March 23, 2016 - Easy Outfits, Style, Style Challenges

Refresh Your Look with Three Spring Trends to Try Now

Whether Mother Nature wants to cooperate yet or not, it’s officially SPRING!  Even if it doesn’t quite feel like it yet in your neck of the woods, you can still start wearing the trends.  Today I’m showing you three trends you can try right now to refresh your look and give new life to your basics.

I truly believe that if you have the right basics in your closet, you won’t need to re-invent your wardrobe every season.  All you have to do is add in a few trends to refresh your look.  This allows you to make the most of what you have and still stay on trend without breaking the bank.  That’s what the GYPO Style Challenge is all about.  I help you build a great wardrobe of basics and then keep them current with a shopping list of on trend items each season.  If you haven’t joined me for a challenge yet, spring is the perfect time and registration opens tomorrow.  (P.S.  My BFF and I are hosting a giveaway to kick off spring that includes a $250 spring wardrobe gift card, free membership to the challenge and some Rodan + Fields goodies.   Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to enter!)

If you subscribe to the GYPO newsletter, you’re one of the lucky ones who has already seen these trends along with a few others in my spring style series.  If you don’t subscribe yet, be sure to sign up and get a free capsule wardrobe shopping list!

Three Easy Spring Trends to Try Now

1.  Lace Up Flats

Lace up flats and sandals are perhaps the biggest trend of spring 2016 and this one is super easy to incorporate into your every day outfits.

Try the Trend:  Pair neutral lace up flats with your favorite ankle jeans and drapey tee.  Top it off with a hat for an easy, breezy effortlessly casual spring look.


Shopping Options

Nordstrom Lace Up
[Pointy Toe Lace Up]

Amazon Suede

[Suede Lace Up]

Macy's Flats
[Standard Lace Up]

2.  Floral Prints

Nothing says spring like fresh florals!  Adding a splash or dash to your outfit is an easy way to welcome in warmer days.

Try the Trend:  Bring your white jeans out of winter retirement. Using the scarf’s colors for inspiration, pair it with a tee or blouse, white jeans and some neutral wedges for a sure fire spring outfit hit.



Shopping Options

Amazon - Vintage Scarf
[Vintage Floral Scarf]

HM Scarf
[Woven Scarf]

Botanical Scarf
[Botanical Scarf]

3. Denim Shirt Dress

There are few things more versatile than a denim shirt dress.

Try the Trend:  On those chilly days where it’s not quite feeling like spring, wear it with a pair of leggings and neutral ankle boots. When the weather warms up, try it with your favorite sandals and a fringe handbag.

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Shopping Options

Drawstring Dress
[Drawstring Dress]

Chambray Shirtdress

[Shirt Dress]


[Chambray Dress]

Spring Style Challenge


If you loved these trends you won’t want to miss the Spring 2016 GYPO Style Challenge.  We’ll be styling all of these trends and many more in our 21 days of mix and match spring outfits.   You’ll get your spring trends shopping list and first week of outfits immediately upon sign up.  Registration opens tomorrow.

Prize Package:  Refresh Your Look for Spring

To get the spring challenge started off right, I’ve joined up with my BFF Danielle (we’ve been besties since 7th grade!) who is a new Rodan + Fields consultant to host a giveaway to refresh your look and outlook.  Step into spring with this awesome prize package worth $389!

  • Spring wardrobe gift card to your choice of one of the retailers below ($250 Value)
  • Membership in the Spring 2016 GYPO Style Challenge ($49 Value)
  • Rodan + Fields eye cream and cloth set ($90 Value)

Choose any of the easy ways to enter in the Rafflecopter below.  A winner will be selected and notified on March 31st.


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  • I totally agree these three are all essentials, I really need a pair of the lace-up flats that’s the one I still don’t have!

  • Chris

    I like the lace up flats, but with my bigger feet sometimes the shoe makers don’t include enough material to cover my toes which is frustrating.

    • Have you tried them on at the store with different brands of lace up flats?

      • Chris

        The biggest problem is that most styles stop at a size 10 and I wear at least an 11 so my options are pretty thin unless I want to spend more than by budget will allow.

  • Wholistic Woman

    Love the denim dress styling! (side note: The R+F skincare analysis link doesn’t seem to be working)

    • I’m on the lookout for the perfect denim dress. Thanks for letting me know about the link. It’s been updated and is working now!

    • Thank you! I’ll check on that one.

  • Bronwyn Bridget Dean

    I love the concept of the lace-up shoes, but not sure they would look good with my thick ankles. Will have to give them a try. Have all the other essentials which makes me rather happy.

  • ruthanna

    I’ve logged in with my email address and visited both FB pages but I still show zero entries. Where am I going wrong?

  • Jean Kronzer

    Love the denim dresses. Love all of it! Thank you!

  • Lovely outfits!


  • irinadriga

    I don’t understand this new obsession with lace up flats. They don’t look good on anybody! Maybe in neutral color, like you suggested, is not too bad. I think this trend is not here to stay, at least I am not buying into it.
    Floral prints and denim dresses are must have and they will never go out of style

  • All great picks! Versatile pieces that can be worn various ways are always my faves!

  • Lacey

    I love love love my denim dress… especially with a floral scarf! I am having a hard time jumping on the lace up flats bandwagon though but I am seeing these shoes everywhere so it must definitely be a popular trend. Thanks so much for all your posts!