Spring has (finally!) sprung and this month, we're loving some not-so-basic pieces to add a little oomph to your wardrobe. From special details like embroidery and fray, to extra special pieces like the fannie pack (yes, fannie pack!) and guest-of-wedding dress that you can dress up or down.
Check out our stylist picks - some from a few of our favorite independent boutiques!
The Embroidered Field Jacket: Wear with denim - black, blue, white - you name it! And keep the layer underneath simple - think neutrals. It's an outfit making piece that you'll wear time and time again!
Tie Waist Shorts: Skip the boring jean shorts. These tie waist shorts from Parker James are next level chic! Pair with a light summer sweater or white tee, add your favorite sandals and call it the perfect summer weekend outfit!
The Best Dressed Guest Dress: Gearing up for wedding season? Add this dress to your rotation. Chicago designer Katie Farnan created this under $200 stunner just made to twirl on the dance floor. Wedding season just got a whole lot more stylish.
The White Dress: For those days when you need to dress up and don't really want to. Wear this. Easy to wear and looks great on nearly every body shape. Just add heels.
The Easy Slide: Get your pedicures booked! These simple easy slides work with dresses and pants. How we'd style them? Cropped denim and a striped tank. Done!
The Date Night Top: Make some plans. Because this top needs to see the light of day (err, night!) Add black denim and a good heel. We're legit obsessed with this pick from Gigi's Bottega!
The Fresh Frames: Local Chicago boutique Mulberry & Me is carrying these local designed sunnies that we're officially obsessed with. Sunny days ahead...
The Hands Free Bag: Not just for festival season, we've been eyeing this bag from Milk Handmade for a long time. Perfect for travel, running errands and weekend plans - traveling light never look so good!
The Striped Button Down: An upgrade on one of our favorite classics - this breezy top is sure to be a regular in your weekly rotation. Wear it loose, tuck it in or tie it up - there are endless possibilities with this beauty.
The Classic Wrap: Eloquii always gets it so right. And this patterned wrap dress lives up to the brand. A fun print in a curve hugging silhouette is the perfect work to after work ensemble.