This season, I’ve finally realized what it means to invest in well-made pieces that will still be intact years from now. For me, that doesn’t necessarily mean expensive, it means being mindful about what I purchase.
When I discovered Everlane, I thought it was out of my price range. Something about the simple basics and streamlined selection gave me the idea that it must be pricey. So when I started looking at their tees, I was pleasantly surprised to find Everlane’s basics very, very reasonably priced.
I have my eye on a few shirts, as you’ll see below, but I went for it when I got the email about a limited edition version of their 100% Human tee in a light pink for International Women’s Day.
The Human Woman Cotton Box Tee, $22 from Everlane
It inspired me to revamp my basics for the coming warmer months. Keep reading to see what else I’m looking forward to for this spring in style and beauty.
Silks and soft basics
I’ve always been drawn to simpler, cozy clothes, and this year I finally stopped fighting. No more spending money on things I think are pretty but will never wear because it’s just not me. Thankfully, brands have been coming out with some beautiful and cozy basic tops that don’t look like every other crew neck tee out there.
The Cotton Box-Cut Pocket Tee, $16 from Everlane
The Cotton Crew, $20 from Everlane
I like to supplement my soft basics with silky tops. Silky tops are wonderful for feeling dressed up and sexy yet still casual. For me, they’re a step beyond the typical basic while still keeping the air of simplicity. The fabric feels wonderful on the skin and I love how it shines.
Racerback Cami Top, $19.50 from J.Crew Factory
Scallop Frill Tee, $25 from TopShop
Levis has become my go-to for anything denim during the past year. I have a pair of shorts and a few pairs of their low rise 710 Super Skinny Jeans. My new favorite is the 721 High Rise Skinny. This pair isn’t too high on my petite frame and they are incredibly flattering if you’re looking for a higher waisted jean. I like them because they make your legs look longer, and, in my opinion, your outfit more put together. Tuck in your shirt to highlight your waist and dress it up.
721 High Rise Skinny Jeans, $40-$90 from Levi’s
Dewy skin and one standout
Matte skin used to be in, but now it’s all about being dewy and healthy. Makeup trends have been moving this way for a while, with primers being used more often and highlighters becoming what I’ll dub the 2016 (and probably 2017) Product of the Year. Foundations with radiance are talked about more than matte products, and their beautiful, but it can be a problem if you have, well, problem skin. During the winter it may not be as noticeable, but now that we’re moving towards more humid weather in Florida, I can’t afford to be adding shine when my skin is naturally making enough of it. My MAKEUP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation Stick works whatever the season, but I can’t wait to try the Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation. It’s long wearing yet lightweight, and it has SPF for sunny summer days. I’ll pair it with Becca First Light for luminescence and extra skin smoothing.
BECCA First Light Filter Face Primer, $38 from Sephora
Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric Longwear High Cover Foundation SPF 25, $64 from Sephora
Even though tt’s all about the skin, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some fun elsewhere. This year, there are some big trends, like red eyeshadow and metallic lips, so there’s only room for one of them when it comes to daily wear. Instead of going all out with red shadow, I’m going for rose gold.
Pressed Powder in Come and Get It, $5 from ColourPop
While I think the metallic lip trend is gorgeous, most days I go for a more naturally red lip. I’m still on a search for a lip stain that wears evenly and doesn’t dry out my lips (suggestions please!) but until then I lightly apply lipstick and blend it out with my fingers.