If you’re looking to spice up your style this season, here are 3 styles of pants to try in your outfit making. These different cuts, styles and materials will add interest to your outfits, and give you some versatility to what you’re pairing together. Gone are the days of skinny pants on rotation every day (or at all, sorry to say it), and there is so much variety in what is available for bottoms right now, here are a sample of different styles you may want to be considering. And as always, if you want to find what really works best for you, your style personality and your body shape, I’d love to help you inside one of my Personal Styling Sessions. 

As with every season, there are going to be some styles and trends that are and are not for you. As I always suggest to clients, go with what suits your body shape and style personality, and don’t forget that trying new things (not all things, but those that fit your personality) keeps your style exciting and fun. 


The wide leg pant style is here to stay, and if you’ve been thinking about trying this cut, or wanting to add more to your closet, here are a few styles to try. The wide leg cut is great for a number of body shapes, and adds a new look to the silhouette of your outfit. If this is your first time trying this style, I’d suggest you go for a pair in your preferred wash, and opt for a pair that have little to no distressing. Keeping the wash and texture classic and clean, will help this style be more versatile and approachable in your wardrobe. 


This is a style that has been around for a few seasons and is here to stay. Adding a pair of faux leather pants to your closet adds a ton of personality and interest in your outfits, making your style personality shine. If you’re a Dramatic or Romantic style personality, these pants were made for your wardrobe. And if you’re a little more classic or casual, these make a perfect statement look for a night out or special occasion. Adding texture to your outfit and mixing up materials is an amazing way to add interest to your look. Try these pants in a cut and shape that work best for your body shape, be it an ankle cut, straight leg or even a wide leg. 


Coming back strong into the mix is the flare. Though this feels like a major throwback, this pant style is making a space in current fashion. If this style fits your body shape and personality, they are an amazing pair of pants to add to your rotation. And there are a ton of ways to try them, from denim, classic black, ankle cropped flare, to faux leather and beyond. I’d suggest you try something that you’re comfortable wearing in your current style. Say you’re a casual denim wearer, go with a denim pair, or if you wear a lot of black pants say in your workwear, try some moderate black flares. 


I hope you got some wardrobe inspiration with these styles of pants to try out this season! Trying new wardrobe items are a great way to experiment in your style and find what you love. And if you want help elevating your personal style, I’d love to work together and take your style to the next level!


If you’re looking for a couple of great classic wardrobe staples to add to your fall closet, here are a couple of classic fall wardrobe finds.


The classic button up is a wardrobe essential, and this black satin one is the perfect addition to your closet. Whether you have one or a few button ups already, this fall wardrobe find is a staple item in most closets, perfect to pair with casual to elevated outfits. The silky look of this shirt will add texture and interest to your outfit, and the satin adds a beautiful draped look. If you don’t already have a flowy black button up in your wardrobe, I suggest making this addition. 


Another piece to add to your wardrobe this fall is a pair of cream denim. Gone are the days of not wearing light coloured pants after the summer time. These cream jeans are a great classic fall wardrobe find to your closet. Perfect to mix up the rotation of your denim looks, the cream colour adds a totally different tone to your look. These are also the perfect bottom piece for a monochromatic cream look, which is super luxe for fall and winter paired with a cream knit top. 

I hope these fall wardrobe finds help you with some fall inspiration.

Follow along for more wardrobe staples to add to your closet this coming season! I’ve got a Wardrobe Staples series coming to the blog this fall and winter, that will help you find great pieces to add to your closet and get some wardrobe inspiration. And if you’re looking to up level your style, hop into one of my Styling Services, I’d love to work with you!

And make sure to check my LTK for more wardrobe staples or head over here to find more.

3 Ways To Style A Summer Dress In The Spring

I love a good summer dress, and if the sun is shining and the day is hot, they make a great outfit on their own. But for the days before the heat is scorching, there are many other ways to wear a summer dress and layer the look for the season.

I’m going to show you 3 easy ways to layer and style a summer dress in the spring. Throw on some jewelry, a cute pair of shoes, a hat and you’re good to go!

Here are 3 easy ways to transition a summer dress in the spring.


The first outfit is a great day-to-day look. This is perfect for running around when the weather is cool in the early or late day. Adding a denim jacket to grab on your way out the door, is one of the most versatile options, to pair with practically any summer dress in your wardrobe.

A great denim jacket is a staple in any wardrobe. Always easy to layer over your base outfit in the transitional weather.


If I don’t throw a denim jacket on with a summer dress, a cozy cardigan is for sure the next way I’m going to style my outfit. Easy, cozy and simple for layering, you can change up your look in a second by throwing this type of layer on. And of course it’s super easy to remove if the day warms up too!

A cardigan gives you a great chance to add texture and dimension to the outfit, by placing a knit texture in the look. This adds interest immediately, by giving the eye another element to look at.

You could choose a nice, light weight cardigan, with an open knit for a very breezy layer. Or go heavier weight if you’re trying to get a little bit of a longer season out of your summer dress.

By pairing this look with a bootie, you immediately elevate the look. The heel, even if it’s little, changes the look up to more than just casual. This is a great idea if you’re on your way to a lunch date, meeting, or work, where you need to elevate the look just enough past casual.


Zink Made Crewneck Weekend Vibes sweater in grey, cotton, summer dress, Katie Zink Xo Blog

A super casual and cute way to style a summer dress in the spring is by layering it with a sweatshirt and sneakers.

This grey sweater pairs well with the over all tone-on-tone look I was going for here, and creates a nice cozy vibe. To keep the outfit and shape from becoming too heavy, I tucked the waistband of the sweater up higher at my natural waistline and let it fold over. This keeps the waist a bit higher and more flattering than the gathering at my hips with this shape of dress.

Shop the Weekend Vibes Sweater here.

This would also look great with a solid colour sweatshirt, and even some black sneakers. Layered with some gold coin necklaces, you can easily change up this look and style depending on the prints and colours you pair it with.

And by pairing it with sneakers, it keeps the whole look super casual. You could also play around with the type of sweater you layer over your dress, a bolder graphic or even a solid colour would give you a variety in the look too.


I hope you loved these 3 easy ways to style a summer dress in the spring and it gives you some wardrobe inspo!

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Weekend Vibes Crewneck Sweater from Zink Made
The Erinn Cardigan

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Hi! I’m Katie Zink! I’m a personal stylist and love creating easy, versatile and elevated everyday style solutions.

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I love all things style, trends, accessories and fashion, and I’m so excited to share all of that in this space here with you. I love creating looks and style solutions that pair items from your closet with new finds and trends. My go-to’s are easy, comfortable, affordable and versatile. I love a good basic that’ll go a long way, something you’ll wear a ton and can style many different ways. And I love trying out new trends, weather that’s a new seasonal print or interesting silhouette, if it catches my attention I love to try it out.

I create easy, comfortable and versatile style for the modern woman on the go. I understand living the lounge life at home, working from your computer (maybe with some tiny humans running around) and needing simple and easy style solutions. From coffee dates to client meetings, I’ll help you take pieces in your wardrobe, and find new ones, that mix and match for your lifestyle.

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