Daily Archives: May 14, 2013

Week 13 :: of pastels, stripes and trending spring

So I decided that keeping you in the dark, my friends, actually makes it harder for me to write about the outfits.  Thus, in the spirit of making my life simpler, I present to you:

Spring into Trend Week

Spring Tuesday

The pun is intentional although not necessarily apropos to this blistering heat.  I’d been wanting to address the spring trends because for once, they’re right up my alley.  In the past, I’ve gone into fashion hiatus as soon as that groundhog emerges from its burrow because I don’t do pastels and I don’t do warm weather attire.  I sequestered myself in air-conditioned rooms, threw a muffler around my neck and longed for fall to come.

This year, I’m all over trends like white on rice.  Black and white, bold stripes, florals, neon…it’s as if the style gods have listened to my plea and provided me with more choices than you can shake a stick at.  Yesterday, I utilized two trends (can you guess which ones?) and today I do the same.

Spring Tuesday

I’m loving how the deep navy and stripes of the top prove a tough counterpoint to the femininity of the pastel skinnies.  I’m also digging the fact that, although this top is a titch too heavy for the weather, it does fall nicely.  That is, the fabric is thick enough that it doesn’t cling and yet light enough so I don’t feel completely stifled wearing it.  The three-quarter length sleeve also does a lot to help keep me cool.

Spring Tuesday

I can’t really say much about pastel skinnies except to point out that mint isn’t normally a color I would gravitate toward, let alone purchase, but it does provide a fresh take on the maritime vibe.  Now this is the way pastels should operate!  No Easter bunny saccharine gooey-ness here, my friends!  And if the unorthodox combination of nautical and pastel wasn’t enough, I went ahead and finished off the look with a statement necklace and fiery-red, pointy-toed pumps for that added zing.

What about you, my friends?  Are there any spring trends you would love to or have already tried?  It needn’t actually be a trend, come to think of it.  Just something that, in your mind, signifies spring when you wear it?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – L.L.Bean
Jeans – F21
Pumps – Anne Klein @ Community Thrift
Necklace – Charlotte Russe

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