Spring is officially here. No matter where you live, once Aries birthdays start happening and Easter egg hunts are being scheduled, winter is OVER. In celebration of a whole new season to dress up for (and the shedding of that winter coat you’re so tired of) I had a photo shoot.
Why? Because I felt like you guys needed one.
I did a combination of closet shopping and sample begging to show different ways that you could celebrate warm weather, pretty much no matter what your style. Here are 5 looks that I hope will inspire you when you’re getting dressed.
I did not go to Coachella, but you can’t help but be inspired by the style of the festival. It’s all about free-flowing 60s style layers and sorbet colors, not so tame as pastels and a little tie-dye thrown in. The 1.99 straw hat is the personality. Try covering the hat with your hand and the outfit is cute but boring. The hat is the conversation starter.
The pink lips are Makeup Forever Aquamatic lip pencil in Baby Pink21c, with Boots No. 7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Delicate Pink layered over it.
Dress: $10 in Utica Avenue, cotton tie dyed shift with embroidery and sequins at hem.
Shoes: Squander boot (in Driftwood) from Cat Footwear, $140
Watch: Rumbatime Nolita Watch, $60
Jeans are always in season, but why not liven up a boring pair with some fabric paint? I chose to use primary colors, since they basically go with everything. If you throw on a jacket, this outfit could take you out to dinner on a warm night.
Jeans: Dittos Brand Charli Boyfriend Jeans, $87
Bag: Tangerine two pocket handbag from Kensie Clothing
This is a tomboyish outfit that combines the hottest print this season (gingham) with an old standby (graphic tee). The orange skirt gives a hot jolt of unmissable and bold color that wouldn’t be possible with mere jeans.
For this look, Aveda’s Petal Essence Single Eyeshadow in Ivory Lotus (with a little Winter Lilac smudged into the crease) is contrasted with Susan Posnick’s Color Essential Miami sheer lipstick (matches the skirt). A casual messy braid across the front of the hairline is a casual hair update.
Tshirt: Street People Atelier Little Empire King tshirt, $38
Shirt: Southern Tide men’s Gingham Sport Shirt, $99.50
Bag: Etienne Aigner mini stag bag, $365
Shoes: SUPRA Cuttler sneaker, $75
Bracelet: (UME) USB Storage Drive bracelet in Vintage, $24.99
A look that never goes out of style. Black and white is always on trend, and a crisp look for work. Add a bright bag for fun, and gold accessories. A light spring coat in a fun polka dot pattern is a delight to everyone you pass by. Basic, simple elegance.
Since this look had a retro feel, I did a velvety line above the model’s false eyelashes with Xtreme Lashes Glideliner Long Lasting Eye Pencil. Here, the pink lip was accentuated with Illamasqua lipstick in Immodest.
Jacket: Desigual x Christian Lacroix ss2014 Uni blazer
Bag: Yellow satchel from Kensie Clothing
Headband: Crystal Strand Statement Headband, $58
Necklace: Black Buddha Mala for prosperity by Shop Jacqueline Rose
Watch: Rumbatime Nolita watch with crystal and cloth band, $60
Upscale Urban Floral:
Blue and white is hot, but as with every spring so are florals. This outfit combines two trends to marvelous effect.
To deepen the pink and make it more 21st century, I freshened the lips with Aveda Nourish-mint rehydrating glaze in rose blush, and added the mangosteen color in the middle of the lip for a hip/hop kabuki effect.
Shirt: Southern Tide Women’s chambray fitted blouse, $89
Top: Etienne Aigner sculptural crop top, $195
Shoes: White patent leather single soled sandal with silver and black leather straps from Etienne Aigner
Watch: Rumbatime Nolita watch, $60
There you have it! You probably need to buy very little to make the coming warm months your own, just a new way of putting old pieces together. Buy a key piece that matches your personality, and you’re good to go!
*All images shot with a Samsung S5 Active cameraphone (review coming soon)
Next Up: Behind the scenes of the Spring Style shoot (the method and madness revealed)
xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian