Spring is in the air, the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds and the warmth we’ve been waiting for is barreling in. Brighter and longer days means our moods are lifted. But it also means we might be considering a fashion refresh. Winter has a way of lulling us into a fashion monotony. Jeans, sweaters, boots. Rinse and repeat. Hair in a top knot or shoved in a toboggan. Black, black, maybe some brown or navy…and MORE BLACK. Sound familiar? But now Spring has SPRUNG. So what can you do to SPRING into STYLE?
Think about a capsule wardrobe
One of the first things to consider is a popular topic here on this blog — the capsule wardrobe. Capsule wardrobes simplify your wardrobe and can accommodate all aspects of your style. It may seem counter-intuitive, but by simplifying your choices, you actually become MORE adventurous in what you wear. Because of the limited options you start to combine different pieces to create new outfits and looks. Rather than repeat the same refrain over and over again.
HOW TO CREATE A WORK CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR SPRING
Add some color to your wardrobe
Another thing you can consider? Adding color! If color is normally something you shy away from you can still inject some of the trend into your wardrobe choices by choosing to get colorful with shoes or accessories. This is really on trend for Spring anyway. So, you can get creative with your outfit additions without pushing yourself too much out of your comfort zone.
THE ROY G. BIV OF SPRING SHOES
What about the jewelry?
Jewelry is another way to really transform an outfit. For example, one statement necklace will completely change the look of a plain t-shirt. Websites like animalkingdomjewelry.com are a great place to look for some inspiration. Their animal-themed pieces are a great way to add a touch of whimsy to any outfit. But there are lots of other options out there! You could even make your own piece of jewelry! Great conversation starter.
Add some protection
One thing to remember at this time of year is to dress your skin. Not literally in clothes but with SPF protection! You are more likely to have a little bit more skin on show at this time of year, and there is nothing wrong with that, but that also means you need to add some sunscreen to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays. Plus this will help you avoid burning and strange red tan lines — a fashion choice I’m unfortunately all too familiar with. (But not this year! I promise!!!)
Give your feet some love
At this time of year, you are bound to start ditching the boots and socks in favor of your favorite flats and sandals. However, are your feet ready for the exposure? The truth is, we may have neglected our feet a little during the winter months and they could need a little pampering to get ready for sandal season. Book yourself in for a pedicure (or perform one at home!). Buffing the hard skin and giving your nails a fresh coat of polish can make you feel fabulous and certainly ready to rock the sandals.
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Change your hairstyle
If you’re like me, you love long hair in the winter. But as soon as the weather starts to warm up you find yourself itching to chop it all off. Or you’re on the other end of the spectrum with shorter hair and want to invest in extensions for the summer season ahead. A quick look at Pinterest.com should highlight some hairstyle options you might want to consider. You might even want to try out a color change. Be daring! After all, it’s a whole new season.
IRRESISTIBLE ME HAIR EXTENSION REVIEW
Try something different
Finally, why not use the season change as a prime time to try something different. Maybe you want to do something different with your makeup… Try out a technique like contouring or a smokey eye. There are plenty of YouTube tutorial videos out there. Admittedly, lots with more day-to-day looks than the ones in the post below, haha!
CREATING COSTUME MAKEUP MASTERPIECES!
Do you guys have any other fashion refresh tips to share?
12 thoughts on “Spring into Style with a Fashion Refresh!”
I’m trying to get better with dressing my skin in general…not only SPF, but with all-over moisturizer on the daily. I don’t know how I got this far in my life without lotion-ing my entire self all the time, but it’s making a great difference. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough here to go outside and that SPF will be necessary!
Oof same. It’s like I turned 30 and suddenly was like, “ummm how bout some moisturizer, how bout some sunscreen??? what are you DOING?!”
I could really do with a new hair colour! Too bad that it’s hard to go from black to anything else at home so I would need to book an appointment to the hairdresser & as the prices go hand in hand with the hair leght it’ll cost me so much I can’t afford.
Though, it’s been 8 years since I last went to a hairdresser…🤔
I love your hair color! Maybe you could treat yourself to a Spring blow-out instead of a full-on cut and color. 🙂
Building a capsule wardrobe is something I want to try out! Its already summer out here so I am all prepared with my SPF although forget as you have to remind yourself its already April and sun’s just not shining but about to suck all your energy and glow hehe. Thanks for reminding that this season we could try something new!
I highly recommend trying out a capsule wardrobe! It really simplifies while also forcing you to get a little creative with your outfits. 🙂
I’ll really like to be more adventurous with my dressing…. I wear a lot of safe colours, dresses n jeans. I really want to throw in jumpsuits and dungaress
Oh, I bet you’d look awesome in a jumpsuit!!
Wonderful tips! I have added some colorful new pieces to my closet but otherwise, I think I should just get rid of some clothes. I’m such a hamster sometimes, oops! Btw I the way you’ve written this article, title, text, related link… 🙂
Thanks so much, Nora!