Clear away the cobwebs. Dust off your dumbbells. Organize the closets. Springtime comes with a new momentum to rinse off the old and make room for the new. Spring cleaning. Decluttering. The life-changing magic of tidying up. Whatever you call it, it’s an annual ritual many perform; a cycle like clockwork that seems ingrained in us to shake off the winter blues and show the world we’re ready to bloom. For everything you need in order to spring into the new you, we’re ready to help you press the refresh button.
This month, we’re looking with anticipation to a season where we actually want to show our face to the world (goodbye dry skin and ghostly complexion). To help you get there, we’ve put together a complete makeover giveaway for you + your BFF. For a fresh look including a shopping spree, hair and nails, wardrobe consultation, plus dinner and drinks, enter here.
BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED
As we depart from subarctic temperatures, bring the essence of warmth into your home with fresh bouquets from Safeway. Fresh flowers brighten your space, plus the soothing aroma from a budding head of petals will certainly brighten your mood. Put stems in this stunning two-tone vase (1. Stokes, $24.99).
Speaking of blooms, floral and leaf prints are a gorgeous way to bring a fresh feeling in. We love these botanical throw pillows (2. Stokes, on sale $9.98). Set some on your sofa and love seat alongside some indoor lanterns (3. Stokes, $19.98) to create your own indoor paradise.
Nothing says spring like an old fashioned closet clean out. More than ever, women are trying their hand at creating capsule wardrobes: closets with select pieces that fit any event, any season. Here are a few handy tips to help you do a wardrobe overhaul:
1. Pile everything you own on your bed to review. Make three piles: keep, fix/repair, donate. If it doesn’t fit, or it’s out of style, time to say goodbye. Because really, you don’t need that bridesmaid dress from 1995.
2. Neatly put back what want to keep. Take clothes to the dry cleaner, or anything that needs altering to the tailor. Today. Don’t put it off for another year!
3. Donate the rest! Thanking your clothing is optional here (re: Marie Kondo), but the main goal is get rid of anything that doesn’t fit, hasn’t been worn in over one year, doesn’t “spark joy” and isn’t your style. Feel lighter, refreshed, and more you.
The last step is the best part: assess what essentials you’re missing and hit the mall. We’ve got plenty of new, fabulous finds to refresh your wardrobe. Sprinkle in some of the seasons hot colour trends like powder blue and living coral, get a few more basic tops, a classic trench, and pants that actually fit you (and make your butt look amazing). Check out our next section for our top picks!
Nothing says spring #ootd like a classic trench. If you don’t already have the perfect one, now’s the time. And we have just the right fit (5. Reitmans trench, on sale $97.93)
Looking for a casual jacket to throw into your weekend bag? This floral bomber is everything. (6. Reitmans, on sale $39.99)
Pantone’s colour of the year is bright, bold and invigorating. Nothing says spring quite like it: living coral. Add a pop of joy with a blazer in this lively hue (6. Reitmans, $79.90) or a cozy knit cardigan (7. Maurices, $32).
EVERY DAY STAPLES
Every capsule wardrobe starts with pieces that match with nearly anything in your closet. The trick is selecting neutral colours, shapes that flatter, and pieces that are versatile. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered:
A scoop neck blouse easily pairs with dress pants, jeans, a skirt, or shorts. Get classic white or try out a bold shade of coral. (8. Le Chateau, $39.95).
Everyone needs some chino pants. Roll up the hem for a casual vibe or wear with a blazer at work. Reitmans has a variety of shades (9. Reitmans, $49.90).
Try these grey checked trousers (10. Le Chateau, $89.95) for a classic look updated. Pair with a bold coral blazer and you’ll be the talk of the office.
A LA MODE
Accessories are the sprinkles on top of your outfit a la mode. Spruce up a casual look with an adorable polka dot scarf (11. Laura, $18). Tie it around your neck, around your pony tail, or onto your purse strap.
IT IS WELL
Take a bite out of a fresh perspective this season. Spring is full of ripe inspiration and momentum, making our daily routine a little more delicious. Savour every moment in style with a Matt & Nat backpack in a luscious spring shade (14. Twisted Goods, $150).
Wake up with the sun and brew a fresh pot of coffee at home with a sleek copper French press (15. Stokes, on sale $19.98) and some petal pink mugs (16. Stokes, $4.99) . Take some brew with you in a rosy travel mug (17. Stokes, $12.99) for a spring in your step (and in your hands). Meal prep with the goddess of goodness herself: Gwyneth Paltrow. Her Clean Plate cookbook helps you reset your body (18. Coles, $37.97)
SPRING INTO A NEW YOU GIVEAWAY
Don’t forget to enter this month’s giveaway for a complete makeover for yourself + your BFF! You’ll both receive a shopping spree* and personal wardrobe consultation with a professional stylist, cut and colour at Hairstyle Inn, plus Mani/Pedis at Lil Ly Nails. Finish your night with dinner and drinks at Browns Social on us. Valued at over $1750. Contest closes April 5th. Enter today to win! Click here to enter the giveaway.
For your easy, breezy life. Spring into a new you with Lawson.
Must live in Saskatoon, SK to win. Applicants must be 19+ to participate. *Shopping spree max. is $200 per person.