STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Not Your Grandma's Dress

At Seattle Pacific University, it’s the start of a new quarter and a fresh season. Everyone has returned refreshed from Spring Break, some tan others not as much but regardless, still relaxed. That sense of freshness seems to be evident even on campus as I walked to class and saw so many outfits I would have loved to snag for the spring season.

When I think of spring I rejoice in the fact that all those heavy layers of winter jackets can be chucked out the window. Don’t get me wrong, I love layering, but sometimes, just throwing on something simple and bypassing all the complicated layering is appealing. I also love how spring is a season where newness and creativity are abundant. This Fashionista couldn’t have been a better example of the fresh opportunities for the spring season.

The thing that drew me to this Fashionista’s outfit was the gorgeous black doily, lace detailing on the bottom of her dress. It immediately made me wonder if the dress was vintage or if she had possibly DIY-ed the detailing. I think it’s especially funny since when I typically think about doilies, I imagine them in my grandmother’s home covering her tables. But this look certainly isn’t grayish, and the unique details of her summer dress pack a punch of creativity and personality to her outfit.

Achieving an outfit similar to this student’s isn’t hard. Fashionistas should simply scour the racks of a local thrift store. This look is easily one of the cheapest and most simple ways of updating your closet for spring. Plus, if you are worried the spring temperatures might decide to suddenly drop (as they periodically do in the PNW), just top off the outfit with a light cardigan and army jacket as this Fashionista did, which adds not only warmth but also texture to the look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “When you pick a dress to wear just make sure it’s something that fits your personality! There is nothing more important than remaining true to yourself. Pick something up that represents you!”