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Spring it On!


Get ready for the season ahead with these smart, stylish additions to your closet.

Styling and text by Erica Sagon + Photos by Chris Whonsetler
Kit Magazine | Spring Fashion Outfits | Spring It On |


Give your favorite floral maxi dress a cool refresh by layering on a sleeveless sweater — a chic way to ease a strappy dress into warmer weather without baring too much skin. This long-and-lean tunic silhouette is spot-on, with subtle but outfit-making details: deep side slits and a high-low hem.

  • Everlane open-knit sleeveless sweater, $65 at
  • Floral maxi dress, model’s own.
  • Lucky Brand stretch bracelet, $55 at Macy’s
  • Giani Bernini straw tote, $139.50 at Macy’s
  • Open-toe booties, model’s own.


Kit Magazine | Spring Fashion Outfits | Spring It On |


When it comes to pants, the new shape for spring is wide and cropped (especially of the denim and linen variety). Break out this outfit on spring break, then wear it again and again all spring and summer for that breezy vibe that reminds you of vacation.

  • Embroidered top, $98 at Madewell
  • “Two Palms” easy wide leg crop pants, $88 at Tommy Bahama
  • Lucky Brand floral cuff, $45 at Macy’s
  • Jessica Simpson “Tinnay” sandals, $59.95 at DSW


Kit Magazine | Spring Fashion Outfits | Spring It On |


You have the green light to wear white, right now — that old Memorial Day rule is simply outdated. If you’re not ready to completely jump in, wade in instead with a chunky knit sweater. It’s just the right weight for chillier days, and perfect for brightening up your favorite skinny pants in olive, grey or denim from last spring.

  • “Pickford” lace-up pullover, $118 at Tommy Bahama
  • Skinny cargo pants, model’s own
  • Sugarfix by Baublebar wrap bracelet, $16.99 at Target
  • Michael by Michael Kors “Mercer” suede cutout booties, $185 at Macy’s


Kit Magazine | Spring Fashion Outfits | Spring It On |


Breathe new life into a pretty dress you already own by adding a few sporty accessories — the key pieces are slip-on sneakers, a fatigue jacket and a baseball cap. Suddenly, that dress you wore only a couple times a year becomes your cute weekend go-to, in a fabulous, dressed-down sort of way.

  • Bar III fatigue jacket, $79.50 at Macy’s
  • Bar III floral-print dress, $79.50 at Macy’s
  • Lucky Brand bracelet, $39 at Macy’s
  • Mossimo baseball cap, $9.99 at Target
  • DV by Dolce Vita slip-on sneakers, $24.99 at Target

Kit Magazine | Spring Fashion Outfits | Spring It On |


Mixing and matching neutrals — chambray, grey, blush, navy — adds up to a pulled-together outfit. It’s the clothing equivalent of the “no makeup” makeup look. A pop of color isn’t necessary here because the beauty is in the subtle color palette.

  • Chambray button-down shirt, $29.99 at H&M
  • Blouse, model’s own
  • Levi 711 skinny jeans, $54.50 at Macy’s
  • INC layered necklace, $29.50 at Macy’s
  • Michael by Michael Kors “Mercer” suede cutout booties, $185 at Macy’s
  • Everlane “The Petra” leather tote, $325 at


Kit Magazine | Spring Fashion Outfits | Spring It On |


Our denim obsession right now is a raw hem with the slightest amount of fray — the perfect foil for a pretty blouse, and also a great match for a slouchy sweatshirt and slip-on sneakers.

  • Vince Camuto blouse, $99 at Macy’s
  • Anne Klein necklace, $46 at Macy’s
  • Curvy skinny-fit jeans, $69.50 at Loft
  • Jessica Simpson “Tinnay” sandals, $59.95 at DSW


Kit Magazine | Spring Fashion Outfits | Spring It On |


From rosy hues like these pants to the slightest blush shades, pink is everywhere this spring. We promise that there’s a color and piece for everyone — even for you skeptical reader who never, ever wears pink. Go feminine, sporty (check out the slip-on sneakers on page 39) or take your pink look to the office. How cute would this outfit be on a Friday, knowing you’re sneaking away a few minutes early for happy hour?

  • BCBG scarf, $36 at Macy’s
  • Fossil “Piper Toaster” cross-body bag, $138 at Macy’s
  • INC “Kivah” heels, $89.50 at Macy’s
  • Layered sweater, model’s own.
  • Modern skinny crop jeans, $69.50 at Loft


ABOUT OUR MODEL: Meet Shawna O’Brien: mom of two, lover of high heels and, unbelievably, not a professional model — just a real gal here in Indy! Shawna works in marketing/communications at Classic Cleaners and is an instructor at Jazzercise in Geist. She and her husband, Patrick, have two kids, and together they like bike riding, boating, movies, volunteering, family game night, neighborhood bonfires and being cozy on the couch.

For this shoot, we asked Shawna to bring a few favorite spring clothes that she already owns and we peppered those in with new pieces. After all, that’s how most of us get dressed: by mixing the old with the new.

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