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I’m Fully Ready to Shop for Spring’s Coolest Pieces Thanks to My Stylish Friends

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I’ve always considered myself a classic dresser—hand me a pair of gold hoops, some ballet flats, and an oversized blazer any day. This spring though, I’m looking to spice things up. Enter my style squad: Who What Wear’s Natalie Cantell and Anneliese Dominguez along with fashion influencers Keyma Morgan and Kelsey Floyd. This stylish set has already told me about their favorite fashion, beauty, and home items they’re buying to refresh their spaces (and wardrobes) this season, but it’s time for a chat about their spring style specifically.

What I love about this group is that every one of them has a different style personality. Whether it’s Natalie’s classic style I’m always trying to recreate or Keyma’s colorful touches she so effortlessly adds to her outfits, there’s so much to be inspired by. One thing they all have in common is where they found this season’s best: They’ll all tell you that Macy’s is the spot for everything they need. Keep reading for first-hand style tips from my fashionable friends and get ready to shop because everything is under $150.

The Classic Dresser:
Natalie Cantell

What is your favorite trend of the season and how does it fit into your style personality?

My favorite trends are always the ones I can use to keep my capsule wardrobe feeling modern and up to date. Relaxed suiting is big this season, which is great news for me because I consider it a staple. I’ve updated my big black blazer collection to include this one by Calvin Klein Jeans. It’s a great weight for spring, and since I’m only dabbling in the trend of sporty details, I love that I can expose the Calvin motif hidden under the collar whenever I’m in the mood.

What are you most excited to wear for the upcoming season?

My new Birkenstock Arizonas, for sure. I live in slides, and I already own multiple pairs of the big buckle styles that hit last summer. These Arizona EVA sandals were sold out in my size every time I tried to snap them up last year, which makes sense. They’re so lightweight and comfortable, and you get the classic Birkenstock silhouette for under $50. Don’t judge when you spy me also wearing a white pair.

What are your top three tips for spring shopping and refreshing your wardrobe for the season?

1. Be honest with yourself about what you love to wear and what you buy only to have it sit in your closet.

2. Double down and invest in those pieces you thrash and think about how you could refresh them this season. So, if you’re like me and wore a black ’90s-inspired ribbed turtleneck tucked into jeans all winter long, then maybe your spring shopping starts with hunting down a ribbed-knit mock-neck tank. If wide-leg trousers are really your thing, then try the relaxed jeans trend on for size. (No pun intended.)

3. Experiment with affordable pieces, especially accessories, so you don’t get bored.

Calvin Klein Jeans One-Button Blazer ($78)

Mango High Waist Straight Jeans ($80)

Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor Casual Sandals ($100)

The Trend Setter:
Anneliese Dominguez

What is your favorite trend of the season and how does it fit into your style personality?

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I was about the fall of skinny jeans—I just never felt they fit me quite right. I’ll still keep a pair in storage if they ever make a comeback, but I’ve been all about experimenting with other styles of denim: straight-leg, baggy, cropped flares. I’m such a jeans girl, so I like having all these options to choose from since it’s what I’m in most days. I’m also really into the big, voluminous dresses that have been popping up. I’m always here for another pretty dress trend.

What are you most excited to wear for the upcoming season?

I’m so excited to finally take my sandals out of the back of my closet and give them the debut they deserve. I’m currently obsessing over flatforms and anything with straps. My wardrobe is also filling up with second-skin tops and bodysuits. Last winter, it was long sleeves, but this spring, I’m going bare.

What are your top three tips for spring shopping and refreshing your wardrobe for the season?

1. Always choose pieces that feel most like you. Don’t waste your money on things that you don’t feel comfortable in—they’ll just sit untouched in your closet. (Trust me, I know from experience.)

2. Make a mood board. Screenshot your favorite fashion people in looks that you like and then put them all together. When you’re shopping, reference this. It will keep you on track and help you spend your money on the things you really want.


3. Find pieces that you can wear with multiple things in your closet. I like opting for a good pair of denim that works with multiple tops, sandals that can be worn with dresses or shorts, and matching sets that can also be worn separately.

INC International Concepts x Culpos Spaghetti-Strap Bodysuit ($21)

Levi’s Ribcage Straight-Leg Ankle Jeans ($48)

Sam Edelman Velma Ruched Banded Sandals ($130)

The Color Expert:
Keyma Morgan

What is your favorite trend of the season and how does it fit into your style personality?

I lean more into trending colors than actual styles. I’m loving the soft-yellow trends for this season. I’m a joy giver and seeker type of personality, and the mellow-yellow trending color gives me feelings of joy.

What are you most excited to wear for the upcoming season?

More yellow! I’m excited to live colorfully and present a happy, bold balance in colors. I want my outfits to inspire joy to anyone who sees them, whether online or in person. I want to inspire happiness through my outfits.

What are your top three tips for spring shopping and refreshing your wardrobe for the season?

1. Take stock of some of your favorite pieces you already own.

2. Pick a few trending bold colors (yellow, pink, green, orange) and shop to add them to your existing wardrobe. It could be a jacket/shacket, maxi dress, linen pants, light sweater, or pair of sandals.

3. Mix these colors into what you already own and own it when you wear them.

Bardot Jacynta Midi Dress ($103)

Nine West Agnes Strappy Low Dress Sandals ($89)

The Loungewear Lover:
Kelsey Floyd

What is your favorite trend of the season and how does it fit into your style personality?

I’m excited about the elevated loungewear trend that’s happening—versatile loungewear that can be worn at home and out and about for comfort. These pieces easily reflect my style personality through comfort and how versatile and casual they’re becoming.

What are you most excited to wear for the upcoming season?

I’m most excited that comfort is at the forefront of spring trends. Versatile loungewear pieces are easy to pair with other things so you can get a lot of outfits out of one staple loungewear piece.

What are your top three tips for spring shopping and refreshing your wardrobe for the season?

1. Comfort is in—take advantage of that! The idea of loungewear being used as casual streetwear is something that is really taking off this year. Get a few loungewear pieces and dress them down with a sweater or soft shirt. Then when you want to dress your loungewear up, pair it with a more structured top and subtle accessories.

2. Pops of color are necessary for spring, but don’t underestimate neutrals. With the loungewear pieces I’ve been getting for spring, I’ve really been sticking to neutrals so I can continue making outfits throughout the summer and fall when colors become a little more toned down. You’ll notice your comfort pieces don’t feel so outdated with the changing seasons and trends. Plus, you can always pair them with a trendy piece.

3. Soft, breathable oversized sweaters are a staple for me. I’ve found them to be the most-versatile and most-worn thing! They’re comfortable for home, easy to convert into out-of-the-house wear, and make the perfect vacation coverups for afternoon walks on the beach.

Free People Around The Clock Ribbed-Knit Sweater ($78)

Free People Summertime Blues Knit Shorts ($78)

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