Spring Investments

Spring hasn’t exactly sprung yet, but I’m already adorning myself in light fabrics and pops of color to melt my winter blues away. Sure, my personal wardrobe may contain loads of mall goth black apparel, but honestly, I do appreciate an introduction of color every now and then. I’ve never been a gal to splurge on pastels for spring, partly because neutral tones are my favorite (but also because the fear of resembling an Easter egg often lingers in my mind). So no, you won’t catch me decked out in the expected pastel and floral get-up this spring, but I do predict these 5 runway looks in my future.

Wide Leg Trousers

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I can’t wait to channel vintage vibes with this ultra flattering trend. I love the lean look that a pair of wide leg trousers can create. This trend is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns at stores like Express, Urban Outfitters, and ASOS

Metallics

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I received the complete Gossip Girl series on DVD for Valentine’s Day, so please excuse this dated analogy…but I have to say, metallics make me feel like a Van der Woodsen. This trend tends to fade in and out over the years, but when it’s executed properly, it can be oh so glamorous.

Sheer Apparel 

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I’ve been really into textures lately, so this is a trend I’m dying to invest in. Is anything more chic than a great sheer fabric?

Jumpsuits

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I’ve been crazy about jumpsuits since I purchased a slinky black one this fall. Don’t get me wrong- I love dresses, but there’s something so cool and empowering about this alternative one-piece ensemble.

Micro Bags

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I’ve always opted for large satchels, but micro bags were all the rage on the spring runways. A dainty doll-like bag is surely worth sticking to the absolute essentials. 
Will you be reinventing your wardrobe this spring? If so, what trends are you dying to try? Leave your own spring wish list in the comments below!

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Tiger Stripes: StockingNoir Leggings

ImageStockingNoir is a Pittsburgh-based legwear store that I’ve been drooling over for quite some time now.  From simple pieces to crazy patterns and colors, there is something to match every lady’s style.  This week I received a beautiful package from Elysia, the lovely owner.  In the package, I found these gorgeous Tiger Stripe leggings from the Electric Feel collection and a lot of confetti (such a fun surprise!)

What I love about these leggings is that they are perfect for the popular black and white trend, but the flowers and tigers give them a really cool and unique vibe.  They could be paired with a fancy minidress or even just a basic tee.

I personally chose to wear my trusty combat boots along with a tank and a flowy unbuttoned shirt.  I really love the look that I was able to pull together.  It’s perfect for a day of walking around campus, and it can easily be transitioned to a night look with the help of some cute heels.

Oh, and did I mention that StockingNoir leggings are kind of the most comfortable things I’ve worn in my entire life?  They’re super soft.  I love it, and I’m sure you will too!

Shoutout to my suitemate, Elena Buzzato, for the cool pic!

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