Lemons, Limes, and Oranges, Oh My!
Also as promised, I'm here with some springtime sunshine via a citrus-filled palette. As I have said before, you can embrace new colors without wearing them from head-to-toe. I am a big fan of this strategy, because I think it helps maximize your wardrobe basics while you transition into new seasons.
To further illustrate this point, I took a very season-less outfit -- a white blouse under a black dress -- and made three springtime-appropriate ensembles using a few different accessories.
[These shoes are actually rubber, which means they are the best footwear choice
for the "April showers" days.]
[I love the huge bows.]
[This dress has an empire waist, but that doesn't stop me from adding a belt.]
[It's difficult to see in the first photo, but the belt is a perfect lime green color.]
[It was done purely by accident, but this cropped cardigan looks great with the empire-waist dress.]
What I'm Wearing
White Silk Blouse (DKNY, collected at a clothes swap)
Black Sleeveless Empire-Waist Dress (Express, circa 1998)
Cropped Cardigan (Old Navy)
Gold Chains Necklace (J.Crew)
Black and Gold Bracelet (Unknown brand, collected at a clothes swap)
Green Leather Belt (J.Crew)
Yellow Rainy Day Flats (J.Crew)
Nude Heels (Unknown brand, Plato's Closet)
Where to Buy*
Yellow Flats (Target)
Lime Green Belt (ASOS)
Orange Cropped Cardigan (Old Navy)
Sale Price: $7.99
*My goal is to direct you to exactly what I'm wearing in the photos, but sometimes items are already out of stock or not available online. In those cases, I try to direct you to a similar, low-priced item that is available online.