BEAUTY BAR: Springtime Edge

BEAUTY BAR: Springtime Edge

It’s that time of year again—springtime! It’s the time of year where we can give our summer looks a trial run, yet still retain (to some extent) layers like it’s still winter. Spring equates to florals, pastels, and everything else good and bright in this world. That being said, with Lily Pulitzer-esque color schemes and fun patterns, it’s easy to risk looking like either a four-year-old or an easter egg. Although this Fashionista incorporated springtime pastels into her look, she was still able to retain her own edgy style to create a look far from that of a toddler. The juxtaposition is what makes this Fashionista’s look so cool.

My favorite thing about this beauty look is the rose highlight. In regular light it appears as ordinary highlight, but once exposed to the sunlight, it looks pink, warm, and friendly. This cool highlight, paired with her bubbly pink lip color, creates a perfect spring beauty look juxtaposed from her rock ‘n’ roll vibes from neck to toe.

When asked, this Fashionista told me she got her vintage-y Metallica T-shirt from her dad’s closet. If you’re like me and you don’t have a dad with a plethora of cool oversize band T-shirts, you can find a fabulous look alike here. She paired it with classic high-top Converse in red that gave her look another pop of color.

Now, can we also take the time to address this Fashionista’s incredible hair? Recently dyed, it’s the perfect example of pastels being put to use in a nontraditional spring way. The fact that it perfectly matches her the Metallica logo on her shirt makes it that much cooler and ties the whole look together. She’s the perfect example that just because it’s spring doesn’t mean you have to dress like a toddler going to church on Easter. Incorporate your own style! The beauty in spring is that its key colors—pastel shades of pinks, blues, and yellows—don’t have to be the star of every outfit, but rather, can enhance the colors and warmth of a look in a way that’s current with the season.