The closer we get to spring, the more I’m dreaming of color… Smokey lavender purple, pale icy blue, sage green, dark denim blue… I love my black and gray looks, but I always want a touch more color in spring.
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!)
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!
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?)
Here are four style sketches for day to night outfit inspiration, featuring a sleeveless wrap top (casual or fancy, your choice), paired with a lightweight cardigan in black and Wraptillion’s small modern circle earrings in a range of colors. Don’t be afraid to mix it up — trying a new style can be simple!