Last week, on another very rainy day, Megan and I headed down to Palo Alto. We decided to take the morning to visit the large Anthropologie near Stanford and find inspiration for a new season. We'll share more on that trip and the other reason behind the visit in a later blog.
Today, we are talking about COLOR! In the past we have blogged about the top Pantone colors of the season and guided all of you in what colors to invest in. This spring, we are letting the clothes do the talking. There are so many refreshing pops of brights this year that winter already feels like a distant memory.
Find A Hue For You
Snappy orange, powder blue, and mustard yellow are all popular colors this season. Brights are sometimes tough to master, but know this bright orange-red works with my coloring.
ProTip: Add brights slowly and pair with a neutral. I.e. Bright orange looks great with navy, camel, white or grey...avoid black for the sharp contrast.
Add A Fun Print
I feel like we constantly are talking about florals on this blog, but the fashion world keeps on serving up more. This season vintage-inspired florals are popular and I fell in love with this 1950s rose denim skirt. It reminds me of a skirt I had in elementary school, so I suppose there is a strong nostalgia factor. If florals are not for you try a happy polka dot or fruity colorful stripe both are also popular this year.
Experiment With The Unexpected
It was fun playing with this skirt and exploring different ensembles by mixing and matching what I could find in store. Since it is still chilly in most of the country, my natural choice with a cozy turtleneck sweater. I'm kicking myself now for not picking it up when I found it because it is sold out on line.
To change the look and push the skirt toward evening or a party, I swapped out the orange components with pieces with a little more lux. After a quick trip to the sale section paired the skirt with a burgundy suede sandal and gold metallic blouse.