Cotton Short Trenchcoat
Available at: bananarepublic.com
"I need a light spring jacket that I can wear with most anything, day or night," says 29-year-old Po, a Modesto, California, attorney. "I found this incredibly cute jacket a few months ago at Banana Republic that is incredibly stylish and has pretty much matched with jeans and nice dresses. [pictured top left] I bought this jacket in December but have been saving it for the spring. I love this jacket, but I have to admit that I have one issue with it: the buttons do not seem sturdy as they are falling off. Even with that, I believe it is a steal at the price it is being sold now. I could have sworn I paid much more than the price I am seeing online."
I fully agree, Po. A lightweight jacket is a true spring must-have. Just so happens that my fave lightweight jacket is also a Banana Republic find. I picked mine up two years ago and still wear it all the time.
G by Guess "Hula" Flip-Flop
Available at: gbyguess.com
My other springtime must have is a thin black sweater/cardigan that can go over a tank or dress. My favorite sweater is from some random store in NYC so I have no clue on label or where to find it, but basically it's made of super thin, soft black cotton. I love this thing, I have to have it with me at all times. LA spring weather moves from 80 degrees and gorgeous to chilly and overcast in a blink. And that shivering girl look is not so cute."
Reef "Seaside" Sandal
Available at: tillys.com
"Spring brings out more fun fashion-- brighter colors that we seem to be able to enjoy and accessorize a bit more," says Kim V., a 47-year-old from sunny Orange County, California. "Living in Southern California, where we have a tendency to dress more on the casual end, my must have purchases are a variety of sandals every Spring and Summer ranging in height, color, casual, dressy. Casual fun sandals to look for are Reef & Roxy, they are certain to have a fun variety of colors for summer to match any tank top of your choice."
Lotta Stensson Wrap Dress
$72.00 (was $120-- save 40%!)
Available at: bluefly.com
I also definitely stock up on cute sandals for the spring time. For me its the time of the year I get to relax my feet and let the toes out from their winter hibernation. I like bright colored sandals. I bought myself a turquoise, bronze, and white pair of sandals that go with every thing. They really spice up my dresses, especially because of all of them have some great metal or stone accents on them. I like my practical sandals from Roxy, but I also like to dress it up with some Giuseppes. I love how they are absolutely hot shoes that come in flats or easy to walk in wedges."
Well, there you have it. Real world spring fashion must-haves from real world fashionistas. Now, time to shop. Click on any photo or linked text to link directly to where you can purchase that spring must have, as picked by the Stiletto Jungle Girl Talk panel, online.
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