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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!

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.

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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.

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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

Bring on the New Year! Whether you will be (safely) hitting the town on New Year’s Eve or gathering with a small group of close friends and family at home, adding some sparkle to your outfit is always a good idea. Sequins and satin were literally made for New Year’s Eve, so I’ve gathered up a few holiday inspired pieces from some of our retailers to help inspire your outfit for the night.

champagne toast

If you’re still on the hunt for a New Year’s Eve outfit to wear, here are a few pretty, shiny, sparkly pieces to help you feel festive, even if you’ll only be eating pizza and toasting champagne from the comfort of your couch!

Anthropologie The Joni Sequined Flare Pants

Anthropologie The Joni Sequined Flare Pants, $120

Chicos Velvet Sequin Dress

Chicos Velvet Sequin Dress, $60

Altrd State Trance Dress

Altrd State Trance Dress, $72

Banana Republic Pleated Sequin Mini Dress

Banana Republic Pleated Sequin Mini Dress, $160

Soft Surroundings Ashton Blouse

Soft Surroundings Ashton Blouse, $85

Free People Scotch & Soda Sequin Embellished Pencil Skirt

Free People Scotch & Soda Sequin Embellished Pencil Skirt, $298

MAGGY LONDON SEQUIN JUMPSUIT

Talbots Maggie London Sequin Jumpsuit, $168

J Crew Collection open-back silk charmeuse dress

J Crew Collection Open-Back Silk Charmeuse Dress, $328

WHBM Crystal Party Bag

WHBM Crystal Party Bag, $60

Soft Surroundings Bretton Blouse

Soft Surroundings Bretton Blouse, $100

Free People Studio Sequin Beret

Free People Studio Sequin Beret, $30

Anthropologie Sequined Short Set

Anthropologie Sequined Short Set, $130

MAGGY LONDON SEQUIN FIT & FLARE MIDI DRESS

Talbots Maggie London Fit & Flare Midi Dress, $158

Arula Cassandra Dress

Arula Cassandra Dress, $27

Kendra Scott Jack Vintage Gold Small Statement Earrings

Kendra Scott Jack Vintage Gold Small Statement Earrings, $75

 

To purchase any of the clothing, jewelry or accessories shown, be sure to visit our retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

The holiday season is officially upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to rely on your LBD (little black dress) for all of your party needs. Yes, it will ALWAYS be in style, but the best part of party season is stepping outside of your style comfort zone and trying something new (and hopefully sparkly).

Saddle Creek Holiday Shoot

If you’re interested in adding a little more glitz to your nights out on the town with your friends this season, then you MUST invest in some fun party dresses. There are so many great dresses out there to choose from, so here are 3 tips to help you choose the perfect holiday dress when you want to add a little extra “sparkle” to your party outfits.

Saddle Creek Holiday Shoot

Saddle Creek Holiday Shoot

Color is your friend
Jewel tones and bright red are always great choices for holiday party dresses. They pop great against the skin, and you will automatically be in a festive mood as soon as you slip it on.

Saddle Creek Holiday Shoot

Saddle Creek Holiday Shoot

Try tonal chicness
Another great alternative to a LBD is to try a flirty little frock in a soft neutral like bronze. It will instantly make you look tan, AND it’s a dress that you’ll be able to pull out at other times of the year. Just try to stick to finishes like satin/silk to keep your look polished and dressed up.

Saddle Creek Holiday Shoot

Saddle Creek Holiday Shoot

Sparkle sparkle everywhere
When all else fails, go for a dress that’s embellished with sparkly sequins or rhinestones. The silhouette of the dress doesn’t matter (you should just feel bomb in it), and you can pair it with your favorite nude strappy heels (this makes legs look long and lean) or add a little southern flare with your favorite white booties.

Saddle Creek Holiday Shoot

Add some playful jewelry for a little extra dazzle and you’re good to go!

Credits:

To purchase any of the clothing shown, visit Altar’d State + Arula in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

When I think of quintessential Fall fashion, there are certain pieces and looks that immediately come to mind. Style trends will always come and go, but there are classic elements that all wardrobes should have during this season, regardless of your personal style choices. With that being said, J.Crew has entered the chat.

J.Crew Fall Edit

J. Crew is an iconic heritage brand that’s been around since 1983, and while the fabrications and cuts they have may evolve with the times, they will also be considered a go to for signature pieces like coats, cashmere sweaters, pants and more. Now that we are officially officially in Fall (hello 60 degree temps!), let’s highlight those must-have Fall styles for the season.

J.Crew Fall Edit

Space-Dyed Mockneck Sweater

This isn’t your everyday sweater, and the relaxed fit style of this sweater is perfect for those casual, cozy days.

J.Crew Fall Edit

High-rise ’90s Classic Straight Corduroy Pant

This ’90s-inspired jean with a superhigh rise and classic straight leg is perfect for an “I’ve had this pair forever, and they’re still my favorite” kind of vibe. Swap these out when denim isn’t enough, but you don’t want to wear a traditional trouser pant.

484 Slim-fit Corduroy Pant

Similarly for women, a great pair of corduroy pants should be a staple for all men. The slimmer fit allows for a sleeker look, and you can try them in a super fun color or stick with your neutrals.

J.Crew Fall Edit

Slim Stretch Poplin Shirt

Wearing button-ups are a given, so why not try them in a fun pattern or print? Wear it alone for a more whimsical look, or layer it under your favorite cashmere sweater or jacket.

J.Crew Fall Edit

Limited-edition Crew Baseball Cap

What’s more classic than a baseball cap? This is a cap that speaks for itself, and will be perfect for both bad hair days, or for a “model off duty” type vibe.

J.Crew Fall Edit

Puff-sleeve Sweatshirt Dress

Looks like a dress, feels like sweats. The puff-sleeve detail elevates the dress, so you can keep it casual with sneakers, or belt it and add knee boots and a blazer for a dressier fit.

J.Crew Fall Edit

’90s Classic Straight Jean

Every wardrobe need a pair of denim in that classic medium wash. The ’90s are back, so try it in a straight fit vs your usual skinny.

J.Crew Fall Edit

Lodge Coat 

A camel wool coat will always be in style, regardless of what the current trends may be. This cut and color and will literally pair with everything.

To shop these wardrobe staples, visit J.Crew, located in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

 

Credits:
Photography: Kim Thomas
Models: Laura Rieckhoff, David Quarles, IV, Yamile Iskeif, Cara Greenstein
J.Crew: Address: 7605 W Farmington Blvd Suite #1, Germantown, TN 38138

The official first day of Fall is only a few days away, and while the temps may still be a little warm, we’re starting to get glimpses of what’s to come once Autumn officially arrives. Fall has always been my favorite time of year for fashion, so naturally I’m itching to update my wardrobe with pieces that will help me easily transition into the season.

Madewell Fall Pieces

I lean more towards a classic, slightly 70s aesthetic when temps start to cool down, so I popped into our Madewell store to see what was new (and for a little style inspo). If you’re in need of some new pieces as well, here are 5 transitional pieces from Madewell that are perfect for Fall.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Fresh Denim
New denim will ALWAYS be a great choice, and Fall is typically when newer cuts and washes are released in stores. I try to keep a variety of styles in stock: a skinny, a flare, and a boyfriend cut. This will give me versatility with the silhouettes that I want to play with when putting outfits together. Madewell is known for their denim, and they have a ton of different styles to choose from, up to a size 4X.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Casual Boot
Last year I fell in love with combat boots, but this year I want to add a Chelsea Boot into the mix. We love a good “model off duty” fit, and these paired with a girlfriend denim and an oversized pullover sweater will easily give you that vibe, or you can just keep it simple and chic in all black with leggings and a moto jacket as well.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Gold Jewelry
As much as I like to try out quirky statement jewelry, time and time again I find myself going back to classic gold accessories, and some of my favorites have come from Madewell. I never leave home without jewelry because I feel like it completes every outfit. From earrings, to necklaces to rings, I always update my jewelry collection with their pieces. They’re great quality, long lasting, and make every outfit look chic.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Leather Crossbody
Madewell has some of the best handbags on the market, so it’s only fitting that a new crossbody style be added to your wardrobe. A quality crossbody bag that can be worn every day is perfect for both those that are always on the go, and the people that don’t like to carry around a lot of junk with them. The shapes feel equally vintage and modern, so your look will always be timeless.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Cool Sunnies
A timeless aviator style of sunglasses are a MUST for everyone. No matter what your personal style is, they instantly make you look cool, and they literally go with everything.

Madewell Fall Pieces

In addition to these essentials, I like to stock up on easy long sleeve tees, light-weight cardigans, a slip-on mule and a few floral midi dresses to help get me through the transitional part of the season. Madewell gave me a ton of style inspiration, and will hopefully do the same for you. Happy shopping!

Want to shop these featured pieces? Visit Madewell in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

 

Madewell
7615 W Farmington Blvd
SUITE 9
Germantown, TN 38138

I’m so happy that it’s finally starting to warm up in Memphis, and we’ve partnered with some of our favorite local influencers to highlight Spring styles and trends from a few of our Saddle Creek retailers to help you get through the season in style.

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

The past few months have been rough, but now that the weather is pleasant and patio season is back, it feels good to be able to get dressed and (safely) hang out with family and friends.

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

Refreshing your wardrobe for Spring is a must, and I don’t know about you, but we’ve been itching to update our closets with some new pieces for the season. While you don’t have to build a capsule wardrobe, I do believe that investing in pieces that are versatile and that you can get a lot of wear out of is so important, especially for Spring.

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

Flirty little dresses are always a must! Perfect for date night or brunchin’ with your girlfriends!

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

Don’t forget a neutral tote to carry all of your essentials!

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

Every guy needs an elevated jogger set. This French Terry set has a soft, cozy feel that’s perfect for all seasons.

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

Linen shirts are a warm-weather essential, but take it to the next level with a fun all-over pattern and pair with shorts in a bolder color.

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

Mixed prints and versatile, lightweight pieces are must-haves for your wardrobe right now, so stop by The Shops of Saddle Creek to see what’s new!

Saddle Creek Spring 2021

Clothing:
Bianca | Dress: LOFT, Bracelets: Kendra Scott, Earrings: LOFT, Sunglasses: SEE Eyewear
Cara | Dress: Indigo, Earrings: Kendra Scott, Handbag: Vera Bradley, Sunglasses: SEE Eyewear
Carmeon | Dress: Indigo, Earrings Kendra Scott, Handbag: Indigo, Sunglasses: SEE Eyewear
David | Shirt + Shorts: J. Crew, Sunglasses: SEE Eyewear
Michael | Jogger Set + Tee: Banana Republic, Sunglasses: SEE Eyewear
*All models wore their own shoes

Mili's Flower TruckPhotography + Styling: Kim Thomas
Beautiful florals provided by Mili’s Flower Truck
Sweet Treats provided by Smallcakes Collierville
Makeup Artist: Matt Gossett

To shop all of these looks, visit our local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!