Spring Blooms in Seaside with Draper James
The Draper James spring collection is HERE! Over the past year, Draper James has become one of my favorite stores for chic, feminine, detailed, and unique clothing. Sometimes I wish I lived in Nashville or Dallas, so I could visit their store and see all their pretty designs in person more often!
After sharing more about the Draper James fall collection here and their winter coats here, I am beyond excited that their spring collection is finally here and I get to share a couple of my favorite pieces from it with you today! The Draper James spring collection is full of florals, stripes, ruffles, and the most adorable patterns. I am in LOVE with so many of their new things- like this top, these shorts, and this floral raincoat! I'm pretty sure I need this top and this top in every single color.
For today's outfit, I decided to do a little pattern mixing, combining two of my favorite floral patterns from the Draper James spring collection. I paired this billowy lace top (in "Blue Hilltop Garden") with these scallop shorts (in "Greenhill Blossom"). At first, I wasn't completely sure these two items would look great together (I thought it might be a little much to wear so much pattern together), but I actually LOVE the two patterns together and how the colors really highlight one another. I think the key to pattern mixing is staying within the same color family. For example, the flower stems/accents in the top perfectly match the color of the shorts, which I think makes the colors in the top pop even more. These shorts have the cutest scallop hem, and I also really really love the billowy lace sleeves of this top. It is such a fun piece to wear for spring, and it would look so cute with white jeans too!
For the accessories, I wore my go-to white earrings *under $50*, these lace up espadrilles *under $100*, and this blush mini bag! I wanted the color and patterns of the shorts and top to be the main focus of the outfit, so I was sure to keep all my accessories pretty and neutral.