I've been noticing a few things this past week as I pedal my exercise bike and peruse the looks for spring in the ongoing search for my perfect spring coat ... well, beside the fact that I seem to lust most over the coats I can't afford.
One thing is that there is a ton of white, and many all white looks, which I think most people can't do well, certainly not me.
And lots of beautiful colour...and wonderful prints.
And another is that there are several looks... trends... whatever... that I already own, at least partly.
Like this small shoulder bag by Marni that I found on Netaporter.com.
It's similar to a Michael Kors bag that I own and haven't used in a couple of years. Hmmmmm...I guess I'd better drag that out of the closet this spring. Well, actually... I already did...so I could take this picture.
|My own Michael Kors bag|
Mine is not as nice as the Marni bag. But it cost a whole lot less!
I saw this picture a few days ago on one of my favourite blogs Keep It Chic.
|Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue March 2014|
as seen in Keep It Chic by Preston Davis
|My Stuart Weizmann's from 2011|
This summer I might even wear these cream Stuart Weitzman sling-backs again.
They are from quite a few years ago, at least five. I haven't worn them for several years, but I couldn't bring myself to get rid of them. I love them because they are so feminine and comfortable. And have a kitten heel, which I am seeing all over the place this season.
|Kitten Heels all over the place on Glamour.com|
In fact, there are a ton of looks for spring that I could manage with a remix of items from my own closet. That way I'll get more mileage out of items I already own and save some money.
So I go virtual shopping, again.
I love "window shopping" on Netaporter.com. They always style their clothes into such cool outfits. It's a good place to go for ideas. I'll search the site for a skirt, a pair of pants or a sweater that is similar to one I own, and then see how they style it. And how I might update what I already own.
My rust and pink, floral skirt (knee length with big, box pleats and a print that is a bit like a watercolour painting) and which looks kind of like this...
|Dolce & Gabbana skirt on Netaporter.com|
just needs a new sweater to freshen it up. Maybe a soft sweat shirt? Let's see...blue or pink?
|Reed Krakoff at netaporter.com|
|Marlene Birger at netaporter.com|
Or I could wear my tan, pencil skirt with a casual sweater and flat sandals to make it look less business-like, kind of like this...
|Nina Ricci skirt at netaporter.com|
You should try it...virtual shopping followed by a tour of your own closet. You never know what new combinations you'll discover. And what hot items for spring that you already own.
And when you do...drop me a line and let me know what you found.