5 Essentials for a Spring Wardrobe


We have been so spoiled in Calgary. The weather has been so nice this winter. With the warmer temperatures on the horizon and the spring equinox approaching, I thought it apropos to talk about spring style. I would like to introduce you all to my friend Brooklyn. I met Brooklyn while serving in the kids ministry at the church we both attend. Not only does she have the sweetest heart, her style is pretty incredible, too. What I love most about her style is that it is effortless, graceful and personal. It's not about trends or labels; it's about personality and comfort.

Read on and you'll discover Brooklyn's style inspiration and her essential pieces for a spring wardrobe.

{Sidenote: A HUGE thank you to Brooklyn for joining me in my blogging antics. I had a blast being paparazzi for a couple hours.}


How would you describe your style?

My style can be all over the place. Sometimes I feel like wearing floral dresses with heels, and sometimes I derive my style from that of a boy. I guess it just depends on how I’m feeling that day! In general, though, I guess I would describe my style as being cute and conservative, and according to my friends, it’s a mix of feminine and easy-going.


What inspires your style?

Again, what inspires my style comes from two polar opposite sources. First, I LOVE everything about old-fashioned period films and books (like Age of Adaline or Pride & Prejudice); wearing long dresses, curly up-dos, and no make-up. Obviously presenting myself in that way today would be unusual, but I do sometimes wish I lived back then so I could. This is incorporated into my style in how I love dressing conventionally in dresses and curling my hair. Second, I admire modern fashion (well, what I think is modern fashion – I don’t usually keep up with what’s on the runway) and how it encourages simple, and sometimes bold, prints and styles. I tend to avoid bright colours, and I am drawn to neutral clothing items. To me, modern style also incorporates a laid-back, sporty style, so I love wearing runners, vests, and sometimes jerseys.


What five pieces would you say are essential to a spring wardrobe?

Midi Skirt

It is cute and long enough so you don’t have to wear tights in the cool spring weather! It’s a great transition from needing to wear tights in the winter to no tights at all in the summer.

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White Button-Down

White is a bright and clean colour that reminds me of spring! This item is also easily paired with a variety of clothing items.

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Lightweight Quilted Coat

It’s thick enough to keep out the cool breeze, but cute and thin enough to wear all day and not get too hot in!

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White Runners/Sneakers

Again, white is a bright and clean colour that symbolizes change, aka spring! These are also easily paired with anything, and, BONUS - they’re comfortable!

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Nude/Pink Nail Polish

This colour reminds me of fresh and new flowers coming into bloom :)

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Other essentials:

  • Blundstones
  • Clogs
  • Black tote bag
  • Striped dress pants
  • Sweater tights
  • Grey turtleneck
  • Light wash shorts



Huge thanks to Brooklyn for agreeing to do this post, to By Ollia for allowing us to shoot in your wonderful location and to Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters for the delicious coffee.


XO _ britt