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 I know this bright orange-red works with my coloring.
Start with a shade that gives you a natural glow. Everyone has different undertones to their coloring. Being aware of this, and what shades work well with that undertone will make shopping easier. For example, I know colors autumn colors make me look energized and dusty ones cannot hide a lack of sleep (without some coverup).
ProTip: Add brights slowly and pair with a neutral. I.e. Bright orange looks great with navy, camel, white or grey. Avoid wearing this specific shade with black for the sharp contrast.
Add A Fun Print
I feel like we constantly talk 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 print 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 combinations available in store. Since it is still chilly in most of the country, my natural choice was trying the skirt with a cozy turtleneck sweater. Megan found this piece and I'm now kicking myself for not picking it up since it is sold out online. Retail lesson: Buy what you love, and double check the price tag when you see it.
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, I paired the skirt with a burgundy suede sandal and gold metallic blouse (see the look below).