Spring 2022 Outfit Ideas

After a little break, I am back to blogging! I spent the past two and a half months in England with my fiancé, and I am so excited to say that we are getting married this July! Life has been super busy lately with all of the wedding planning, traveling, and working I’ve had to do, but I have such a love for writing, that I knew I’d come back to Compass to Confidence soon, so here I am!

In today’s blog post, I am sharing five spring 2022 outfit ideas. Spring will always be my favorite season because I live for the warm weather and the sunshine! I love spending time outdoors and not having to layer up to stay warm. Where I live, it gets warm very early on in the year, which I love. This past winter seemed to drag on a bit, so I’ve been more than ready to style some outfits for the spring time! Let’s get into it.

Outfit #1

Florals and denim; a classic spring combo. I’ve always adored anything floral, and luckily florals always seem to be on trend. Of course, how you style them can make such a difference. I just love this little tank top because the material is super light and airy, so you won’t feel too hot, even in the sunshine. The floral print works so well with this top because the colors are neutral and the print is subtle. What I think is so cool about this top is that it actually has two different prints on it. Most of it is floral but the other part has very tiny dots all over it. I am normally not one to mix patterns, but again, the fact that they’re both neutral and subtle makes all the difference! The two patterns come together at the hip in a little bow. This tank is from T.J. Maxx and I purchased it last summer. Every girl needs a pair of denim shorts in her wardrobe! These are another staple in my spring/summer wardrobe. I have a blue denim pair, a white pair, and a black pair. For this outfit, I chose to go with the regular blue denim. These shorts are from Target and they are by the brand “Universal Thread”. I love these shorts because they aren’t too short or too long; they are the perfect length for me. I don’t really enjoy wearing denim with too many rips, but these are really cute and the rips aren’t overdone at all. They are also very comfortable to wear, and they go with everything! They are definitely my go-to pair! I decided to throw on my panama hat with this outfit as well. I wear this hat all the time in the summer, and I think it is so cute. I purchased this from Just Fab. Lastly, my shoes are from T.J. Maxx. I always prefer a block heel over stilettos, and these are really comfortable. The braided detail is super popular right now, and the light brown color is gorgeous for spring and summer.

Outfit #2

This outfit just might be my favorite! Both my top and skirt are from T.J. Maxx, which is a favorite store of mine for sure. This white cropped tank top is adorable, and I absolutely love the little twist in the front; it adds something special to an otherwise simple top. I also love to wear anything white in the summer because it looks SO good on a tan! The material of this top is light and it is very easy to wear. I paired this top with this gorgeous midi skirt. I have such a love for midi dresses and skirts, so when I saw this one, I instantly fell in love! It is black with little misshapen white polka dots on it. I like the slit as well because it doesn’t go too high up, but it is still noticeable and even a little sexy. There is also a little tie at the top of the slit which sits nicely at my thigh. This is currently one of my favorite skirts, and I can see myself wearing it all season long. I thought that a pair of black cat eye sunglasses would give this outfit a bit more edge, and for my shoes I went with a simple pair of black block heels. That I bought on Amazon from the brand “Madden Girl”. These heels lengthen my legs and bring me more confidence.

Outfit #3

This next outfit is another favorite! I love button down tops, and this one is pretty new to my wardrobe. I bought this on ASOS last fall, and I feel like I haven’t had a chance to wear it just yet. When styling this outfit, I knew that I wanted the top to be the point of focus. The beautiful pink really stands out in a good way, and the pearl buttons are so cute. What I love most about this top is the gorgeous ruffles on the shoulders and at the end of the sleeves. The way that the ruffles move and flow as I walk is everything! A nice collared shirt is a key part of my wardrobe all year round, but this one works so well for spring due to the color, material, and style. I decided to tuck this top into some black shorts. These are just a pair of flowy shorts, but on the sides they have some lace detail that again, makes the look a bit more sexy. They are easy to wear, and pink and black is a favorite color combo of mine! To go with this outfit, I chose to wear my adorable strawberry Kate Spade Vanity bag. My mom got this for me when I graduated from college last May. To this day, it is one of my favorite bags, and I am so excited to wear it throughout spring and summer. Since the outfit included two plain pieces, I thought my bag could have a cute pattern to make the outfit more fun. Lastly, I went with the same black block heels from the previous outfit.

Outfit #4

If you ask me, this outfit is the definition of spring/summer casual. I have to say, I do love to dress up, so this is my definition of casual may be different to others’, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I bought this top white in Dartmouth in England at one of my favorite UK shops: Crew Clothing. You can guarantee great quality pieces at this shop, and the prices will reflect that. I did happen to find this top on sale when I went in, and it was the only one left. I don’t really wear yellow very often, but I felt like it was so perfect for this time of year. After a dark and cold winter, we need a bit of brightness and color in our lives! This is such a nice top because it is made of a comfortable and stretchy material, and it is breathable as well.  In the front, it has a sort of crochet look to it that makes it even more suitable for warm weather. I paired this with a new pair of shorts that I purchased from my favorite shop in the UK called Mango. I also found these on sale, and they are a classic spring/summer piece. A pair of beige shorts look so great at this time of year, and I really love these because the color goes with everything, and the length couldn’t be more perfect for me. These shorts can also be worn for so many different occasions and they can be dressed up or down. My crossbody bag is from H&M. I love the camel faux leather and beige woven look, and the gold accents are a nice touch. Although this bag was super affordable, I really like the little details on it. This is a go-to bag for me during the warmer months. It is easy to throw on and matches most casual or dressy outfits. For my shoes, I went with the same braided brown heels from the first look. I think the bag and the shoes look so nice together as well!

Outfit #5

Time to end this post with a bang! The grand finale is this beautiful floral dress. The light pink and neutral tones are so perfect and the lovely ruffles on the shoulders and waistline are very much my style. I will admit that maxi dresses aren’t exactly a favorite of mine, but this is definitely the exception! This dress flows so effortlessly and it ties in a bow at the back. Everything about this dress is so feminine and girly, and I think it is stunning. It could be worn for many occasions such as a wedding, a picnic, and even  a nice lunch or dinner out. I plan to bring it with me on vacation this summer, but I am hoping to get some wear out of it all season! Since the dress makes such a gorgeous statement and because it is long, I wanted to keep the shoes simple white giving me some more height. I went with a simple pair of nude block heels. Since black is a dark and bold color, black shoes would not go as well with the light colors and delicate material of the dress. These gave me the height I was looking for without making the dress look too short on me; it reached the floor without tripping me too! I bought this dress from ASOS last fall and it is finally warm enough to wear it! Overall, this dress and outfit could not be more me, and I am obsessed!

I truly love each of these looks for spring, and I get so excited to style outfits around this time of year. I have so much more content coming, but not just on my blog! I have recently started a new Instagram just for fashion and beauty content! Come say hello on my Instagram and tiktok: @the.elegant.edit. You can also check out my personal Instagram: @sacchere14. On both accounts, you will find my reel that I created for this blog post, showing me wearing these five outfits. Thanks so much for your patience and support! Until next time!

Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you still don’t know what you’re going to wear, I’ve got you covered (literally)! I love this holiday because I just think it’s fun to spread a little extra love to those closest to you. Plus, any excuse to wear my favorite color! Today I’ll be sharing five different outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day! No matter what your plans are, one of these outfits should give you some style inspiration!


Outfit #1:

I truly love this outfit because it is not only stylish but it is comfortable as well! I decided to keep this one mostly neutral, but with the addition of my favorite color. To start, I decided to create an outfit surrounding this gorgeous top! I spotted this when shopping at Windsor, but when they did not have my size, I decided to order online and I am so glad I did! This top is just beautiful! The material is very nice, and while this piece can be described as somewhat trendy, I feel that it is something I will reach for very often. It is also very flattering on! It is slightly cropped, but with some high waisted pants, it wouldn’t be a problem. For my bottoms, I chose to go with a favorite pair of mine! These black high waisted flare pants are from H&M, and they are so incredibly comfortable. It’s so funny how flare pants have come back in style. I just love how these fit me, and once again, these are very flattering. I think flare pants also look amazing with pointed toe shoes, which is why I styled them with my black pointed toe ankle boots. To complete the look, I added a cute white and black bag that I purchased from Kohl’s quite a few years ago now. If there is a certain part of your outfit that you would like to stand out, try making the rest of the outfit simple. This outfit is the perfect example.


Outfit #2:

Fancy dinner plans? You can’t go wrong with a red dress for V-Day! Red looks good on pretty much everyone, and there are many different style dresses to choose from. Whether you like mini or maxi, sleeves or sleeveless, there is a red dress out there for you! Plus, if a bright candy apple red is not your cup of tea, you could always try a burgundy or maroon. For this outfit, I chose a gorgeous red midi dress that I purchased from Fashion Nova last year. I love the ruching detail all over the dress, and it is super flattering without being too tight. It hugs my body without showing off too much, so it can still look classy. The neckline is unique as well. Overall, I always feel very comfortable in this dress, and it gives me a boost of confidence too! Since it is still winter, you may want to layer up just a bit! I think that this black wrap cardigan is the perfect piece! I wear this so often because it goes with so many different outfits. Since the dress underneath is quite fancy, the black wrap cardigan pairs so well because it has a nice collar and it ties around the waist, making it even more flattering for any body type! For my shoes, I went with my go-to black block heels. These are from the brand Madden Girl, but I purchased them on Amazon.


Outfit #3:

This outfit is perfect for those of you who may not have anywhere too fancy to go, or you may just have a more casual style, which is just as great! This top was purchased from Kohl’s toward the end of last year. I think it is simple yet stylish and perfect for cozy winter days. It is easy to layer this piece as well if needed. Purple fits into the Valentine’s theme, but it isn’t too out there or too bold. It’s casual while still a bit festive! I felt that jeans went best with this casual look, and these are my current favorite pair. These are actually mid-rise boyfriend jeans (or in my case, fiancé, lol) from Old Navy, but they definitely seem to be more high waisted. They also have a straight leg, which I currently love to wear. These are super comfy and they go with everything! For my shoes, I went with my white and gold Stan Smith Adidas Sneakers. These are so cute and I think everyone should own a pair of simple white sneakers. These can be worn in many different ways, and they always look fresh and stylish when worn with the right outfit. To finish off the look, I added my adorable crossbody. I got this at target and what I love about it is that it is perfect for running errands, going to an appointment, or if you simply don’t want to carry a bigger bag. This easily fits your phone and a few cards, which is all you really need to head out quickly.


Outfit #4:

This just might be my favorite outfit of the five! It’s fun and flirty, and perfect for a Galentine’s Day with the girls or a fun date night. Off the shoulder tops always look very nice, and I love the mauve color of this one. I purchased this from Windsor, and I am obsessed with it! The simple details truly make this top amazing. Plus the material is comfortable and even a bit stretchy. When wearing tighter tops such as this one, I like to keep my bottoms more loose. So, I decided to wear this gorgeous midi skirt. My fiancé Tom bought this for me when we were in England at a store called Sassy and Boo. I fell in love with this the second I saw it! I love the cream color and the polka dots are a nice and classic touch. The little ruffles that go around the skirt add some layers too it, which is beautiful as well. This skirt can be worn during any season because it will look great with any top you pair it with! Whether it’s a warm and cozy turtleneck or a stylish summer top, you will look amazing! For my shoes, I went with these beautiful heels. I bought these at T.J.Maxx recently, and I just love the baby pink color and the little studs. Pointed toe shoes always look classy, and these are easy for me to walk in, which is a big bonus when it comes to heels!


Outfit #5:

For the last outfit, I wanted to share a more professional and classy option. I started off with a white turtleneck that I purchased from H&M. This is a nice piece because it is so easy to style and it is great for layering! I have such a love for turtlenecks, and this one does not feel too restricting or uncomfortable. I love an all neutral look (plus pink of course), so I went with a pair of nude flare pants, also from H&M. These are another favorite pair of pants! They are just amazing and they fit me beautifully. The material is very nice as well, and these can be worn for any professional look, however I would wear them to go anywhere! With this outfit, I decided to pair the same heels from the previous outfit with it because the light pink goes along with the neutral and soft look. In case you’ll be going out, I thought a nice pink double breasted jacket would be a perfect piece to throw on. This is a favorite jacket of mine because not only is it pink and super classy, but my fiancé bought it for me in England! He knows me very well, and it was such a thoughtful Christmas gift! The soft pink color completes the look beautifully. Lastly, I thought that adding a bag to the outfit would give it a little something more. This bag was also given to me by my fiancé, and I just adore it! I did not have a nude bag previously, so I was grateful! This one is on the larger side, so it’s great if you have quite a few things to carry with you. Plus, it has a pretty floral bow wrapped around one of the straps, which I love! The rose gold details are also very me, and this bag can be worn with so many outfits. It’s the perfect every day bag for the girl who has it all (to carry)!

Thank you so much for checking out today’s blog post! I hope that it gave you some Valentine’s style inspiration or in the very least, that it put you in a festive mood! Be sure to check out my latest reel where I show each of these outfits and how they look on (@sacchere14). Have a lovely day!

Fall + Winter Fashion Essentials

From a very young age, I have had such a love for fashion. I love looking into and keeping up-to-date with seasonal trends and styles, and I always have so much fun creating different looks. I always say that my style is “all over the place” meaning that I like to change up what I wear pretty often. Some days I may want to wear a pink floral dress whereas other days I want to wear all black. It truly depends on my mood, however I do tend to come back to classy and elegant pieces (this is my go-to style).

Today I wanted to share some of my staple pieces for the fall and winter seasons! I absolutely love the fashion around this time of year because it always looks so chic, stylish, and classy. I will also share a few tips on how you can style these pieces in different ways. Some of these items are new, whereas a couple others are older. These are things that I believe everyone should have in their wardrobe for fall and winter!

Fitted Tank or Tee:

We’re starting off pretty basic, but honestly, we all need a comfortable yet stylish top that we can easily pair with all of our looks. Whether you are in a hurry or you are carefully planning your outfit, you’ll find yourself reaching for something like this very frequently. It may seem silly to mention, but I think finding your perfect t-shirt or even a great tank top can pull an outfit together very nicely. This tank top pictured above is from H&M (as many of the pieces I am sharing today are) and I purchased this for $6. While this is such a simple piece, I love it because of the high neckline and sometimes I enjoy wearing crop tops (depending on the look I want to go for). I like that this is a cream color, however it also comes in pink, black, and brown. You can wear something like this, or a white t-shirt with a patterned blazer, a warm cardigan, or a nice long coat. Or if you are more likely to be found indoors during the colder months, this is the perfect top to lounge around the house in! Sometimes, when creating a new wardrobe, you have to take a step back and purchase basic pieces before jumping into the latest trends.

Turtlenecks:

Before you skip past this and keep reading, just hear me out! I know that not everyone loves turtlenecks because they can sometimes feel restricting or too tight/uncomfortable. What I say to that is, you haven’t found the right one for you yet, and that’s ok! I just adore the look of turtlenecks because in my opinion, high necklines are always classy. Turtlenecks are the epitome of fall/winter fashion. I always like to try things on when I am shopping in person, and I recommend that you do the same. This way you can truly get a feel for the fabric and you can see how something will look on your body type. The thing about turtlenecks is that they can look good on everyone. Of course, the main thing you’ll want to look out for is if the turtleneck is too tight, however you also do not want one that is too flimsy and loose. There is a perfect in-between, I promise! I would recommend checking out a store like H&M, ASOS, or Missguided because their pieces are very affordable yet stylish. You can even look at places like Walmart, T.J.Maxx or Ross! These two pictured here are from H&M and I purchased them for around $17 each. There were a few options when it came to color, but I would always recommend sticking to neutrals for fall/winter fashion because it looks chic, and you can style the pieces in SO many different ways. If this is just not your thing, I would say think about buying a mock-neck top! This will give you a similar look to a turtleneck, however it won’t feel restricting since the neckline does not go up too high.

Blazers/Jackets:

I have always been a big fan of wearing blazers. I love the professional look that they can give to any outfit, and they make me feel so empowered and confident! I know they can seem a bit intimidating to people who haven’t worn them, but I think everyone should find a blazer that they love. They come in many different styles, but at the moment, longline (or loose-fitting) blazers are on trend. The one pictured above is my favorite right now! It is gray with a black windowpane pattern, and it is a longline blazer. I think it would look amazing over a fitted cropped tank and a baggy pair of straight-leg jeans, especially if you wanted to go a more trendy route. Or if you wanted to keep it elegant, a black turtleneck with some fitted black ankle pants would be perfect as well! You can even keep it casual by wearing a nice white t-shirt underneath. Layering is one of my best tips for this time of year, and what better way to do that than by adding a nice blazer?! Another item is a cropped jacket/blazer like the second photo pictured above. I am so in love this one that my boyfriend bought for me while I was visiting him in England. I really like the black trim as well as the pattern because it is not too bold, but it isn’t simple either. It is unique and definitely my style! I love the nice collar on this jacket too. Since the collar is folded down, it would look best with a high neckline top underneath. I can see this being worn with a black turtleneck.

Trench Coat:

One of my favorite things that I own! If you take anything from this blog post, let it be this: a trench coat will change the game for your wardrobe. The one pictured was purchased when I went to France right before the pandemic hit. I thought what better place to buy a trench coat? I bought this at a store called Pimkie (it reminded me of an H&M) and it was around 50 Euros. The material is not too heavy, but it is also not thin, which is perfect for me. In the winter, I tend to get hot when layering clothing, so a piece like this was exactly what I needed. I just completely love the look of trench coats because they are so elegant and they can take any outfit to the next level. I went for a classic light brown color. This one ties at the waist, but I prefer to keep mine open so my outfit underneath is seen. They come in a variety of styles and colors, but of course, I prefer neutral. I wouldn’t say no to buying one in a different color (like pink), however if you are on a budget, but wanting to create a more classy/put together wardrobe, I would go with a light brown or black. Truly anything can go under a trench coat (especially if it is a neutral color). You can opt for a nice chunky sweater, a turtleneck, a t-shirt, a nice tank top; the possibilities are endless. Even if you wanted to dress very casually but you weren’t sure what would look good, adding a trench coat will solve that problem.

Flare pants:

Flare pants are back in style which makes me SO happy! I didn’t own any until very recently when I came across this pair at H&M for $25. They fit me like a glove, and I love that they are very form fitting until they reach mid-calf. They are high-waisted as well, which is exactly what I wanted. Flares always remind me of the 70’s which I think is really fun, and because these are black, they will match anything. You can go for something bright and patterned on top, or you can keep it simple. I typically prefer to wear a loose top with tight bottoms or vice versa, however with these pants, any kind of top would look great because you get the best of both worlds. I really love the look of these pants with a cropped and fitted tank top and pointed-toe black booties. The pants make me look a lot taller than I am, and a fitted top with also help with that appearance. When in doubt, you could always go for an all black or a black and white look. These pants are very versatile, comfortable, and trendy!

High-waisted straight leg jeans:

We all know that high-waisted mom jeans have been in style for a few years now, and it’s safe to say that I’ve been obsessed. After getting some good use out of high-waisted skinny jeans, I eventually switched over to straight leg jeans (and I do not want to look back)! I still think that skinny jeans can look great with the right outfit, but overall, I definitely prefer straight-leg jeans now. If you are looking for a new pair of jeans and you want them to be on trend, you may want to stick to high-waisted baggy jeans. I really love the look of cropped bottoms, but even a pair that goes all the way down your leg is perfect for the fall/winter seasons. I fell in love with the ones pictured for many reasons. I thought they were very me, and I previously did not own any gray jeans. I got these for a steal at H&M because they were only $13! They are such great quality too! I think these are currently my favorite pair of jeans. I think that jeans like these are always so flattering, and the baggy look is very cool and edgy. I definitely recommend choosing something like this for your go-to pair of jeans this season!

Chunky boots:

Lately when browsing the internet and doing some shopping, I have seen chunky black boots EVERYWHERE. At first I didn’t think that these were really my style. I often prefer to wear shoes that are a bit more sleek. Well, I decided to give chunky boots a try and now I am obsessed! I recently purchased these London Rebel Lace-Up Boots from ASOS. I got them on sale, which I was super happy about! They are originally around $45-$55 dollars, and I got them for $20 (shipping included)! I couldn’t be more pleased with them. I love the different material on them, and I like that they aren’t too over the top or too big and chunky, but they still fit the trend perfectly. The silver detailing is very cool as well, and I think that these can be worn with many trendy pieces. I wouldn’t necessarily wear them with everything, but I thought that these could be my go-to boots for fall and winter. If you’re looking to buy some big, chunky boots this season, definitely go for black (or nude has also been popular). I’ve seen many people wearing chunky ankle boots, but if you prefer something different, chunky knee-high boots are also in. You don’t have to spend a ton of money because there are many stores that have affordable boots that are also decent quality, plus, sales are always happening!

I created an IGTV video where I discuss these pieces a bit more in depth, and I also show how I would style them in different ways. I would really appreciate it if you checked it out on my Instagram: @sacchere14. I hope this post gave you some fall/winter fashion inspo, and that you are feeling ready to take on the cooler months in the coolest clothes! Thank you for reading. Until next time!