Style Advice of the Week

Texas is currently in that awkward phase. You know…the one where it’s ridiculously freezing in the morning and then bearable after a few hours and then plummets back to full-on winter parka mode by nightfall. Some days it is hard to assemble an outfit, especially when it can be scorching by day and sleeting by night. So, what is the perfect outfit to wear that can accommodate the drastic changes on all ends of the Texas spring season spectrum?

This Fashionista does hormonal spring weather right. Patterned leggings and a chambray shirt are warm enough to combat the chill. But once it gets hot, this Fashionista just sheds the top layer and opts for a basic white tee underneath. In her magical, never-ending bag, she keeps a plain knit scarf and an extra cardigan in case temperatures start to get nippy. You never know what you’re going to get on a day in the DFW, so she likes to be prepared. A neutral toned cardigan is the perfect partner to balance a bright blue chambray shirt.

A pop of pattern adds pizazz to any outfit, and the vibrant leggings trend doesn’t look like it’s going to be going out of style any time soon! This Fashionista chose a tan and black Aztec pattern that’s neutral so that nothing clashes with her statement-piece purse. If you’re up for a more springy look, try going for leggings with a bright mix of colors or vibrant floral patterns.

My favorite part of her outfit is her kate spade tote because not only does it add the perfect pop and accent color to her outfit, but it shows her true personality. Fun, quirky sayings and graphics on bags are one of the most popular emerging trends this season, and certainly indicative of the person toting them. kate spade has many of these kinds of purses, such as this fun bag, as well as this one that screams spring. kate spade not in the poor college student budget? Canvas bags and inexpensive brands can be just as chic!

If you’re dealing with temperamental temperatures during this transitional phase, take a twist on your winter staples. Layer up, but make sure to add a color splash or two. Happy patterns and bright hues keep away the winter blues!


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