Break From Black :: fit & flare dress + scarf

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ditch your black power pieces for a day and think in color. After all, spring is on its way - start dressing the part now. 
Instead of black, opt for navy with a splash of white or cream. Building a colorful outfit around the color navy is easy due to the hue's versatility. Chestnut booties are a polished compliment. 
A light scarf is one of my favorite ways to add a bold punch of color. Patterned ones are great, but this solid jewel-toned scarf goes well with any look. I've been getting so much use out of it lately! 
I can't believe it's taken me this long to post about it, but this beautiful necklace was a very special gift from my boyfriend for Christmas. He customized it with our initials and chose rose gold for the center heart and everything. Needless to say I was very impressed when I opened this incredibly thoughtful gift on Christmas day. It's the perfect length and I love how delicate yet filled with meaning it is. 
Aside from a springtime color palette, another way to refresh your wardrobe is through accessories. I chose a mix of gold and silver and couldn't help but incorporate pink and white too. 
Instead of choosing plain nude tights, I decided to add some texture into the mix with these fun yet subtle patterned nylons. Choose nude over black once March hits. 
A scarf and a sundress is a perfectly balanced spring pairing. 
Photos by Dan Harper
[dress: Gap, scarf: Target, tights: Urban Outfitters, booties: Sam Edelman, earrings: Kate Spade, watch: Kate Spade, cream bangle: Kate Spade, gold knot bangle: Kate Spade, gold bracelet: Stella & Dot, necklace: customized gift]

Nothing against my favorite neutrals but...raise your hand if your sick of black, grey, and shades of brown! Is it just me or has everyone else's wardrobe been matching these dull, grey skies we've been seeing lately? Don't get me wrong, I love a strong ashen color palette as much as the next fashionista, but sometimes you just need a little color in your life! 

This look was inspired by springtime and, surprise surprise, does not have one speck of black or grey in it. Although most of the country is still freezing, that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun with colorful accessories and a 
long-sleeved sundress. Here's to warmer temps ahead! 
SHOP :: 


51 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Dress! You look pretty :)
    xoxo

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  2. I know it is, but certainly does't feel like it, not here. And awesome stripes!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    allienyc.com

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  3. All the texture and pattern in this look is so lovely!

    xo,
    miranda

    thechicstreet.com

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  4. I love the classic pattern of your dress paired with that lovely colored scarf! I too can't wait for the warmer season of spring, I'm so over all this snow. Best, ican'taffordmylifestyle

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  5. oh!!! so much lovely oufit, hunny!!!))) happy friday, sweety))) xoxo)))))

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  6. cute outfit! Its kinda girly but simple!

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  7. That dress is fabulous, I can't believe it's from Gap! It looks more like a New Look or Missguided piece! You're gorgeous omg NEVER stop posting!
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  8. Hi Kat
    this dress is adorable
    I really like these photos
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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  9. Wow, love this pretty dress, great look. ^^
    New post is online....

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  10. What a darling look for spring- I just love that dress on you!
    Rachel
    Garay Treasures

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  11. so beautiful.You look stunning.i want that dress
    love the earring too
    kisses

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  12. That outfit looks amazing on you! I have just found your blog and really like it! It would mean a lot if you could check out my blog: http://snapgracklepop.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Well, hello prettiness:) I've got to say you look wonderful. That dress looks really nice on you, the violet scarf adds a final touch;) You are beautifully gowned, indeed!
    Happy international Women's Day dear!

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  14. Love this new outfit! The colors suit you perfectly! :)

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  15. Hi, great post, wonderful blog. I would like to follow each other. if you want, let me know

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  16. I love a good stripe dress :) Looks great on you!

    Fishbowl Fashion

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  17. stunning dress! love the stripe and purple combo! really beautiful :)

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  18. Amazing look! Sure we can follow each other! Followed on GFC. Please follow back :)
    xx
    Sarah

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  19. Nice blog!! I love your dress, you look so stylish! would you like to follow each other? just let me know and I will be back here!
    Kisses
    www.alphasdreams.blogspot.com

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  20. The dress is so YOU!
    Pretty and stylish!
    Love this look! xo

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  21. Yay for color! I think navy and white together really makes me think of spring! That pop of color with your scarf is perfect too! I am completely in love with those patterned nude tights! Seriously they are something special and I need a pair in my life! Your necklace from your boyfriend is such a sweet and thoughtful personal gift! He's a keeper! :)

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  22. I've started adapting your philosophy as well (start dressing for spring now) although it has been rather challenging with this winter that just won't back down. I'm happy to see that you are having more luck with it! I like the cut of your dress, and can see you layering with it for more versatility. Love the pop of colour with your purple scarf!

    House of Illusions

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  23. Such a cute dress! I want it for myself, it's so nice looking

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  24. Dear!! Super nice dress!! Love it.
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  25. I love stripes and your dress is really cute!!!!!!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  26. Gorgeous dress, you look so pretty, happy start of week!

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  27. You look so gorgeous! Love that plum scarf

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  28. I'm in love with your makeup in these photos :)

    The Latest. Beauty & Colour

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  29. Great dress! I have a similar black and white striped dress I have had for years. It just never goes out of style!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  30. I love a good fit and flare dress!
    I must say, your jewellery is on point too
    xx Lizzie
    Garland Girl

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  31. I love that dress! When I saw it on sale in GAP I wanted to get it but there is no point because I won't fit into it for months now. But you look stunning dear!

    Happy Medley Blog

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  32. I love the fit and flare dress!! You look great, and totally spring-ready!


    Jackie
    Something About That

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  33. Love your dress!! So cute!

    Kisses,
    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  34. Omg you look wonderful Kat. I love your striped dresss. Need one like that too :)

    xx

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  35. Wow the whole colour-blocking are so perfect. I got so inspired!

    with love, vina

    LOONAIRE

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  36. Totally agree! Spring needs colors! Great look!

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  37. Girl, let me just say that purple is your color! Gorgeous scarf!

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  38. This dress is adorable! I can't live without my stripes. :) Looking cute chica! ;)

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  39. you have such an amazing sense of style Love this new outfit! The colors suit you perfectly!

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  42. That one is exactly according to you i really like this one.
    fit and flare black dress

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