STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Embracing the Spring Spirit

Spring has sprung here in Gainesville, and it’s been a fast transition from the heavy winter coats to fun floral patterns. So put away the dark color schemes and rediscover the bright colors hidden in your closet. This Fashionista uses bright colors and fun patterns to create the perfect transition from winter to spring.

A pop of color embraces the spring spirit. The magenta contrasts the blue and white patterned pants. The structure of both these elements helps shape our Fashionista’s body. The high-waisted pants cinch at the smallest part of her waist and this creates the image of splendidly long legs. Our Fashionista uses the structure of both elements of the outfit to create a flawless silhouette.

The use of pattern is also picture-perfect. When using patterns, often times they can distract from other key elements in an outfit. However, this Fashionista achieves a balance. The pattern she uses is the centerpiece of her look but it isn’t overwhelming. Detailed and simple, it uses a color scheme that doesn’t overpower. These details help create the perfect pant to complement the brighter top. Since the patterned pants take up a majority of the look it is important that they aren’t too extravagant. The pattern contrasts the top in a way that sparks attention and distinctiveness.

Finally the details are the finishing touch. Mismatched jewelry adds personality to the overall look. The statement necklace catches the eye and helps tie the look together. The watch and white shoes match, and the gold and silver earrings complement the statement necklace.

This is the perfect outfit to kickoff spring. The bright colors and fun patterns allow for the expression of personality. There’s no doubt anyone’s day wouldn’t be improved by wearing bright magenta and a exciting patterned pant.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Patterns are fun! Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with a new pattern. Start adding patterns in minor details, a headband or scarf, but then incorporate patterns into the main part of your look. They create exciting new looks for any Fashionista to love.”