These little details will take your spring wardrobe to the next level

We heart fashion workhorses like khakis, cardis, sneakers and jeans. But it's 2023—time to un-basic the basics. How? Glad you asked By adding fun, fresh details...the kind that makes everyone look. Spring is a time of rebirth, right? Well, welcome to your new life, clothes. 

Fringe Benefits 

Moto goes west: Biker-girl zippers and flowing fringe are a surprisingly compatible pair— especially when the fringe itself is made of (hello!) dangly chains. 

Ear cuff, Bling Jewelry, $60 | Boots, So, $60 | Dress, Cider, $42 | Skirt, BlankNYC, $98 | Sneakers, Journee, $60 | Jacket, Kobine, $39 | Purse, Rebecca Minkoff, $198 | Sunglasses, JustUnik, $32 | Jeans, Madewell, $128

That '70s Fit 

Take your favorite afghan and make it -fashun-. Crochet knit in homespun patterns plus fuzzy, furry fabrics are like a chic version of your grandma's house—that you can wear. Honestly, does it get any better than that?

Skirt, 8 by Yoax, $70 | Earrings, Saachi, $80 | Purse, The Sak, $130 | Bracelet, Bara Boheme, $38 | Jacket, Cider, $32 | Sneakers, Margaret O'Leary, $275 | Hair tie, France Luxe, $24 | Pants, Cider, $28 | Cuff, Ink + Alloy, $30 

Applique-tion Required 

The best way to take a sweater, pair of jeans, hat... or really anything... and make it your own is to add a little flair. Preferably in the form of an applique or a patchwork pattern. These '90s skatepark-inspired add-ons and handmade-looking fabrics give an irreverent twist to whatever they cling to. Show 'em all you're in on the joke.

Jacket, Nasty Gal, $162 | T-shirt, Pinko, $169 | Headband, Bari Lynn, $30 | Sneakers, Lâmo, $40 | Barrettes, Nuolux, $6 | Bracelets, BaubleBar, $72 | Purse, Her-Street, $50 |  Pants, Cider, $36 | Skirt, Hollister, $50

Hey, girl! Just wanted to let you know that this story originally ran in our February/March 2023 issue. Get your copy HERE.

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Credits: Models styled by Lo Vonrumpf | Laydowns styled by Whitney Brielle | Photographed by Mike Azria | Written by Sara Gaynes Levy | Hair by George Fragkioudakis | Makeup by Sophia Hutch | Graphics by Laine Napoli | Edited for digital by Laine Napoli


by Sara Gaynes Levy | 3/2/2023