This post is sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue x ShopStyle.
While my warm weather outfits lean on the more casual end of the spectrum, often comprising of basics, I still think it’s important to have a few sophisticated pieces that I can turn to at any moment for elevated spring style. It’s these pieces that make me feel more confident and inspired to take on professional challenges. That said, you can’t really skimp on quality and should invest in well-made styles that last long time. I have to admit that this can be expensive, which is why I’m always looking for sales that I can advantage of.
For years, I’ve talked about the Saks Fifth Avenue gift card events because they provide huge savings opportunities on designer clothes and accessories. I shop most during these times because I can use the gift card for future designer pieces on my wish list. I’m excited to share that you can earn a Saks Gift Card up to $700 when you shop today through April 23, which includes beauty purchases. Just use the code APR21SF during checkout. Below, I’m sharing the best pieces to start with this spring if you want to elevate your style.
If you’re into that laid back yet luxe vibe, smart trousers are the way to go. From floor-skimming wide-leg pants to split-hem leggings to paperbag waist pants, trousers make it easy to strike that balance between casual and elegant. I got this neutral pair by Alice + Olivia from Saks and love how it makes my legs look incredibly long! It’s a great option for elevated spring style – or to add to your workwear wardrobe.
Faux Leather Pieces
While faux leather is a foolproof way to inject a downtown-cool vibe to your look, it also helps an outfit look more expensive. I find that faux leather pieces in light neutral colors like this top help tone down the edgy look of leather. It also puts an updated twist on basics, like tees and dresses, that feel way more luxe.
Lately, I’ve been seeing a rise in button-down tops and oversized collars. I love that this staple is becoming trendy again because it’s so easy to dress up or down. You can wear yours tied at the waist, tucked into high-waisted pants or layered over a bralette. Either way, it’ll give you that perfectly polished yet relaxed aesthetic.
If your style tends to be dressier, know that it doesn’t require sacrificing comfort. All you have to do is lean into the knitwear trend. Saks is full of easy-going knit pieces that make an outfit feel elevated but refreshingly attainable. It’s perfectly pared back and sophisticated with smart trousers or dressy shorts.
A warm weather friendly bag is going to be key to finishing off your spring and summer looks. This season, so many designers put an elegant spin on textures like canvas and leather that really embodies the effortlessness of spring style. There are so many great bags under the $500 price point included in this gift card event at Saks. My favorite summer tote – the Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Linen & Leather Tote is also included in the Saks gift card event.
Statement Accessories & Shoes
There’s nothing like a statement accessory to really make a look feel polished. I love wearing hats year round, but I especially love them in the warmer months for an added layer of interest since I’m usually wearing fewer layers on my body. Lack of Color is one of my favorite brands for more affordable hats. They have such a great selection at Saks right now! My go-to spring and summer heels, the Alexandre Birman bow tie sandals are also included in the gift card event.
Alice + Olivia Vegan Leather Crop Top
Alice + Olivia High-Rise Flare Pants
Lack of Color Rancher Wool Boater Hat (also love this one)
Alexandre Birman Bow Tie Sandals
Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Linen & Leather Tote