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Spring Trends

Happy spring! It’s time to talk all things spring styles. Shorts and dresses are back, finally! And what else is back? Patterns!

From animal prints to florals, patterns are coming back full force this spring season. Try pairing patterned tops with denim or cheetah pants and a simple top. No matter what your style is, patterns are the way to go this season. Even just a simple touch of print in a belt or accessory is an easy way to add to any outfit. Believe it or not, pattern on pattern is coming back on the trending page. Whether you layer polka dots, stripes or florals, you can create a bold, eye-catching look with pattern pieces you already have in your closet.

Another spring trend is colored bottoms. Try adding colored jeans for school or pastel leggings for the gym. Your wardrobe will be perfect for warm(er) weather. The last trend for the home stretch season is oversized t-shirt dresses. This is my personal favorite trend because it’s simple and easy to throw on! I love to pair a plain or band t-shirt dress with sneakers or combat boots and run out the door ― the fewer pieces the better! You can also layer a long sleeve t-shirt or a windbreaker over the top for an effortless athletic look. Stop by your local Plato’s Closet to shop these trends for less!

Blog By: McKella Tiziani | @mckellakay

Plato's Closet Haul With Ember

Hey guys! Today we are going to have a little throwback moment together and enjoy a classic clothing haul! Clothing hauls have always been one of my favorite types of videos to watch or blog posts to read. I personally find the reasons behind people’s purchases fascinating, plus they are great for outfit inspiration or finding items you may not have considered wearing yourself.

Recently, I went to my local Plato’s Closet and was super excited to find some new items for the spring season, and I wasn’t disappointed! I’ll simply be going through the items I found and why I picked them up!

Item 1: Leopard Print Beret

I was super excited when I spotted this leopard print beret (I have a slight obsession with leopard print and berets). It’s such a unique statement piece that can easily be added to any simple outfit. Not only was the item itself amazing, but I was very pleased to find the original price tag attached (it was $36!) and then Plato’s Closet's affordable price of $10!

Item 2: Peach Camisole

I also picked up a more simple staple item which perfectly matched my beret. This bodysuit was such a stunning color and absolutely perfect for spring and summer. Recently, I was at Forever 21 where I bought this bodysuit in black, so I was super excited to pick it up in another color. Yet, this time it was only $6!

Item 3: Polka Dot Blouse

I couldn’t have dreamed of a better top for spring and summer! The light fabric and loose fit make this top a must-have for upcoming warm weather. Plus, the tie-front style is super cute and feminine (as well as very trendy!) I simply threw this on over a white tube top, accessorized with white items, and I had a fun fresh look!

Item 4: Dainty White Bag

Not going to deny that I’m a sucker for small bags, they are just so cute! But I also picked this one up for its versatility and sophisticated style. It’s the perfect accessory for any spring or summer outfit. Adding a little white bag to a classic jeans-and-graphic-tee outfit can elevate your look significantly! Or pair it with a sun-dress for a nice feminine touch.

Item 5: Snakeskin Sandals

My affinity for snakeskin pieces almost rivals my love for leopard print. So when I found these snakeskin heels for only $10, I could hardly contain my excitement! Animal prints are not only such a classic style, but they are super on-trend right now and I don’t see them going away soon. They are the perfect way to spice up a simple look!

Item 6: Sunglasses

Accessories are often overlooked but I feel that they often complete an outfit. I picked up these two pairs of sunglasses for only $10 at Plato’s Closet. There were a lot of styles to choose from, but I decided on a retro-red and a classic tortoiseshell.

Item 7: White Cardigan

This top is another must-have in your closet. The buttons up the front are a great detail that makes this top a little more interesting than a plain white top! This classic silhouette is also super versatile for all summer and spring looks!

Item 8: Pink Lace Cami

This dainty top is perfect for spring in every way; lightweight, neutral pink, and feminine. The best part was the price, only $5! I was so excited to add this to my wardrobe and style it. Lace camisoles are actually surprisingly versatile. They can be paired with mom jeans and sneakers for a juxtaposition of masculine and feminine, or simply paired with a skirt for a classic silhouette!

I hope you were inspired by these finds to go check your local Plato’s Closet! You’re bound to find some treasures of your own!

Blog By: Ember Sierra | essentiallyember

Spring into Spring

Spring is officially here! And you know what that means... it’s the perfect time to start bringing out those adorable spring accessories. Whether you want to dress up or dress down, accessories are the perfect way to do this! Today I wanted to share a few ways I’m accessorizing my spring wardrobe this season.

Outfit 1:

It’s all in the details! For this first spring look I decided to go for a very fun and fresh vibe. I chose to style this outfit with 3 accessories to make the outfit pop! Bows are back in style and are a perfect accessory for spring! Matching colored earrings help to tie everything together and add a fun flare to any ordinary outfit. Lastly, I chose to pair this outfit with a simple initial necklace. This look is perfect for anyone looking to add some color to their wardrobe.

Outfit 2:

For my second look I went for a more fun, flirty vibe! I kept the jewelry simple by wearing gold hoop earrings and a gold initial necklace. To spice this outfit up I decided to add a fun cheetah print scrunchie. Scrunchies are all the craze, and this season animal prints have been coming into style. I thought the animal print scrunchie was the perfect accessory to make this outfit stand out! If you’re looking to make a statement this look is perfect for you!

No matter what accessories you choose, I hope you were able to find some inspiration to add a pop to your next outfit! As you’re looking for new ways to add a fun twist on your everyday outfits check out your local Plato’s Closet to find some fun new accessories!

Blog By: Grace Myler | @gracemyler
Photos: @amsingerphotos

Fresh Spring Looks

Sunny days, birds chirping, aromatic florals ― these are all things to look forward to in spring, but there's always something else that excites me even more. Spring is undoubtedly one of my personal favorite seasons for fashion! 

Between all the fun florals and pastel colors, it's a breath of fresh air as we leave behind the cold and rainy winter months! I've gathered some of my favorite spring looks, all of which can be altered to your climate so you can look fresh for this season!

Not gonna lie, this look definitely gave me early 90s vibes but I wasn’t mad about it! This pastel yellow tee with a fun floral design is going to be one of my go-to tops this spring season. How much more spring can you get than yellow and flowers?

This top is one of my favorite floral tops because of all its cute details! The polka dots and frills are great touches that just make this top so flowy and perfect for spring! I also threw on a cardigan because sometimes spring weather isn’t quite warm yet and a little extra warmth can be needed!

This pair of floral flowy shorts is a personal necessity in the spring! They are super easy to throw on and always make a feminine put-together outfit! I simply paired them with a white tee and a jean jacket for some warmth and to balance the ultra-girly vibes.

This last look is so clean and fresh that I had no choice but to include it! I styled a simple pinstripe men's shirt by tying it and pairing it with some classic mom jeans. With its sophistication and clean lines, this top screams spring! Lastly, I polished off the look with some black Chelsea boots.

I hope you found some outfit inspiration for the upcoming spring season! Head to your local Plato’s Closet to find the unique spring styles you’re looking for! Remember that spring is a time to try new things and have a new start, whether that be in your wardrobe or just life in general!

Blog By: Ember Sierra | essentiallyember

Stay Organized & Focused!

We all know how difficult this time of year can be with all of the testing, college planning and summer jitters. Getting through these last few months of school can be made easier with a few simple study tips to help you stay organized and motivated.

Tip 1:

The first study tip is to keep your schedule organized. Keeping a calendar with all of your tests, special events and important deadlines is the key to using your time efficiently in school. Keeping a calendar makes it much easier to stay on track and juggle the craziness that is high school. Personally, I write down all my assignments, extracurricular activities and important dates all in the same planner ― this way I am able to see what is on my agenda for each day!

Tip 2:

The second study tip goes hand-in-hand with keeping a schedule: making and following to-do lists! I find that to-do lists help me stay focused and organized every time I sit down to get some work done. Unlike a schedule that just has all my due dates and assignments, my daily to-do lists allow me to create specific tasks for myself leading up to those deadlines. With to-do lists, I am always able to accomplish my daily tasks and stay on track for my upcoming deadlines!

Tip 3:

Another useful study tip is to take really good notes during class. I find that writing down important information as my teacher is talking allows me to better absorb the information and review it later.

All of these study tips will help you finish out this year school year at the top of your game! Next time you’re feeling stressed out look back at these helpful tips to help you stay focused and organized.

Blog by: Grace Myler - @gracemyler

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