Brace yourselves, ladies, because we’re only weeks away (fingers crossed!) from the first sunny days to inspire your inner fashionista. Now, we’ve already seen some of the top designer choices for the season, but it’s always better to add a pinch of authenticity to your look instead of just copy-pasting what their collections are all about.
With the right palette, delicious accessories, and some new wears for spring, you’ll be all set to enter this upcoming season with your head held high and fully twitterpated with your own, original style!
Keep your feet comfy and dry
In all of its blooming beauty, spring can be a fickle little rascal, making it impossible for you to know if it’s completely safe to wear those lovely open-toed sandals, or lock yourself inside for the day. Luckily for us, simple rain boots are fabulously in-style for the season, and even more so due to a greater focus on creating diversity through texture.
Add to that a pair of your favorite white sneakers that match everything you own (yes, including your mini skirt and a lumberjack shirt), and your footwear collection will be as minimalistic and functional as ever! Of course, a pair of heels is always a welcome addition for fancy events, and this season it’s all about unique adornments of denim, glitz, or dreamy florals.
Think in layers
Once again, due to the nature of spring, it’s necessary to be practical, but to no harm for your self-expression. It’s time to take out your lovely trench coat, which will be the piece de resistance of this season’s collection, and underneath, you should go for plain white tees, as a reminder of the sporty spirit of the streets, your boyfriend’s oversized shirts, and asymmetrical everything.
For a business day, you can put on your stylish spaghetti-strapped tank top with a well-fitted blazer. Finish it yet again with your trench, or at least a fun anorak to keep you warm. In case you live in colder climates, a rich shawl will be more than enough to wrap up your ensemble!
Save something for special occasions
Whether it’s a wedding, an elegant cocktail party, or another event with a specific dress-code, you’ll need a selection of evening dresses and perhaps a suit or two to choose from depending on the occasion. Elegant, flowy, backless, or form-fitting, look for pieces that accentuate your most beautiful features without revealing too much.
A clutch, a red lip, and a touch of mascara, and you’ll be ready to dazzle the rest of the guests with your effortless look. Remember that less is more when it comes to makeup and accessories. A single statement piece is all you need for a formal event.
Bust out your fanny pack
An unexpected return, to say the least, but the fanny pack is back, and it’s, let’s say, rebranded as a belt bag, but still divides the fashion world into those who love it, and those who’d create a special circle of hell for the former group. Wherever you belong, you might want to test the trend before you abandon it. Stores will be loaded with models of all shapes, sizes, and patterns.
Apparently, even luxury brands have tapped into the creative wells of the fanny pack in order to reinvent it. Now it no longer has to look cheap or characterless next to your skinny jeans or your power suit. After all, it’s all about the attitude!
Lavender, pink, and purple
Spring will lend itself to a whole rainbow of hues that will be welcome into your wardrobe. However, several stand out as the most versatile, but still tricky shades for your spring clothes. The millennial pink is still strong, and all of its siblings (bubblegum, and rapture rose, as well) are on the rise, while Pantone’s announcement of Ultra Violet has made this a year of intense, mysterious, and bold purple.
For those of you who are used to wearing pastels and less prominent colors, try to incorporate some of these vibrant creatures into your palette. Try in the form of footwear, nail polish, or lipsticks. Even an accessory such as a necklace or a pair of earrings can add a tone of excitement. So don’t be afraid to start small and work your way up.
Let these be your basic guidelines for enriching your existing style preferences. But always keep an open mind for other ways to change and update your look. Most importantly, spring is a time that is perfect for you to leave your comfort zone. Try something new every now and then, to ruffle your hibernating winter feathers, and ignite your creativity, full-speed ahead.