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7 pieces every girl needs in her spring wardrobe

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Savannah Evanoff wearing a type of button-down dress.
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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – As spring approaches, it’s important to stock up on the season’s trends in women’s fashion.

I ravaged Instagram with fury to put together a list of what your spring wardrobe needs. The results were even better than I imagined.

Most of the pieces you need are versatile. You can pair them with things already in your wardrobe, making dressing for spring a lot more cost-efficient.

  1. Western-style belts

Western-style belts can transform any outfit into Americana glam, and I love it.

You can wear them with dresses, denim or my personal favorite, high-waisted shorts.The double-buckle belts are especially stylish, because they make an even bigger statement.I have featured a double-buckle belt from on my blog several times now, and I don’t intend to stop now.

Evanoff wears a western-style belt.

  1. Overalls

I thought overalls were over, but it turns out they’re not.I have seen fashion bloggers flaunting them all over Instagram, and I think the trend is only beginning.

If you snag a pair of overalls, I suggest wearing a tank top or band T-shirt underneath and slipping your hair into a topknot.You might end up looking like a catalog model, so you’re welcome.

  1. Bell-sleeve tops

If you want your outfit to have a dramatic flair, a bell-sleeve top is the quickest way to do it.

Danielle Nagel, founder of fashion retailer Dazey LA, wore a bell-sleeve top under one of her brand’s T-shirts on an Instagram snap story.The result was amazing.

The bell sleeves added a whole new dimension to the T-shirt.

If that isn’t your style, try layering a sheer bell-sleeve top over a bralette.It’s a sexy and chic way to wear lingerie out and about.

Evanoff wears a bell-sleeve top.

  1. Denim skirts

What can’t you wear with denim skirts?Honestly, nothing.

Pick up a denim skirt, vintage or new, and pair it with anything in your closet.You might be surprised with what happens.

I love this 1980s trend, because it’s so easy to wear and find an inexpensive denim skirt.

  1. Harness belts

With the “Fifty Shades Darker” movie on the horizon, it’s no surprise bondage has become a fashion statement.

There are many forms of the harness belt and many ways to wear them.

The harness belt sometimes appears in T-strap form and other times in corset form.It can be worn over a dress, tank top or T-shirt.

I recently saw Ashley Benson wore one in a promotional photo for Pretty Little Liars season 7, which returns in April. If anyone knows the spring fashion trends, it’s the stylist for these lying ladies.

  1. Off-the-shoulder

Show off your shoulders with the seemingly never-ending trend, off-the-shoulder dresses and tops.The good news is this trend is likely the most flattering way to reveal a little skin without feeling insecure.

Evanoff wears an off-the-shoulder floral blouse.

  1. Chain clothing

Since Kendall Jenner rocked a silver sparkle chain dress for her 21st birthday, I have seen lookalikes take over the internet.

Many retailers offer a similar version of Jenner’s chain dress in silver, gold and black, while others offer backless chain tops.Normally these styles are reserved for nights at the club, but I think we might see it in women’s everyday wardrobes.

If you’re on the search for a Jenner lookalike dress, try Forever 21.The inexpensive fashion store offers a lookalike dress and similar tops.

  1. Button-down blouses

Don’t go to a store for a button-down. Raid your boyfriend or husband’s closet like I did.

There are many ways you can wear a button-down blouse.

Tie it around your waist.

Belt it.

Wear it with leggings.

Put a harness belt over it.

Evanoff wears a variety of button-down tops.

Photos by Northwest Florida Daily News’ Nick Tomecek.

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Savannah Evanoff

Savannah Evanoff is the features reporter at the Northwest Florida Daily News.


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