How to bring spring colors into your end of winter wardrobe


Spring is coming! It’s not here yet, but it’s on it’s way. We are occasionally getting nice spring like weather days around here and I am ready for it. But, how to incorporate that almost-spring feel into your end of winter attire?


Spring style


Take those warmer weather days and just go for it!


Slate blue coat + rose gold accessories


Start bringing out your lighter jackets, short sleeve shirts, your shorter pants and wearing your shoes without socks.


Shades of blue


Lighten up the colors a bit. Add in your pastels.


White sweater, + jeans with pearls & a slate blue coat


Bring out your bright turquoise’s, pinks & yellows and mix and match with your winter wardrobe.


White fluffy sweater, blue coat, denim with pearls + rose gold accessories


Add a pop of color in an accessory like scarves, purses or shoes.


A perfect day for the park


Wear a coat in a lighter or brighter color.


Booty, booty!


It’s all in the details. Like these wonderful pastel pearls on these jeans.


Pearl details


Or rose gold sunglasses and simple pastel pink pearl earrings.


Pink pearl earrings, silver pearl bun band, rose gold sunglasses


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Fuchsia Bow Tie Top + a non-sewing tip to shorten your skirt

I got this Jennifer Lopez fuchsia bow tie top after Christmas on the clearance racks at Kohl’s. For less than $5. As usual. Ha. It has been such a cold winter and spring, I just now got around to wearing it for the first time. The top is a bit of a wrap top in the front and I didn’t realize until I was out and about in it that it looked like it had come un-sewn for about an inch and kept trying to flop open a bit too far. I’ll have to try and sew that back up again so I’m not having to keep holding it closed or put the straps from the bow over that spot in the future.


Tortoise shell sunglasses


The denim skirt a friend gave me. And while it’s a really cute style with a back slit that I love, I didn’t like that it cut off right on the top of my knees. Knees being these weird knobby little things we don’t really want to draw the eyes to, I always think the hemline should either be an inch or so above the knees or just go ahead and fall right below them so we aren’t accentuating them. Amirite?


Denim skirt + fuchsia bow tie top


So, I used the old school trick I used to do in high school to make skirts shorter and rolled the hem up one turn at the top. Because of the heavy denim material and the pockets and slit on the back, any more than that wouldn’t have worked on this skirt. Since the top was pretty long, I just tucked a little in at the front and let it hang over the now bulky waistline so the roll up wasn’t noticeable.


Fuchsia Top


The phone case is a Kate Spade. Gorgeous, huh?


Bow tie top, denim skirt, kate spade phone case + silver metallic converse sneakers


The sunglasses are from TJ Maxx but came from American Eagle Outfitters. And the shoes are silver glitter Converse sneakers.


Casual style


Yep, chillin’ like a villian. (A friend said that on a Snapchat post recently. Now the phrase is stuck in my head. Hahaha.)


Purple-pink bow tie top + jean skirt


What tricks do you have to make your clothes fit or look better on you?


Denim back-split skirt


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