Inhale…Exhale…Is that spring air nice or what?!I mean, never mind the sneezes and watery eyes from my fellow allergy sufferers. Spring is a literal breath of fresh air, regardless of where you live. And, it absolutely breathes life into our closets (here’s looking at you, Living Coral); that’s basically why you’re here, right? Yes, TME has to be a few steps ahead of the seasons and trends, so we’ve been getting you ready for spring fashion for a while now. It’s just way more fun when we don’t have to do it during a Polar Vortex…bye
Speaking of fun, Shana was all, “Hey, why don’t a bunch of us try out this spring line.” As you can imagine, we’re inspired by each other’s style often, so she, Laura, Scotti, and I jumped at the opportunity to add a little “spring” in our step à la Walmart Fashion’s “We Dress America” campaign. Think: Easy pieces in fashion-forward colors and prints, athleisure you’ll never want to take off, and maybe, just maybe, your new fav pair of jeans. We thought it would be a great way to show how we style the looks for our varied lives from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast. We found on-trend looks we can wear now that totally fit the individual style you’ve come to know and love from each of us. Scroll on through and find something to make your own.
A Swing Dress & Camo (in Columbus, Ohio)
I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, so jumping into spring fashion on the first gorgeous day of the season just felt right. My allergies didn’t get the memo, but it’s cool, it’s cool…I took cover in front of a bright wall that I’d never seen in the millions of times I’ve been to the area. Here’s to a spring full of discovering new fav spots and looking good doing it.
Sleeveless Dress – This sleeveless swing dress is perfect for layering in the spring/summer. It’s a mid-weight jersey with a good bit of stretch, but thick enough not to get stretched out, or (even worse) be see-through on a sunny day. It comes in five colors and prints, making it easy to mix and match prints. It’s available up to 3x..slow clap for size diversity! I’m wearing a M; size 10 for reference.
Camo jacket – Dang, I’ve never met a camo shirt jacket I could pass up. Utility is on trend right now, but I’ll admit to wearing all year! I love that this one is more tailored than the others I have, so I could actually wear as a shirt. With this look though, it’s the perfect light layer, and is even cooler when styled with the stripes in the dress. And, how gorgeous is the love/heart emblem? I love what this line stands for: “Love and inclusivity for everyone.” I’m wearing a M; size 10 for reference.
Platform Sandals – Well, hello there, you little comfy, cute, sexy sandal, you! Don’t you just love it when you find a piece that does it all? These are seriously an amazing replacement for a pair that I’ve been hanging onto for way too long. I went all-terrain in these, as photoshoots often call for, and I was comfortable the whole time. I’m wearing my usual size 9.
Braided belt – This is a warm-weather staple for me because it cinches in my waist while still looking relaxed. It was a last-minute purchase on the way to the shoot, and a 3X was the only size available. I’d usually wear a medium or large, but I love how I was able to tie it instead of using the belt buckle. How’s that for an accidental fashion win?
Blush backpack – I’m not sure at exactly what point in my life blush backpacks became my jam, but there’s no turning back now. I could easily fit a small tablet and two water bottles, if I were out and about with the kiddos. It’s a good medium size backpack option in an on-trend color for spring. It also has a nice double top handle for carrying as a handbag because, options.
Tie-Dye Romper (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
I knew, when I ordered a tie-dye romper, that somewhere deep down, my twelve-year-old self was shrieking in glee. I mean. Tie. Dye. But it’s black-and-white, which is more Serious I Mean Business than Going To The Beach, making it totally appropriate for city life. And then it arrived and it’s basically some sort of insanely soft jersey knit and is shockingly flattering and under $13, sooooo….
Annoyingly, the tie-dye is almost sold out. GAH. But it comes in another print that is just as fun/happy, and I found a few other pieces worth trying (especially considering the prices…)
Leopard Print (in Portland, Oregon)
Well, it’s no surprise to seasoned TME readers that I chose something…in leopard print. I mean, who could resist this jacket?? It’s perfect for the rainy spring here in Portland. Sienna hopped in on the action here because I couldn’t resist that floral sweatshirt, either. I mean, in the patch of daises? I die. We had to quickly snap these pictures in between…wait for it…lots of rain — but that’s part of what makes it so gorgeous out here. I’d have it no other way. Come visit us on the West Coast during springtime to catch all the gorgeous flowers!
Rainbow Windbreaker & Shirt Dress (in Marquette, Michigan)
I saw this rainbow windbreaker and was sold. Greenlea and I are kind of the same that way . . . give us all the rainbows and sparkles and sprinkles on our ice cream! The dress I layered it over is super-soft (it has a tie across the stomach so it kind of camouflages any extra pooch) and the sneakers are ridiculously comfy. Greenlea has literally been wearing her outfit nonstop since we got it, so it’s safe to say she likes it! There’s not a ton of rain here, but there IS a ton of melting snow and puddles, so these pink glitter rain boots are perfect for her. (And I’m cheesy enough to love the mama-and-me matching vibe that we’ve got going on here.)
So, where are you planning to wear your spring fashion? Whatever you’re up to, I hope we’ve given you some inspiration on how you’ll get there in style with a few looks from Walmart. Big thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post. All opinions and clothing choices are our own, which is no small feat, thanks in large part to your commitment to providing such easy-to-wear styles in an inclusive size range at great price points. Now, this has been fun, but mama’s gotta pick up groceries now.
Tiarra, Shana, Laura & Scotti