STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Keeping it Short and Sweet

June 4th, 2015 at 2:00am

The weather here in Oregon isn’t always warm and sunny; in fact it rarely is! So what happens when the sun decides to show itself? Bright colors and vivid prints come out to play which can make the sometimes dreary weather more bearable. There’s an endless array of colors, keeping us Oregonians in high spirits all year round. As far as fun patterns go, the possibilities are nearly infinite.

Bold floral prints are a classic choice during this time of year. The pattern’s mimicry of nature’s most beautiful scenery seems to encourage cheerful and sunny moods even if the sun doesn’t always make an appearance. Fortunately, where there’s a will there’s a way. When a vivid floral print is paired with a short skater dress, optimal springtime attire occurs.

Women have been sporting these fashionable floral looks for ages. Literally ages; as early as the ‘50s. Both timeless and classy, these garments positively radiate springtime. Shorter dresses are no doubt an essential for the transitioning months whether bold, neutral or sophisticated. By sporting this look, the fear of going unnoticed will become obsolete.

Notice how this Fashionista styles her fun and flouncy dress with a simple pair of brown Oxford shoes and neutral blush-pink hair bow to offset the dramatic pattern. This creates a perfect combination of subtlety and dynamics. Balance is key, and while the majority of her accessories are calm and collected, her twisted silver earrings suggest a certain whimsicality.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “It’s spring! Wear cute hints of floral and remember, bows always add a cute touch to any outfit.”