STYLE GURU STYLE: Springtime Stripes

Winter is finally over and spring is here to stay, hopefully! The sun is staying out longer and the temperature is increasing. I am finally able to wear my bright colors and new spring clothes. One thing I’m loving this season is stripes. The alice + olivia spring 2015 ready-to-wear show featured stripes and bright colors, leaving me inspired to create my own look.

Stripes are all over this spring and I’m loving it. The alice + olivia show was all about bold colors. My favorite ones combined bright colors and stripes. I immediately knew I would try this out. While on a trip to North Carolina recently, I spotted the most adorable boutique. This bright blue and green striped dress stood out in the store. It was the perfect dress for my runway-inspired outfit. Luckily for me, Wisconsin’s weather got much nicer and I was able to wear it right after buying it. This dress is super flowy and comfortable. It’s the perfect material for the season. I can make it dressy and add some heels or wedges, or keep it simple with flats.

With the bright colors, I wanted to keep everything else simple. I wore a necklace in a similar color scheme. In Wisconsin, spring can be inconsistent. The mornings and evenings can be chilly, but daytime gets warm. A jean jacket is the perfect solution and keeps the outfit just as stylish. I chose a pair of navy slip-on shoes. While I love sandals, slip-ons can be more comfortable, which is good for walking around campus.

I absolutely loved creating my bright and bold striped ensemble that was inspired by the alice + olivia show. This outfit made me feel ready for spring. I cannot wait to see all the spring fashion on Madison’s campus and to incorporate more stripes and bright colors the rest of the season!

Get My Look: 1. A striped dress. 2. A jean jacket. 3. Slip-on shoes.