WEEKEND FORECAST: Add a Pop of Color!

Now that we’re mid-way through February I can’t help but anticipate spring/summer fashion. The best part about my summer wardrobe is the chance to experiment with bright and lively colors. Although I tend to gravitate more towards black until the temperatures start to warm up, I found this Fashionista to be an inspiration.

Her outfit was definitely winter appropriate; she was wearing a black long-sleeved lace turtle neck, black tights, and black, flat boots. What made her outfit stand out was her bright turquoise mini skirt. It was refreshing to see a pop of color in her mostly black ensemble. It also helped her stand out in the crowd. Around this time of the year people are usually wearing black, brown and gray. Style.com mentioned in their Spring 2011 trend report that bright hues are very in for this upcoming season. This Fashionista is ahead of the game, including the bright blue skirt in her outfit.

What helped balance out the summery skirt is the black lace top. Lace has become a very popular trend on campus. Although I used to associate lace with my grandma and doilies, designers are taking it to the next level. This Fashionista showed us how the right amount of lace can make an outfit trendy and stylish. Another element of her outfit that’s worth pointing out is her flat boots. I loved the combination of suede and leather. The two different textures made these boots more interesting. I also loved the buckles down the back.
Remember it’s not too soon to start incorporating spring trends in your winter outfits!

Hint: For a shirt that has the perfect amount of lace try this one from Akira. Nasty Gal has a great tiered turquoise skirt on sale! This would be perfect for adding color into your outfit.

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