January 29, 2017 • Behind The Scenes, STYLE

Our Spring ’17 Inspiration Board

A natural extension of the January capsule collection we launched earlier this month, Draper James Spring 2017 is replete with upbeat and ultra-feminine styles. Details like taping, rugby stripes, and tipping, along with silhouettes like shirt dresses and bomber jackets make for a retro-sportiness that never lacks for girly appeal. Our Draper James girl can ride her bike to the park for a quick game of croquet, then stop for a picnic or lunch at the country club—no outfit change required.

Have a gander at our inspiration board, and consider where and how you might wear Draper James this spring.

Draper James Spring 2017

Play All Day: We don’t expect you to break a sweat in this collection. But if you’re up for a game of good old-fashioned table tennis, badminton, horseshoes, or croquet, we’ll make sure you look swell (and Insta-ready!) doing it. Our flippy dresses (with flowers and all kinds of stripes), crepe de chine romper, floral-print track jacket, embroidered bomber, dashes of denim, sporty-chic backpack, and all sorts of other pieces are guaranteed to win—at least in the style department.

Be the Princess of the Picnic: In the South picnicking is considered a competitive sport. So make sure your deviled eggs and fried chicken are up to snuff. Then whip up some sweet tea, slice up a watermelon, and pack it all up with our watermelon-printed tableware and cooler tote. Of course you’ll want to be sure you look the part—a task we’ve made simple since practically every piece in this collection is fit for a posh picnic.

Make Milestones: Our brand new wedding collection for the home has the cheeriest trinkets for a wife-to-be (and let’s not forget our “Forever and Ever, Amen” Sweatshirt—so perfect for a casual bridal shower or wedding brunch). But for folks who’ve moved on from bride to baby mama, we’ve also got a flower-printed diaper bag worthy of even the cutest little munchkin.

Splash in Some Puddles: We re-imagined our bestselling rain jacket from last year in a fun new floral print (and there’s always our Draper James umbrella!), though so many of our flirty floral dresses—and we have lots of them—look as perfect with a pair of galoshes as they do with cowboy boots or heels.

Love Somebunny: Have we ever mentioned how much Reese adores any excuse to celebrate a holiday? Upon her request, we’re honoring two for spring: Our Valentine’s Day pieces include a statement sweatshirt adorned with “Love, Y’all” and some super-adorable heart-shaped accessories. As for Easter, we’ve gone all out: Our pink-and-navy “Bonnie Bunny” motif is hippity hoppin’ all over skirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, and more. From church straight to the egg roll, we’ve got something for everybunny!

“Live in the garden. . . Sleep in the house” is a favorite saying of folks who never tire of tilling. But even if you don’t like to get your nails dirty, you can survive all spring in our garden-inspired designs. Our collection is blooming with vine prints and delicate florals (over a dozen of them, in fact), while shades of sharp grass green figure big throughout. And if a garden party is what you’re after, we’ve designed enough dresses to dress every guest, not to mention blouses and skirts for those who don’t want the garden variety.