I know this season is all about bright and pastel colors. Bright are mostly totally out of the picture for me. I don’t think they’re flattering on me and I don’t feel appropriate wearing them at work. Pastels can be tricky too, though. Its difficult for me to find the right shade of colors, lest they be as unflattering as the brights. These top and pants are perfect for me. They’re pretty and spring-like without screaming “look at meeeeeee!!!!” I need more items in this not-quite-mint color of the pants. I’m so surprised at how versatile it is!!!
Top: Alexander Wang (here); Pants: J. Crew (here); Shoes: J. Crew (here); Blazer: Majestic; Coat: Ana Pires; Bag: Balenciaga Part Time; Sunglasses: Steve Madden; Belt: Ann Taylor; Necklace: Vintage
A few weeks ago the weather was teasing us midwest folk with 70-80 degree days. Since then we’ve been hosting a good number of 40-50 degree days. Grrrrrr, weather gods…
One positive thing that comes out of the consistently cool weather is that I’m able to keep out these wool capri pants!! I love these things to death and wear them about once per week. They remind me of grandma pants, but for some reason my brain still thinks that they’re super cool.
I’m itching for more color in my wardrobe. But I’m nervous to buy any. Most times when I get a colorful piece it ends up sitting in the closet unloved, and either gets sold or returned. So I’ll have to put some thought into what item I might get. And what color. Perhaps something in a deep emerald green? Or a turquoise?
Jacket: Ana Pires; Sweater: J. Crew (similar); Pants: J. Crew (similarly ugly); Shoes: Steve Madden; Bag: Celine; Necklace: Rebecca Norman
Ah yes, fashion trends. I’m not typically a huge trend follower. I probably ignore more trends than I pick up on. Harem pants? No thanks. I dont need to look like I’m wearing a diaper at the age of 25. Color blocking? Eeeeps, one bright color scares me enough!! But I suppose there are a few trends this spring that I’ve been a fan of. Not all of these are new trends, some are goodies we have going strong from past seasons! Here are the main ones that I’m loving:
1) Mint… such a stunning color!! I’d say its universally flattering, but that’s a lie… I look like crap in it, haha!! But I am loving it for accessories! I just picked up the OPI color ‘Cartwheels on the Catwalk‘ and I absolutely love it!! I’m wearing it right now, actually. I’m hoping to pick up a few more cute accessories, or perhaps some cute mint shoes!!
Bracelets: Elizabeth Showers (here); Shoes: Miz Mooz (here); Nail Polish: OPI (here)
2) Cropped pants… thank goodness for this trend!! I’ve been wearing 3/4 length pants for almost the past year now and could not be happier about it. First off, I love not having to hem pants (just rolling them up!!). I also think that if pants need to be skinny, I like them above the ankle. It just feels a little less constricting. And you get to emphasize pretty shoes at the same time!! Added bonus: work appropriate (for me, at least).
Pair 1: Paul Smith Blue (here); Pair 2: Emporio Armani (here); Pair 3: Madame a Paris (here);
Pair 4: Frankie Morello (here)
3) Textures… thick lace, crochet, eyelet, chunky knits… I love it all!!! This is a great way to add some work-appropriate fun to the wardrobe!! A chunky sweater looks amazing paired with some slim skinny pants. Or maybe a little lace tail peaking out from under a conservative sweater. And my gosh, how stunning is that mermaid dress below?!?! Where is a few extra $$$$ when you need it, lol!!
Top 1: Chloe (here); Top 2: Dolce & Gabbana (here); Top 3: Dries Van Noten (here); Top 4: Malandrino (here); Top 5: ??? Dress: Alexander McQueen (here); Shorts: Ana Sui (here); Skirt 1: Delias (here); Skirt 2: Nina Ricci (here)