sarTORIal: My Spring Style Staples

I’m a momista first, but always a stylista at heart. I’ve loved fashion ever since I was old enough to squeeze my pudgy toddler feet into the toes of my mom’s shoes and stumble around the closet in her chic sling back heels. It’s been a huge part of my life and still a passion of mine today. I also believe that you can have great style at any budget. It’s all about staying on top of trends, knowing which ones work best for you, and then wearing them with confidence and panache. (And when in doubt, go vintage!)

So today I wanted to introduce my brand new sarTORIal series to the site. By definition the word sartorial refers to anything and everything having to do with clothing. (You might have heard of the amazing street style blog The Sartorialist. And if you haven’t, you should really go check it out!) I hope to make this the first of many sarTORIal blogs, and I’m super excited to start sharing more of my style cravings with my fellow stylistas here on the site. I wanted to kick off sarTORIal today by sharing a few of my favorite trends for spring. I included a ton of great items that won’t break the bank and a few that are on the pricier side that will provide you with great style inspiration even if you’re not about to go out and buy a straight-off-the-runway Oscar de la Renta ball gown. Take a peek…

1. Fresh Crop. Not only is the cropped pants silhouette flattering on most figures, but it’s totally on trend for spring. I’ve been wearing this style a lot lately (it’s my fashion go-to), and there are also amazing and fun, printed versions. Cropped and printed trousers look great with a simple top and statement necklace, or mixed with another print for my more daring stylistas. It’s also the perfect pant for a busy mom on the go!



Forever 21 Essential Watercolor Ankle Pants | Gap Slim Cropped Print Pants | Alice and Olivia Stacey Skinny Pant | Zara Satin Cargo Trousers With Pocket

2. Flora & Fauna. OK, so floral prints in spring aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but these new vivid graphics bring an undeniable edge to this recurring trend.


Prabal Gurung for Target Look 4 | Prabal Gurung for Target Dress

 3. Bold Stripes.  Stripes are back and in a big way… literally. Big, bold stripes are everywhere this season from clothing to accessories to jewelry. So classic, so chic, and so easy to wear.


Alice and Olivia 5 Pocket Skinny Jeans | San Diego Hat Company Paper Braid Striped Floppy | TopShop Texture Stripe Shift Dress | Oscar de la Renta Striped Ball Gown

4. Shine Bright. If you know me then you know how much I love statement jewelry.Bright, poppy colors and unexpected stone combinations will set you apart and let you shine this season. And, for all you busy mamas out there, these bright statement necklaces are the easiest way to turn your outfit from day to night in no time at all.


J. Crew Color Mix Statement Necklace | J. Crew Fan Fringe Necklace | J. Crew Color Mix Bracelet | J. Crew Glass Petals Necklace

5. Emerald City. Emerald is my birthstone and has always been one of my favorite colors.But this year, emerald green also happens to be the Pantone Color of the Year.


Pantone Emerald Swatch | Tori Spelling for HSN Peacock Necklace | ASOS Skater Dress | Charlotte Olympia Pandora Clutch | Kelly Wearstler Dual Point Ring

What are your fave pieces to wear this spring? Any trends you’re loving that I missed?

And if you’d like to see more of these style posts on ediTORIal, let me know in the comments!


P.S. Stay tuned because next week I’ll be taking all of you on a tour of my closet!

  • Faith | Ordinary Mommy Design

    Wow, some really great finds! Definitely digging crops and stripes this season (especially black + white). I’ve designed some floral hair hair pins that are fabulous for jazzing up plain crops too!

  • Faith | Ordinary Mommy Design

    Wow, some really great finds! Definitely digging crops and stripes this season (especially black + white). I’ve designed some floral hair pins that are fabulous for jazzing up plain crops too!

  • ellen

    I will be seeing spots this Spring! What about Polka Dots?!? Love that trend. Looking toward to more SarTORIal posts!

  • Kathleen Orland

    I bought a pair of pale blue skinny jeans with a white floral print on them. My fave spring purchase so far this year. Unfortunately it’s still too cold and snowy to wear them this spring. My fingers are crossed for summer. SOON!

  • Susan I

    I have muted yellow crop pants from last season that will be seeing a heavy rotation this spring, along with a pair of tangerine cropped skinny jeans from the Gap. I’m also looking forward to getting some black and white modish type pieces.

  • Jan Boyle

    Love the cropped pants! Can’t get enough of them. One of my staples in my closet! Can’t wait to see your closet!!

  • Vesna Nixon

    Great idea for another blog Tori. And I love how you reference all pics – with a link right to the website. I’m loving that emerald colour!

  • Sherry

    Cute clothing. In Calgary to see our new grand baby. Great items for the new mom. Great job. Keep at it.

  • desi

    Yes, bring more styles! It is fun seeing all this and can’t wait to see your closet. My favorite is the emerald stuff!

  • alwayssinging

    Great job Tori! I love the cropped pant trend, especially colored crops. I can’t wait to see your closet!

  • Jackie C

    Wow I literally just bought a black and white striped top for Spring the other day at a little second hand boutique. I don’t even like stripes but it looked so cute on…now I check in with you Tori to make sure I know what’s chic and it turns out I do sometimes! I will have to post pics as I add to my spring wardrobe.

  • Barbara

    Love the clothing and jewelry, etc. Totally my style!!

  • Jennifer

    Tori love your Peacock necklace!