Maybe it’s just me, but it seems as though spring was here for about 3 weeks & now we are in full summer mode. At least here in Richmond, it’s already so hot & humid. Even though summer doesn’t technically start until June 21st, the weather certainly says otherwise. The weather & colors outside greatly affect the outfits I wear on a daily basis. Around this time of year, the sun has a way of bringing out all the warm tones of nature & casting a warm, yellow tint around us. Therefore, it’s easy to see why all I want to wear are lovely, feminine, warm tone pieces. What can I say, I like to blend in with nature!
This look is basically a compilation of all my current favorite things. First of all, this warm-toned, striped dress is so comfortable & on sale for under $25! I’m in love with the colors, the button front details, & the feminine ties on the sides. When I wear button front dresses that don’t have very full skirts, I like to unbutton a few of the bottom buttons to show a little leg & add more drama.
My blush espadrilles add the perfect touch of warmth & match my dress so well. Espadrilles are my favorite shoes to wear in the summer. They can be both casual & dressy, but they also provide those dreamy vacation vibes I crave on the daily.
My newest basket bag was an obvious choice to pair with this look. I love how the lines on my dress are mimicked by the structure of this bag. This Laura Ashley toile scarf was the perfect accessory to this bag. It’s warm pinky-peach tones are gorgeous & toile is a print I’ve loved since I was a child. I know this will be my most worn scarf of the season.
I’m totally a girl who loves color, but something about the freshness of spring makes me crave sweet, feminine neutral tones on the daily. This time of year I gravitate mostly towards white, beige, light pink, & navy. Those are my go-to colors that fit seamlessly into my spring wardrobe. I love finding really beautiful & affordable pieces in my spring neutrals to wear over & over all season long. Wearing quality pieces that are flattering on your body & make you feel your best are always a great way to spend your money.
What Makes A Piece Great?
First of all, fit is everything. Don’t settle for something that almost fits you. Choose to spend your money on the most figure flattering pieces so you know you’ll love wearing them over & over again. Then look for the details. I love feminine pieces with bow, pearls, buttons, flowers, puffy sleeves, & gold accents. Knowing what you like is half the battle. Choose details you are drawn to, then find pieces that incorporate those details into the design.
Finding quality neutral pieces at an affordable price is the best way to ensure your daily process of choosing what outfit to wear is as effortless & stress-free as possible.
Keeping Things Interesting
Another way to wear spring neutrals without feeling like your outfit is a bit boring is to spice up the silhouette or shape your outfit is creating. Why not try a pair of wide leg pants or culottes in your favorite neutral tone? Go with a wrap top or one with more dramatic sleeves. What about a neutral midi skirt with ruffles for a little pizazz? Add a bit of a statement shoe in those same neutral colors to really elevate your look. Or play a bit with textures & pair your go-to neutral look with a great woven bag.