On the Bright Side

Jessica from Bows & Sequins wearing a tan Old Navy trench coat with skinny jeans and coral heels in Chicago.

After opting for neutrals the last few months, I’m ready to bring on the brights! Light, bright, and airy tends to be my style philosophy this time of year. Sure, it may be snowing in Chicago this week, but I’ve been taking advantage of the spring-like days when we’ve been lucky enough to get them. Striped shirts, floral prints, destroyed denim, and candy-colored accessories all feel a little bit lighter and help get me into the spring spirit! And a little bit of a Parisian meets neo-nautical vibe always helps, too. 🙂

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a trench coat, blue striped tee, and floral scarf, all from Old Navy.

Old Navy has everything you need for classic and casual go-to’s this time of year! I bought this lace tassel top in two colors and also picked up this trench coat a few weeks ago and have been super impressed with the quality. It has the sweetest striped lining and is truly the perfect weight… Substantial enough to stay warm, but not too heavy! I have the belt tied back in a bow to show off the rest of my outfit, but you can wear it tied to accentuate your shape, too.

Speaking of conversation-starting outerwear, how freaking cute is this denim jacket?! I am obsessed! It wasn’t in store when I shopped last, but it’s so cute… Especially for my SF gals! I love how it’s slightly trendy with the embroidery, but still so subtle.

Bows & Sequins shows how to tie a neckerchief scarf.

I’m having the most fun styling little neckerchief scarves right now… It’s such an easy way to add some print and personality to your outfit! Tie one on your bag, under a collared shirt, around your wrist… Mix it up and have fun with it!

Bows & Sequins sharing a spring outfit: casual trench coat, skinny jeans, and coral strap heels.

Bows & Sequins wearing a scoop back striped ballet tee from Old Navy.

This scooped-back ballet tee is a must-have for spring! I love how the wider neckline is a little bit of a nod to the off-the-shoulder look, but it’s still appropriate for the office and beyond! Day to night made easy. It looks just as cute with jeans as it does tucked into a skirt and it comes in a few fun colors! While it’s not quite sleeveless season yet, I feel like we’re getting closer with fitted stripes.

Bows & Sequins styling a women's trench coat with a navy Kate Spade bag and distressed skinny jeans.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing coral ankle strap sandals and cuffed skinny jeans against a pink wall in Chicago.

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Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a blue striped ballet tee with a floral scarf.

Jessica Sturdy wearing an Old Navy trench coat and coral ankle-strap heels with a navy Kate Spade handbag.

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue striped Old Navy tee with a floral neckerchief.

Get the Look…

Old Navy Trench Coat
Old Navy Scoop Back Striped Tee
Old Navy Distressed Denim
Old Navy Ankle-Strap Heels
Old Navy Floral Neckerchief Scarf
Coach White Aviator Sunglasses (old; similar here!)
Kate Spade Navy Blue Handbag

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing an Old Navy trench coat with a floral patterned neckerchief

Fashion writer Bows & Sequins wearing a navy striped scoop tee with a floral printed neckerchief scarf.

Jessica from Bows & Sequins wearing a tan trench coat with a navy Kate Spade bag, distressed denim, and coral heels.

Bows & Sequins wore coral ankle strap sandals and cuffed jeans.

Bows & Sequins styling a floral scarf with a striped tee and white aviator sunglasses.

Blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a tan Old Navy trench coat, a floral scarf, and a striped shirt for spring.

Bows & Sequins wearing a low back tee from Old Navy.

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  1. 3.14.17
    Sara said:

    Super cute outfit! I love the pop of coral! I’m feeling the spring vibe!

  2. 3.14.17
    Briana said:

    Such a sweet trench! I love how scarves are a trend right now!


  3. 3.14.17
    Natali said:

    Flawlessly styled casual and retro chic outfit! Love your scarf and trench!


  4. 3.14.17
    nat said:

    The pics of your shoes in the air are always so funny because I envision you on the floor and it just cracks me up!

  5. 3.15.17

    Love this! I think your heels are my favorite piece in the outfit- although that ballet tee from Old Navy is hard not to love, especially at the price. I’ve been eyeing it, and it looks great on you!

  6. 3.15.17
    janice stern said:

    I am now obsessed with the lively show! Thank you so much. I read “You are a badass” last year and it has been changing my life ever since. I read all the book Jen recommended, too and many of those are resonating with me, too and literally on repeat. I am skipping around on the podcasts (gotta listen to ’em all!) and I was wondering if you could share your absolute favorite ones? I read Sequins and Stripes and Elements of Style so I’ve listened to both of their interviews. FANTASTIC work on your blog lately. Thank you SO much.

  7. 3.15.17

    Jess! This might be one of my favorite outfits on you ever – so so perfect! Hope you are well. xoxox

  8. 3.15.17
    Kate said:

    Nothing cuter than a trench with stripes!

  9. 4.6.17

    how cute are these shoes?! love! xo