Don’t you just love spring, loves? Being in San Diego means a mixture of both sunny, cloudy, and rainy days. Although I’m a fan of the winter season
I just don’t like being cold, haha, flowers are pretty much nonexistent at this point, except with the occasional Poinsettia.
And I loooooove flowers! Not only are they gorgeous, they smell so good and they just make me happy overall. It’s probably because I’ve been growing plants ever since I was small, but like most people, flowers are simply amazing.
So, what’s the point in talking about flowers, huh?
Well, if you’ve been following me for a while now, I’m a believer in the color black and other wintery colors like brown, grey, and white. I did own a few bright colored pieces here and there, but black will always have a special place in my heart.
Going back to the whole flowers thing, there are no such thing as natural black flowers. The darkest of flowers like the Queen of the Night Tulips, Black Dahlias, and Chocolate Cosmos just happen to be just dark reds and purples.
Aside from the symbolism of the birth of flowers and plants during the spring, they’re also very much full of color.
Although it’s fairly recent
hello style evolution, I’m falling hard for bright colors. After pushing myself to give something new a try, I can see how using the right colors can be just as sleek and chic as one of my favorite black OOTDs: the black power suit.
With that being said, I’ll be sharing my top 5 spring favorites for the budding fashionista, no pun intended, in collaboration with LizKaren Diaz of Weekend Style. You can read her spring favorites by clicking here.
Also, if you like to use trends as inspiration, you may have seen some of them worn by some of today’s biggest style influencers from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna, just to name a few. 😉
I’ve also added a couple of my own style posts under every section to get that style inspo going!
Now, let’s get started!
1. Long, oversized Coats
Just because it’s spring, that doesn’t mean you need to keep all your winter essentials away. Duster coats make the perfect
flowy companion to pretty much any outfit you can think of.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a minimalist or a boho-lover, these coats will always work. Plus, they’re perfect for any body type, too.
I’m also a huge fan of oversized coats since they already make a statement on their own.
2. Contrasting Colors
After being a lover of the moody colors in life, colors like blue and red are slowly forcing their way into my closet.
But I don’t mind.
To be frank, these colors definitely added more pop into my OOTDs as well as create endless ways to dress up!
Sometimes, I even use two contrasting colors together to create an outfit fitting for the spring.
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3. Pointed Footwear
This is a personal favorite, but I love a good pointed shoe
I own over 10 pairs!. From boots to mules, they make the perfect statement shoe since they add instant cool-girl factor to any outfit.
4. Vintage, Vintage, and More Vintage
Vintage is the new statement piece. Well, that’s just my personal opinion, but all things vintage-y are making a comeback.
For you 90’s babies, you know exactly what I’m talking about with things like mom jeans, dad hats, bell-sleeves, chokers, and an Adidas classic, you can bet that more will come back.
As for me, I love my mom’s mom jeans as well as cardigans/sweaters from that era. As they say, what’s old becomes new again
I’m personally waiting to see how cowboy boots will make a comeback.
Fun Fact: if you really want actual vintage pieces, your thrift store or your momma’s closet is your best bet. For something to be vintage, it has to be over 20+ years old!
5. A Statement Handbag
I’ve been pretty obsessed with statement pieces for a while now, and handbags are no exception. While there are some pretty unique-looking ones that take the shape of ice cream and animals, my bags tend to, well, look like regular bags.
But the great thing is that these bags do make a statement even though they don’t look like it.
They simply add to your outfit by kicking it up a notch.
Not only is it some great arm candy, bags can give you that instant fashion blogger look you see all over on Instagram. Now you can be just as chic, too!
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