Each Spring I like to do a post on the biggest trends for the season. There is something so fun about getting a few new items to add some pep to your wardrobe! I try to focus on trends that I think will stay around longer, or will have more staying power, as I don’t want to spend money on things that are only here for one season. And to that point, I also don’t think you need to spend a lot on these trends. This is the time to shop the less expensive stores and not pay an arm and a leg. You’ll have a few new things that make you feel more up-to-date and that freshen up your closet, but you haven’t spent so much that you need to feel guilty if they don’t last longer than a season or two. For basics and classic items that are true investment pieces, I do think it’s worth spending more if you can afford it. (I wrote a post here on what to spend more on if you are interested).
Not a very original post, I’m sure, but I have to share my love of Converse All-Stars. They are my absolute favorite sneaker. I have been wearing them for years, and I’m sure I will never stop. I’m very much a creature of habit with basics (been wearing the exact same bra for years.. well, you get the picture). They are comfortable and they look so cute with casual outfits. Here is to a classic, that just gets better and better! (And I love them on guys too!)
I was recently introduced to the wonderful sneaker called the la Tennis l’originale by Bensimon. This canvas tennis shoe is ubiquitous there, often called “The French girl’s Keds.” Frankly, I don’t know how I was not aware of these before. They are simply adorable. In my opinion, they are the perfect balance between sporty and stylish, while also giving off an undeniable French vibe, a joie de vivre. Just looking at them makes me want to walk around the shoreline of the French coast while wearing capri pants and a scarf tied jauntily around my neck. They are made from natural fabrics and real rubber, and can be washed in the washer – a definite plus when it comes to canvas shoes! Not only that, they come in an array of fun colors, with laces or without. Now I just have to decide which one!