What Are They Adding to Their Spring Closet?

After last week’s warm weather tease followed by the surprise snow and  subsequent drop in temperature, we can hardly contain our excitement for spring to get here! We’ll get to shed our bulky coats for light jackets, cropped pants with open toe sandals and so much more. To get us in the fashionable spirit and in the know for spring, we asked some of our favorite fashion people in Chicago what item(s) they can’t wait to add to their closet this season. Jena Gambaccini of Chicity Fashion, Aramide Esubi of TheSassyPeach, Jessica Moazami Stylist and writer of Addictions of A Fashion Junkie,  Brielle Buchberg & Lindsay Segal of Luxury Garage Sale, Stylist Suzanne Kopulous of Garmental, Natalie Bauer and Melissa Russell of Bella Bianca gave us their picks that ranges from 70s trend, splurge items and more.

source: Jena
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Name: Jena Gambaccini
Website: ChiCityFashion.com
Handles: Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @ChiCityFashion

Items: Sophia Webster sandals

Sophia Webster Yayoi White

I just got these Sophia Webster Yayoi sandals and I’m super pumped to wear them. Many flat sandals are either too casual (flip flops, Birkenstocks, etc.) or really dressy and strappy so it was refreshing to see a funky pair that I can wear for many occasions. I’m a huge fan of Sophia Webster’s shoes; they’re pretty crazy (some a little too crazy to do anything but sit on my shelf) so I’m glad I found a pair that I can wear all the time.
 
Leather jacket:
One of my go-to pieces, especially for fall and spring, is a leather jacket. That in-between weather is perfect leather weather, and nothing makes an outfit look cooler than a leather topper. I currently switch between my OG cropped Veda leather jacket I’ve had for years but when I want to look a little more polished I’ll opt for my upgrade by The Row. Balenciaga and Rick Owens also make killer leather jackets.
 
70s trend:
I don’t like to give into trends too much as I don’t want to look “so 2015” two years from now, but I’m into this 70s vibe that’s coming back. Although you won’t find me in head-to-toe fringe this spring, I’m excited to bring back some of my flare jeans and platform sandals that have been in the back of my closet for quite some time.
 
Hats (Maison Michel):
Now that we can officially put our beanies and trapper hats away, we can finally wear hats for fashion, not function. No one does a hat like Maison Michel(pictured above) and with this neutral grey one I got in LA a few months ago (seen here), I have the perfect excuse to go a few extra days without washing my hair! 😉
Nike x JFS vest:
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There has been some fantastic sportswear collaborations as of late, but Nike has been excelling in this category. The NikeLab x JFS collection was super cool…like nothing you’ve ever seen from Nike before but the one stand-out piece was the vest (pictured above). You can wear it so many different ways. I started to get into vests the last couple of spring seasons so I’m extra excited to bring this one out soon.

 


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Name: Aramide Esubi
Website: The Sassy Peach
Handles: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest @thesassypeach

Item: Shirtdress
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The shirt dress is one item I am looking to add to my closet, like the one seen at the Altuzarra Sp/Su ’15 runway(above), this spring. There’s something so chic and classic with this piece, that it can be dressed up or down. I enjoy taking items and remixing them for completely different looks. The shirt dress is that perfect piece I can have a lot of fun playing around with!


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Name: Suzanne Kopulous
Website: Garmental.com
Handles: Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @SLKStyle @Garmental

Items: Black & White Sandal
sam edelman eleanor sandal black and white
I love the texture of this shoe (pictured above) and the versatility that  you can wear with it jeans, skirts and trousers all day!

White Flare Denim:
DL JOY FLARE MILK #1712

I’m all about adding a little flare to my spring style; flare denim is the most flattering on an hourglass figure, so why not flaunt those curves girls!!

Winter is so OVER and I’m ready to put my black to bed and ring in the season with bold color and girly silhouettes.


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Name: Lindsay Segal and Brielle Buchberg
Website: LuxurygarageSale
Handle: Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest @LuxuryGarageSale

Brielle: I’m looking to add a Chanel Large Quilted Caviar Boy Bag to my collection. They didn’t make them this season, so I’m waiting for one to arrive at Luxury Garage Sale!

celine striped phantom

Lindsay: I can’t wait to add the Celine Black and White Striped Phantom (pictured above) from Spring/Summer 2015 to my wardrobe. I’m obsessed with anything black and white!


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Name: Jessica Moazami
Website: ADDICTIONS OF A FASHION JUNKIE | Jessica Moazami
Handles: Facebook/ @jessica_moazami

Items: Celine Bumbag
celine bumbag
Over the last few season, we’ve slowly started to see the return of the fanny pack or as its now been rebranded, the belt bag. Designers such as Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, and Elizabeth & James have all been doing them for the last couple of years, however this season Celine launched its own version called the bumbag, and it’s going to make the trend huge just like they did a couple of summers ago with that other 90’s classic, the Birkenstock. Watch out for this game changer!

Kjaer Weis Lip Tint
Kjaer Weis Sensuous Plum Lip Tint
Danish make-up artist, Kjaer Weis, has created an eco-chic make-up brand that is both high-end and certified organic. I love that all the products come in refillable packages to keep waste down, plus the quality of the make-up is just so lush.

T+J Design Tortoise Chain Necklace
TJ large tortoise
Moschino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior and Stella McCartney all showcased chain necklaces in their runway shows. It’s the statement necklace to have for spring/summer! I love this one(pictured above) by T+J Design because of the tortoise shell –it isn’t something you often see with chain necklaces.

High-Waisted Flared Jeans
stella mccartney high waisted flare jeans
I’m so over skinny jeans, I’ve been over them for the last couple of years and already switched to straight leg. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect high-waisted flared jeans for the ultimate 70s look (Stella McCartney high rise flare jeans), a trend that’s massive this spring/summer.


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Name: Natalie Bauer and Melissa Russell
Website: Bella Bianca
Handles: Twitter(@BellaBiancaIL) Instagram + Facebook @bellabiancabridalcouture

We are both dying to add more playful wedge sandals that are both functional and fashionable, to our wardrobe this spring – Natalie Bauer

kate spade boardwalk wedge sandlas
We love this nautical Kate Spade pair, as they are reminiscent of a sunny day at the lake! – Melissa Russell.

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