Woooo! Spring is finally here, and I couldn’t be happier about it. It is so much more enjoyable to get up and get dressed every morning without having to worry about being freezing cold all day long. Since I debuted my fashion inspiration series last winter to a great response from you all, I have been really excited to work on a spring fashion post. I have also looked into this 90’s grunge outfit inspo floods Instagram, showcasing edgy looks offer an excellent opportunity to express one’s individuality and fashion sense and an aesthetic appeals to young, fashion-forward individuals seeking a distinct, nostalgic appearance. Knowing that you would enjoy it, I was much better able to manage my BRF and showed mild progress in my pose versatility, though hand on hip still reigns supreme. Let’s get right into it!

Last fall I shared my love for my J.Crew cream colored midi length skirt and lately I’ve been rocking this lemon yellow version for spring. Though it is no longer available in this color, just keep your eyes peeled for this skirt in any color. It is simply my favorite – a classic, beautiful piece! (Scoopneck top, midi skirt, many years old nude patent D’Orsay heels from J.Crew, necklace.)

In my book, the very best thing about warmer temps is how much easier it is to put an outfit together. Throw on a great dress and you’re good to go! I love simple well cut shirt dresses. This past season black shirt dress from Anthro is a staple in my wardrobe and a favorite casual option. Let’s also talk about Sseko sandals for a minute! I recently tried them out for the first time and I am completely in love. The countless ways to tie, the versatility of interchangable straps, and availability of other accents makes them kind of amazing. Even better, this is an ethical fashion brand with a fantastic mission. I look forward to supporting them more in the future! (Dress no longer available from Anthro, belt no longer available from J.Crew, sunglasses, sandals.)

Move over little black dress, little red dress is taking your place! This simple piece is a relatively new addition to my closet but I have already gotten quite a lot of wear out of it. It is just irresistible! I also love it paired with the tortoiseshell sunnies from my recent Things I’m Loving. (Dress, nude patent D’Orsay heels from J.Crew, sunglasses.)

I adore the color green, but I am very particular about the shade. I like a nice bright kelly or grass green. Not sage, not mint, not apple, and definitely not faded. I have been looking everywhere for a pair of green jeans and finally found some. They are getting put to work in my wardrobe for sure! Here I paired them with a few year old Anthro top, strappy sandals and simple accessories for a casual look.
(Jeans, past season peplum top from Anthro, sunglasses, earrings.)

Another comfy casual dress that I’m looking forward to wearing lots in the next few months from another excellent ethical sustainable fashion brand. I love how the addition of the crossback detailing on this makes an otherwise simple dress pop. (Dress still available in other colors, Sseko sandals with almond silk ties.)

This is my absolute favorite casual look. I’ve already professed my undying love for these jeans, but paired with my favorite perfect white tee and some hot little red shoes, it is a simple chic look that I adore. This is my preferred option for a casual evening with friends or errand running. (Top, jeans, shoes, necklace, earrings but red/gold combo.)

Side note – let’s talk about jewelry for a minute. It’s pretty obvious that my taste in jewelry is very simple. As you all know by now, I adore everything from Erin McDermott. She is a master at layering multiple pieces of jewelry and it always looks amazing on her. We were discussing this recently and she offered to send me some layering pieces to experiment with for this post. I did my best and was really happy with the results. Layering multiple delicate necklaces with a statement piece is a great way to dress up a basic look. Since she is so wonderfully generous, she offered a giveaway in combination with this post as well as a promo code. For 30% off your order on her site, use the code annieseats. And to enter the giveaway, click here!

The items featured in the photos above are:

I love pairing a patterned pump with a solid dress. These particular gingham heels are no longer available but there are many other great prints available. I usually pair the look pictured above with a navy cardigan for work to pull it all together. (Dress, pumps, necklace.)

As you may know, I adore pencil skirts. However, almost all of the pencil skirts I have from even last fall are now too big to the point of looking stupid and falling down. I am happy to have found this bistretch cotton version, since the stretch helps it fit better and it shouldn’t get too loose on me. You can’t go wrong with a red pencil. It makes any outfit a 10. (Top, skirt, necklace.)

This is probably my favorite way of all to wear the green jeans. I remember learning in various art and photography workshops about complimentary colors on the color wheel. Though I love to rock a good blue/orange or purple/yellow combo, red and green is one that has generally eluded me. I think Christmas, the Italian and Mexican flags all have something to do with it. Last week I was getting ready for work and already had these jeans and top on and decided on a whim to add the red heels and lipstick. I totally loved the look and loved the contrast of the red and green together. (Jeans, top, heels, several years old earrings from Anthro.)

Chambray with colored jeans or other colored pants is a favorite casual option for work or slightly dressed up casual look for every day that wear often. I almost always wear my multistrand pearl necklace with the chambray – it’s a favorite combo of mine. Though I dressed the look down here with strappy sandals, I would wear this with either a neutral heel or leopard print flats for work. (Jeans, shirt – mine is many years old but this seems close, necklace.)

I bought this dress in the winter when I was desperate for some nicely made dresses that could still work with leggings. This dress is a stunner and I just adore it. It is very well made – I love the fabric, the color, and the cut. Definitely a classic piece. (Dress, shoes.)

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about an outfit, which is saying a lot. In part, it is because I will be wearing this to see Queen Bey in concert in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!!!! but it is also because both the dress and the shoes are show stoppers and the combination simply slays (do you see what I did there?) I wish I had a reason to wear this every day, because I totally would. (Dress, heels.)

Last thing – it seemed like just too much to include in this post but would you guys be interested in a fashion post focused solely on athletic wear? I’ve greatly expanded my collection of workout wear over the past year and I think I have at least some good recommendations in that regard. Let me know if this is something you would like to see!

Disclaimer:  These posts are a way for me to share the things I love with you, simply because I love them!  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase through these links, I will receive a small commission. This helps to offset the costs of running this site and allows me to continue providing you the content you enjoy.