Spring Essentials for the Effortless Girl

By Emma Childs

It’s pretty unanimous that no one wants to look like they’re trying too hard. People are hunting high and low to find pieces to send off that cool girl vibe, but this search usually only ends in distress. This effortless style is hard to define (and even harder to find) but here are some Spring staples that you can wear day-to-day that won’t look too forced.


I know, I know. To quote the queen of sass Miranda Presley herself, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. *eye roll* “, but florals in a darker shade are perfect for this season to contrast the norm and look fabulously undone. Darker florals keep it subtle and cool and a silhouette like the one pictured below is a fantastic way to appear natural, yet put together.


This beauty can be found at  Contrary Boutique and online here.


The Tunic dress:

Breezy dresses like this one ooze causal sophistication. The buttons keep the style mature but the drawstring allows for that nonchalance that is oh-so-desired. This girl looks fierce, lets be honest. When you wear one like this, you can’t help but strut.


This killer little number can be found on  Weekend’s website here.

Cropped Jacket:

No matter who you are, where you come from, or where you are going, the perfect cropped jacket makes it look like you are in control. When cut properly for one’s body type, cropped jackets possess that certain level of poise that any effortless girl seeks. Also like the one pictured below, light colors send a crisp and casual vibe that will stand out from the typical pastel’s of spring.


This killer jacket is from If The Shoe Fits in Orleans.

Striped Tee:

The striped tee is nothing controversial but when done right, it can turn heads and turn a maiden into a muse. Black and white stripes are commonly associated with Parisian style and we all know that the Parisian’s possess the ultimate nonchalant essence. The top below keeps it flowy and the accent of leather and the zipper add enough casual edge to make this one stand out.

Unknown-2This top can be purchased at Savvy on Main in Orleans.


A black jumpsuit is undoubtably fierce, it’s as simple as that. There is something about a killer jumpsuit that gives off a je-ne-sais-quoi appeal and acts as an instant confidence boost. If you can find the perfect fit, a jumpsuit might just possibly change your life. A sleeveless one like the one pictured below is perfect for spring to keep it cool and casual.



This fantastic jumpsuit can be found at Ports & Company.


Keep in mind that no matter what you are wearing, if you feel comfortable and confident, you will have an aura of modern insouciance. If you feel good in your clothes, it will show!