Stylish Monday – How We Do Spring in Style!

How We Style Spring

Hi everybody! It’s time for another fabulous Link-Up showcasing my fabulous blogging friends! Spring gives us a fresh start doesn’t it? We can lighten our wardrobe, pull out fun colors to wear, and start showing our toes in cute sandals again! Each season brings a few changes, as styles and fashion trends change, and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. I’ve noticed quite a few trends for this Spring including strappy sandals, snake and animal print, neon colors, bright florals, bootcut jeans, and this year’s Pantone color – Coral. Read on to see how my talented blogging friends do Spring in high style!

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Meet my Blogger Friends!

Where do you draw fashion inspiration from? Magazines? Television? Movies? Friends? Blogs and Social Media? I’ve found that recently most of my style ideas come from blogs and Instagram, and the wonderful ladies I’ve followed and become friends with through blogging. These fashionable ladies are rocking midlife with style and elan. Be sure to click through on their links to see how they’re wearing the latest Spring trends. I think you’ll be impressed, and inspired! Believe me y’all, I’ve stolen (I mean borrowed) a few of their ideas!

April Link Up Collage

Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends

Michele – on Instagram as @seechele_styles

Suzanne – Ask Suzanne Bell

Cindy – Middle Sister Style

Nancy – Nancy’s Fashion Style

Nina – Sharing a Journey

Emma – Style Splash

Robin – Hello I’m 50ish

Jess – Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Nicole – High Latitude Style


Bootcuts are Back Baby!

Old Navy Bootcut jeans

This news could not make my heart any happier! Bootcut jeans are a pear shaped girl’s dream come true. They’re figure flattering, and the perfect silhouette to showcase our best features. I discovered these curvy fit bootcuts at Old Navy and am in love with them. They wear well, don’t stretch out and are super comfortable. They’re also a perfect length for boots, cute booties, like these from my January Stitch Fix, dressy pumps, or a strappy heel. You can dress them up or down. I styled them here with a cute graphic tee and turquoise jewelry.

I wore them on our recent trip to the Ozarks. I am so thrilled they’re back in style! (Did they ever really go out?)


How to Style Bootcuts with a White Blouse

White Blouse and Bootcuts

For this example I styled my curvy bootcuts with a plain white blouse, pearls and pink heels. I’ve been really enjoying the Netflix series Frankie and Grace – so I popped my collar ala Grace! I’m so fancy!


How to Style Bootcuts with a Bright Kimono

Free People Kimono

I paired my bootcuts with a brightly colored kimono that is absolutely perfect for Spring. Dressing in layers is mandatory in the springtime. I found the snake print wedge sandals (another huge trend this year) at a local boutique. A bit of heel with the bootcuts lengthens the legs, which is another great style trick in the old toolbox! I styled the jacket with a chunky necklace. The combination of bright colors on top and bootcut hemline are a perfect disguise for a pear shape! Winning!


How to Style Bootcuts with a Blue Denim Jacket

Denim Jacket & Bootcut Jeans

I know what you’re thinking. This just can’t work. I mean, denim on denim, amIright? I think it works if your denims aren’t matchy-matchy, like I did here. I also layered a cute floral scarf on top, again to draw the eye up and away from the hips.


How to Style Bootcuts with a White Denim Jacket

White Denim Jacket & Bootcut jeans

This look might be more in your comfort zone, if you’re unsure about the whole denim on denim thing. I styled a white denim jacket with a brightly colored floral tank. The tank is a tad longer than the jacket, disguising the hips, and emphasizing the top of my outfit. It’s a simple outfit, but is comfortable and cute!


If you’re looking for more style tips for pear shapes be sure to check out this blog post:
Dressing the Pear Shaped (over 50 Woman)

Did my friends and I inspire you to step out into Spring in style? Be sure to click those links, and let me know whose style you liked best! Be sure to leave a comment on their blog, and let them know Andy sent you! Thanks for stopping by!

If you have a blog or Instagram account and would like to share how you do spring style just click the blue Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post. By sharing your post you can show off your spring styles, make some new friends and maybe even gain a few new followers!

4 thoughts on “Stylish Monday – How We Do Spring in Style!

  1. Andy,

    You are rock’in those boot cut jeans with lots of great styling options! I agree with you about being inspired by my fellow blogging sisters and getting ideas I can copy or emulate! It’s the highest form of flattery! Right?!

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