Spring Forward with Fashion. An Inspiration For All Busy Chicagonistas!

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Are you looking forward to dump the down jackets and thermal under things?

With Chicago in the deep freeze lately it’s almost hard to believe that Spring is indeed around the corner. Did I just make you smile? More importantly, are you ready for the change? Are you ready to fashionably rock Spring? We’re hoping that we can help a little for those wanting a little push to get going.

The change of season is always hard when it comes to refreshing your wardrobe so I decided to make an inspiration board for the busy Chicagonista/s. I kept the career girls in mind. The ones running from business-casual work day to date wear. I also thought of those busy moms still wanting to look fashionable but yet only have a few seconds of her day to put up hair, simple make-up, and work a cute outfit during her day’s balancing act. So I came up with an easy and simple way to build on and perk up some Spring wardrobe.

If you’re like me, your closet probably consists mostly of blacks and basics so I decided to anchor my black basics with some Spring colors. I wanted to work with the classic and refreshing collection of Mint Green, mixed with Emerald Green pieces, gold embellished creamy pastel accessories, and a bit of denim to downplay any piece in there. All the pieces I pulled out can be switched around to either dress down or up, and if you notice – some really sensible shoes too! Quick hair up-do, pop eyes and nails with color, and pucker those nude lips with a sexy gloss. Don’t be afraid to accessorize with bangles, big necklaces, and big rings. The overall look is romantic, modern, sharp but yet very sweet and refreshing! Exactly what Spring is all about.

Don’t like greens? You can just easily change the key color to anything you’d like and follow along the rules above. Check out the list below to get you started in finding those key pieces!

Happy stylin’!

Dolce Gabbana heart dress
$1,345 – farfetch.com

Oasis wrap top
$61 – oasis-stores.com


$53 – ginatricot.com

Stella McCartney neon pink jeans
$490 – brownsfashion.com

Ted baker
$120 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Charlotte olympia
$910 – brownsfashion.com

Forever new
$62 – forevernew.com.au

Dorothy perkin

Giuseppe zanotti


Friis Company plastic ring
$26 – shopfriiscompany.com

Retro jewelry

Top Knot Bun Ring
$9.18 – urbanoutfitters.co.uk

MJ Tam

Head Chicagonista, Co-host of the Chicagonista LIVE! show, Founder of Women Driving Excellence. MJ is also the annual host of SocialRevUp - Brands & Bloggers Summit (#bbsummit) attended by about 200 professional high-profile bloggers nationwide. Follow MJ on Twitter: @mjtam

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