Spring is here, isn’t it? Well, even if the weather isn’t exactly cooperating, we’re going for it. We asked some of our favorite Nashvillians to let us in on some of their of their spring obsessions. As expected, the list is is varied and filled with surprises. Springtime defines Nashville in a special way; we’re sure that you’ll agree that it’s time to pack up winter and breathe some fresh air.
Nothing speaks to spring more than espadrilles — they’re cool, casual and not too serious. If you’re looking for a flat that goes with everything, these espadrilles make us happy. From Anthropologie for $108 — from Tina Adams, owner of Tina Adams Wardrobe Consulting.
Kevyn Aucoin Lipstick
If you’re looking at your lipstick collection with trepidation, we suggest “Timeless” from Kevyn Aucoin. It embodies what we love about spring’s hues with its bold, splash of color and matte finish. Available at The Cosmetic Market for $33. — from Mary Kathryn Yeiser, Regional Sales Manager for Therapy Systems Companies.
Christian Dior Bag
Classic and sophisticated, this Christian Dior Gaucho Bag completes any spring wardrobe. It’s available at Flip, one of Nashville’s fabulous consignment stores. Started as a store for men, Flip now offers women’s consignment as well. This super find retails for $398 but is valued at $1400. — from Klane Maples, proprietor of Flip
Better Than Naked Long Haul Running Shorts
Found in the early hours on the Moss Ridge Trail at Percy Warner, the “He-Men” of Nashville know good running equipment when they find it. What’s not to love about the Men’s Better Than Naked Long Haul Shorts? They offer lots of pockets for snacks, keys and other essentials, while keeping you supportive and dry as you run like a gazelle through the ‘hollers. Did we mention the logos are reflective if you are running in the early morning hours? Available from North Face. —from Gavin Duke, partner with Page Duke Landscape Architects
The Newbury Bootie
If you think booties are going away, think again. Still one of the most popular fashion finds for spring, these Rag & Bone Booties rock. They work with skirts, dresses and any jeans, especially your white ones. The grey suede offers a neutral palette and will to go with everything in your closet. Available at H. Audrey for $495. — Holly Williams, owner of H. Audrey and White’s Mercantile
Vintage Painted Teakwood Chair
Known for their vast selection of Indonesian furniture, Jalan-Jalan is featuring painted furniture this spring. Made from high quality teak, they have daybeds, benches, and other painted pieces in blues, yellows and more. Available in store now for $750 — Caye David, owner of Jalan-Jalan
Jack Black Skincare Products
Both a daily sunscreen and advanced facial treatment, Jack Black skincare products are lightweight, sheer and effective. Blue algae extract keeps the skin soft and reduces redness, while Sea Parley leaves the skin hydrated and smooth. Don’t forget to grab the Face Buff and Supreme Cream, too. You can find Jack Black skincare products at The Oxford Shop. — Eric Viars, proprietor of The Oxford Shop.
Lucy Trench Dress
The ultimate throw-on-and look marvelous dress. It comes in black and pacific green silk (shown below) and promises to flatter and accent your body type and complexion. Available at Billy Reid for $595 — Libby Callaway, Media Consultant for Billy Reid.
Citizens of Humanity White Jeans
One of our favorite brands, Citizens of Humanity Jeans, are made of quality white denim with a flattering bootcut silhouette. They come in a variety of styles, colors and cuts. Available for $168 from Nordstrom. — from Carrie Ward, proprietor of Bar Method/Nashville.
Salted Caramel Macaroons
One simple phrase, “to die for,” so eloquently describes the macaroons created by country music star Sarah Darling and James, her husband. They are actually sized like the ones sold in Paris (think “mini-roons”) and come in eight delicious flavors with more on the way. By far, the most popular flavor is salted caramel with a close second being Tiffany Vanilla. Available online at Sweet Darling Patisserie and at the Nashville Farmers Markets on occasion. — from Kay West, freelance, professional writer for local, regional and national publications.