First of all, I do not appreciate spring arriving like three weeks earlier than it is supposed to. Jerk. I mean it’s funny, at the end of every season, my closet is fully stocked with great things to wear … and when it ends I say, “wow self, next season I won’t have to buy too much since I invested in some really great pieces, I’m awesome.” But flash forward a year later and, like clockwork, you will find tumbleweeds and me standing in front of my closet in a frantic panic, pulling my damn hair out trying to concoct outfits I wore in seasons past. It is like my closet is a black hole where cute outfits from seasons past get sucked in, leaving me feeling crazed.
But with every new season comes with a new style. It is almost like you get the opportunity to reinvent yourself in a way. For example, this past winter, like all of them, I went for a very minimalistic look, lots of dark neutrals, boots and tights. A very serious style if you ask me. And for the past couple of seasons I haven’t been very colorful because I’ve personally always had a hard time adopting color into my looks. I feel like with a personal style, you need to pick and choose your color palette carefully, otherwise you have the potential to lose the “style message” you are trying to send, if you will.
So this spring, I’m absolutely adopting color, I know … crazytown. You can almost see my style transformation on my Wall of Awesome on Pinterest as I’m pinning a lot of flowy, light-colored garments that I’m very much excited about. Sheers, dark beiges, whites, pleats, paired with bright reds and blues and lots of arm candy. I’m also really into mixing and matching textures like crocheted pieces with sheers. And of course, black and white will always remain a staple of any look I go for. But sometimes when you’ve stayed with a dark, serious palette for so long, it is refreshing to let in some color.
Yes, too much color is absolutely a bad thing. I have an anxiety attack whilst watching that creepy french Target commercial with all of those colorful people popping out of that hot air balloon running around changing everyone into blues, pinks, yellows, and oranges. Good lord … if I was in the vicinity when that hot air balloon landed, I would have run for the God damn hills. Horrifying. Thanks, I was good with my black skinny jeans and my sheer black blouse and beige heels … don’t touch me and turn me yellow creepy Target people … kay thanks, bye.
So before you run out and start stock piling your wardrobe for spring, since it is coming to town this week … think about what style you want to portray. Don’t just buy a red blouse because it is cute and a pair of bright blue jeans because someone told you colorful jeans were in style. Think. Just because something is in style doesn’t mean it has to work for you. Do you know how many seasons I’ve walked into Forever 21 and just started to try random things on for funsies and ended up with a wardrobe that if I had to name would be called “xycskjdfoei” because it was all over the place and didn’t make a drop of sense. That is how you waste money and a perfectly good opportunity to portray to the world your style story. There is something to be said about cohesion … trust me it will save you a lot of time and effort when planning outfits for the day.
If you need help brainstorming, Pinterest is the way to go. Get on board (if you need an invite, I’ll be happy to hook you up), make a “Spring Story” board and start pinning things you like or would like to try. I’m telling you, you’ll start finding patterns of cohesion … and THAT my friends is when you start building your style story which you will be armed with when hitting the malls.