signs of spring: 3 ways to brighten a gray outfit (when you’re sick of winter)

Style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, celadon green scarf, & dark grey cardigan, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in pale rainbow. Text on image reads: + faded jeans + pale lip gloss + opal shimmer nails = winter garden walk.

Is anyone else ready for spring? This week’s style sketch outfits are inspired by gray Seattle skies, the pale shimmer of rainbow on ice — and the first signs of spring. Tiny green leaves, the first daffodils, a spark of bright yellow forsythia on bare stems — it must be coming soon, right? In the meantime, I’m searching for any glimpse of color, itching to add a new touch to my personal style.

Above: a dark gray cardigan and pale gray tee, brightened up with a celadon green scarf and my pale rainbow small circle earrings. With faded jeans, pale lip gloss, and some shimmering opalescent nails, this would be perfect for a walk in the garden in late winter, searching for snowdrops and witch hazel. (If only if would stop raining!)

Style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, pale yellow scarf, & dark grey cardigan, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in black. Text on image reads: + green & yellow nails + crisp cat eyeliner + short spiky bob = unconventional classic.

Above: a dark gray cardigan and pale gray tee, with an unexpected shot of color from a pale yellow scarf, made a touch more sophisticated with my small circle earrings in black. (Black, yellow, and gray are such a wonderfully underutilized color combination — so classic, without ever feeling stuffy!) I’d add subtle ombre nails flowing from yellow into green — maybe even pale metallics? — with crisp black cat eyeliner and a short spiky bob. (Curly girls, feel free to sub an edgy pixie!) Unconventional yet classic, definitely modern, not too edgy for the office. Show your style!

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Style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, chartreuse green scarf, & dark grey cardigan, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in navy. Text on image reads: + coral lip + messy bun + chartreuse nails = desperate for color.

Above: same dark gray cardigan and pale gray tee, with little shocks of color from a chartreuse scarf and my small circle earrings in navy blue. I think a coral lip would be so fun with this (it’s brighter than my normal look, but I’m a little desperate for color right now. Aren’t you?) I’d do a messy bun for that casual-chic look, and pick up the spark again with chartreuse nails (or maybe navy with a green accent, possibly even green tips?)

Hang in there — spring is coming!

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3 style sketches: a light gray tee & dark grey cardigan with celadon green, pale yellow, or chartreuse scarf, with Wraptillion's modern small circle earrings in pale rainbow, black, and navy blue.
Compiled image with a style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, dark grey cardigan, & celadon green scarf, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in pale rainbow, a closeup modeled photo of the same earrings, and additional color choices for the small circle earrings.
Compiled image with a style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, dark grey cardigan, & pale yellow scarf, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in black, a closeup modeled photo of the same earrings, and additional color choices for the small circle earrings.
Compiled image with a style sketch of an outfit idea, with a light gray tee, dark grey cardigan, & chartreuse green scarf, with Wraptillion's small modern circle earrings in navy blue, a closeup modeled photo of the same earrings, and additional color choices for the small circle earrings.