I was really looking forward to styling this statement skirt for spring. You may remember seeing it here when I wore it in winter, but for this look I decided to play with pattern and do a stripe + floral mix. I think the result is bold, flirty, and flowery enough to make the trees behind me jealous. This spring, dare to go full bloom ahead!
This is just one of those skirts. You know the ones. The ones that make you feel your best, the ones you get endless compliments on, and the ones you can't wait to style and wear again and again. I love the fit, the print, and how easily it can transition from season to season while looking great next to so many pieces that I already own.
Playing off the white in my sweater, I love how this necklace blends in while still standing out. Its quiet elegance completes my look.
This slightly cropped sweater is a new favorite. It's just long enough to comfortably wear with high-waisted jeans yet short enough to wear with skirts. And how classic is this bold striped print? I can't get enough!
My mom and I love to shop. We especially love shopping together and that applies to both online shopping and in-store shopping. But sometimes it's online where you can find the best deals. That's where these amazing sandals come in. Late one night we were perusing the web when we came across these shoes from Vince Camuto's Signature collection. Originally worth $250, we were able to score them for $49 from Neiman Marcus Last Call! Can you even believe it? And THAT is the story of how these beauties became my graduation heels.
How great is this lip shade for spring? It's called Kiss It and I just love how the electrifying pink hue gives a new life to all my springy outfits.
Photos by Brooke Faison
[top: Ann Taylor, skirt: Gap, heels: Vince Camuto Signature collection, necklace: Nordstrom, leather bracelet: Michael Dawkins, bangle: Ann Taylor]
Mixing prints doesn't have to be limited to fashion risk-takers. Some consider it an art but I like to think of it as a style strategy that anyone can master. My number one favorite pairing for spring is floral & stripes (obviously), and for this look I made sure to keep one piece neutral (sweater) while letting the other do all the talking (skirt). Keep your color palette similar and allow one piece to standout. Easy peasy!