Accessories Report

With the passing of the worst snowstorm in 20 years here at OSU, there’s no doubt that there is a hint of spring fever on campus. Bright and vibrant colors are replacing the usual shades of black and white. Rather than solid colors, fun patterns are starting to make a comeback. This Fashionista is embracing it all and shows us the right way to make this transition with effortless style.

For as long as I can remember, brown leather has been a classic trend that appears every spring. This Fashionista shows the right way to wear this trend through her accessories which serve to accentuate her overall look. The first thing I noticed about this outfit was the camel brown boots. Unlike some mid-calf boots, these boots still flatter the legs by cutting off in the lower calf. In addition, the winter trend of socks peeking out of knee-high boots can carry over to the spring as this Fashionista expertly demonstrates. If you don’t have lower mid-calved boots, don’t worry! This trend works perfectly for heeled ankle booties too.

To match, the Steve Madden brown leather cross-body bag this Fashionista carries is stylish yet comfortable. The camel brown color doesn’t distract from the outfit but rather, complements the boots and even her hair color. The buckle details even match those of the boots. Also, as college students, who doesn’t love a bag that’s versatile, trendy and holds the daily essentials?

So if you’re feeling the spring fever, don on the bright colors and fun patterns. However, like this Fashionista, pair it with neutral colors like camel brown so as not to make the outfit too noisy. Her neutral colors create a perfect balance for her fun blue polka-dot skirt. Achieving this balance between bright colors and neutrals will ensure you an effortless yet fashionable transition to the spring season!

Spotted: Tom Ford takes brown leather from accessory pieces to the main feature in his spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection.


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