(Paid partnership with Express)
Over the past week, all of the pretty trees have started to bloom (including my weeping cherry tree!) and it is making me SO excited for spring! I love spring for so many reasons, including the warm weather, pretty flowers, and of course, spring fashion! It is so nice to be able to wear a cute outfit without having it covered up by a coat! Although, spring fashion can be a little tricky because the mornings are usually pretty chilly but the afternoons get really warm! My solution? Layers!
My favorite way to layer is with a blazer! Love how versatile they are! Love that blazers could be dressed up and worn to work or dressed down with jeans for a casual look! Here I am wearing one of my go-to everyday outfits: a blazer and jeans! This combination will never go out of style in my opinion!
One of my favorite things about Express is they have a lot of classic clothes, like a blazer, but with a modern twist! This blazer has shoulder pads to give it a boxy fit (very on trend this season!), pretty tortoise buttons, and it is fully lined. I cuffed the sleeves here to give the outfit a more casual look.
This is the perfect girls night, date night, or dinner outfit in my book! It’s chic and trendy (but classic!)! I also love that all of these pieces could be styled different ways to get different looks! For example, I wore this outfit last Sunday while running errands but instead of the strappy sandals, I wore it with plain white sneakers! I got so many compliments on my outfit! The blazer also could be worn over a pretty spring dress for a stylish everyday outfit! Or, the blazer could be worn with black pants for a business casual outfit! I love the variety of clothing at Express! They literally have every style of clothing imaginable! From work clothes, wedding guest dresses, loungewear, everyday outfits, pretty spring dresses, you name the occasion and Express has you covered!
Where do I start on these jeans?! They are SO good! They’re extra high waisted so I find them EXTRA flattering! They are a relaxed fit so they are also very comfortable! I also love that they are plain denim (no distressing) so they could be worn to work (if you can wear jeans to work)!
How cute are these strappy sandals?!! They instantly make this outfit look dressy and stylish! The ankle strap actually falls slightly below the ankle, which I think makes my legs look longer! (YES!!) These sandals look great with jeans but they also could be styled with a skirt or dress! These would be the perfect sandals to wear to a wedding! (P.S. These sandals also come in black!)
This tank top is a wardrobe staple! It looks great on its own and it is also a great layering piece! It could be worn under a blazer, like I’m wearing here, or a cardigan! It has a scoop neck, it’s a loose fit, and it’s made of a soft (REALLY soft!) material! This tank top also comes in a handful of other colors!
I tend to wear plain, neutral colored clothing and I like to add interest to my outfits through accessories. Here I’m wearing this beautiful quilted off-white, padded purse that gives this outfit that something “extra”! This purse also has a gold shoulder chain strap, which is removable. This purse is perfect to wear during the day with the shoulder strap and the strap could be removed and it could be worn as a clutch for a night out! This purse also is the perfect size! It fits all the essentials and has plenty of room for more!
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A big THANK YOU to Express for partnering with me on today’s blog post! It is such an honor to work with a brand that I have loved and worn for over 10 years now!