Spring has arrived and I love the lighter layers paired with open toed shoes and light colors. It’s all so refreshing, careless and cool. Stripes never looked so good with this seasons hottest shoe, a sporty sneaker. Matchy matchy is out- add a shoe with color for that added interest. Dig out those shorts as they go with everything from dressy to tomboy casual. The key is the balance of the outfit. If you have baggy shorts then wear a tighter tank with a loose white blouse button up and eye catching sandals. We all know spring temps are unpredictable so go with lighter layers that you can wrap around your waist or shoulders. Don’t forget to lighten your make up and hair can be more casual and fun!
I’m surprised at how much I am loving shorts in the evening. I find they can be so much fun and then if it gets cooler in the evening, add a shirt on top. The best way for my body type is to keep the shorts on the short side and wear a tank top and layer over~my body type broader shoulders, smaller chested, a bum, long legs and more on the slender side but I’ve had two children, so I do have extra to hide in the lower belly.
You can also pair with a jacket as I did in the second photo. The matching print top is a bit too much for my liking, but if it’s that fabulous, then go with it. Mix up your outfit with prints, textures, jewelry and color. Also make sure your legs are perfectly shaved, lotion applied and I even put a little oil on mine to add sheen.
Shorts by J. Crew
Lace blouse by Ralph Lauren
Tank from Target
Shorts by BASIX Black Label
Blazer by INC
Shoes by Vince Camuto
Trina Turk Santiago
Valentino Embroidered Lace
On the Edge faux leather
J. Crew paisley
Don’t just wear red for the holidays. Red can be a staple color. Everyone likes the way the color looks, so you’ll be making people around you smile! Why wouldn’t you want to wear Red!
When dressing yourself, I come from a place of “if you can wear clothes with an edge, then you should”. Never hesitate when it comes to trying something on that you think may not work. I’ve worked with clients who say they know it won’t look good on them and 9 time out of 10, their wrong. Just try it! Here are my inspirations when it comes to great style with an edge. You can have a pretty basic outfit, but why not wear a boot instead of those go to flats, wear a trendy purse, bright lip color, or add a cape….just do something different! By wearing clothing differently, you’re being stylish. >wink<
+photo credit by pinterest
Yellow isn’t for everyone, but if you’re willing to try one…BCBG has the best one around! Not only did I love the color of my Cain dress, but check out the amazing cut (2 high slits, cut out back, perfect neckline) and the applique was so well done. The nude color lining is what you see behind all the lace and sequin applique. If you want to be on trend, go for lace. It is so hot and the BCBG dress lines are using lace in fresh ways.
ssshhhh… my comes in black and a shorter version as well!
BCBG Cain Sequin Applique
I wore a long pearl necklace, but could have easily wore a simple or no necklace.
More BCBG yellow dresses
If Yellow isn’t for you…..yes there’s always Black!
So interesting….check out the artless frames!
POP OF YELLOW
A very popular color combo~ pink and green
LIVE & DIE FOR THESE SHOES
Bold colors mixed with white always works
Gray looks great with primary colors
Great colorful dress with bold two tone necklace