With a new season finally upon us, it is time to break out some color in your wardrobe! Winter wardrobes are notorious for being a bit more neutral and monochromatic in style, but it’s time to switch things up a bit, as spring wardrobes couldn’t be more opposite! As we make the transition from cold to warm, one of the simplest and most stylish ways to breathe new life into a fresh season’s wardrobe is by adding some pops of color!
If you’re ready to brighten up your style and add some cheery vibes to your outfits, then this post will be perfect for you! I’ve put together five easy ways to expand your color palette and make any outfit pop, just in time for soaking up that sunshine!
Have Some Fun Accessorizing!
If you’re a bit weary of wearing brighter colors, then why not try adding a bolder hue to your accessory collection?! Stick to your favorite neutrals when it comes to your outfit and make a statement with a brightly-hued handbag instead!
Play with Prints
Prints are the perfect way to make any outfit pop! With so many fun prints out there, go ahead and give a charming floral pattern a shot, as these types of prints tend to incorporate multiple spring hues!
Like accessorizing, adding a pop of color to your spring looks from the ground up with a fresh pair of eye-catching kicks, is a fantastic way to brighten up your spring wardrobe in an instant. You can even opt to wear full color, like Monroe did here, for the ultimate fashion-forward fit!
It’s time to retire your warm winter coat and opt to layer your outfits with something a bit bolder! Keep your look fun and fresh by wearing your favorite tee and denim beneath a candy-colored, structured blazer for a striking and head-turning look!
Switch up your Denim
Colored denim is always easier to find in the spring and summer season, so if you’re a denim fan like me, try pushing your style boundaries a bit this season by adding a fresh hue to your typical blue line-up!
No matter how you add color to your wardrobe this season, remember to have fun with it! Fashion is all about experimentation, so don’t be afraid to be a bit bold!
Happy Friday! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!
After lusting over a pair of snakeskin heels at Zara but deeming them an irresponsible investment, Michelle found nearly identical BCBG snakeskin heels (never worn!) for only $16 at her local Crossroads store! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Street Style Inspo
A New Royal Instagram Account
Women of Color by Latonya Yvette
Karla Welch: Hollywood’s Hottest Celeb Stylist
Karla Welch, who has styled the likes of Busy Philipps, Justin Bieber, Olivia Wilde, and Tracee Ellis Ross, has been profiled by The New Yorker. Welch has been named the most powerful stylist by the Hollywood Reporter in 2017, has three full-time assistants, and manages to close the gap between a celebrity’s professional and off-duty style.
Kacey Musgraves, Glamour Cover Girl
I think we all fell in love with country star Kacey Musgraves this past year and I love seeing her everywhere lately! She graces the cover of Glamour Magazine this month. Read her interview here and can we all agree that we now need to be wearing neon feathers??
NAACP Image Awards 2019
The 50th annual NAACP Image Awards were held last Saturday and I am living from all the vibrant red hot red carpet looks! Award highlights include Jay-Z and Beyonce who won the president’s award and the entertainer of the year award (respectively) and Black Panther racking up 8 awards, including Outstanding Motion Picture.
Keeping Up With The Kardashian Cash Flow
The Kardashians are back on our TV’s this week and as much as we claim that we are over the reality TV family that is famous for simply being famous, there is a reason that they are still at the top of their game and successfully branching out into different industries. Read the profile of the Kardashian’s by The New York Times here.
Celeb Baby News
Being known for and excelling in one thing just isn’t enough anymore. Models are branching out to acting, actors to singing, singers to fashion designers, and so on and so forth. Far from the days of simple collaborations for fragrances or a design collection, it seems that the new next step for a celebrity to extend the life of their career is by creating their own lifestyle brand. Celebrities are moving on from being the face of a brand to being and creating a brand from scratch in itself, which offers them the complete freedom of creativity and the ownership of their own public persona.
Because of their vast and seemingly unlimited resources and the almost intimate relationship that we feel like we have with them, after all we let a version of them into our daily lives, celebrities have an air of confidence in what they are selling, therefore making a lifestyle brand an inevitable success. Take a look at the top celebrity founded lifestyle brands that you should take note of, whether or not you’re a fan of said celebrity.
Goop, Founded by Gwenyth Paltrow in 2008
Maybe the most controversial for being pretentious, Goop is the original celebrity brand to have succeeded and continues to be one of the most popular. Beauty, fashion, wellness, and home; Goop focuses on curating quality modern products and strives to create an intimate interface for their customer.
The Honest Company, Founded by Jessica Alba in 2012
Jessica Alba founded The Honest Company after becoming a mother and wanting to create eco-and-budget friendly baby products free of toxins. 7 years later, Alba has created an empire with an estimated worth of $1 billion that has expanded to household products.
Lauren Conrad, Founded by Lauren Conrad in 2009
From reality TV star to collaborating on a namesake fashion line, Lauren Conrad has far surpassed her 15 minutes of fame and now runs a lifestyle website, fashion line available at Kohls nationwide, has written multiple books, and has recently launched The Little Market, an online marketplace featuring fair trade artisan goods.
Flower Beauty, Founded by Drew Barrymore in 2013
After decades of success as an actress, producer (Barrymore is also the founder of Flower Films), and becoming a mother, Barrymore has created an affordable cruelty-free beauty line available at Walmart and Ulta.
Fabletics, Founded by Kate Hudson in 2013
Kate Hudson launched Fabletics as a way to bring affordable, quality athletic wear to the masses via monthly subscription or individual purchase. Hudson is not only the face of the company but the designer of the line, often participating in Instagram live videos from her own home to introduce new pieces to customers, just one of the ways the brand creates a personal and intimate conversation with their customers.
Draper James, Founded by Reese Witherspoon in 2015
Inspired and created as homage to her Southern roots, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James designs clothing, home goods, and collaborates with the likes of Crate and Barrel and direct to consumer brands to extend her reach to consumers.
ED by Ellen, Founded by Ellen DeGeneres in 2015
Anyone else feeling this winter lasted waaay too long? Girl, same. It’s time to stow away the teddy coats and celebrate spring in style. Ruffles, cut-out pieces, bold patterns, and color — what’s not to love about springtime fashion? Curate the perfect spring wardrobe with a few essential spring tops. You’ll want to get your hands on these six spring tops ASAP:
Combine Two Styles
Accentuate Feminine Details
Floral for Spring
Try out Crop Tops
Spring weather can be fickle; going from cold, to hot, and back chilly in the time between dawn and dusk. It can be dry, windy, or raining all in the span of a day. So what is the answer to battling all of these weather challenges? Layers! Layers are your best friend during the spring season and the easiest way to make it comfortably through the inconsistent weather.
Take a look at the easiest way to layer using spring essentials that you already have in your closet!