Back at it again in blush because springtime! But with this look I'm rocking hues of pink from head to toe - making a springy statement that's both bold, feminine, and incredibly stylish. And honestly, there's really no other way about it, when it comes to owning the season, you've got to be both daring and creative. Let me show you what I mean...
The jacket is back! Yes, you could definitely call this light pink beauty my favorite spring staple of the moment. For a more casual look, check out how I styled it here. But this time I decided to incorporate it into a more sophisticated outfit, an outfit that you just don't wear to work - you dominate the board meeting in; an outfit you don't just wear to Sunday brunch - you get photographed on the street in. See, a killer top layer like this one can effortlessly pull your entire look together - sometimes color coordinating to an absurd degree is beyond worth it!
Is it just me or have stripes been EVERYWHERE lately? I love how modernly bold this pencil skirt is and its vertical stripes make it fresh and completely flattering. I also couldn't get over its unexpected color combination. Navy, burgundy, blush, and white are all such key colors in my wardrobe but I never imagined wearing them all together. Thanks to this skirt I'm now making magic happen!
This little crop tank is a dream come true for people like me who HATE tucking their shirts in. Am I alone in the struggle of making a tucked-in shirt look polished and professional all day long? This top, which also comes in black and peach, is a lifesaver as it has the appearance of being tucked in without the discomfort and annoyance. Brilliant, huh?
Opting for color-blocked heels gives my spring look a unique vibe. This Sam Edelman pair is a fast favorite of mine as they make any outfit look perfectly on-point.
Tying everything together, my necklace once again serves to complete my outfit. From my jacket to my skirt to my necklace, my entire look revolves around a rose quartz hue - and why shouldn't it? It IS one of the Pantone colors of the year!
Retro sunglasses in a fresh color like dusty mint are a fabulous compliment to such a structured, modern ensemble. They add attitude and a total glam effect. In short, they're my secret weapon to throwing off preppy looks in the chicest way possible and making them more street worthy.
Pink pearl studs accent the warm glow of my entire outfit. While white could have worked just fine, it's this rosy hue that adds consistency to my overall look - it's all in the details, right?
Even my makeup was centered around this light pink theme - are we sensing a pattern yet? I used Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette to dust my lids with shades of rose gold while I swiped a berry pink stain across my lips. I love how my eyeshadow picks up the flecks of pink from my outfit and reflects an overall rosy hue onto my face.
To create a statement-worthy look for spring, concentrate on a theme. For me, that theme was a color, more specifically the color blush (aka rose quartz, light pink, cotton candy, etc). I threw splashes in of this shade wherever I could and then mixed it with complimentary colors and polished accessories. Pastels work wonders during this season and pairing them with a jewel tone like navy is unexpected and impactful - yay creativity!
Photos by Ryan Kathleen Greene
[jacket: Ann Taylor // skirt: Ann Taylor // tank: Ann Taylor // heels: Sam Edelman (all nude here) // necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (gold option here) // sunglasses: The Row // earrings: fine jewelry // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // watch: Fossil // cuff: Ted Baker // lipstick: Bite Beauty // eyeshadow: Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay]
As I welcome spring in one of my favorite looks to date, I just hope that cold weather truly IS gone for good. After all, here in NYC it literally snowed on the first day of the season - talk about a sick joke, right? Wearing skirts, bare legs, and pretty pastels has been a longtime coming and I'm just loving this winning combo that incorporates all three. Let's hear it for spring!