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11 Things Every Mom Needs in Her Spring Wardrobe This Year

After finally coming out of hibernation this winter, my twin boys and I made a mid-week, mid-day trip to Target, and I was shocked at what I saw.

In the store, most of the women there were probably SAHMs (I might be judging, but that was my guess) – but that’s not what shocked me.  When I looked around, I saw a sea of women zipping around the store in leggings, running shoes, and zip-up athletic jackets or hoodies. Baseball caps and sunglasses were optional but prevalent.

Here are our faves!

Denim Jacket

Full disclosure, this one NEVER went out of style. People have been wearing denim jackets of various cuts and styles since the 80s, and it is the perfect accessory to just about any outfit. Almost 100% of the time, you cannot go wrong wearing a denim jacket.  There are a bunch of stylish versions – I have ones in white and tan also, which are perfect for a spring outfit, too.

Utility Jacket

Roomy, comfy, casual – this is another great piece that gives you a little layer of warmth in this unpredictable spring weather but keeps you looking really stylish and trendy at the same time.  This also comes in different colors, but the olive green is my favorite.  It’s a little bit of a tomboy look, which I’m a fan of, but the shape and cut keep you looking feminine.

Spring Dresses

Wearing dresses is one of my favorite things about the weather warming up. To me, as a spring outfit, they are much more comfortable (and forgiving!) than pants and shorts.  Dresses can be totally casual or (obviously) dressed up. Many are comfortable enough for daily wear and hanging out with the kids.  A few of these thrown into your wardrobe will make you feel feminine again – like a girl, not only a mom. Old Navy also has a great selection of dresses this season!

Sometimes, I’ll even get some that look short and wear them as a shirt with jeans or leggings.

This year, you’ll see lots of those prairie type dresses and skirts out there – floral patterns reminiscent of the 80s and 90s!

Stylish Sneakers

Sometimes we want our feet to feel a little more feminine than just sneakers, right?  Uncomplicated, comfortable shoes are the way to go for adding some style to a spring outfit – ones that slip on easily when you’re on the go.  I always recommend ones with some kind of support, not just the cheap-o pairs.  We are on our feet so much. That extra foot and back support from a good pair of shoes is sooooo worth it.

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Here are the 20 Essential Items to Include in Your Spring Capsule Closet

capsule collection

Speaking of Spring…soon it will be time to start pulling together key pieces to include in your Spring capsule collection. That is the items of clothing that you will cycle in and around your wardrobe that will form the basic pieces of your season’s looks.

For me, my Spring capsule would include a couple of long sleeve jersey tops, a few short-sleeve ones for layering, a light jacket, some new sneakers, a pair of ballet flats, a fresh light weight cap or hat, a few maxi dresses, a couple of shirt dresses, some cute leggings, a wrap dress and a light weight blazer.

Tend’s editor assembled a 20-piece capsule collection including items that should make up your essential closet. check it out!

Check out 20 Essentials for Setting Up Your Spring Capsule Closet

by Tend Editor at Mode