With just over a month until the official start of spring my mind is fully fixated on what I will be wearing when the warm weather finally arrives. This may sound ever so slightly vain, but what’s a fashion-lover to do? It’s exciting and there are new things to come, and oh, the best season of the year will finally be here! What about warm weather, pastels, Easter, longer days, and blossoms isn’t exciting?! Anyway, back to fashion. While I’m busy curating my wardrobe and patiently waiting on all of the exciting new collections to launch, I’m toughing it out in the cold the best way I know how to; in cheerful spring colors that make me smile each time I wear them.
Shop my outfit: Roll neck sweater (similar finds) here, here, and here | Silk scarf | Jeans also love these opaque white jeans |
Bracelet | Flats | Bag | Floral earrings (similar finds) here, and here.
This sweet pale blue and white ensemble is one such example of how I blend spring and winter fashion. I truly lucked out when I found this French Connection roll neck sweater for less than $30 at Marshalls over Christmas break in Ohio. I had been on the hunt for this exact blue, in a turtleneck silhouette for a month and lo and behold. It’s a mid-weight sweater, unfortunately not made of natural materials, but it’s warm enough layered under dresses, sleek overcoats, or with a coordinating statement scarf.
The beautiful silk scarf I’m wearing here is from a designer in Canada who has some of the most beautiful floral print silk scarves and table cloths! It is a rather large square, so it’s quite versatile. I love wearing it as a buffer between my neck and wooly outerwear, slung over my shoulders as a statement in a basic jeans and tee outfit, and sometimes I will tie it in a bow around a ponytail but my hair is much too fine to hold it in all day. I’ve seen people tie theirs in a bow around a flower vase, on their handbag but I wouldn’t want to ruin it so I refrain from using it that way. The color palette works wonderfully for all four seasons; pale blue and shades of navy, girly greens, and little light pink floral details. This scarf is currently available as of publishing this post, so be quick if you want one! Her prices are extremely reasonable, customer service is excellent, and I am eagerly watching every new collection for the next perfect silk scarf to add to my collection.
It’s not quite a spring outfit if it doesn’t include a classic pair of optic white denim, now is it? I found these at the Polo Ralph Lauren outlet last summer but this time of year all the retailers are bringing out their spring/summer white denim. Wait until August, and get them on sale! I have a love-hate relationship with skinny jeans. I personally don’t think they flatter my petite and curvy figure but then again most pants don’t, so c’est la vie! Regardless, pure white denim is a perennial spring staple that everyone needs in their wardrobe for completing the perfect spring ensemble. These are a nice mid-weight so they’re fully opaque and just the right thickness to keep warm now until late spring. When shopping online for white denim, most product descriptions note the fabric weight, so do pay attention to the details/description section!
I kept my accessories very neutral, but also full of texture with the quilted leather, smooth shiny pearls with grosgrain bow closure. To pull the spring theme together, I accessorized with these lovely floral earrings from J. Crew last year, and an elegant pearl bracelet. My only pair of ballet flats – these nude Tory Burch driving shoes – fade into the background of this look, as does my nude Kate Spade bag, to let the scarf and pale blue sweater really shine.
I’m truly envious of anyone who is entering into warm spring weather right now, but I am enjoying dreaming of blossoms, Easter and pastels with the help of all of the beautiful spring collections coming out this month! Until the real thing comes along, you’ll find me dressing in all of my favorite sweet spring colors, and this gorgeous silk scarf.
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