Warmer temps are here, which means it’s time to get your Summer wardrobe together! How do we do this? By investing in a handful of foundational pieces that you can mix and match together with other pieces that you already own in your closet.

Summer Capsule Wardrobe with J. Jill

Building a capsule wardrobe (vs. just buying a ton of new clothes) will allow you to have pieces that you can throw on at any time throughout the season, so you will always feel chic and put together. J. Jill is known for their versatile pieces, so if you’re ready to make a Summer Capsule Wardrobe, here are a few pieces that I’d recommend.

Summer Capsule Wardrobe with J. Jill

Summer Capsule Wardrobe with J. Jill

Gauzy Button-Up Tunic
One can never have too many button-ups, and the textured gauzy feel of this button up makes it perfect for Summer. Wear with your favorite denim (a white cropped white pair is a must!), or make it do double-duty as a cover-up for the beach.

Summer Capsule Wardrobe with J. Jill

Summer Capsule Wardrobe with J. Jill

Cropped Denim
Jeans have always been a Summer staple, and it’s something that won’t ever change! You can wear them almost everywhere, so it’s best to find a pair that’s comfy but still flattering, that works with both heels and flats, and are a medium wash. Pair with cute blouses, or a linen dolman tee and patterned kimono for a look that can take you from brunch to a night out with friends.

Summer Capsule Wardrobe with J. Jill

A-Line Shirt Dress
Having a go-to dress that you can easily dress up or down is a must-have for Summer, and this super soft shirt dress is perfect for that. The collar gives it structure, and the button-hem detail makes it different from the rest. Bonus? It has pockets!

Summer Capsule Wardrobe with J. Jill

Summer Capsule Wardrobe with J. Jill

Maxi Skirt
Not really into jeans or shorts? Try a maxi skirt instead. They will still offer a lot of versatility in styling, but will also keep things comfy as well. Our favorite way to style is with a matching blouse (if available); just add a cool belt to help break things up!

Summer Capsule Wardrobe with J. Jill

When building your capsule wardrobe, think about the color palette that you want to work with so that you can invest in pieces that work really well together. It will make getting dressed so much easier!

Credits:
Wardrobe + Accessories (minus shoes): J. Jill
Photography: Kim Thomas
Models: Laura + Yamile

To shop all of these looks, visit J. Jill in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

In my (style) book, Summer style = bold colors and patterns, so what better way to inject a little “dopamine” style into your wardrobe than with J. Crew’s latest Summer drop. Neutrals are fun and closet staples, but Summertime style begs for bolder choices.

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

Have an event-filled Summer? Check out these bold Summer styles from J. Crew and add them to your wardrobe!

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

Tiered Maxi Dress in Paint Block Print

This pretty maxi dress is full of special details, from the easy tiers to the keyhole neckline, all in a super-soft yet sleek fabric.

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

Harbour Side-Cutout Dress in Painted Block Print

Cool cutouts at the side, sweet ties at the shoulders and a midi length make this number perfect for all your Summer plans.

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

Squareneck Puff-Sleeve Top in Bouquet Block Print

A few reasons to love this easy pop-on blouse: the face-framing squareneck, the comfy smocking and the subtle puff sleeves.

Stretch Chino Short

Take all your vacation/spring/summer outfits to the next level with these shorts. Available in 3 different inseams!

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

V-Neck Gathered Linen Camisole + Stretch Chino Short

The ultimate pick for warm weather, pair this fun camisole with all of your high-waisted bottoms and shorts for an easy outfit.

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

What To Wear | Bold Summer Style with J. Crew

Don’t forget to add statement making jewelry to the mix. While J.Crew is known for their classic pieces, they’ve added in some really fun statement earrings like the white cotton raffia-wrapped chain earrings that Yamile is wearing, and the pink rectangle cotton raffia-wrapped earrings that Laura is wearing. Both styles are so on trend right now, but you will be able to wear them for many Summer seasons to come!

The colorful, print filled collection is so fun and playful, which is always a sartorial treat when it comes to getting dressed!

Credits:
Wardrobe + Accessories (minus shoes): J. Crew
Photography: Kim Thomas
Models: Laura + Yamile

To shop all of these looks, visit J.Crew in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

Looking for a laidback, more relaxed Summer style vibe that’s a step above your favorite tee and jeans? Try topping your next look with a Summer Blazer. Blazers are a wardrobe staple for most people, but for Summer, the must-have styles are slightly oversized and in a lightweight fabrications like cotton and linen. While they can most certainly be worn to work, this isn’t a stuffy, corporate style blazer.

Summer Blazers with Madewell

Madewell is known for its effortless aesthetic, so it only makes sense that they’d create a blazer that works perfectly for all of your Summer looks. Styled with cute shorts and a breezy tee or crop top, you can go girly with your look by finishing up your outfit with wedge sandals, or keep it minimalistic and casually cool with flat sandals and gold jewelry.

Summer Blazers with Madewell

Summer Blazers with Madewell

Summer Blazers with Madewell

No matter what your personal style may be, jumping on the blazer trend this season will help you to create some incredibly chic looks.

Credits:
Wardrobe + Accessories (minus shoes): Madewell
Photography: Kim Thomas
Models: Laura + Yamile

To shop all of these looks, visit Madewell in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

What better way to spend your Saturday afternoon than with wine, shopping and cute pups? Saddle Creek’s “Pour & Explore” Event finally returned! Benefiting the Streetdog Foundation, a wonderful nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs from the streets of Memphis, it’s one of the center’s most anticipated events. The foundation is 100% volunteer supported, so being able to support it through events like this is such a cool way to give back.

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Attendees were able to sample wine from all over the world at various retailers while enjoying live music, art, and shopping. Charvey Mac  and The Side Street Steppers provided live entertainment while attendees were able to sip wine and meet the cutest, adoptable dogs rescued by Streetdog Foundation.

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Here’s a peek at all of the fun from the event!

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

Pour + Explore Saddle Creek 2022

If you missed out, you missed an awesome event! Saddle Creek has other events lined up throughout the year, so be sure to follow along on Facebook or Instagram to keep up!

Plant mamas and papas rejoice! Golden Hour, a lifestyle plant, home, and gift store located in Downtown’s Pinch District, is now popping up at Saddle Creek!

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

If you’ve been wanting to check them out for some new plant babies, or to just grab a unique candle or gift for a friend, now you can at two locations. While the Germantown location is a bit smaller than their Home store, don’t think that they’re lacking on plants for you to choose from.

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

There are many variety of plants to choose from, and their staff is very knowledgeable, so stop in to learn something new and take a new plant home. In addition to plants, you’ll be able to grab something from Comeback Coffee drinks as well.

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

Golden Hour Saddle Creek Pop-Up

No end date has been set just yet, so be sure to follow them on Instagram to know of any upcoming events, hour changes and more. It’s such an aesthetically pleasing store, you’re going to want to grab a snap or two while you shop!

Golden Hour
The Shops of Saddle Creek
2055 West St Ste 12
Germantown, TN 38138

Current Hours
Tuesdays-Thursdays 10-5
Fridays & Saturdays 10-6
Sundays 12-4
Mondays CLOSED

Spring has officially begun, which means it’s time to refresh your wardrobe for the season. While neutrals will always be great for foundational pieces, the lighter feeling of Spring invites us to inject a little more color into our style. Punches of both neon and creamsicle shades will be go-tos this season, and Banana Republic has a new collection of Spring Essentials that are perfect for right now. Paired with fun handbags from Michael Kors and Brahmin, you’re sure to create a look that’s guaranteed to elevate your mood all season long. Ready to punch things up? Here are 3 easy ways to inject more color into your Spring wardrobe.

Gauzy Knits

Spring trends 2022

Cooler temps haven’t completely left us yet, so gauzy knit sweaters are still a must for those days when you need to cut through the chill. This pretty sunbeam color is an instant mood booster, and will pair well with all of your favorite denim or neutral trousers.

Spring trends 2022

The complimentary hues from this Brahmin Satchel tie it all together without overpowering your look.

Spring trends 2022

Feathered Frocks

Spring trends 2022

Florals for Spring won’t ever be groundbreaking, but what about a novelty bird print? A prettily patterned dress in a sweet hue is a must for the 2022 Spring season, and this one is versatile enough to be styled with heels, booties, and sneakers.

Spring trends 2022

A dreamsicle colored Michael Kors Tote and classic mirrored aviators keep the focus on the dress while enhancing the overall fit.

Spring trends 2022

Boldly Hued Handbags

Spring trends 2022

For some, neutral outfits will be the way to go, but you can still add a little more color into your wardrobe via your accessories.

Spring trends 2022

A classic Michael Kors shoulder bag in a bold wild berry color is an easy way to make a chic statement.

Spring trends 2022

So many colors to try, so little time!

Credits:
Photography: Kim Thomas
Clothing + Jewelry: Banana Republic
Handbags + Sunglasses: Michael Kors + Brahmin
Models: Lauren, Cara and Yamile

To shop all of these trends, be sure to visit these local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

While many people start to gravitate towards more colorful pieces for Spring, some still prefer to walk on the more neutral side. Neutral doesn’t have to equal boring, however, and right now Banana Republic has in some key pieces that can both refresh and elevate any wardrobe, regardless of personal style. The shade range is a little more tonal and fun (think safari chic), so they will pair well with the pieces that you already own.

Banana Republic Spring Picks

Ready to shop? Here are some of the must-have pieces from Banana Republic’s Spring collection.

Banana Republic Spring Picks

The Silk Maxi Slip Dress
Crafted from glossy silk charmeuse, this (washable) slip dress is luxury at its best as it is cut on the bias to give it stunning drape.

Banana Republic Spring Picks

Banana Republic Spring PicksMake it a monochromatic look with a cape style cardigan and snakeskin boots. Accessorize with gold jewelry and a cute top-handle satchel.

Banana Republic Spring Picks

The Safari Shirtdress
This utility-inspired classic is ideal for holidays far away (or just trips to brunch with your girls).

Banana Republic Spring Picks

Banana Republic Spring PicksKeep the look sleek with heels and aviators, but you can easily dress it down even more with a pair of converse and a baseball cap for a more model off duty look.

Banana Republic Spring Picks

The Tapered Cargo Pant
Utility with a twist, this luxe cargo pant is crafted for a more refined look and feel.

Banana Republic Spring Picks Banana Republic Spring Picks

A mock turtleneck in a contrasting color and a structured handbag with animal print detail and heels makes this a look perfect for work, but a denim button down and loafers can make them more casual.

Banana Republic Spring Picks

The Flounce-Hem Mini Dress
The A-line, swing fit cut gives this dress a flirty feel (especially when paired with heels, a trendy handbag and worn belted).

Banana Republic Spring Picks Banana Republic Spring Picks

You can make it more sweet with a denim jacket and Golden Goose kicks.

Banana Republic Spring Picks

The Cotton Cardigan
This classic shawl-collar cardigan sweater will pair well with just about everything in your wardrobe, but we especially love it with a matching tee and a pair of skinnies.

Banana Republic Spring Picks Banana Republic Spring Picks

This will be the cardigan that you pull out in place of a jacket all season long.

In addition to the standout pieces listed above, gold accessories and smart totes in buttery fabrics should be on your shopping list for Spring as well. While not every item can be worn everywhere, you’d be surprised what works well together when you take a little time out to mix and match the different styles your wardrobe.

Credits:
Photography: Kim Thomas
Clothing + Jewelry: Banana Republic
Handbags + Sunglasses: Michael Kors + Brahmin
Models: Carmeon, Lauren, Cara and Yamile

To shop all of these trends, be sure to visit these local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores to visit for both style and home decor inspiration. I love the way that they play with patterns, prints, and textures, and Spring might be my favorite season for their new arrivals.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

The colors throughout the store are both vibrant and muted; we all know that orange is a popular color for Spring, however, they will also have soft shades of peach and creamsicle mixed throughout, so you have more options to choose from (which can be both good and bad for your wallet). With Spring being a few weeks away, I popped in recently to see what was new, and I immediately got a burst of excitement when I walked through the door.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

Hello Spring! As soon as you step inside, their display styling instantly brings to mind the fun, whimsical feeling of Spring.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

Maxi prairie style dresses are still a hot trend right now, and this ditsy floral print is such a statement piece. If it feels like too much, you can easily tone it down with a light wash denim jacket.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

This could make for both a fun cocktail dress or afternoon brunch outfit based around how you style it.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

I’ll take one of each please! Obsessed with these little satchel handbags. The leather looks buttery and I love the creaminess of the colors. The peach shade might be my fave.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

Patterned cardigans and kimonos are my favorite third pieces to pair with denim right now.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

Softer washes of color are a sweet way to ease into Spring style. I would live in this pastel button up with linen joggers.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

Casually cool outfits with relaxed trousers and paisley print or textured blouses are essentials.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

The perfect Spring color palette in one wall. This cropped cable-knit cardigan would look so cute over a simple white slip dress or with a tank and patterned maxi skirt.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

I love the shape of this purse. If you’re not one to carry a lot of junk with you, it could easily be an everyday bag.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

Typically a gold hoops girl for every day, but these could be mixed in as a chic alternative.

Anthropologie Saddle Creek Memphis

Give me all of candles and home decor styling pieces. Simple ways to refresh your home.

Anthropologie always gets in some of the prettiest prints (and they have sales regularly if you’re budget conscious like me), so pop in the next time you’re near The Shops of Saddle Creek!

Anthropologie
The Shops of Saddle Creek
7615 W Farmington Blvd
Germantown, TN 38138

Memphis is smack dead in the middle of Winter, but outside of a few days of snow and freezing cold here and there, our Winters don’t get too bad. Getting dressed can be a little difficult sometimes because you want to be cute, obviously, but you also don’t want to freeze to death or catch a cold.

We’re weeks away from when we can shed our heavy winter coats in favor of lighter layers and brighter looks, so it makes sense to add a few essential pieces that will still let you rock current trends but will also transition easily into Spring once it begins to get warm.

Just in case your wardrobe is in need of an update, here are a few winter styles that you need right now. And the best thing? They will help you easily take your wardrobe into Spring.

Saddle Creek Cozy Style Shoot

Knit Sweaters

Saddle Creek Cozy Style Shoot

Cozy knit sweaters are a must during the Winter season, so stocking up on a few colors within a specific color palette will help you keep your wardrobe chic and cohesive. Pair them with your favorite denim to keep them casual, or try with a pencil skirt and boots for a look that’s a little more fashion forward.

Saddle Creek Cozy Style Shoot

Maxi Dresses

Saddle Creek Cozy Style Shoot

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean that you have to pack up all of your dresses. Find a few maxi style dresses that you can pair with your favorite booties and top with a jacket or a fun faux fur vest.

Saddle Creek Cozy Style Shoot

Patterned Kimonos

Saddle Creek Cozy Style Shoot

If you’re looking to break up the solids in your wardrobe, try adding in a few patterned kimonos as a 3rd piece. Wear them over a silky slip dress and thigh highs, or with a simple turtleneck and some leather leggings.

Add in some of your favorite cold weather accessories to complete your outfits and you’ll be good to go!

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Want to recreate these looks? Stop by Soft Surroundings in Saddle Creek to get the looks that Andrea, Katherine and Taylor are wearing!

The start of the new year is the perfect time to reflect and reset some of the habits that you may have been struggling with. While traditional resolutions may be hard to keep because many of them are proclaimed as absolutes, goal setting and focusing on making changes to our habits over a period of time is a lot more reasonable (and easier to maintain).

They say it takes 20 days to form a habit, so if you’re ready to switch up how you do things, here are 5 healthy habits to bring into the new year that anyone can do.

Healthy Habits New Year

Move Your Body
While working out more is a habit that many people try to pick up at the start of the new year, it can be a struggle to maintain because we go overboard out the gate. We try to make going to the gym 5 days a week for hours at a time a thing, when it’s honestly not realistic for most people’s schedules or lifestyles. An easier approach is to focus on (intentionally) moving your body at least 30 minutes a few days a week. If you have time to go to the gym, AWESOME! If not, try going for a walk around your neighborhood after work or on your lunch break, or even having a solo dance party in your living room when you wake up. Whatever you want to do, just do enough to get your heart rate up and pumping!

Up Your Water Intake
Not everyone loves water, but staying hydrated is essential to staying healthy and feeling good. So many ailments stem from being dehydrated (fatigue, headaches, hunger, dry skin, etc.), so getting enough water daily is imperative to having good health. If you’ve been trying to figure out how to drink more water, try having a glass in the morning before that first sip of coffee, and also add more foods that are water-rich to your diet (watermelon, honeydew or cantaloupe, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, bell peppers and celery are just a few).

Healthy Habits New Year

Schedule Quality Time With Friends
Everyone is busy and wrapped up in our own little words, but it’s good to take time here and there and spend some quality time with close friends. Whether it’s a full blown meet-up for drinks and dinner, or a quick break to get your nails done, try to schedule in some dedicated quality time with those that you hold close to your heart. Your soul needs it.

Healthy Habits New Year

Limit Your Screen Time
It’s pretty amazing how much you can get accomplished when you limit how much you scroll. Being online is such a big part of our lives, but it can get in the way of relationships, work, and even affect our mental health when we spend too much time consuming data and content. Even if it’s only 30 minutes a day, try to pull back from being glued to your phone. Replace that time with reading a book, playing a game, going outside, or just having a conversation with someone without being distracted.

Get More Sleep
FOMO is real, so staying up late because we unconsciously think we might miss something is a habit that so many of us have. In return, however, many of us are also walking around drained and perpetually tired. 7+ hours of sleep a day is recommended for adults, so if you haven’t been getting that, nows the time to change that habit. 1-2 hours before bedtime, put down all phones and computer, stretch or meditate, and prepare yourself for bed. Some people like to shower and enjoy a cup of chamomile tea as well. It may take a moment to get used to this night routine, but after awhile, your body will adjust and you should be getting more sleep in no time.

Developing an overall healthier lifestyle is a journey and takes time, so don’t feel bad if you don’t get it right all of the time. Every day is a new day, so take your time and ease into it. Your health will thank you for it!

In need of new workout fits? Stop by Athleta in Saddle Creek to get the looks that Laura and Caitlin are wearing!