Curvy Girl Spring Essentials

by Tanesha on May 27, 2011

in Girl Talk, Style & Beauty

Welcome Tanesha, the newest member of the Curvy Girl writing staff.  For more fashion candy, check out her blog, Girl with Curves.

For many of us busy-bodies, paying attention to fashion (or in some cases getting dressed) isn’t on our long lists of things to do. But for those of you interested parties, here’s a round-up of this season’s must-haves:

Stripes From tanks to cardigans, stripes are still going strong for the 4th season in a row. Go classic in black and white, neutral in taupe and cream, or bright and bold in your favorite color.

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Print Scarves Looking for an easy way to liven-up a casual ensemble without breaking the bank?  Print scarves are the key to style on a budget.
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Tunics Throw this ethnic inspired, roomy top over your relaxed jeans, linen straight-legs, or around-the-house leggings and voila! instant chic.

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Wedges These sandals not only lack the infamous “these may hurt” disclaimer that often accompany normal heels- the solid platform also adds height without the fear of falling. Afraid of heights? Opt for a modest 1-inch version that offers just as much style.

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Pastels If you haven’t already noticed, pastel tones like turquoise, pink, and coral are all the rage this season. But they’re only for girly-girls, right? Wrong! With so many colors and tones to choose from, you’re bound to find one you feel like yourself in, girly-girl or not.

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Which one of these Spring essentials are you already wearing?

Mishelle May 27, 2011 at 7:40 am

I’m totally following your looks! I love them all!

Kim May 27, 2011 at 8:37 am

I love all of your looks. I think I need to find a job so I can get me a new wardrobe ;)

Tanesha Awasthi May 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Thank you! ahhahaaa! No way- this is all very affordable fashion :)

miss tejota May 27, 2011 at 8:44 am

Love the looks. Would you ever post a shopping guide for the items in the looks?

Tanesha Awasthi May 29, 2011 at 2:28 am

Sure! I can send you links which list the stores each item is from. I’ll tweet you for your email addy :)

Grace May 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

Loving the wedges, especially, though I am on-board with all these trends.

Audrey May 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

If you wouldn’t mind, talk to us about horizontal stripes on a curvy body. I see so many adorable sailor-inspired tops, but I’m afraid to wear them because the horizontal stripes are a no-no. Thoughts?

Tanesha Awasthi May 29, 2011 at 2:46 am

Hi Audrey. I think horizontal stripes can work for anyone if they’re worn the right way to compliment their shape. For instance, if you’re top heavy, go for a lose fitting cardigan in a neutral color, like this: If you have more an hour-glass figure, keep the length long and the waist belted (to make the waist to hip ratio even more dramatic), like this: If you want to conceal wide hips, go for a slouchy, slightly over-sized nautical sweater like this, in a chevron horizontal stripe, and belt the waist, as seen here: Hope this helps!

sizzle May 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

I am all about stripes and scarves.

Jenny Grace May 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

I am in awe of how great you look, seriously.

Tanesha Awasthi May 29, 2011 at 2:46 am

You’re too kind! Thank you :)

JenniferA May 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

I found your website recently and I love everything! So much inspiration for my own outfits.

marina May 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

you proudly wear clothes that are on the “things big women shouldnt wear list”. that’s brave. i wouldn’t do it, but i bet you have more fun doing things your way.

NodToStyle May 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

i love your looks! seriously flawless…i want to copy them all ;)

Meredith May 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm

You are beautiful! Welcome to CGG!

I love the tunics. I could wear them every single day. And wedges just make your legs look better. I always tell my husband that I wear heels because the taller I am – the bigger my ass is allowed to be.

Meredith May 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Obviously I love this. Here I am again!

I also have a new LOVE for white pants. I see you have some on above. Mine are very similar. They are soft and loose fitting and look beachy. So comfortable and so flattering. I used to shy away from white (thought it made me look fat… blah…blah…blah), but now I love it. I always get compliments on my white pants.

Brittany May 29, 2011 at 7:23 am

I JUST got my first pair of wide leg chinos, and I am LOVING them! Assuming I remember to not wear stripey panties with them….

Nanette May 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

Love it!

Jamie May 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

What are your favorite stores? I love all those clothes! Also, the make-up you’re wearing on your blog looks amazing…I love the lipstick.

Tanesha Awasthi May 29, 2011 at 2:56 am

Hi Jamie! One of my favorites is Forever 21. They have a wide range in sizes (XS-3X), and the best selection of trends AND staple wardrobe pieces at affordable prices (I don’t think anything is over $40 and most items are below 30!)

Thank you for the make-up compliment! I prefer natural make-up, so at times I think it looks like I’m not even wearing any and I need more color on my face, lol! so it’s nice to know you like it. (I interchange two lipstick colors from MAC cosmetics: Ravishing, which is a coral, peach, and Fan Fare, a natural pink.

Kristine May 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

I love all the looks but ESPECIALLY the second Wedges pic and the second in the pastels. Is the shopping info listed anywhere?

Tanesha May 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Thanks Kristine! You can find the shopping info. here:

Natural Beauty Vixen May 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

After reading this I feel the need to go shopping! White pants and horizontal stripes are things I have stayed away from for years, but you make them look so good!

Crystal May 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Ahhh stripes, stripes and more stripes! I’ve never cared that “horizontal stripes make you look wide” cause I LOVE them. From where I am sitting I can see eight articles of clothing I own that are striped. Socks, shirts, skirts, swimsuit, and even my bed sheets. I am so glad another curvy chick is advocating stripes!!

Al_Pal May 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm

You look awesome! Glad to see another awesome writer on staff. ;D

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