So the Polar Vortex is returning to my neck of the woods. But all I can think about is spring and what I want to wear during that season. Talbots Spring 2014 collection has begun to appear in the store and I have some favorites for the season. The collection reinforces Talbots’ preppy roots.
Below are my faves:
What are your favorites for Spring?
Pantone has selected some great colors for Spring 2014.
The colors for Spring 2014 are Placid Blue, Violet Tulip, Hemlock, Paloma, Sand, Freesia, Cayenne, Celosia Orange, Dazzling and the color of the year, Radiant Orchid.
In the sets below, I incorporated all the colors into 4 different looks. I selected solids to showcase the richness of the colors and how flexible you can be with the color combinations, but don’t hesitate to search for prints with these color combos. Prints always add more visual interest.
Simple does not have to be boring. In Set 1, Paloma and Dazzling Blue were used. The colors are enhanced with a pop of white and the ‘blurred lines’ of the clutch.
In Set 2, I used the Celosia Orange, Hemlock and Sand. In this set, Hemlock (light green) is used as an accent color. The Celosia orange punches up the combo with a freshness and excitement. Though very neutral, Sand earns it keep in these tailored shorts, by not receding into the background. If shorts are not your thing, opt for a pencil or A-line skirt.
In Set 3, I used Cayenne, Violet Tulip and Freesia. Cayenne (mid tone coral) will never not be en vogue in my world. The warmth of Cayenne and Freesia heats up this outfit. The Violet Tulip (the sandal pumps) is close by to cool down the other 2 colors, but not allowing any of the fabulousness to decrease.
In Set 4, I used Placid Blue and Radiant Orchid. The Radiant Orchid is a lovely focal point. The Placid Blue, in the necklace and pumps, offers a refreshing contrast.
What are your favorite colors or color combinations for Spring 2014?
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has launched 12 Cosmetic Colour Pencils that are billed as long wearing. The colors range from neutrals to brights. The pencils are versatile – can be used on brows, eyes, and lips. *
I am looking forward to trying the colors: Sybil, Tarred, Black Dahlia and Hoochie.
Are you excited about the new OCC colour pencils? If so, which colors are must haves?
*Some of the colors are not eye safe.
It is the most wonderful time of the year. Carols have been sung, eggnog has been consumed, presents have been opened. What else is there to do? Hmmm well, it is time to spend those gift cards buying wonderful goodies.
Allow me to recommend the Fraas reversal scarf. It comes in several different color combos and is a great option for fall and winter. The scarf is made of viscose and acrylic. It is comfy around the neck. Pair it with a trench coat, blazer or wool coat!
Playing with color can be so much. Think about the time when getting a 64-crayon box made the sun shine brighter. I still love the joy that colors bring. My rule on color is the brighter the better and all at the same time. Ok, well, I do need a bit more balance.
In the OOTD, I started with the Boden Pique Mini (navy irregular spots). Paired it with a fuchsia top, royal blue shoes, turquoise purse and black jeweled necklace. I selected the royal blue shoes because I thought it would make the navy blue dots pop out more than if I wore a navy or neutral-colored shoe. The turquoise purse added the extra punch.
I opted for the J. Crew black diamond necklace, but I think adding more color would have been just as fun.
I also love these necklace options: