Spring Wardrobe Update

basics for spring, spring style inspiration, spring outfit, best basics, skinny jeans Did you guys have a good weekend? I had a pretty good one myself. On Saturday I went to the Garance Doré pop-up shop with a friend (more on that later in the week). On Sunday, instead of my typical lazy weekend day, I was rather productive. I woke up early, ran errands and did some shopping. Once I returned home, I finally did the spring cleaning that I’d been putting off for weeks. Everything got dusted and wiped and I also did some reorganizing in my room. I’m absolutely loving how neat and tidy things are right now!

This weekend I made some necessary updates to my closet. It seemed like every single store was having a sale, so I definitely took advantage. Here’s what I purchased and why:

1. Gap Ladder Stitch Sweater– I was flipping through the sale rack and when I touched this sweater I immediately noticed how soft it is. I like the two different textures of the body and sleeves and the soft gray color. I’m picturing wearing this with jeans or over a slim-fitting miniskirt.

2. Jessica Simpson Connie Flat– I really needed a pair of wear-with-anything black flats. I didn’t want a basic black flat though. The almond toe on this shoe is what really drew me in; I think they’re slightly more flattering than a pointed toe on my already-large feet. I love that this is a two-piece flat and that the two pieces are made of different materials (the front is snakeskin and the back is patent leather).

3. Gap Essential Short Sleeve V Neck T (heather gray)- Sometime last year, I bought my first gray tee (crazy, I know) and I had the realization that it looks great with everything. Seriously, I think grey has become my second favorite neutral (after black). My old grey tee was ready to be replaced and I liked the feel of this one from Gap.

4. Gap Fitted Boyfriend Oxford Shirt– Most of this list consists of basics that I’m adding to or replacing in my closet, including this oxford shirt. Up until yesterday, I did not own a white button-down shirt. It’s been on my list for a while and many months ago I tried on this shirt and really liked it. I like the more relaxed fit and the fabric is very soft. I didn’t buy it at the time because I didn’t want to pay full-price, but I snatched it up this weekend when it was 40% off.

5. American Eagle High-Rise Jegging (clean rinse)- Guys, high-rise jeans are where it’s at. In December, I bought a pair of black high-rise jeggings that are by far the most comfortable and best-fitting jeans that I own. That’s when I discovered that I love a higher rise- it makes my butt look good and there are zero worries about exposure in the back. I do have some junk in the trunk and larger thighs, so often when I try on jeans I have that annoying, no-good gap in the back. Well these rise right over that area and then nip in at the waist- perfecto. When I think back to high school where it was all about the lowest rise, I chuckle at that silliness. These work so much better for me!

6. Gap Essential Short Sleeve V Neck T (white)- I have a white crewneck tee, but I also wanted a v-neck. Since this was on sale too, I picked up this same tee in white.

7. Gap 1969 High-Rise Skinny Jeans (salinas)- I wasn’t originally planning on buying two pairs of jeans yesterday. As I was shopping at Gap, I saw their section of high-rise jeans and on the very top of the pile was one pair of jeans in my size in this particular wash. I’m really picky about the wash of my jeans and I loved this color, so I decided to try them on. It turns out that Gap’s high-rise jeans also fit me really well and once I had them on I knew I had to get them. They were on sale for $49.99, plus an extra 40% off, putting them around $30- a very decent price for jeans. When I got to the register and they rang them up, it turns out they were actually on sale for $29.97 + 40% off, making the final total $17.98. Scoooooore!

8. American Eagle White Jegging– I’ve wanted a pair of white jeans for ages and I finally have them. The white jegging at AE did not have a high-rise option, but I find this to be a mid-rise, so I’m cool with that. I’m thinking only mid-rise or high-rise jeans for me from here on out!

Tell me: What was the last item of clothing you bought?

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  1. says

    Love all the jeans you bought! I’m thinking I should try a high rise jean now! I recently bought a scalloped edge skirt from Loft since they were having a sale!

    • says

      It was like life-changing when I discovered that high-rise jeans work so much better on me! I love that scalloped skirt at LOFT- I tried it on this weekend too, but I didn’t end up buying it.

  2. Sherita Grant says

    I live in Gap tees (both crew and v-neck). Question: Did you have to size up in the white jeggings, and are they stretchy like a jegging should be? I’m interested in purchasing these, but the reviews say they run small.

    • says

      I already owned the high-rise jegging from AE in a size 8, so I knew what size I was going in. I purchased the white jeggings in a size 8 as well and they definitely do have some stretch. They’re not too thin though- they look and feel like denim. Hope this helps Sherita!

  3. Jenmarie says

    Yay for shopping! You got some really great basic pieces and I love that they’re all neutral in color. You’ll be able to pair so much color with it all!

  4. Jessica says

    I am really in need of a classic black flat too. I love the pair you have featured in this post. I love the basics you have filled your spring wardrobe update with.

  5. says

    Really great wardrobe additions, Nnenna! I’m totally with you! I have a ton of Uniqlo jeggings that are on the mid-high rise and I looove them – I can’t do the low-rise, keep having to pull up my pants thing anymore! I’m mid-high rise pants all the way and I’m not ashamed to say it! lol!! Glad you had a great weekend! Can’t wait to hear more about the Garance Dore pop up shop! I didn’t get the chance to go – do you know how long it’s up for?

    • says

      Yes, you totally get it! :) I’m so over the whole constantly tugging up your pants thing too!

      I wrote all about the pop up today. It was a lot of fun and I really hope they do another one soon. We should definitely go together next time!

  6. Allie Mackin says

    Hi Allie here from ALLIE NYC I am working with a PT firm and co-hosting a couple of events would like to invite you. i could not access your email. Could you email me? Did you go to the Garance Dore pop up too? It was great wasn’t it?

    Allie of ALLIE NYC