successful denim line are actually very hip, down-to-earth, seasoned stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. They have inadvertently elevated the denim market without even trying just a few years ago. Now their extraordinary jeans can be seen on the likes of Katie Holmes, Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon, as well as stylish, fashion-forward real women around the world.
It's quite clear that they know how to appeal to discerning tastemakers, flatter a variety of figures and stay on the pulse of what's fresh, exciting and new. For spring, we're pulling on pairs of cropped boyfriend jeans, sexy Bermuda cuffed shorts and distressed matchstick styles to finish off our beachy daytime looks and show off our summer sandals.
Available at Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York and www.net-a-porter.com.
We did a double take when we first saw these cheeky, whimsical shoes. Made of foam-injected molded EVA, these kicks are not only as colorful as can be, but they're extremely lightweight, airy and even washable. With simple slide-on styles influenced by Chuck Taylors, Keds and skater shoes, Native shoes are versatile, fun and incredibly comfortable. We love the Howard and Jericho styles in peppy colors for stepping lightly into the new season.
Available at Nordstrom, American Rag, Madison and online at www.nativeshoes.com.
Looking for a springtime topper for the beach or running errands around town? We've got you covered! Seaton is a laidback, luxurious label that is clever, relaxed and still quite feminine. The collection includes cashmere sweaters, colorful classic tunics, French terry separates, silk tie-dye shorts, breezy beach pants and more.
For our next tropical excursion, we're packing the line's signature Intarsia Seahorse cashmere cardigan and the sexy sweet crochet lace bathing suit cover-up. And FYI, the designers/co-owners of the line are Jill Roberts, of Jill Roberts boutiques, and Sarah Emanuel, wife of Ari Emanuel, CEO of William Morris Endeavor.
Available at www.seatonsurf.com.
Tina Tang Jewelry
No spring ensemble is complete without some stunning gold jewelry. We prefer dainty, charming pieces that add just enough dazzle to a daytime outfit, while still being extraordinarily special for life's more glamorous moments.
Tina Tang's beautiful handmade jewelry catches our attention while warming our hearts, knowing that each piece is elegant, rare and extraordinarily well made. Our favorites include the 14 karat yellow gold and diamond bangle, the trio of stunning diamond rings and a lust-worthy leaf pendant necklace.
Available at www.tinatang.com