7 Spring Outfit Ideas Straight from Some of Indy’s Most Stylish Women

This is shaping up to be a spring and summer like no other—and we’re ready to dress for it.

Spring is right around the corner, and this year we thought it would be fun to have some ultra-stylish women that we admire share what they’re excited about wearing from local boutiques—instead of telling you what trends are hot off the runways (big surprise: florals are in again). Whether you feel like splurging on a new item to refresh your wardrobe or just enjoy viewing pretty fashion finds as inspiration, here’s what seven fabulous Indianapolis-area ladies will be wearing this season.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samantha Smith
SAMANTHA SMITH, ASSISTANT MANAGER AND STYLIST FOR STYLED BY SAMANTHA AT BLUEPEPPERMINT BOUTIQUE
SHOPBLUEPEPPERMINT.COM, @BLUEPEPPERMINT

The look that I have been loving for spring is a great sweater and skirt combination—like this sage pom knit top ($44) and floral-print tiered mini skirt ($32) paired with beige textured block heeled sandals ($49). It’s a great way to transition from one season to the next, while still utilizing items you currently have in your closet. Pastels and florals are also a favorite of mine this spring.

Jody Spangler DeFord
JODY SPANGLER DEFORD, CORPORATE LAWYER, STYLE BLOGGER AND CREATOR OF RED’S SHOE DIARIES
@REDSSHOEDIARIES

Jodie Bailey Hats is a jewel box of a specialty boutique at 40th and Meridian Street. Currently operated by appointment only, visitors will get a safe and sanitary visit, and also one-on-one attention from the proprietor and milliner in residence, who personally creates every chapeau she sells. The shop has a variety of ready-made pieces for purchase, like this lightweight cotton houndstooth pattern beret accented with silver studs ($75). I’m looking forward to sporting the jaunty piece in the month of May as a slightly more stylish understated twist on the ubiquitous black-and-white check pattern found throughout the city in celebration of the Indy 500. Jodie also specializes in custom pieces, and I’m currently working with her to create a fun piece using fabric from the lining of a vintage Burberry check overcoat that’s been stuffed in the back of my closet, neglected and unworn, for years. Whether you’re looking for an everyday fedora or the perfect one-of-a-kind Kentucky Derby hat to perfectly coordinate with your dress, Jodie can help you get hatted!

Martina Jackson
MARTINA JACKSON, PHOTOGRAPHER, LIFESTYLE BLOGGER AND OWNER OF DREA & CO.
DREAANDCOMPANY.COM, @MARTINA.DREA
Martina Jackson Necklace

I love ornate, detailed chains and gold is typically my go-to choice! I love the layered accessory look. It really adds a touch of luxe style to your outfit. I will be wearing this necklace with chic bodysuits and feminine blouses. I got this set from ZURRI Boutique, a boutique local to Indianapolis that specializes in luxe accessories and basics.

Laura Walters
LAURA WALTERS, FREELANCE STYLIST, FASHION CONSULTANT AND OWNER OF STYLE RIOT AND THE RIOT ROOM
MYSTYLERIOT.COM, @THE_STYLERIOT

I love a jumpsuit, and this khaki number by Rivet Utility ($350) from 8Fifteen Boutique fits the bill as a perfect, versatile piece for spring. It’s classic, fresh, and modern and fits like a dream. Wear with a white sneaker for daytime and then for nighttime, simply change into a black or colorful stiletto, a pair of fabulous gold earrings or a statement ring and a black blazer. The khaki color is extremely versatile and offers a nice foundation for colorful accessories … but, if you’re like me, the best and most simple accessory for any fabulous new purchase is a perfect pair of sunnies.

Maria De Leon
MARIA DE LEON, COLLEGE STUDENT, LEADER AND ACTIVIST

As I begin to add new spring clothes to my closet, I look forward to wearing the Blue Floral Ruffle Blouse ($34) and Ginger Floral Peplum Blouse ($34) from Boomerang Boutique that I can pair with skinny jeans; my perfect ideal outfit for an outdoor brunch. Boomerang Boutique always has the best selection when you wish to wear soft, loose and flowy clothes.

Andrea Wiggins
ANDREA WIGGINS, READING INTERVENTIONIST

A good pair of denim cut-offs is always a good investment in my book, so this season

Andrea Wiggins Shorts

I’m thinking of splurging on these starred shorts from DL1961 ($139) that I spotted recently at 14 Districts in Carmel. I think they’d look terrific with everything from casual tanks and tees, to a crisp white button-down and sandals.

Dana Friedman
DANA FRIEDMAN, OWNER OF PETITE G JEWELERS

PETITEG.COM, @PETITEGJEWELERS

What I am seeing as a trend for spring, and also wearing personally, is a layered necklace look with a mix of chains and monogrammed pieces. You can experiment with the necklaces in your jewelry box to wear them in a fun new way.

Stephanie Groves is a freelance writer and former fashion editor who is in the market for a new pair of stylish-yet-comfy spring sandals.


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