In amazing news for your closet, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott have teamed up with Old Navy to become their spring style ambassadors and put a new spin on spring basics. The jeanius duo are showing you how to wear the key trends of the season.
"Old Navy truly is a family brand, and we wanted to celebrate that in this campaign," the duo said of the collaboration. "It's rooted in classic American style and we truly feel like we embody this everyday, casual classic style in everything we do, whether it's designing, styling or collaborating."
Emily and Meritt cast the campaign lookbook with dynamic duos–best friends who are business partners, a wife and her husband, a girl and her dog–who represent the aesthetic they're known for. Laura Wiertzema and Jen Coleman of Ascot+Hart, blogger Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior, and actress Jamie Chung served as influencers, modeling the lookbooks' key themes: boyfriend dressing, spring must-haves and Baja-inspired festival looks.
As ambassadors, Emily and Meritt also dole out their personal style secrets as part of the campaign. "Our signature trick is to always mix something high with something low, meaning something dressy with something casual, or a designer splurge with an amazing steal."
For boyfriend dressing, they recommend playing with proportions, rolling cuffs and sleeves and mixing things up with a tee or button-down. "Boyfriend dressing may feel more daytime, but simply add accessories to elevate the look to take it from day to night: add colored heels, a floppy hat, a scarf or a chunky necklace. Keep your makeup and hair easy and simple for the day, but add a bold lip for date night."
So what should be on your spring must-have list? They say you need a versatile blazer, soft pants, easy dresses, feminine tops, and a slouchy white boyfriend shirt. And for festival dressing (whether you're going to concerts or not), they recommend white-on-white looks (the key is mixing textures) and soft, flowy silhouettes with detail along the neckline or hem. "It's easy to incorporate the Baja/boho trends into your wardrobe–try prints, layering, and bright colors."
If only waiting for spring was that easy.