Paper Crown: My Spring Style Staples

In honor of the recent ecommerce launch of Paper Crown, I thought it would be fun to spotlight a few of my favorite pieces from the Spring 2013 collection. I’m going to tell you what inspired me to design each piece and how I like to wear these items myself…

Beam Blouse

Paper Crown: My Spring Style Staples

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Design Inspiration: I am always on the search for a top that is not only a perfect everyday tee, but one that can be dressed up too. This was my solution! The Beam Blouse is a comfortable fit and can be worn anywhere. And because it is silk, it makes any look feel more pulled together compared to the average white tee.

Style Tip: The possibilities are endless! Dress it up by tucking it into a pencil skirt paired with a tailored blazer or throw it over a pair of jeans for a more casual take.

Wear It With: I personally love this top tucked into a flowy midi-length skirt, like the Netting Skirt, for a more ladylike look. Or pair it with the Serena Legging for a more edgy vibe.

Netting Skirt

Paper Crown: My Spring Style Staples

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Design Inspiration: I have fallen in love with midi-length skirts for spring. Nothing says springtime like a fun, twirly skirt!

Style Tip:  I love self-tie skirts! Personally, I like to make a big bow at the center of my waist and wear it with a flirty top or even a basic tee.

Wear It With: The Beam Blouse looks great with this skirt, or even a plain tank.

Bow Dress

Paper Crown: My Spring Style Staples

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Design Inspiration: I wanted to design a modern take on the classic wrap dress.

Style Tip: I think this is the perfect piece to wear almost anywhere. You can really dress it up and wear it for date night or go for a more casual look by pairing it with your favorite pair of flats.

Which piece from the Spring 2013 collection do you have your eye on? You can see the entire collection here.

Let me know below and maybe we can do a giveaway! :-)

XO Lauren

Photos: Christopher Patey for Paper Crown
Categories: Paper Crown, Wear
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  • Rachelle

    Love that skirt and wrap dress.


  • Gabriela Kerzhner

    I love that dress! so feminine!

  • Rachel Trampel

    That bow dress is gorgeous! Loving the blouse too… great picks!

    New outfit post:

  • Alexandra

    Such great pieces! Love the “”Netting Skirt”” in the stripe, and the “”Williamsburg Trousers””. Very feminine!

  • Jevnegrl

    i am in LOVE with the Bow Dress. That is so classy looking

  • Short Presents

    The are my picks, but if you do a giveaway it probably won’t be open to canadain readers :(

    harbour dress!!
    track jacket
    Netting skirt – striped


  • MelissaD1032

    The Bow Dress is amazing!

  • Kimberly Young

    I love the Netting Skirt! :)

  • Beth

    I love the bow dress. It’s cute and fun.

  • Camille

    I love that netting skirt!

  • Breezy Svacina

    I love the Netting skirt and the Williamsburg trouser…the nautical vibe in the whole collection has me pining for summer! Lauren, please don’t ever stop designing clothes! They make me so happy and carefree!

  • Nikyta Polyak

    LOVE the Serena Legging and the Chain Sweater! Great when paired together too! Definitely can’t forget the Nantucket Dress, Harbour Dress, or the Newport Sequin Skirt. Absolutely gorgeous Spring Collection…

  • Julie Vue

    I love the skirt and dress but I might look old wearing a skirt that length cause I’m so short :( but they’re gorgeous!!

  • megan magers

    just recently bought a similar skirt (ok, similar might be an exaggeration can’t say mine is that gorgeous) and was thinking of pairing it with a thin striped t, love everything about paper crown and these spring staples xo

  • Jill Scalzo

    oooohhh that skirt!!! i want sunshineand a fun day date in the park just looking at that cute skirt

  • Renuka

    Absolutely love the Dartmouth and Duxbury dresses! The pattern is simple and sophisticated. The Dartmouth has an elegant silhouette while the Duxbury has a playful twist thanks to the bow and skirted bottom!

  • NidLid

    I really like the dress! And I would love it if you took a look at my fashion/beauty blog!:)

  • Lovelikewhy

    Love all three pieces! The skirt is a must have! :)

  • Marie Fournier

    I like all of them, but I literally fall in love with the Beam Blouse !!

  • Alyssa

    I definitely love that skirt, but I’d have to wear it with heels because I feel like it would make me look even shorter if I didn’t!

  • Megan Malewich

    I am in love with the whole collection, but my favorite is the Catamaran Skirt or Montauk Sequin Dress. Its a toss up! Great job Lauren. xoxo Megan

  • Katy Lum

    I’m sort of obsessed with this entire collection, but I’d have to say the catamaran skirt and hampton top are the two pieces that make me want spring to come now! Wonderful job, as always.

  • Raven Locks

    These are all gorgeous. I like them all for different reasons. The striped top can be worn countless ways. The skirt is just stunning and it can easily be dressed up or down. The dress is classic! But if I had to choose, I’d pick the skirt as my favorite out of these three :)

  • Chastity Martin

    I haven’t wore dresses in years, but I love the skirt and top.

  • Monica_in_Heels

    very pretty skirts and dresses!!!

  • Tekia Moore

    I love the Duxbury Dress and the Mystic Blouse! So many pretty things :)

  • Whitney

    Loved it all, but especially the Duxbury dress, Williamsburg Trousers, and Jamestown top. Plus could see me wearing some of it to work!

  • Maria Kathleen

    I like your Parros Blazer the best because I feel like blazers are your signature. They are so versatile and you showed that a lot on The Hills. I loved they way you styled them so much I even had my friend, a beginner designer in Newport Beach with her own line, design one that was light weight and great for travel just like yours! You know, they say that copying is the best form of flattery. Here’s lookin’ at you!

  • Beauty to Sparkle

    Love the colors! Very settle yet elegant :)

  • Melissa mould

    such cute spring looks. love the simplicity

    I’ve got a simple chic look on my style blog today too:

    Mel x
    UK Style Blogger

  • redheadrachel

    I actually love all of these pieces! Everything is so gorgeous. I adore the striped Beam Blouse. It’s so cute! The skirt is such a gorgeous color. And I just love the shape of the dress!


  • stardustandpeanutbutter

    Love that bow dress!

  • Meghan

    I LOVE the netting skirt!

  • Fashion lover GIRL

    Hey,Lauren I get that your already an adult and you obviously designing your type of age clothes,but you should do a teen collection obviously only for teens

  • Karissa Bowers

    I love the bow dress! Such a perfect spring color too

  • Danna

    i LOVE the peachy color skirt!!=D

  • Myrna

    Love that dress !!!


  • Anna

    This is seriously the best place to get basic tees. They’re softer than the Jcrew Perfect Fit, cheap ($15), and the company has an awesome concept! Have you tried Everlane tees?

  • Taylor

    I love everything about this collection, from the romantic almost sailor-esque shades to the lovely silhouette’s, I want it ALL in my closet! I especially love the Netting skirt, just perfect.



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