easy spring neutrals

April 11th, 2011

Sometimes I try to think about what my “style” can be described as — it’s kind of like the ‘Tell me about yourself’ question during a job interview, totally impossible to answer with any sincerity in the 10-15 words that you’re usually supposed to use.  But while I love to experiment, the ‘style’ that I gravitate to most often are easy, comfortable pieces that you can look great in without a ton of fuss.  I don’t usually mix patterns, I don’t layer seventeen items at once, I just (hopefully) put together simple, go-to outfits that are actually wearable in real life.

And this is absolutely one of those outfits.  Perfect for anything from a casual Sunday brunch to a day trip to the beach a little later in the spring or summer.  I love how espadrilles can beach-ify just about anything, and many thanks to Nine West for sending me this adorable pair!  They’re actually surprisingly lightweight and, extra surprisingly, really comfortable.  I took a major spill in platforms this weekend so I’m trying to be extra careful for a bit, but these are actually possible to walk in. 

I went to an event last week for Accessorize’s new Bleeker Street store and it was totally terrific — I picked out this bracelet (which sells for a whopping $10!) and a few other cute pieces that you’ll be seeing soon.  They basically had Forever 21 prices but a much better selection — I could have filled up a truck with all their cute little pieces!

Topshop top, gifted Nine West espadrilles, gifted Accessorize bracelet, BCBG bracelet, gifted Club Monaco shorts.

Tags: style

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Susan // Apr 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I am loving that necklace. Especially paired with the simple outfit.

  • 2 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Apr 11, 2011 at 10:02 am

    And this simple style with a little bling bling fits you perfectly darling! I’m jealous of your shoes!!! Looks like Nine West sent those to everyone but me! 😀
    Happy Monday Girl!


  • 3 Katherine // Apr 11, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I normally like nine west but I don’t really like those shoes. Maybe just a bit too chunky. But you look awesome as does the rest of the outfit.

  • 4 closet fashionista // Apr 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I love this! You look sooo amazing 😀 I love those wedges, I don’t think they’re chunky at all 🙂

  • 5 Belly B // Apr 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I love that outfit!!! So summery and comfortable 🙂 Love love loveeeeeeeee it.

    Belly B

  • 6 Rachel from Love a la Mode // Apr 11, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I love the khaki and white combo, it is so neat and clean looking for spring and summer.

    P.S. Make sure to check out my blog today for an extra special discount on some adorable clothes from Lulu’s!

  • 7 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic // Apr 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Love the outfit – I pretty much live in white during the spring and summer!

  • 8 Shasie // Apr 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Sometimes simple and comfy make the best outfits! Love this look. It makes me want to be lakeside!


  • 9 Ashley [Free Honey] // Apr 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I’m so glad I found you through MTV Style, Katy! I think you have amazing style and that you def described it accurately, you’re very relatable. The espadrilles are adorable ( I just gave a pair to goodwill, so I feel entitled to replace them). And I’ll have to check out Accessorize next time I’m downtown!
    xo, Ashley

  • 10 Rachel // Apr 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Love that outfit. Simple and chic is the way to go! (And definitely going to check out those espies…nice job, nine west 🙂

  • 11 Sarah Helfgott // Apr 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Very cute! A flowing white blouse is always a great pick for spring – so easy to dress up and down!


  • 12 Paulina // Apr 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I am loving this look! You always look so gorgeous.

  • 13 Nicolette // Apr 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Oh I fell in love with their ad and posted it on my blog a couple weeks ago. Dying for the green ones!

  • 14 Carly // Apr 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    You do wear easy, comfortable and wearable outfits…so kudos!
    What a great pair of shoes for spring summer- so neutral..they will go with everything!

  • 15 Delane // Apr 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I love khaki and white.  Its always fresh.

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