This spring weather has been so inconsistent lately…warm and sunny blue skies one day and the next dark, cloudy, and full of rain. This outfit perfectly encapsulates Mother Nature this time of year: beautiful florals combined with light and dark shades of neutral colors.
Shirt: TJMaxx (similar moody floral top here)
Jeans: Old Navy
Hat: Forever 21
Flats: Forever 21
Handbag: Michael Kors (similar here)
Earrings: Red Dress Boutique c/o
Recently I felt inspired by the drastic changes of weather that we’ve been having and pulled out some darker colors to wear with this floral top that I found at TJMaxx. The pink floral print combined with the darker gray shades on this beautiful blouse perfectly exemplifies spring to me.
Usually in springtime all I want to wear are bright and light colors and leave the darker ones back in my closet for colder seasons, as I think most non-New Yorkers do. But why? For me, I’m ready for a change in outside temperatures as well as what I’m typically wearing day to day. Out with the layers of sweaters (which are usually dark in color) and in with the whimsical short sleeves! Then I realized that as much as I mock trivial fashion rules like not wearing white after Labor Day (oops) or not mixing neutrals like blue and black (my bad), I was subconsciously following a “don’t wear black/dark colors in spring time” rule that I somehow made up for myself. And considering that when I buy investment clothes/accessories (i.e. more expensive things) I tend to buy them in oh, I don’t know, BLACK, because it’s neutral and can go with anything(!), I was seriously limiting my styling choices with those parts of my wardrobe being unofficially shunned half of the year. So, clearly I had some rethinking to do. My mental fog has been lifted and I can see clearly now, even if the rain outside isn’t gone yet 🙂 HA HA.
Long story short, don’t think like how I use to think! Don’t be afraid to wear a few dark colors during spring! You too can incorporate dark shades into your spring outfits.