When the weather starts to heat up, so do our calendars and though the coming months will be filled with loads of backyard barbeques, patio cocktails, and afternoons by the pool, certain occasions call for something just a little more chic than shorts. Whether you're heading for a Mother's Day Brunch, fêting a bride-to-be or oohing and aahing at a baby shower, these three chic spring looks will help you look polished and pretty for any celebration.
A matchy-matchy pencil skirt and blazer in bold cobalt and black are totally on-trend for spring. The top to bottom stripes make a serious statement but when you want to tone it down, you can always pair the blazer with great black pants (or tailored black shorts), a black pencil skirt or even your fave pair of jeans. The patent red clutch helps break up all that pattern.
I loved Blake Lively's super-feminine look with its pretty pastels and intricate lace detailing. Achieve the same pretty vibe with a good pair of white trousers, an eyelet tank and nude heels, then add in a pastel topper - be it the gorgeous blue bomber pictured above, a pastel cropped jacket or a great little cardigan in soft pink, blue, yellow, orange or minty green.
A flowy maxi dress is the easiest way to look put-together, especially for spring when you never know what Mother Nature's going to throw your way (plus it's super forgiving, which means you can say yes to that extra cupcake) Toss on the dress, add a pair of woven sandals (flats or wedges) and you're ready to out-style anyone in the room. When the forecast calls for rain or cooler temps, take a cue from Pippa Middleton and add a cropped white denim jacket for extra warmth.