Finally! Some sunshine and warm weather here in Northwestern Pennsylvania! While we are full on ready to welcome summer, it can be difficult to just shift your wardrobe from sweaters to swimsuits. We sat down this week to pull together our favorite tips and tricks on transitioning from winter to spring.
Mix 'n Match
I think one of my favorite tricks is to mix and match winter with spring colors. Keep your dark colored cardigans in the mix and match winter colors with spring to extend options and stretch your budget too.
So the “it” spring color of 2019 is coral! It’s everywhere and we’re for it! Coral is so versatile! If you have warm skin tones, coral will bring out your summer glow. But coral compliments pastel blues and greens so well that it works for cool skin tones too. Have you seen our reversible camis in all the spring colors? I’m in love!
Love how this dress could pair with a black cardigan for a more chic, night time look or without for the perfect summer picnic or party.
You ladies have been loving the new spring purses, clutches and wallets lately. A pop of color can be a great way to keep wearing some of your winter grays and blacks, while embracing the spring colors. Something like aqua or a coral color can be paired with so many other color options and can be that perfect little lift your wardrobe.
Pretty Pastels and Neutrals
Another way to bring a little pop of color is to add in some new jewelry. We’re loving Drewsey studs for a touch of sparkle, (have you seen these beauties on our website?) bright dangles, and chunky bracelets. And we cannot get enough of the bright, natural stone necklaces. The long lengths draw the eye down and are actually slimming to an outfit. Ask to see what we have in stock on our next show! These go fast though, be warned!
Refresh Your Beauty Bag
My go to lip shade is Provaclips #440 Just Teasing. But it just doesn’t transfer well to the spring time. I’m currently on a mission to find my new favorite shade. Any suggestions? What are you loving this season?
My fave lip color!
The change of seasons is more than just a change in color palettes. Most of us tend to use more foundation in the winter to help bring some life to our Vitamin D deprived complexion. But once the weather warms up, I hate the cakey feeling on my skin. I switch to a good bb cream, like this one or this one. They’re light tinted moisturizers that usually have some SPF and antioxidants. I’ll also add a CC cream, or color correcting cream, which can help with redness or uneven skin tone. Do you have a favorite we should try? Drop us a comment!
More sunshine also has me reaching for a good highlighter like the amazing Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit or my other fave Tarteist Pro Glow and Blush. Top off with a little bronzer, like this one from Bare Minerals. In the winter you’re trying to achieve a more matte look, but spring is the time to glow! Shimmer shadows, peachy blushes and just a touch of sun kissed bronze is the perfect switch for brighter days.
Winter always has me in thick layers. Our ponchos were one of our favorite trends this past season, but it’s time to tuck the heavy knits away and bring out the flowy! We now have the most beautiful kimonos in stock! We have so many gorgeous options in from bright to neutral, printed to solid. They are super versatile and they take an outfit from bleak to ULTRA CHIC! You can wear them with skinny jeans, or over these super cute Judy Blu Bermudas in plus sizes, over dresses and even as swimsuit cover-ups. They are the perfect way to stay covered while still staying cool.
Speaking of needing a bit of coverage, we’ve also noticed you ladies loving the light cardigans in bright spring colors! They’re one of our most popular items this month. I love how you can take pretty pink or minty green and put it over a floral, flowy top, a solid caged cami, or over patterns and stripes. Finish it with a long pendant necklace and you have a perfect winter to summer blend. Not to mention you could take one cardigan and end up with four or five outfits. Pair it with jeans for a more causal, running errands look. Or dress it up with a pair of gray or white pants for work or date night.
All the colors! LOOOOVEEEE!!!!
What are you looking to add to your closet this spring? What trends are you dying to try? Leave us message in the comments. And if you loved this blog, please share it with your friends!
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