Spring top

My outfit of the day was a more casual look then normal. When I’m not in scrubs or dressage apparel I try to wear chic outfits. However, I wanted to have a simpler look for taking my dog out to the park.

So, I sported my favorite brand and basic wardrobe staples. I opted for a cute flowy off the shoulder floral two way top from Billabong. The base of the top was black with soft white pink and yellow flowers printed among the top.

I then paired both with my favorite pair of jeans. A white lace up high rise denim jeans from Billabong. The jeans are a staple of mine due to the nice fit and stylish edge the lace provides.

Likewise I then matched the outfit with cute wedges I got from surf stitch. The black vegan pleather wedges provided height and a cute edge with the jeans. The little heel on the wedges helped elongate the outfit. To accessorize I wore a friendship bracelet from a sorority sister and a cute toe ring from the sawdust festival.

My outfit was laid back. Yet it still flowed nicely with the spring feelings, especially since Perth is in the “winter” season. Overall the outfit was ideal for a laidback warm weather look!

pastel sweaters

While I’m in a warm state of Western Australia,  there are still places that are facing a spring like chill. With the colder weather in full force it can make it difficult to get into the summer time heat.
Recently, I’ve seen in stores bright and pastel colors to welcome in the warmer seasons. So, I figured a fun way to dress for the cold and still get into the spring/summer mood is by pastel sweaters.
Notably, the best item I’ve seen to capture the look is a pastel sweater. Not only are sweaters offered in several styles, but they come in multitudes of color. A cute baby blue, lavender, or princess pink can do wonders for ringing in the floral bloom. Best of all these sweaters can keep you warm while you add accessories.
To achieve this look simply, add pastel colored sweater to your outfit. Then  pair it with a neutral color. The contrast in colors can provided a soft and delicate look that supports soft-hue lighting.  This reflects a more muted look than the primary colors utilized in winter months.
When matching with pastel colors I normally “color block” with a beige, grey, burgundy, or brown. Warm weather seasons are months of fun for me, so I tend to add a print into the mix. Due to the colder weather I would spice up the look with warmer bottoms or shoes. For an example: leopard printed skirt, polka dot pants, floral leggings, or striped heels can add a great splash of excitement to any outfit. The mix print also contrast nicely with the outfit.
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In the style set shown below I paired a pastel sweater with an animal print skirt. I then accessorize with pastel heels and hair clips. To neutralize or block I added a beige hand bag to do the trick.

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Spring into Prints 2018

Every season has a seasonal trend or a defining print that one can’t go without seeing. This spring, 2018 is no different. All high brand stores are sporting posy dots, Georgian spots, gingham, and glenurquhart plaid.

Posy Dots are a popular floral design that stems from the posy flowers. The print offers an elegant prospect into the normal floral designs of roses and daisies. Instead of classically small prints the design has been shown as a floral sketch or expanded print. Posy themed pieces have been seen in Anthropologie and Topshop.

 

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Georgian Spots are a wider dot pattern than polka dots. The pattern became popular in early 2010 with the rise of Pinterest.  The pattern comes from all the old southern brooches. The gems would be set with black circles below. Several artist recognized the old-fashioned placing and innovated it into a pattern. Georgian spots have appeared in Kate Spade‘s and Billabong‘s spring lines.

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Gingham is a pattern that previously wasn’t appreciated. It was often associated with children clothing sets. Much of this is due to the 1950’s symbolic print, normally having a creme or white background with a checkered pastel color correlating with infant aesthetics. Now, the print has made a huge comeback. Ginghams lightly colored prints serve as a girly homage to Cannes fashion. All in all its a perfect summer print that can be found in Forever 21 and Pac Sun.

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Glenurquhart Plaid or glen plaid, is a woven plaid. The pattern generally consists of a twill look. Four colors compromise the pattern. Two light colors and two dark colors will contrast in different repeating checks. This creates a trendy cross pattern. The glen plaid is often seen in blazers and skirts. It has become a fast growing instagram fashion for places with a colder spring weather. This print can be found at River Island.

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Notably, my outfit of the day was inspired by the Georgian spots. I wore a romper from Billabong that I ordered off of Swell. The romper had the southern pattern printed on the mauve fabric. It also showcased cute flare sleeves and a trendy tie string at the top.

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