Spring Sans Floral

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Whoa whoa she said what!? I know, you’re probably wondering what kind of spring it would be if there weren’t flowers on everything everywhere, but there’s more to this gorgeous season than pretty petals. It can be kind of tricky transitioning from winter to spring since the weather is in that weird stage where anything goes. Texas is especially hard to navigate through since the weather is so bipolar, but here are some general guidelines:

  1. Colors are the key to spring. Pastels, brights, neons are all “springy”. You don’t have to abandon black, just pair it with a colorful element
  2. Spring is a teaser to the summer, no need to reveal it all yet! Blazers, cardigans, and jackets are still very much a part of the bright season
  3. Stripes, polkadots, leopard, and other prints are just as intentional as florals
  4. Lace is very spring, so is crochet and mesh! Use different fabrics to give an outfit texture such as lace and denim, chiffon and leather
  5. Silhouettes are often more striking than an obvious floral print. Pleated skirts, maxi skirts, shift dresses are all totally fun and functional
  6. Just because it’s spring does not mean we forget the temperature. It’s totally okay to wear a peacoat if needed or shorts when applicable, even fur. The key is color.
  7. Not every outfit needs to look like an Easter Bunny, there’s plenty of room to be edgy. For example, I bought leather moto jackets from bar III in cream and lilac.
  8. All the winter sparkly tops and metallics can still be put to use! Pair it with a bright blazer, or inside a denim shirt
  9. If you get cold easily, a good way to not look like an awkward eskimo when everyone else is springed out is to wear bright sandals under warm outfits for a more weather-appropriate look
  10. Accessories please. Sometimes all it takes is a neon envelope clutch, bright jewelry, a big floppy hat, sunglasses, bright lips, or even pastel nails to make a fall/winter outfit more spring!

From someone whose style is seasonally ambiguous, I can tell you that there are no hard and fast rules about abiding to seasonally appropriate attire. If your local weather calls for it, you’re good. However, it’s definitely time to get out of hibernation and get bright. Why not wear an obnoxiously bright neon top or sunnies? Even if you love winter fashion more, like myself, spring is the best time to refresh your wardrobe. Take advantage of spring cleaning and don’t forget that you can always get rid of your old stuff at Mieux & Mieux, get cash on the spot and use it to buy a totally fresh new spring wardrobe!

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Rida, Fashion Editor

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