It's only a matter of time before Houston waves goodbye to this drag of a winter and says hello to warmer weather, lighter clothing and more sun. With spring around the corner, now is the time to get some wardrobe inspiration. This season, take a break from the fashion magazines and check out some of Houston's very own fashionistas.
We rounded up a few of Houston's hottest bloggers and style icons to find a piece of spring that can work for any woman.
From the runway to your closet
The "rocker-chic meets Pierrot" Beth Muecke of Bethielife, loves to take styles from the runway and make them her own. Trends such as "out of the ordinary" animal prints and bright neoprene found their way into her closet this season. Beth's go-to outfit this spring includes her signature look: A mini skirt, paired with a cute animal-face top. For the colorful and bold dressers, this look will take you well into the new season.
Modern safari is another great trend that is hot off of the runway. Issa Chou, editor of fashion blog We Wear Things , says modern safari is something that she's excited to wear this season. A khaki trench dress or even a light jacket paired with a skirt is a go-to this season.
Classic patterns and colors
Spring fashion has almost become synonymous with patterns like floral. This season is no different, but some style savvy Houstonians incorporate tried and true patterns into their 2015 wardrobe.
Floral may be tried and true, but House of Harper's Caroline Knapp says gingham is the true hallmark spring plaid. Knapp, who recently relocated from New York City to Houston, still finds herself incorporating New York corporate style into her wardrobe. With gingham, she suggests pairing darker gingham patterns with either more gingham or a neutral colored top. Avoid red gingham to avoid resembling a picnic table.
When Mills isn't blogging classic outfits, she's an oil and gas accountant.
You can never go wrong with stripes, according to style blogger, Wendy Perez. The native Houstonian likes to elevate a simple boxy striped tee by adding a statement necklace. For Perez, it's important for style to comfortable yet chic. To dress it down, add a pair of pink laced shorts. For a night out on the town, switch the shorts for skinny jeans, add a blazer and some pumps.
White continues to be a perfect color this spring, according to Lauren Mills of Sunday Beach. When Mills isn't blogging classic outfits, she's an oil and gas accountant.
The Sunday Beach spring formula? Switch out your dark denim and blazers for sleek, lighter tones. For example, a white blazer adds more options to your more professional wardrobe while white jeans give any outfit a fresh spring look.
Versatile, effortless pieces
It's always good to make sure that for every trendy item in your closet, there is a go-to piece that transcends the seasons. Musician Hannah Anderson, who has a unique Instagram that showcases her style, believes her style is ever-evolving. Anderson gravitates towards pieces that can transition into various seasons such as over-sized tunics and dresses. Pair the tunic with loose fitting bottoms and sneakers, and you'll encapsulate the easy going vibe of spring.
For those who love to be comfortable in what they wear but still look good, this "gym to the office look" is just for you.
In accordance with the trendless style, a Skargorn tee is an essential piece for your closet. Christina Sun — a Houston-based online boutique owner of Sunchild and blogger — wears the Skargorn #61 tee shirt year round, but this season's Sunchild x Skargorn Heart Tee, adds a touch of Spring and can go with anything. While the tee shirt boasts incredible versatility, Sun says to pair the heart tee with slim pants and oxfords this spring.
Ladies, the mules are back! For Houston style blogger and recent mommy Shay Moné, the most exciting thing about this spring is the resurgence of mules. A pair of black mules, Shay says, is the perfect addition for the woman who loves to style classic pieces with a bit of an edge.
Starting from the bottom up, pair your mules with a great pair of skinny trousers and an oversized blouse. For the cooler days of the season, throw on an oversized jacket for the complete look.
For those who love to be comfortable in what they wear but still look good, this "gym to the office look" is just for you. For Julie Weinstein, from popular fashion and lifestyle blog From Prosecco to Plaid, athleisure is more of a lifestyle than a trend.
Athleisure is a medley of comfort and casual style. A way to channel this laid back lifestyle in your wardrobe would be leather track pants, a chambray top and van slip-on shoes.
Spring, we're ready for you.