It’s time to put winter in the rear-view mirror.
To help you kick off your spring in style, here are a few suggestions, along with some of our favorite products.
(Make sure to check websites for the most up-to-date prices and any available discounts.)
Cover up with shades
Costa’s sunglasses for both men and women will be your go-to spring accessory. For women, the Caleta, made of 97% recycled materials and sourced from used fishing nets, has premium polarized 580 lenses and is great for activities on the water and outdoors. They provide 100% UV protection, scratch resistance and a barrier that repels water, oil and sweat for easy cleaning. For a chic cat shape frame, Maya is the way to go. Perfect for the fashionista, the stylish lenses are an updated classic, offering function without sacrificing looks. For men, the Fantail Pro is also polarized with adjustable nose pads for comfort on the go.
Get motivated with new gear
With winter nearly behind us, it’s time to get motivated if exercise has been on the backburner. What better way to get going than with new gear that you’ll want to put on and sweat in? Hylete is the ultimate performance brand with its Versa Short that comes in three colors. Made with a clean aesthetic and lightweight breathable fabric, the high-performance short offers a 3-inch or 5-inch inseam length for more coverage. Functional details like a Flex-knit waistband and zipper pocket with performance mesh liner will make you want to stock up. For something a little trendier, the brand’s best-selling Iris Scallop Short offers a forgiving stretch in the waistband. Providing four-way stretch and unrestricted movement, this short is great for both running and high-intensity workouts. For colder days, warm up with the Linear Tech II Hoodie, a great layering piece with a soft interior for comfort and functional pockets to store essentials like keys.
Opt for transitional outerwear
Temperatures can be iffy, so transitional layering pieces will be your friend. Obermeyer is your one-stop shop for casual jackets. The Janis Down Jacket incorporates vintage style and comfort in a lightweight down jacket. It’s made from responsibly sourced Allied Feather & Down insulation that provides breathable warmth in a flattering silhouette. For a little more coverage, the Celestia Jacket is the way to go, designed with a fleece-lined hood for warmth and multiple interior pockets for storing essentials.
On rainy days, don’t avoid the outdoors. Grab Outdoor Research’s Dryline Rain Jacket, the ultimate rain jacket made with waterproof fabric to keep you dry. Offered in both men’s and women’s styles, this jacket integrates waterproof fabric with 100% recycled polyester for a sleek and lightweight coverup for any adventure.
Rock those bike shorts
If you missed the band wagon on the bike shorts last year, don’t worry! Outdoor Research Ad-Vantage Shorts have you covered in two length options: 10 inch and 6 inch. High-waisted for ultimate comfort and designed for superior coverage, these shorts are versatile for spinning, lounging or running errands in town. There are two functional side pockets to store valuables like your phone and wallet as well as a printed overlay on the knee and hip pockets to protect against abrasion in key wear areas.
Sparkle with must-have accessories
You don’t need to break the bank to own beautiful jewelry. Nadri has a full collection of earrings, necklaces and bracelets that offer sparkle and the look of fine jewelry. The Love All Adjustable Tennis Bracelet makes the perfect accessory for any outfit. For dressy occasions, the Love All Convertible Layered Necklace can be worn as individual pieces or layered together for a more dramatic look.
Holly Yashi’s Marina Pearl Necklace is made of a single freshwater pearl suspended between lengths of a delicate gold chain that can be worn layered with other pieces or on its own for a beautiful reflection of nature. Its Clementine Earrings are made with Czech beads and crystal glass in bright colors that play upon the sun’s light. With items handcrafted in California, the artisan maker uses lightweight niobium metal along with a vast array of different materials to highlight Mother Nature’s gifts.
Go back to denim
Carve Designs began as a surf company specializing in board shorts and has expanded into a lifestyle brand carrying an assortment of apparel. Its denim line includes tops, bottoms and shorts, all with a flattering fit. The Carson Jean is similar in fit to a boyfriend jean, with a palette of washes offered. Pair the jean back to its laid-back Dylan tank for a beachy look. Also to note, Carve is a women-owned company founded by friends Jennifer Hinton and Thayer Sylvester and focuses on sustainability.
Blaze the trail
This spring, make sure you have a blazer to layer over any outfit. You’ll fall for Maurice’s Versa Beige Open Front Blazer for an affordable $29, with its extra stretch and open-front ease. For a novelty look, look no further than the Pink Plaid Duster Blazer, which is a windowpane plaid design that provides extra coverage.
Try coconut products
If you haven’t tried cooking with coconut oil, you don’t know what you’re missing. Coconut oil’s benefits include anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Beyond cooking, the oil makes an excellent moisturizer for both skin and hair. Try substituting soy sauce with Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos, which is naturally fermented organic coconut blossom sap that contains 72% less sodium. Use it in marinades, stir-fries or even as a dressing. Low in calories and carbohydrates, this is a great Paleo/ Keto alternative.
Reorganize your home
Spring is always a great time to clean your home and get rid of unwanted items either by donating or selling them to a second-hand shop. Bring a little organizing color and fun into your home office with Mustard Made’s Midi Locker, which offers ample storage potential with fashionable sense. Whether you’re using it for holding shoes, bags or books, the Midi will keep your home looking clutter-free. The interior has two adjustable shelves and two hooks for hanging jackets and other essentials.
Find the perfect handbag
With all the trends out there, what’s a fashionista to do? BÉIS, founded by Shay Mitchell — travel expert extraordinaire, has a carrying option for everyone. Backpacks are in, but don’t take our word for it. The 2-in-1 Backpack is multifunctional and chic, with the front pouch converting to a crossbody in minutes. It’s also laptop-friendly and great for travel. The traditional Work Tote is another great option — sophisticated and sleek, it comes with an organizer and can also be worn as a crossbody option. It’s perfect for those on the go.
Dress it up
KRISTINIT’s Wildflower Floral Wrap Jacket and its entire collection of novelty dresses are excellent pop pieces for any outfit. Founded in 2007, KRISTINIT (kri-stee-neet) was born out of designer Kristina Lenss’ love for fashion, particularly 1930s Hollywood costumes. Many of the brand’s pieces are special and reminiscent of a different time and have been featured in various high fashion magazines.
Slip oFootwear with substance
Iconic brand Red Wing’s Heritage Cream Abilene Classic Moc has a solid traction sole for hiking, working and other casual pursuits. In the name of comfort, the boot is lightweight and durable with a modern and contemporary style to welcome spring. Best of all, the neutral tone will pair back to any outfit.
Recharge your skin at home
Save money by forgoing a trip to the spa with SolaWave’s Skincare Wand with Red Light Therapy Serum Kit. The SolaWave Wand offers convenient at-home microcurrent, red light therapy and therapeutic facial massage. Pair with the brand’s Renew Serum, which is vegan and cruelty free, to boost results.
Give your eyes a break
Is technology wreaking havoc on your eyes? Invest in a pair of Diff Eyewear’s best-selling Becky frames with blue light-blocking lenses. With comfort and style in mind to protect your eye health, Diff Eyewear offers a variety of shapes and sizes for men and women. Glasses come with a travel case and cleaning cloth.