Style Advice of the Week

This week Bostonians were thrilled when the weather broke 20-degrees. Many people were not willing to part with their coats to reveal their stylish cold weather outfit. Fortunately, I did find one Fashionista who was not only willing to part with her coat, but was also wearing a trendy spring pattern. Sometimes the best way to get over the cold weather is not to wear countless layers, but to put yourself in the mindset of a warmer season.

As much as I am an advocate for blacks, navy and grays, it is that time of the season when the winter weather is really starting to slow northeast college students down. In order to get out of this funk, substitute those dull colors for some bright spring ones. If you’re not sure where to start, you can begin with the color of the year, which is radiant orchid. Radiant orchid goes well with those darker winter colors, which makes it a subtle and easy transition into the spring season. As seen on our Fashionista, some other great colors that will help you transition into spring are a pastel blues and greens. Nothing says spring like flower in bloom, and this print is making a comeback in the coming spring season. InStyle magazine calls it “modern floral”, for it’s larger, more abstract flowers and wider color spectrum. Reminiscent of quick, impressionistic brush strokes, these florals were seen in J.Crew, Rebecca Minkoff and BCBGMAXAZRIA spring preview fashion shows.

The quick and carefree brush strokes are just a simple reminder that the seemingly endless east coast winter doesn’t actually last forever. There is so much to look forward to in the next few months such as bike riding, later sunsets, warm nights and Frisbee in the park. But while you’re day dreaming about the days of spring, remember to keep a look out for the floral patterns that will be appearing in store front windows soon enough.


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