March is one of my favorite months (and not only because it’s my birthday month!). It’s the start of spring, Daylight Saving Time and Easter candy. Plus, it’s the first time you get that taste of warmer weather when you can break out the denim jackets, Birkenstocks and floral prints. Springtime dressing is just inherently happy! For this month’s round up, I chose my favorite prints, cute dresses and bright colors. Grab your bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs and settle in for some serious spring inspiration!
Mecca Williams (@soonbeswoon) is a vintage girl after my own heart! Her 80s dress looks totally modern with the sneakers and layered necklaces. With the right styling, vintage dresses can look fresh rather than costume-y; just stick to one retro piece and keep the rest modern.
Is there a corner of the Quirk Hotel that’s not perfect for an #ootd snap?! (Photo by Ashley White)
Color blocking like a total pro, miss Blaire Eadie (@accordingtoblaire) knows her spring trends. It’s all about bright colors this season and her turquoise dress, fuchsia bag and purple jellies hit the mark. Of course that confidence and fun attitude helps. Remember kids: fashion should be fun.
Jelly shoes are back (were they ever out?) for kids of all ages. To keep yours from looking young, wear them with a simple black dress and cross-body bag for a day strolling Cary St. (Photo by Stefanie Eadie)
Black and white stripes paired with olive green is a classic combination always works. I also like how Oneika Bristol (@oneikascloset) brought in two other prints with her shirt and clutch prints. It’s effortlessly stylish and a great alternative to jeans and a t-shirt for errands or brunch.
Use your button up shirts as a vests for spring; you get an added light layer and way more use out of the pieces you already have! (Photo by Asiana Bristol)
It’s all about light layers in the springtime. Christie Tate’s (@myclosetandhers) scarf is as functional as it is stylish; it adds an awesome pop of color and keeps the chill off. I’m also digging the swingy shape of her top— it elevates the pieces from just a t-shirt and jeans to an intentional, trendy outfit.
Yellow and blue is a classic color combination that works on any skin tone in a casual, dressy or business environment. (Photo by Andy Tate)
Easter brings out some of the best fashion all year. Pastels, prints and hats come out in full force and Shawn Gilliam (@washawntonpark_) and his daughter Taileigh Gilliam are no exception. The pair are adorably matched in pink for the annual Easter Parade. Shawn’s printed pants and bowtie are perfectly preppy and while Taileigh may be a little camera shy she’s definitely rocking that pink and white like a pro.
Pastels are huge this spring; have fun pairing them together and indulge your inner Easter egg. (Photo by Taisanique Gilliam)
Speaking of preppy, Rodney Williams (@yeahrod24) has that look on lock. It’s the details of his classic outfit that make it: the rolled pant legs, pushed up sleeves, belt and wrist accessories are pitch perfect. As always, I sing my fashion anthem: fit and proportion are everything!
Sneakers can totally work for dressy-casual ensembles when they’re sleek (not bulky!) and monochromatic (no neon!). (Photo by Tayler N. Jones)
Krystal Pride (@goodgirlgonefashion) look is an awesome example of a modern alternative to the cocktail dress. The bright red trousers paired with the white fringe top is cool, edgy and comfortable for an evening out.
Flared trousers are great for elongating your leg; add a pair of pointed toe heels and you’ve got legs for days. (Photo by Camarin Lomax)