STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Life in Technicolor

Spring is without a doubt my favorite season to dress for.  Itchy wool sweaters are replaced with breezy tops, boot-suffocated pedicures are liberated with sandals, and dark apparel is hit with a kaleidoscopic spectrum of colors. There is no better way to celebrate this spring awakening than dressing to complement the blooming flowers and lively atmosphere. Fashionistas take note, and start making your own rainbow connection!

I found this Fashionista enjoying the warm weather under a cherry blossom tree behind her sorority dorm. My attention was immediately averted from the foliage and drawn to her watercolor inspired Madewell dress. The dress is great because even though there are so many rich hues incorporated into the piece, the individual shades of the color palette still look harmonious mixed together. The oversized Madewell chambray shirt complements the dress well by bringing out the lighter blue and magenta colors in the dress. The work shirt also adds a funky edge to the look and dresses the chiffon dress down to make it more of a daytime outfit. She polished off her ensemble with magenta Ray-Ban wayfarers, silver glitter TOMS, and a custom monogram necklace.

Ready to rock your true colors? Luckily, colorful clothing- is a highlight of the season and in high supply.  Urban Outfitters just came out with a kaleidoscope dress collection that contains a wide selection of styles and hues. If you want to bring some bright into the night, Topshop and Parker both stock great dresses that are perfect for going out. For the trendy bohemian, Gypsy05 and Young, Fabulous & Broke offer psychedelic tie-dye dresses in both min and maxi dress styles. If you want to score some rainbow brites without breaking the bank, ASOS and Motel sell a ton of bright frocks at affordable prices.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Life in Technicolor

Color, color, color! It keeps popping up in new ways and making a beautiful, bold statement. This Fashionista has a clear talent for mixing color and accessorizing.

Let's start with the pants. Red pants have consistently been one of the biggest trends here on campus, so I was excited to see how she translated this trend into a bold tailored pant. Cropped pants are not only comfortable for spring weather, but also incredibly flattering when paired with flats. ASOS features a great variety of bold and statement trousers that can be worn from spring break into the new semester. With the boldness of the pants, her delicate flats are a perfect companion. Opt for a slim shoe in a neutral color to keep the look sophisticated. J.Crew consistently offers some of the cutest ballet flats, or go for a signature Tory Burch Reva flat.

To top off the whole color palette, this Fashionista gets bolder with a graphic striped scarf. I love that she isn't afraid of mixing a wide range of saturated colors. To achieve this look, avoid wearing too many distracting patterns along with bright colors. By mixing a print with two bold solids, it keeps the outfit from being too over-the-top. A great way to change up an outfit is to have an attention-getting piece like this that can be worn over and over in new ways. For inspiration, I look to all these bright neon pieces from NET-A-PORTER.

Finally, some classic accessories tie the whole look back together. A Fashionista's best friends are the items that can be worn forever and never go out of style. For this Fashionista, her neutral Tory Burch bag and David Yurman bangles can be worn with absolutely any outfit, and keep her looking polished throughout the spring break!

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