Happy Monday! The sun is shining and it’s a good day to think spring. In fact, I’m taking one for the team today and trying out some new spring trends. But I’m also dipping my toe in the water by shopping for these trends at Target, where I always find trending clothes at a reasonable price.
While I love a classic wardrobe, I also can appreciate the importance of allowing that wardrobe to evolve so that it stays current and fresh. One of the ways we can do that is by occasionally trying some of the trends that resonate with us. I probably try more than I would normally simply because of my role here at Dressed for My Day. It’s one way I can help us all to stretch a little. Plus, it’s just fun! Fashion is meant to be both functional and fun.
I’ve been surprised at how much I’m enjoying the new high rise vintage straight leg jean silhouettes. While they’re not the most slenderizing cut, they don’t have to be. I’m not consumed with trying to look skinny. And I’ve discovered if you try on enough pairs, eventually you’ll find a few that actually look and feel good.
I’m delightfully surprised to tell you that these Universal Threads high-rise vintage straight jeans fit the bill. Of course, I’ve had luck with Universal Threads jeans from Target before, too. I did size up in these to a 10 because they didn’t have an 8 the day I was in the store. Plus they have just the slightest amount of stretch. These high-rise vintage straight jeans fit much more like the jeans of yore, so gauge accordingly. Actually, their size chart on the website pretty much nailed my size anyhow. And they’re just under $35.
Now my retro sneakers, another raging spring 2021 trend, are not from Target. But I thought this outfit presented me the perfect opportunity to try wearing them. My Kickoff Trainer Sneakers are from Madewell and they’re styled in leather neutral colorblocks. Madewell has others like them in more interesting and youthful color combinations, but I decided to go for subtlety here.
These fun sneakers are “not your mama’s running shoes”… but they look like them! If you look to these to create a pretty look or to add refinement or femininity, you’ll miss the boat. But remember, one of the most exciting trends in fashion this spring and summer is “fun and happy.” You’re going to look just as fashionable adding a little whimsy and “woohoo!!!” to your outfits. And these Kickoff Trainer Sneakers definitely look joyful and fun paired with my Universal Threads high-rise vintage straight jeans and two of the brightest colors of the season.
Also trending this spring and summer are the colors illuminating (yellow) and raspberry sorbet. This fun hooded sweatshirt combines iterations of these Pantone colors in a sort of tie-dye style. This 100% cotton hoodie comes in other colors, too, and I found it to run true to size. I’m wearing a medium.
Underneath I wore another layer of the raspberry sorbet in this Universal Threads t-shirt. They just list it as “pink,” but it’s definitely on the bright but muted side. Again, I’m wearing a medium. I love Universal Threads tees for their soft hand, worn-in feel and great prices. These are the tees to buy when you’re trying new colors.
Style Tip: Even if you have no plan to wear the sweatshirt, tying one around your waist is a great way to add interest and depth to an otherwise plain t-shirt and jeans or shorts outfit.
I reiterated the yellow in my sweatshirt by carrying this yellow satchel handbag, also by Universal Thread at Target. But this isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of this bag. I generally stick with my signature colors, and yellow is definitely not one of them. So adding a little of this trending color in a handbag, shoes or other accessory is the way for me to go. I’ll be carrying this bag as a pop of yellow with other outfits that don’t even have any more of this color in them.
I know some of my readers will not particularly care for some of the trends I’m showing today. But if you’re one of my ladies who wants to keep in step and have fun with the trends, I can highly suggest these finds from Target. They’re sweet, fun picks that won’t break the bank…or set you back much if you end up not enjoying them after all. But remember, fashion should be fun! So why not try them out?
By the way, don’t forget that you can shop the Target website and request your purchases be delivered to your local store for pickup. That way you don’t pay for shipping. Plus, my own Target is woefully low on inventory and doesn’t have fitting rooms open. So shopping online really is the way to shop Target right now in my estimation.
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The simple, seemingly insignificant Bible verse below struck me yesterday as my husband preached from Acts 15. The bigger story is that the Jerusalem council sent word to the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia, assuring them that grace alone is required for salvation. They did not need to jump through hoops are observe Jewish traditions to have a relationship with God. Instead, they simply needed to rest in the finished work of Jesus on the cross.
But how encouraging those words were to the non-Jewish believers! They had been given grace. Grace always initiates with God. But then we have the opportunity to pass it on to others who need it also. The reason this verse resonated with me so much is because each week I receive so many gracious emails and comments from my readers. You have no idea just how much joy they bring me. Grace is not just amazing; it’s encouraging and empowering too.
And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement. ~ Acts 15:31