20
Apr

Checklist for Spring Fashion Essentials

 

Springtime is one of the best times of the year when we celebrate blooming flowers, fresh breezes, greenery coming back to life, and the beginning of all our favorite warm weather activities.  In the South, we have learned how unpredictable the weather can sometimes be during spring season, with sudden changes in temperature and rain or shine forecasts.  This means that we have to be fully prepared with our spring wardrobes, making sure that all manner of cute and comfortable clothing is readily accessible!  Today, we are sharing our spring essentials checklist to be your shopping guide for this season.  With new apparel and accessories arriving by the oodles every day at Walker Boutique, you will easily be able to find everything you need for a practical and fashion forward closet this year!  Download our checklist and be sure to check out our related suggestions below to help you find what you need at Walker Boutique!

 

spring fashion checklist

spring wardrobe checklist

If you’re like me, sundresses invoke the same emotion as the perfect spring day that’s sunny with a high of 75.  Oh, happy day 🙂  Long or short, sleeveless, strappy, or strapless, a good sundress is the perfect hallmark for your warm weather closet essentials.  For the practical shopper, check out our latest  in colorful Piko sundresses for comfortable versatility that you can dress up or down for any activity.  If you’re shopping for special occasion, shop sundresses in fashion forward prints or fabrics like Victorian florals, chambray, or linen for a more refined silhouette.

 

spring shopping guide

Piko sundress $32.95/Victorian floral dress $38

Athletic wear has come a long way from the shiny and loud neon spandex of the ’80s, and now you can feel comfortable to go anywhere in your workout gear like our All For Color athletic and swimwear lines available at Walker Boutique West.  A high neckline the hottest trend in swimwear this year, so be sure to stop by to find your favorite mix and match two pieces!

all for color workout gear

Athletic gear and swimwear at Walker Boutique West

Shibori tie dye patterns appeared in recent years, bringing a refreshing and more sophisticated take on a beloved retro design.  At Walker, you will find stunning oversized tunics and fringed tanks in glorious combinations of marbled colors that make a statement piece for your ensembles.  Pair these with tribal statement necklaces from Designs by Devra Jewelry like her best-selling pieces adorned with horns!  

spring checklist tie dye

Shibori tie dye

And speaking of jewelry…

A good rule of thumb is to balance fitted clothing with dainty, minimalist jewelry and flowy, oversized clothing with bold statement jewelry.  In order to avoid looking weighted down, nix the idea of pairing a heavy necklace with your more tailored items; instead, respect the balance and pair those items with our favorite pearl choker or dainty Kendra Scott exposed druzy pendants.  And to avoid those delicate pieces being overwhelmed by bold patterns and lots of fabric, pair your flowy and oversized clothing with stronger statement pieces that feature mixed media beads and stones and daring pieces such as the horns, tassels, and large stones that adorn most statement jewelry today!  We love pairing our favorite Piko tops and dresses with the latest from DBD jewelry that features pops of colors.

Jewelry

Jewelry at Walker Boutique

That’s our highlight of essential spring clothing items you will need this season, including the gorgeous patterns, colors, and fabrics that are fashion forward for 2016.  What is your go-to item for warm weather?  Tell us in the comments below!

 

~ A note from the author, Sydney: Something about springtime weather just makes you want to revel in the fresh, green grass and soak up every drop of sun that your skin will drink.  And with that refreshing wind of the new season comes the itch to celebrate each day with the happy colors and patterns of warm weather!  I hope that you, like me, are enjoying perusing the latest on the blog and on Pinterest for inspiration.  But more importantly, I hope you feel a fresh wind in your spirit, a fresh fire in your bones to enjoy each day that this year brings.  As Marilla wisely counseled Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, “Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.”  Seize the day. Live in it. Bring flowers to a lonely stranger.  Leave a secret card for your co-worker.  Jump in the pool with your clothes on!  Let’s make each day worth living for ourselves and everyone around us.  Blessings!

 

13
Apr

Trend to Watch: Farmhouse Style

Trend to Watch: Farmhouse Style

We’ve all been there… Sitting down after a long day at work to relax. Flipping on the TV to HGTV and seeing your favorite show, Fixer Upper, playing. You’ll just watch one episode but then all of a sudden you are 3 episodes in sitting down with a notebook and pen writing down all the ideas you want to implement in your house. 

Recently I have noticed that the farmhouse trend has blown up dramatically. At Walker Boutique we have been receiving shipment after shipment of new farmhouse style items and they have flown out the door. 

I decided to sit down with our in-house interior designer, Kathy, to talk about this up and coming trend. She gave me insight and tips and tricks on how to bring this design into your own home. 

The number one thing she discussed was the importance of the color white in decor. She told me how white items bring a clean, crisp look to a home and create the perfect palette to add on to. 

Then texture was noted. To achieve the farmhouse style texture is essential. Chicken wire can add texture to glass jars or baskets while wooden architectural elements such as window panes can be hung on the wall in place of traditional pictures. 

Trend to Watch: Farmhouse Style

Greenery is another important factor in the farmhouse style. Moss covered decorative balls can be placed in a basket for a centerpiece or succulents can be set in windowsills to bring nature indoors. Magnolia wreaths have  been a huge hit at Walker Boutique this spring. Often these wreaths are hung on a metal tray which is in turn hung on the wall. This combines texture, metal and greenery for the perfect wall piece above a mantle or on a gallery wall. 

Trend to Watch: Farmhouse Style

Finally this trend is rounded out by the addition of wrought iron elements and “old timey” pieces such as lanterns. The rustic elements mix with the crisp, clean lines to create this look that is taking over homes across the U.S. 

 

Find more home decor ideas on our Pinterest account and tell me down below, what is your favorite part of the farmhouse trend?