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February 08, 2011

Spring Casual Wardrobe Checklist!

Now that America's favorite holiday, the Superbowl is out of the way, and the anticlimactic snow warnings are a distant memory, I'm ready to think about spring. Mentally I am already bikini, sandal, sundress and white jean shopping but actually, I am sitting at my desk with a heater blowing on my legs sipping hot decaf. Even so, it's better to be prepared--March 20th is right around the corner. Here's a list of ten casual spring staples that everyone needs in stock.

1. Plain White T-shirt (long and short sleeved) - Petit Bateau is my favorite brand for a basic tee shirt. If you are small to medium, size "16 ans" (16 years old) is tastefully form fitting.

Women"s long-sleeved crewneck tee

$42.00$29.40 at Petit Bateau


2. White Button Down - A crisp white button down is a must, but a casual one that can be worn with jeans, shorts and casual skirts is good thing to have on hand as well. Joe's Jeans THE SHIRT has a lot of cute casual light weight button downs that are perfect for rollling the sleeves up and looking more relaxed.

Joe's Jeans Western Fitted Shirt

$98.00$58.80 by Joe's Jeans at Dillard's


3. Light weight Raincoat - There will be many rainy days ahead to be sure, but give the classic long trenchcoat a break and opt for a shorter lightweight version for spring. <strong>


Uplifting Mac

$58.00 at Boden

Moncler Ruffle-Collar Short Trench Coat

$750.00 by Moncler at Neiman Marcus




4. A spring scarf - I can't wait to put away my wool and cashmere and opt for a lighter weight material such as silk or linen. An Hermes scarf is a classic of course but a scarf in Italian linen is chic and casual.



Hermes rose glitter 'Buckle Coupling' silk square scarf

$275.00 by Hermes at Bluefly

Love Quotes grey italian linen hand knotted scarf

$53.00 by Love Quotes at Bluefly



5. The One Button Blazer - This piece of clothing in a classic color, or in something cool and funky instantly polishes up jeans and a tee shirt.





Smythe PREORDER Smythe - One Button Blazer, White

$575.00 by Smythe at shopSHEboutique.com


Alice + Olivia One-Button Blazer

$368.00 by Alice + Olivia at Bloomingdale's


6. The cardigan - </strong>As much as I do not like cardigans and their matronly look, I find at least two or three I can tolerate to have as options for cold movie theaters and restaurants.

Elie Tahari Gabrielle Open Cardigan

$168.00 by Elie Tahari at Bergdorf Goodman

Kate Spade kati jeweled cardigan

$295.00 by Kate Spade at Neiman Marcus

Jackie cardigan

$62.00 at J.Crew


7. Skinny Cargo Pants - A new twist on a basic, the skinny cargo is a great alternative to a pair of jeans and are much more flattering than actual cargos which are so masculine and unflattering.


Joie Clarissa Cargo Pants

$218.00 by Joie at shopbop.com

Joes Jeans Skinny Military Cargo Pant

$128.00 by Joe's Jeans at CoutureCandy


8. Spring Day Dress - Nothing is easier than throwing on a dress, yet it looks so "put together." I always like to have two or three casual dresses I know look good so I can throw them on on days I don't want to "think."

Splendid Novelty Jersey T-Shirt Dress

$98.00 by Splendid at Revolve Clothing

Torn by Ronny Kobo Sally Dress

$299.00 by Torn By Ronny Kobo at Boutique to You



9. Driving Mocassin - These shoes are so effortlessly stylish, never go "out" and are as comfortable as a sneaker.

Tory Burch Kendrick Moccasin

$275.00 by Tory Burch at Neiman Marcus


Tod's Suede Driving Moccasin, Baby Blue

$395.00 by Tod's at Bergdorf Goodman

Hailey Suede Flat

$275.00 at Tory Burch



10. Slip on Sandal - Sandals are a must period, but a cute slip on sandal that is NOT a flip flop is so convenient to have when you don't have time and patience to mess with buckles. It's something I always have in my wardrobe during spring/summer.

Tory Burch "Thora" Leopard Patent Sandals

$125.00 by Tory Burch at Bloomingdale's

MICHAEL Michael Kors - Nadia Thong

$79.00 by MICHAEL Michael Kors at Zappos




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