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Oh hey guys! For my birthday last week, I took a day for myself, and hit up a few of my favorite spots to try on the best of spring fashions. And, you guys, Old Navy is killing it! Per usual.
For years Old Navy has been my staple store for seasonal pieces to add into my wardrobe at completely affordable prices. And, with tons of great sales throughout the year, you can usually find them for a straight up steal!
This season, I decided to try my hand at a capsule wardrobe. My basic colors are blue, white, red, and tan. I’m going for a classic, casual vibe that pairs with everything. For my basic pieces, like jeans and handbags, that I wear season after season, I find high quality items, usually at higher price points, that will last me years if not decades. Then each season I like to add in some fun and trendy pieces from places like Old Navy, that have good quality at a great price.
Let’s take a look at what I found.
I wanted to love love love this dress. I really do love the ruffle sleeve, and, as you’ll see, I’m a sucker for stripes. I love that this is flattering and casual. The one problem, my store was out of my size small, and the medium was a little too big and baggy. So, it was a no go for sizing issues, but was actually one of my favorite pieces. I may order this online later.
What I love about this wrap dress is it’s actually a wrap dress. That means it isn’t a faux wrap, it really truly is a wrap dress. I love real wrap dresses because they are so customizable. How many people are truly an actual size small, medium or large? Not many. But a wrap dress is completely custom in its sizing so that you can have it fit exactly for you. The sleeve length is perfect for springtime in the Pacific Northwest.
On Instagram stories, this dress was a favorite from everyone! And, it really is cute. Like, I said, sizing is completely subjective, even in the same company. A medium dress above was too big, and this dress in a size small was a little tighter than I typically like my dresses to be on my hips. I’m very hourglass, so if you don’t have hips, this isn’t a consideration, if you do have hips, I would size up one. This would look absolutely darling with a blazer thrown on top for a professional look, while still being very comfortable.
You guys, I wanted to like this jumpsuit so bad, but it just didn’t work for my body type. I have a long torso which makes jumpsuits and rompers very difficult. The only one I have found that I love is this one. But, I will keep trying! For me, this rode up too much in the crotch area, and didn’t accentuate my waist enough.
I can see myself boating in this shirt all summer! I love the front tie detail. As I have a fairly casual work environment, I would also wear this to the office with a cardigan or blazer. The fabric feels really nice and high quality.
I was so excited to try on this wrap shirt. I had seen it on the website and thought I was going to love it. In person, it was just okay for me. I felt like I couldn’t get the tie tight enough to accentuate my waist, and it was an awkward length for the long torso gals.
I loved this shirt so much I ended up buying it in three colors! This blue stripe, a white eyelet, and a lobster pattern! It is a really nice linen blend and a great basic that I can wear under cardigans or blazers now, or on its own in the summer months. Plus, I mean, you had me at ruffle sleeve!
This shirt felt so sweet to me with just a hint of vintage with the polka dots. I could see my grandma sporting something similar back in her heyday. The color blue is so gorgeous. Word of warning to long torso folks, I almost didn’t purchase this shirt because there are slits on the side. For others, this isn’t a big deal and would hit below the pants. For those of us with longer torsos the slits extend above regular waist pants and if you raise your arms you will definitely be showing skin. I decided that I would be wearing it with high waisted jeans or shorts in the summer where I’m okay showing skin.
I thought this collared, button down shirt dress was so fun in this lobster pattern! It seems perfect to me for summer months. In Washington there is a huge boating culture, and we live on an island, so I spend much of my long summer days island hopping. This dress paired with some white tennies is the perfect dress to have a swimsuit on underneath and do some exploring in the marina while boating from island to island.
What are you loving for spring?
If you loved this, check out Amazon One Piece Swimsuit Review and StitchFix Review!
I bought that third dress you are wearing! I absolutely love it!
I adore that shift dress with the ruffle sleeve. I lived in ON dresses when I was teaching. I might have to check them out now…