ACCESSORIES REPORT: Out With The Cold, In With The Blue (Skies)

Accessories Report

In the words of my favorite band, Noah and the Whale, “Blue skies are coming.” With that, we’re all starting to get a little more daring with our wardrobes. For some people that might mean high heels and floppy sun hats, but this Fashionista uses this opportunity to put her own spin on pattern mixing! You can tell just by looking at her that she is ready to frolic through fields and pick flowers. The way she centered the entire outfit around her textured pink kimono. It creates a certain warmth that continues throughout the ensemble.

In Missouri, it seems like the entirety of February-May are confusing transitional months. It can be anywhere from 30-80 degrees over the course of two days. As the sun has been making a few more appearances these days, we’re starting to entertain the idea of days with bare legs and arms. However, we always need to have a great summer scarf on hand for those days the temperature decides to drop to 40 degrees spur of the moment. I love how delicate this Fashionista’s scarf is; it is neutral, yet colorful at the same time. This Free People scarf is very intricately detailed, mixing fabrics and patterns to go along with the pattern mixing theme. Plus, the pink color is great for anyone who prefers to wear pink on Wednesdays!

When I asked this Fashionista where she got her skirt, she told me she it was originally a strange “grandma skirt” she found at a thrift store. She decided it would suit her better if it were short, so she just cut it, hemmed it and made it her own. I am loving the darling part floral, part aztec print. It pairs so effortlessly with her scarf. Not to mention, the pastel colors just scream spring. One pattern I’ve seen popping up just about everywhere is gingham. These high-waisted shorts from Topshop would be great for a picnic with your friends while celebrating the end of finals (hallelujiah).

The summer is finally here for University of Central Missouri students, and that means it is time for breezy crop tops and spending every moment outside. This cropped sweatshirt is cozy and warm for those rainy days, and would look darling paired with your pink scarf and gingham shorts. This is the perfect recipe for a casual spring or summer look.

Spotted: Céline’s spring ready-to-wear line features so many bold patterns that are perfect for mixing and matching. Throw a scarf over it and you’re ready to go! 


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