By Kate Marin
At The Zoe Report, there's nothing we love more than the arrival of spring, as it's the perfect time to shed our winter layers and test-drive our favorite statement looks. In search of a little inspiration, we've tapped TZR's Contributing Editor, Nicky Deam, to style some of the season’s best pieces that stand out from the crowd. In partnership with Vince Camuto, the style authority that's equally known for their European styling and attention to trend-forward detail, we're curating the best wardrobe staples that balance the classic and the new.
“This spring, I’m gravitating towards sleek tailoring, delicate feminine pieces, and craftwork-inspired accessories because they can be mixed, matched, and worn literally everywhere,” says Nicky. “It might sound superficial, but when you find an outfit or outfit formula that makes you feel your best, you’re instantly empowered.”
Ahead, get inspired by Nicky’s hand-picked outfits and shop the confidence-boosting pieces below.
As the season progresses, you're bound to need a number of looks for weddings and warm-weather soireés. When she wants a look that radiates effortless confidence, Nicky turns to spring-ready sets with thoughtful details. An off-the-shoulder coral top and romantic wrap skirt in wildflower-printed chiffon is the ultimate head-turner, even at a festive event.
“I love the juxtaposition of the vibrant red print with the feminine silhouette and fabric,” says Nicky. It's also the perfect wedding look, she adds, as it's "eye-catching without being aggressive."
We're loving the craftwork-style details that have been all over runways, from artistic stacked heels to DIY-inspired jewelry. For a bold way to channel this season's handcrafted look, Nicky reaches for breezy linen pieces paired alongside structured accessories, like this bamboo cage bag.
“The silhouette and the combination of linen and wood feels really rustic,” she says. “It’s an understated way to channel spring’s handiwork trend.”
“It’s all in the details,” she continues. “A simple outfit can be easily elevated by thoughtful extras like wooden buttons or a structured bag.”
For a day spent running to and from appointments, Nicky looks for an outfit that’s polished, practical, and statement-making. A traditional suit can feel too uptight, but with slightly oversized tailoring, lightweight fabric, and a pastel colorway, the classic suit becomes far less serious — and says something much more interesting.
“The neutral blush hue is unexpected on a suit but reduces its austerity," says Nicky. "Paired with neutral accessories and a thin camisole, the result is clean and bright.”