As star blogger and mom of two Amber Fillerup Clark knows, there are three things stylish moms can't live without: 7 hours of sleep, quality time with the kids, and quick dressing tips that get you out the door fast. Fillerup Clark, aka the Barefoot Blonde, shared some of her easy springtime dressing secrets with InStyle. The lesson we learned? With a little bit of planning and the right staples, anyone can look effortlessly chic. Here are three of her go-to looks for the season.
If you’re in a rush, figuring out how to mix and match color into your wardrobe can seem daunting. But that doesn’t mean we’re giving you permission to reach for your LBD instead. A silk frock in a solid spring color, such as a bold salmon, is an easy way to infuse color into your look without having to think too much about how to do so. Even though the dress is monochrome, the cuffed sleeves and waist tie add modern tailoring that keeps it dimensional. According to Amber, “a flowy dress and flats will always be in style.” To complement the simple silhouette and tie the look together, accessorize with sterling silver bangles and matching salmon-colored charms.
DRESSING UP DENIM
For a day of errands with the kids or lunch with friends before naptime, jeans are definitely the way to go. To dress up your denim, wear a white tee in a silk or chiffon fabric instead of in cotton or linen. Adding a navy crepe blazer will elevate the look and add a hint of sophistication. The V-neck of the blouse lends itself nicely to layered collarbone-grazing necklaces in a rose gold hue. Match them with PANDORA Rose™ bracelets and stackable rings for a look that is both feminine and cozy.
A BOHO MOMENT
It seems that the boho-chic look never goes out of style. This spring, don a loose white frock with lace and eyelet detailing which is easy to slip on but really makes a statement. To make the look even sweeter, add a pink leather wrap bracelet and charms from PANDORA Jewelry. We’re loving the heart locket and low pony to complement this ethereal ensemble. Amber always recommends taking a multi-dimensional approach to accessorizing. “I really love having dainty jewelry that I can always keep on and that goes with everything. It’s also fun to throw on statement pieces to layer over the dainty ones,” she said.