ACCESSORIES REPORT: Chill Out

Accessories Report

Spring has finally arrived at IU, and the air is electric with lifted spirits. Unfortunately this doesn’t mean the temperature is rising along with them. The snow has melted but the Midwest is still receiving its fair share of chilly weather. So how do Fashionistas express their happy spring wardrobes and still dress for the weather? Accessories, of course!

This Fashionista expresses a seamless transition from winter to spring. Her plaid shirt reminds us of fall and winter trends, which are further expressed by the denim jacket and infinity scarf that allow her to stay a little bundled. However, her white skinnies give us our first taste of spring, with a lighter color to brighten up the overall look. This Fashionista’s beaded oxfords remind us that it’s no longer necessary to wear those clunky winter boots.

If it’s an especially blustery day and heavy duty warmth is necessary, wear a neutral chunky sweater over jeans and add a pop of color with a statement necklace or collar peeking out. Switch grays and blacks for whites and tans, brightening your outfits overall. And of course, add as much color as possible. Aim to incorporate at least one pop of color per outfit, whether it be in a bracelet, shoes, purse or earrings. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a neon pop — pastels are huge this season. Even a subtle color will liven up your outfit overall and pull it from the dark winter season.

Wearing an outfit straight from your spring wardrobe and adding winter accessories can be another way to attempt the transition. Layer multiple light fabrics and flowing silhouettes then add a thick knitted scarf and beanie. The stark contrast in textures will add edge and interest to your look.

Spotted: Daniel Vosovic adds pops of color to a neutral wardrobe by adding floral vests and small colorful graphic details in his spring 2014 ready-to-wear line.

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