Getting dressed in spring should be a breeze. That's why I'm sharing some of my favorite springtime staples — from layered tanks and camis to double-duty leggings and flattering, lightweight loungewear. If your wardrobe needs some freshening up this spring, try these light and airy options.
If you're anything like me, you like the boost of confidence that comes from shapewear, but you don't love that "too tight, so squished" feeling. Spanx has heard your cries and created the "Lounge-Hooray" line of great, breathable basics that offer just a little hug. In addition to smoothing your silhouette, you can also layer the tanks, camis and boyshorts under thin fabrics for added coverage. And since the pieces are uber soft and stylish, you may not even feel the need to strip them off the minute you get home. ($22 & up, spanx.com)
Who doesn't love items that work double-duty? Especially if it applies to leggings, which seem to be the biggest replacement for denim these days!
Well, thanks to new textile technology, two-in-one reversible styles are emerging to offer more bang for your buck. Popular up-and-coming brand Sweaty Betty has 10 different on-trend styles to flatter all body types ($120 & up, sweatybetty.com), while Brooks Running sells an assortment of colorful, dual-sided options in both cropped and full length. ($42 & up, brooksrunning.com)
Illusion tanks from SkinnyShirt
The genius layering pieces from SkinnySkirt can help give some polish to any look this spring without adding extra bulk. The chic, fitted tops sit smoothly underneath clothes, offering your tush and/or tummy a little extra coverage when a top feels too short. SkinnyShirts also work as an instant style update thanks to those extended fabric "tails" and options with built-in faux collars. They are perfect for warmer weather, and a great way to expand the options already in your closet. ($68, skinnyshirt.com)