Spring Outfit Inspiration

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As the weather warms up it’s once again time to find your style inspiration for the season. Between reading magazines, looking at pinterest, and my old favorite pass time of people watching, I’ve found some style inspiration for this spring that adds a few new elements into rotation. It’s always easy to fall back on your staples, and even the black jeans I reach for on an almost daily basis don’t have to disappear when the sun finally comes out, but it’s time to add a bit more color back into the wardrobe, so here’s a few outfits that have been inspiring me lately.

Boho Chic

Boho Chic by kfw91983 featuring gladiator sandals

Boho Chic:

For this you can totally blame the Cochella photos that have been taking over my Instagram for the last weekend (and are going to consume next weekend as well) but I do love the boho chic that it has been inspiring. This can be a tough line, not wanting to look too festival/hippie/costume-y when you’re out and about in your daily life, but it can be done. This look is kept simple with a black base, and while the kimono style “cardigan” is floral, it’s in a slightly more muted color palette. This would also be really cute paired with wedge sandals.

Comfortable Casual
Comfortable Casual by kfw91983 featuring a v neck sweater

Comfortable Casual:

This inspiration came from a combination of bloggers who’s style I admire. Well, that and my burning desire for the perfect pair of destroyed boyfriend jeans. They seem like they would fill a real void in my closet, would they do the same for yours? When spring finally shows up, I’m always reaching for a light knit to top off my favorite denim. It’s a great way to add color, and still be prepared for the change in weather that’s inevitable when the sun goes down. And a pair of nude flats is never a bad idea.

 Floral blouse and bright pencil skirt
Floral blouse and bright pencil skirt by kfw91983 featuring a black shirt

A floral blouse and a bright pencil skirt:

Getting inspiration IRL is probably my favorite. I was at a conference in Washington, D.C. last week and saw someone wearing this great floral button down, and paired it with a kelly green pencil skirt. I loved it! I’ve seriously been thinking about how to replicate it since I saw her. It was the perfect way to say “Yay! It’s spring!” while still being business casual. Plus, it looked like the pieces she chose could easily transition to other outfits as well. I’m also thinking that it could easily be done with a striped top, and contrasting color skirt.

So where are you getting spring style inspiration?
XO

Happy Weekend!

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Oh my word! HAPPY WEEKEND! I feel like this one couldn’t come soon enough. It’s been a busy week, and is shaping up to be an even busier weekend, but I’m excited about the things that are planned. Firs is the fact that an outfit like the one above will be perfectly appropriate. FINALLY! I’m so grateful for sunshine and warm weather.

If you’re going to be in or around Baltimore this weekend, can I once again suggest you attend the 6th Annual Charm City Fashion Show? Some of my favorite boutiques and brands will be represented, and overall it’s a great time. Plus, for $35 (if you order it today. At the door tickets are $40) you get a Ketel One open bar from 7-9. So really, what’s keeping you from coming? Nothing.

A few interesting things I found on the internet this week:

I’m pretty sure these ideals are at the root of so many self image issues that women face

Not only is she gorgeous, she admits to eating eggs and bacon. How do I wake up like that?

Have a great weekend everyone!

XO

Pretty Little Things

As the weather has been warming up, I’ve been slowly transitioning my wardrobe into spring. Ok, if I’m being honest it has been very very slowly. Because remember that snow that fell in Baltimore in mid-March? Yeah. I might have been solely responsible for that happening. You see, I jumped the gun and bought not one but two pairs of shorts before St. Patrick’s Day. Never smart. So since then I laid off the transition until I felt certain in was really spring.

That being said, I wasn’t totally against hints that the calendar had turned over, and the clocks has sprung forward. How you ask? Well, since we’ve established I’m not reaching for shorts, I’ve been adding brighter colors with some spring accessories. Pops of spring time color have been adding some sunshine to my staples.

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Scarf/Necklace/Nail Polish/Heels

To brighten up for spring I’ve been adding accessories. I’m reaching for my bright colored scarves to stay warm, while still seasonal, and bright baubles to brighten up blacks and greys.  This is also the time of year I’m reaching for pops of color for my fingers. Because I like darker colors on my nails, I’m loving Essie Clambake and Coat Azure. They aren’t the deep wines and blacks (those are always in my rotation) but they still aren’t the sweet light pinks and creams. Corals like Tart Deco are my go to when I get a pedi before sandal season starts.  Speaking of footwear, this is the perfect time of year for nude pumps. They not only lengthen your leg, they also help keep an outfit just a little lighter than your black patent pumps of the last few months.

So what are you’re methods of brightening up your look for spring?

XO

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