Your Spring 2017 Must-Haves
Featured Items in this Post:
Go-To-Work Shirt, Perfecto Pencil Skirt, Wear-Everywhere Jumpsuit, Modern Stretch Chino, Candyce Satchel by Joelle Hawkens, Palma Platform by Sacha London, Crystal-Hinged Bangle Watch & Bracelet Set. Find all of these great figure-flattering looks and more on MonroeandMain.com – Where Style Has No Size™
Now that the holidays have come and gone, there’s a good chances that you’ve grown tired of the sweaters and scarves that you were so excited to begin wearing when the leaves started changing colors. While there may still be snow on the ground, it’s never too early to begin planning your spring wardrobe. If you’re looking to be prepared and stylish as soon as spring rolls around, here are some pieces to invest in as soon as you can:
The jumpsuit isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! If you slacked on this trend in past seasons, you still have time to jump on board. When it comes to women’s jumpsuits, there are so many varieties out there, you’re sure to find the perfect one to accentuate your curves in all of the right places. The key is to find one that isn’t too tight – you don’t want to look like a gymnast, but you don’t want to choose one that’s too loose either, as it’ll completely hide your body. Try cinching the waist of your jumpsuit with a belt to accentuate your curves, or pairing the jumpsuit with strappy high heels to elongate your legs. if you’re concerned about wearing a one-piece outfit in all one color, don’t hesitate to spice it up a little with a blazer – it won’t be warm right away this spring!
Everyone loves a good platform. While there are certainly limits, like Spice Girls-esque boots or those made with plastic or acrylic – a tasteful platform heel can make a pair of heels infinitely more comfortable while still staying stylish. According to the Wall Street Journal, the height of the sole of the shoe puts less stress on the ball of the foot than a shorter heel. It also allows your foot to be on a more natural angle, without having to sacrifice height. To keep the look classy, a good rule of thumb is the higher the platform, the longer the hem. You can’t go wrong pairing these shoes and boots with a high waisted pencil skirt.
A pencil skirt used to be reserved for the office, but there is so much more to this classic silhouette. While a high waisted pencil skirt is certainly still a workplace staple, why not rock your favorite one on the weekends too? With a long hem, it’s best to pair this look with heels, but with a chambray blouse or even a t-shirt and blazer, this look can easily be taken from the conference room to the streets.
Your mom may have worn pearls back in the day but this trend, along with many other aspects of vintage wear is making a real comeback. In fact, you can rock real or faux pearls in a modern way. When wearing this women’s fashion jewelry, you can keep it casual or step it up. For a modern look, opt for pearl jewelry outside of the typical single strand of pearls. For example, find a long strand and wrap it once or twice around your neck for a multiple-necklace look. Wear this with a casual chambray blouse or one of your plain work blouses that you’ve been looking to style differently. Don’t hesitate to mix it with a variety of pearl-less jewelry as well!
When it comes to versatile outfits, a classic button-down blouse simply can’t be beat. Monroe and Main’s Go-To-Work Shirt, however, has taken this style of blouse to another level. With a half-button neckline and roll-tab sleeves, this top can be layered beneath a one-button blazer for a meeting, or your slimming jeans for a night out. Dress either look up with a statement necklace and matching earrings.
If you’re tired of your typical work slacks, chinos are a fabulous alternative, especially as the weather gets warmer. These lighter-weight pants work in light and dark, making them perfect for the workplace. With a cropped leg, you can wear them with a simple pair of comfortable flats or high heel pumps for something a little more formal. Don’t hesitate to pair these versatile pants with your work blouses all season!
How long have you had your current purse? Chances are you’ve grown a bit tired of it. Luckily, the hottest bag style this spring is the satchel. These bags add a modern twist to a classic, preppy bag that can’t be beat when it comes to carrying all of your necessities. The great thing about a satchel handbag is the fact that there are so many options when it comes to carrying it – crossbody, on one shoulder, in your hand or the curve of your arm – whatever works best for you!
Being on time never goes out of style, and there’s no tool more effective at helping you manage your time wisely than a watch. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to wear women’s watches as well. One of the most on-trend ways to wear one right now is pairing it with a matching bangle or bracelet. This gives your outfit a feminine twist that typically isn’t associated with watches. Embrace the colors of the season by choosing a bright colored watch set, or even a sparkly one!