Must-Haves for Spring from Pinterest Told Me To!

Hi, Blue-Eyed Bride People!

I’m Sheaffer from over at Pinterest Told Me To.

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You might remember a couple of weeks ago when Erin did a guest post for me HERE.

Wasn’t she darling?As Erin showed you, at Pinterest Told Me To I usually take an outfit from Pinterest (you can follow me HERE on Pinterest) and re-create it with things out of my own closet. It’s so much fun!

By using Pinterest as my inspiration, I have found that I am able to stretch the clothes I already have in my own closet and wear them in ways that I never would have thought of on my own.

I have also found that now when I do go shopping (I do LOVE to shop!), I do it so much more thoughtfully.

Before shopping, I look at all of my pins, and I’m able to determine what new key pieces I need to add to my wardrobe. My approach to shopping now is that every season I will add new standard pieces that I love; classic pieces that I will be able to get many miles out of (but that are also on trend).

Sure, during the season I will buy things I just plain like here and there, but I’m hoping to add great basics to my wardrobe at the beginning of each season.

So, with that being said, here are some inspiration pics from Pinterest that have helped me determine what I see as the top 5 things that are going to be my new wardrobe staples!

Essential #1:  A GREAT Denim Shirt

Last year I bought my first denim shirt since 1985 (although to be clear, my mom bought it back then).  When I bought it, I was unsure if I would ever really wear it.  Boy was I wrong.  I wore it constantly.  In fact, I wore it so often, that I bought my 2nd denim shirt a couple of weeks ago.

Both are from J Crew Factory, and both are great for different reasons.

I posted about both of them HERE if you want to read why I love them.

HERE is my first one (in the middle), HERE is my newest one (on the right) which for the record is WAY cuter on than it appears in the pic, and HERE is the one I’m considering getting because I’m apparently now obsessed with denim and surely need a short sleeve option.

Click HERE if you want to see all of my denim shirt posts!

Click HERE if you just want to see my new denim shirt in action.  It flipping rocks.

Quit second guessing yourself and just buy one already!  It really will become a go-to for you in your closet anytime you want to look classic and trendy!
Essential #2:  Colored Denim

 In my opinion, the best colored skinny jean out there is found at GAP right now.

It is the 1969 legging skimmer jean. It comes in about 432 different colors, and it fits like a glove.  It also come in polka dots. AND it has a little bit of stretch in it which I find should be a requirement for ALL jeans.

If you haven’t jumped on the colored jean train yet, I’m your conductor.


Click HERE for the jean.

I remember when I bought my first pair about a year and half ago.  I thought that my legs were going to be screaming “LOOK AT ME!  I’M GREEN!  LOOK HOW GREEN I AM!”

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Colored jeans don’t scream, they merely whisper. They quietly whisper “look how darling and awesome I am.”

In addition to green, I now have pale pink, turquoise, periwinkle blue, and mustard. Get ya some colored jeans!

Essential #3:  Colored Blazer

 I hadn’t worn a blazer in like 10 years, but this year changed that.

I pulled my black blazer out of the back of the closet (because Pinterest told me to), and I wore the HECK out of it.  Click HERE to see my black blazer in action.

So, I figure I need to add a bright colored blazer to my wardrobe for spring.

I just bought THIS one.  It is such a cute fit, and I just love the color. I know I’m going to be wearing it constantly, so it was worth the little bit higher price tag. It also comes in an electric blue and a neutral.

Other options are HERE (on the left, also comes in coral and yellow) and HERE (on the right, also comes in coral and white with contrasting piping).


Blazers are a little pricey, and I know it’s hard to shell out this kind of money for 1 piece of clothing, but just consider how it is such an outfit maker. Totally worth the mula.

Essential #4: A brightly colored bag for spring!

A great bag is a must for spring.

It’s the one thing that you will carry with you every day, and it can make a huge impact on your look. Every year I look forward to replacing my black or brown winter bag with a bright color!

Here are some of my current favorites.

But, if you aren’t a brightly colored bag kind of girl like me, maybe you will like THIS light brown bag.

It’s a great size, a great shape, and a great color (and it’s on sale!!!) It will look great in spring and summer, but it will also transition nicely to fall and winter. PERFECT for mixing black and brown like Pinterest tells us to do all the time!

Or what about THIS fresh and springy striped one?  Yes, I love this one too.

A lot.  I love it a lot.

Essential #5: Great spring shoes

You need some great flats for your spring and summer wardrobe.

Here are some brightly colored and darling flats that are out there right now.

And just because I can’t stop myself, here are some of my other favorite things I’m loving for Spring and Summer! Including stripes, polka dots, brightly colored watches, pretty jewelry, and a great pair of wedges!


Come join me over at Pinterest Told Me To and follow along.  I’m just a wife and mom trying to look cute when I walk out the door,  and I’m using Pinterest to help me do it!  Come join me and do the same!

And as always….

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Erin, thank you SO much for having me over!
When you guest posted for me several weeks ago your readers were soooo sweet to me,
just as you were!
 I have so enjoyed getting to know you a bit, and I’m proud to call you a bloggy friend!
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  1. says

    Well, you know I love Sheaffer…and you know I love me some Blue Eyed Bride…so I really, really love both of you together! And I love Sheaffer’s picks for Spring. Fabulous as always!

  2. says

    I love all the spring pics! The bags and colored jeans are my favorite! I’ve yet to find a cute denim shirt that fits me right. I’m still on the hunt, I’ll have to try J.Crew Factory. Thanks for the tips!

  3. says

    YOU look great in colored jeans because your skinny … I’m still playing with this idea.

    I am thrift store shopping on Thursday with my mother-in-law, we have a “route” that we do so I am going to be on a mission to find the colored blazer, I have the rest of your essentials!

    GREAT list btw!!! I find your blog inspiring to try and do the things I find on Pinterest! pippa

  4. says

    Erin! Thank you soooooooo much for having me over to your place! Your readers couldn’t be sweeter, and I’m so thankful to now call you a blog friend! 🙂

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