The birds are chirping, the blooms are opening, the air is intoxicating, and everywhere you see beautiful colors.
Spring is my favorite time of year. And with all the new energy in the air, it’s the perfect chance for us to switch out our drab winter layers into something bright, fun, and sunshine-friendly.
In this post we will look at ten Spring outfit essentials for apple shape figures. Let’s do this!
I put together the delightful-to-say Poncho Pinterest, since I love these suckers. They look SO GOOD on apple shapes, because of the loose and flowing, unrestrictive nature of the shirt.
Here’s another one that I find just adorable, lightweight but feminine, and perfect for spring.
2. Espadrilles or Wedges
This will provide overall balanced silhouette, and as an added bonus, we get to wear the more comfortable heel styles! No tottering in pain for us!
3. Big Sunglasses
New sunglasses are an instant way to feel glamorous.
Don’t knock the Jackie O’ look until you’ve tried it and see how awesome you look in them.
At least have one pair for hangovers!
- They break
- The cheaper ones are just as pretty and functional
- You can have multiple pairs if you aren’t spending $300 each
- Most people will just think the brand name is a knock off, anyway.
4. Pretty new A-line dress
The thing I love most about spring is how we all align ourselves with the spirit of the season.
5. New Underwear
An obvious place to start is what we wear every day: our oh-so-lovely undergarments. Throw out those worn-out panties with holes or pilled fabric and get some new ones.
For apple shapes, panties with stretch in the material and a medium-rise waist are the most comfortable; high waisted briefs can give us wedgies (sorry!) and the fabric gathers on our flat tushies. Also, waistbands on high-waisted briefs can cut into us, not fun! Click the picture to read more about my recommendation for everyday underwear.
6. New Strapless Bra
Chances are if you have one of these, it’s seen better days. Use this chance to pick up a new one or two (nude and black)…and ride the optimism that you’ll have occasion to wear it this spring.
The strapless bra also travels well into summer.
7. New Shapewear
If you’re a good Stylish Apple, you’ve been wearing your shapewear. And Spring is a GREAT time to replace the old stuff, or simply add more to the arsenal.
There’s casual shapewear, and there’s dressy shapewear. I recommend having at least one of each.
For casual shapewear, and by that I mean shapewear that isn’t too constrictive and can be worn under casual and office clothes alike, I’m a fan of the Maidenform product line. (Pssst – you can read more about my experience with one product here.)
NOTE: every woman of every size and shape wears and benefits from shapewear. I recommend it for apple shapes not to “eliminate the apple”, because that’s silly and unrealistic, but rather, to provide extra smoothing.
Ye days of old corset torture is NOT my recommendation. I also don’t support waist training endeavors, inasmuch as they might be attractive to us apple shapes. I’m sorry, but breathing is important, and our internal organs aren’t too happy with extreme smoosh that comes with steel-boned corsets.
8. New swimsuit
If you have more questions about what swimsuits to wear as an apple shaped woman, check out my blog post on exactly that theme!
9. A different handbag
Get something totally different from your go-to bag – maybe something oversized that fits your laptop, a sweater, and a snack.
We all have to carry a purse, but no one said it had to be a chore.
10. Fun hat
People used to wear hats all the time. It’s the first thing you notice, if someone happens to be wearing one. In my view, hats are underworn, and they are super charming. They quite literally complete an outfit.
Go get a cute, floppy hat that you can wear with all kinds of outfits and wear out in the sun.
For apples, hats are another tool to drive the outfit conversation away from the center and back toward our face and neck, where we want all the attention. If you’re not a hat person, give it a shot and be open to being surprised. Hats are awesome.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of 10 ways to top off your spring wardrobe and make it awesome! As always, I look forward to your feedback, ideas, and questions, so keep those comments coming 🙂