Spring in the Midwest is a funny thing. Despite being an unimpressive 44 degrees, as long as the sun is shining, you’ll witness men running shirtless towards Lake Shore Drive and people ditching their parkas and boots for light jackets and sneaks. After months of chilly winds, blizzards galore, and mysterious, brown slush, the sun has woken from its slumber, the days are getting a tad bit longer, and the people of Chicago are coming alive. Spring is the first sip of a fresh cup of coffee and the misting of cool water to the face after a three-hour midday nap and a true breath of fresh air after what was undoubtedly one of the weirdest winters yet.
I’ve never been one to fully celebrate springtime but after over one year in quarantine and a brutal, lonely winter, I’m going all-in for the season that is signifying happiness, hope, and new beginnings. For me, that means taking note of budding flowers, walking instead of driving whenever I get the chance, opening my window to let the breeze and the sounds of the city in, and, of course, beefing up my wardrobe to fit my newfound light and airy mood. My Amazon cart is bursting at the seams with pieces to fit the occasion and as soon as my next paycheck hits, you know I’ll be hitting “complete purchase” and patiently awaiting that “your order has been shipped” email. Here are 20 Amazon fashion finds that I’ll be rocking all spring long: