Spring Fling: Fash Must-Haves



While many consider New Year’s as that special time of the year to set goals and navigate down new and exciting avenues, I’ve always found spring to be the season of renewal and regrowth. With fabulous fashion on every street and delicate flowers blooming all around us, it’s easy to see why spring is often the backdrop to some of life’s most transitional moments. Whether you’re preparing to graduate from high school or college or putting the final touches on your upcoming wedding, spring is one season every girl should take full advantage of and with summer just around the corner, it’s time to soak up the year’s most delicate season for everything it’s worth.

First on my fash checklist, add a hint of neon to your ensembles. Whether it’s a heel, a girly clutch, or an eye catching bright pink blazer, no spring wardrobe should be absent of this season’s loudest trend.

Below are a few of my absolute favorite spring must-haves…

Playful Pastels


  1. Put your best foot forward with these adorable and equally affordable pastel flats from Le Bunny Bleu.
  2. Let your hemlines rise with the temperatures this spring with this girly color-block dress from Kensie.
  3. Add a dash of fash to your spring wardrobe with this peachy pastel blazer from the LC Lauren Conrad collection.

Pretty Prints


  1. Every spring wardrobe needs a maxi moment, try rocking this Bar III maxi dress for your next outdoor lunch.
  2. For the girl on the go looking to stay stylish yet still comfy this spring, try sporting these fabulously floral shorts from the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s.
  3. Add a little extra coverage with this comfy chic J.Crew cotton crepe cardigan.

Lacey Things


  1. Be a standout this spring, with this bold neon lace flippy dress from Topshop.
  2. Add a little spring to your step with these classic lace sling backs from Zara.
  3. Keep it classy in these stunning scalloped lace shorts from Forever 21.

For more spring style tips be sure to check out my survival guide for spring hair as well as my pastel trend report.

Which spring trend will you be carrying into summer?

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  • Melissa Panici

    Great post Anna! I’m definately adding neon to my wardrobe!

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    your outfit is so adorable! I love the skirt!


  • Tiffani Stuart

    I agree- Spring always gives me that little kick-in-the-pants I need to start getting my butt in gear!


  • Rachel Trampel

    I LOVE the Top Shop lace dress, gorgeous! You look stunning Anna, love those shoes and great spring picks!

  • Elisabeth Bender

    I went to Kohls on Monday and almost bought that peach blazer and I tried on those shorts – LOVED the shorts, but I could only buy one thing….so I bought the crochet racerback tank – been wanting one of these pieces for a while now!! Can’t wait to wear it on Friday with my magenta jeggings!!

    Love all your picks!

  • Shannon H

    I luuuuuuuuuv this outfit. You look so amazing in your spring colors. Where did you get that skirt? I have to have it. Lace is my favorite spring trend fo sure.

  • Petra Zeller

    Great post Anna. Love your style with the pink blazer and the stunning shoes. You looking so pretty and beautiful. I love spring too and its my favorite season in the year. I’m in love with pastel colors and different pink.
    xoxo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com < – take a look :)

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    Your outfit is fabulous! I love your picks, my favorite are the lace heels and that blazer! So cute! Loving seeing you here as the guest blogger!

    XO Kelley

  • Varsi Stockwell

    Obsessed with this post Anna. I love how you matched these colors. The heels are STUNNING. I have to ask, where are they from? I have a simalar Jessica Simpson pair, but I like yours waaaay better. I also need to get my hands on that neon dress you pulled. Thanks for the suggestions. Can’t wait for the next post.

  • Ally Powell

    Beautiful outfit. This is one of my favorites. I agree with your write up about spring being a great time for renewal. So true.

  • Alexandra Lasota

    Great second post lady! You’re a talented blogger that I will have to start following! Absolutely love the neon blazer. I’ve been scouting the net for one myself and found the perfect one from zara but they were out of my size! Definitely loved the way you paired it.

    I think I would probably try pairing it with this dress http://www.alexandras-corner.com/?p=989 and a pair of nude heels or printed ballet flats! Love the heels you chose but I don’t know If I could pull it off!

    Can’t wait to read more from you :) congrats again on winning!

  • Jacy Tilton

    I will definitely continue wearing the pretty pastel and print pieces that I’ve picked up this spring! I’m still on the lookout for the perfect neon piece to add in, but I’ve been doing so already with nail colors for just a small dose :)



  • Amenah Hussein

    Love it, Anna tell us where to get a cute pink blazer from, I’m deing to find one :)

  • Taylore Wilson

    So where can I find your nail polish?!!! I love it! You’re shoes are too cute to!!!

  • Helen Gash

    OK seriously where IS your ring from? *lusting* after it! Another great post :) x

  • Christina von Claparede-Crola

    Anna you are so gorgeous! Your picks for this spring are so pretty and def make a statement. I also love your bangles and ring!! Can’t wait till the next post! :)

  • Kellie Norton

    Love this post!! I just love all of the pictures you take :-) You should definitely make a style book like Lauren, it would be fabulous!!

    -Kellie N.

  • Riella Mercer

    Love the pastel & lacey trends this season as well! Glad colors are back after a long season of neutrals last year. <3


  • Jennifer VG

    I like pastel colours and lace for summer :)

    You look very pretty!

    XO Jenn,


  • Leanne

    I love those flats, Anna.

    love from South Africa


  • Larissa Wilhelm

    Love it Anna! I’m definitely going to take advantage of these trends!


  • Holly Connolly


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  • Genesis Walker

    I will be using high-waist shorts in all types of colors !!!

  • Amber Welles

    wow, I’m in love with this whole outfit. You look like a Barbie. So beautiful and stylish as always. And seriously, what is your nail polish? so awesome

  • Rebecca Jean

    Loving your jewelry!

  • Janey Moore

    I’m in love with pleated skirts!


  • Martin M

    The shoes are just amazing!!! So in love with them :) Anna I love your posts :) XOXO



  • Brittany Martin

    I just got a new job where I have to wear business dress and business casual. Can you show some 2012 styles for business wear? I would LOVE that! Love your blog! You’re sucha doll!

  • Emilie

    I love your shoes!

    xo Emilie

    PS please check out my latest blog post @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Liesl
  • Rebecca Bakofsky

    I need the neon dress from Topshop!! Another great post, Anna!

  • Denise Gruber

    Love the shoes!

  • Meghan Conard

    pastels & maxis are must spring must-haves!


  • Sheena Nixon

    I love the heels and skirt.

  • talula88

    I personally don’t think any of these are must-haves… I thought must-haves were simple, staples that could be used all summer. These all seem to be trends! Pastels don’t look good on everyone, and bold colors are totally in! Lace is only flattering on some, not me becuase I have super feminine, curly, fabulous hair, and… the high-waisted shorts are not a go-to for eveyone! (especially not me with a “”sporty figure””). Needless to say, disappointed in this Spring “”must-have”” post

  • Dee- Deelightful Studios

    I’m also loving lace!

    And I am digging the combination of two spring/summer trends: Neon + Lace. The girls from Sabo Skirt worked it fabuously & I put my own take on the outfit that is buzzing on Pinterest here: http://deelightfulstudios.blogspot.com/2012/05/fluorescent-flash.html

  • Jo Taylor

    Love the neon look you have here – I NEED that blazer!!


  • Elisabeth Hostetter

    Love love love! :)


  • KhrissyLynn Schmidt

    I am so glad Anna won the blogger contest!! I love everything on this page and every single outfit she has worn!! She’s such an inspiration to me!! :)

  • debora f

    i love pastel!!!!!must have for this season!!!

  • Rachael Yanta

    LOVE those lace shorts from Forever 21. And love the colorful flats. Great post and suggestions!


  • Lyndsey Meek

    Very pretty! Love the clothes and love this post! Thanks Anna!

  • Kelby Peachey

    This post was fabulous. I love all the mixes.

    You can see my must have this spring on my blog. Let’s just say it includes a fabulous floral cardigan from H&M that’s only $33!!


  • Sabrinchen

    Love that pink blazer you’re wearing! Where is it from?

  • Lesne Hernandez

    love pastels

  • marina Leps

    Into the summer i would said i’d carry the lacey things pastels , fabolous post for summer 2012 trends!!

  • Steph Noble

    I am adding neon to everything now! I love pastels, prints and lace! I think I’ll take them all on to summer!


  • brianna winnie

    lace for me and pastel colors are a must in my wardrobe this summer/lately

  • Katjusha Bricman

    I LOOOOVE those classic lace sling backs from Zara!!!


  • Rebecca Lawson

    Lace lace lace!!! Love the feminine lace on cute skirts and dresses!!!

  • Rebecca Lawson

    PS Anna I LOVE your heels!!!! Where did you get them???

  • bekahispretty

    Lace and heels for me <3


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