Top 9 Must Haves for Spring 2018

by Ivy Knight April 16, 2018
Top 9 Must Haves for Spring 2018

This Spring you know you’re going to add a few new items to your wardrobe and beauty routine! These 9 must haves are on trend and budget friendly. So clear out some space in that closet–or not– and let’s get started with the Top 9 Must Haves for Spring 2018!

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I fell in love with this NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer about 2 years ago. Not only does it glide on so smoothly and make me feel like I have no makeup on at all, it contains SPF too! If you don’t feel comfortable putting actual sunscreen on your face–me neither– find a tinted moisturizer to use in place of your foundation! It’s light, it moisturizes, protects from the sun, doesn’t’ feel like cake on your face and lasts all- day- long. I copped this from Sephora, in-store. Online it runs about $45 but in-store I got it for $35. Seriously. My color is Malaga and it matches me perfectly!

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So my motto for this season and probably the rest of the year is comfort and convenient! So it was a no-brainer for me to add a fanny pack to My 2018 Spring Shopping List because of it’s conduciveness to my motto. I walked right into Target and got this fanny pack from one of their new lines “A New Day”. It’s the perfect size! I can fit my phone, lipstick and liner, face mist, car keys, debit card, ID and maybe a few other necessities inside. It’s super convenient, rather than having to dig in the back seat for my purse, I can just jump out of the car and throw my keys inside. Fanny packs are also ideal for festivals and other crowded events, rather than a hand or shoulder bag. I snatched this up for a whopping $20!

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These cute mini sunnies are on trend without a doubt! They come in different styles– cat eye, full round frames or the mini round and each gives a distinct look! I love anything that takes me back to that 90’s style and these are a sure hit. Now, these can get a little pricey and I know we’d all like to get a few in different styles. So I’ve found a few of our fav stores that are more budget-friendly! Forever 21’s got a Skinny Cateye for $5 and Urban Outfitters has Vintage styles here and here! Let me know if you grab a pair!

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The epitome of comfort and convenience. You could wear these all day and I’m are they’re good for a day to night look, right! Im stocking up because there are so many different styles you could wear them with anything. Either way, these shoes have you covered in two ways–the block heel and a mule–both are so on trend! I recently scooped up this cute pair of faux leather mules from—yep! You guessed it,  Forever 21!

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You NEED a flirty dress in your closet right now! A dress can be considered flirty in either two ways–by color, or by style.  Okay, so when you’re flirting you don’t give it all away at once. It’s just a little bit at a time! So whether it’s a split up the front to show show off a lil’ leg or a backless dress,  a flirty number is sure to be on my must haves list! Ive been eyeballing this Backless Ruffle Dress from! What do you guys think?

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Whether they’re skinny, a classic pair of flair, fringe at the ankle or the trendy mom or boyfriend jeans–you need a good pair of jeans! Find your favorite pair, throw them on with a loosely layered tank and the perfect spring color on your lips, then you’re set!  A good pair of jeans really goes with just about anything you can find. Once you find the perfect pair  for you, you won’t have to spend all morning staring at your closet. Trust me on this one! Check out how I wore a pair of my favorite jeans in this post, For the Love of Flair Jeans & Bell Sleeves .

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A lustrious color on the lips never disappoints! The Revlon Super Lustrious Lipstick is on my list for a number of reasons! First, they have so many colors that are gag worthy, it literally took me 30 minutes to pick out my top five (I’ll do a separate post for those). Secondly, lipstick is the perfect way to top off any look! And lastly, even if I don’t really feel like getting dressed, I can “throw some lips on” as my mother would say and still not look like a total drag! This lip isn’t super drying and definitely isn’t a matte. It gives your lips a supple look, glides on crazy easy and still poppin’ enough to give you your confidence a boost, you know. At CVS they were easily $9 but online and in-store at Target, $4.99 and $4.58 at Walmart!!! That’s a must have…without a doubt!

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Tank tops are always so easy to style. I’m not just talking about a tank top and leggings easy either. With a cute tank and the right pair of jeans, you can still look like you put effort into your OOTD without using too many brain cells. Styling tanks is so convenient, it should be one of your go to’s for a casual spring style.  You could pair it with a pair of boyfriend or mom jeans, midi body-con skirt or even underneath an oversized button down for layered appeal. Whether loose, fitted, layered, or midriff, these will come in handy when you’re pinched for time.

Make sure that “black don’t crack” and keep it protected this spring and summer! I found Black Girl Sunscreen on Instagram. Can you say, shocked? Previously, I haven’t been able to wear much sunscreen because a lot of the chemicals have irritated my skin so much I’d have full on breakouts. Including this past summer when I went on a cruise through the Bahamas. Not only did I have a rash covering my back and top of my legs, I had painful sunburn. Needless to say. I’m glad theres finally something that was made For Us By Us! The women that created this product are genius and are filling in the beauty gap, with products for women of color!

It doesn’t stop there! UNSUN Sunscreen and Bolden Skin Care, both created by and for people of color!

That’s a wrap for my Top 9 Must Haves for Spring 2018! Let me know if you’ll be adding any of these to your list this season!

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