Spring is the time of year that everyone wants to start freshening up their wardrobe. Everything around you feels fresh and new which makes you want to feel the same. A good way to start is with Spring colors. For this edition of Spring Styling Tips, Alicia from Word of Alicia, and I are sharing tips on adding Spring colors into your wardrobe.
Start With a Spring Colored Skirt
A good way to start is with a Spring colored skirt like the Dark Endings Maxi Skirt by mark. I’m not big into bright, bold colors for Spring. I like the more muted colors like the mauve pink in this maxi. It’s the perfect way to start breaking away from those darker colors of Fall/Winter and start brightening up your wardrobe. The black fading on the bottom of the skirt creates the perfect ombre effect which is right on trend right now. Speaking of on trend, the accordion-pleating on the skirt not only adds a beautiful detail to it, it’s also right on trend! The long flowy chiffon maxi skirt will also make you look tall and slender and feel beautiful at the same time.
Add Some Print
To add some visual interest to your look, pair the skirt with a printed top that goes with the black in the bottom of the skirt. A black chiffon top with off-white polka dots is the perfect choice. The fabric is flowy like the skirt and the polka dots add just the right amount of contrast without being over powering. Plus the off-white dots are in a similar color tone as the mauve in the skirt so they compliment each other perfectly.
Go Light on the Jewelry
With colors getting lighter, so is the jewelry. Put away your big statement pieces for now and go with simple layered necklaces and bracelets. They not only look simple and elegant, but they also give you a lighter look and feel. The Three Of A Kind Bracelet Set by mark makes the perfect simple bracelet set for Spring and into Summer.
Finish With Some Strappy Sandals
Finish your look with a pair of black strappy sandals. It’s Spring time, so that means it’s time to start showing off those pretty painted toes. The best way to do that is with an adorable pair of strappy sandals. They’re also perfect to wear with a long maxi skirt.
And finally, to pull everything together……
P.S. The day I did this shoot, it was a pretty windy day. It was quite the challenge to keep my hair outta my face AND keep the skirt from flying up too much. Haha! I think I was able to come up with a few shots that turned out decent and show off how beautiful the Dark Endings Maxi is.
Top – Kohl’s (LC Lauren Conrad) / Skirt | Watch | Bracelets | Necklace Set – mark / Sandals – DSW
“Lighten and brighten with classic spring pastels in pieces you love!”
“Come spring all we want to do lighten and brighten everything! Easiest way to do that is work in a little color. Color isn’t really your thing? Just a pop of pastel jewelry like the Avon Fancy Flora Collection Earrings and Statement Necklace are all you need! Go all over color or just a little bit, but the easiest way to wear color is with pieces you love. Try going all over with a pretty pastel blouse in a lightweight fabric. Pastels pair perfectly with lace and crochet so try it for spring and summer!”
Go to Alicia’s blog at Word of Alicia to read her full tips and see more of her pics! I really adore the Fancy Flora Collection she’s wearing in today’s post. She styled it perfectly!