spring is coming…

spring style inspirationsSometimes I find the best way to cure the winter blues is to think about spring. Naturally, when I think about the seasons changing, I think about my wardrobe changing too… and this gets me excited. Warmer weather, no need for a big coat, easy breezy layers… I love it all.

For this spring, I am really loving contrast. Not colour contrast (not necessarily anyways), but contrast from mixing dressy and casual pieces to make chic, easy, wearable outfits. The seven pictures above (all from Pinterest, of course) illustrate my three favourite mixes for spring.

DISTRESSED DENIMS

First, we have casual, distressed denims mixed with fantastic heels, sweaters and tweed to make easy, chic transitional outfits. The layers are great for the spring weather, which can be a mixture of warm and cool all on the same day, and these pieces put together can be worn to the grocery store, to meet a friend for lunch, or to grab a drink later in the evening. You’re ready for anything really.

THE DRESS SHORT

Second, we have the dress short. I’m such a fan. I love the mix of a good dress short and a blazer, sweater or a long sleeved blouse. The trick with these pieces is to make sure you find shorts that are a good cut for your body (ie. where the sit on your hips/waist), and to find a pair with longer inseams, (save the über short shorts for the beach).

THE DRESSED UP CASUAL TEE

My third, final and favourite trend for spring is the dressed up casual tee. I love the look and feel of this. Pairing a casual tee with a fabulous maxi skirt is a great way to create a subtly glamorous look without looking way over the top. I also love the addition of the statement necklace on top of a plain t-shirt, giving your outfit that “oh, I just threw this on” feel, while still looking stylish and completely put together.

[Sources: All images sourced from Pinterest. Please click through below for the original image sources – – – Left column: Top / Bottom Middle column: Top / Center / Bottom Right column: Top / Bottom]

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