One of the reasons I started Whatever Bright Things was to create a space to acknowledge and enjoy the bright things in life – whatever they may be. Too often, I think we fly through the day without stopping to smell the roses, or laugh at a cliche, or smile at a neighbor.
I also want WBT to be a place that inspires you. And in order to do that, I too need to be inspired. So, when I was feeling uninspired to write a planner post for today, I decided to seek out inspiration and share that with you instead.
It’s a bit of a #flashbackfriday because I’m bringing back #fashionfriday.
It’s that awkward time of year in Portland when one minute it’s 80 degrees and sunny and you’re sweating and then the next minute a cool breeze comes along and the sun disappears behind a cloud and you’re freezing. Welcome to the PNW.
It’s also that awkward time of year when you’re ready to rock those bright and neon colors, but without any sign of a tan, they’re just going to look a little sad.
So, keeping my Spring Color Chart in mind, I put together this fashion collage to brainstorm some ideas on how to make the transition from Spring fashion into Summer.
Here are a few tips I came up with:
- Pink is your best friend. Maybe it’s just me, but this time of year just begs for the pink color spectrum to come out and play. From a subtle blush tone, to bubblegum/Barbie pink, to an almost-neon-hot-pink, the color pink is the thread that ties together Spring and Summer fashion.
- Have fun with juxtaposition. Just as every rose has it’s thorn, don’t be afraid to mix and match texture, color, or pattern. Throw on athletic sneakers with a tulle skirt, pair structured overalls with a fuzzy sweater, or layer a leather jacket over a pink dress.
- When in doubt, keep your outfit neutral & add color through makeup and accessories. Denim boyfriend jeans, a white tee, and a black cardigan might not scream Spring on their own, but throw on some pink flats, a mint green purse, and a pop of blush and you just turned ‘blah’ into ‘ta-dah!’ A bright lipstick works just as well to add a bit of Spring color.
I hope you enjoyed this #fashionfriday post – Fashion is always a major source of inspiration to me, and I love being able to share little peeks into my personal style with you!