Move over, pastels! Bold, bright, primary hues are dominating spring and summer trends this year. Yellow, orange, cobalt , fuchsia, all our favorites from a box of crayons are taking center stage. Wardrobe needs a dose of fresh color? Look no further. I’m sharing my favorite Crayola brights as well as some essentials to create your own Crayola chic. Cheers to living that colorful life, my friend!
Want an easy way to expand the styling possibilities of your existing wardrobe? Try a combination you’ve never tried before. This summer, I’m trying to stretch out a bit with new-to-me color and print combinations. Today’s post focuses on a few color combinations I’ve been loving. Two of three the looks include yellow, because I love the color and hence own a lot of it.
Fuchsia and Yellow
Lilac and Yellow
Lilac and Navy
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Finish your look with a mani and pedi in perfect-for-spring hues (see my favorite nail colors here)
This post is sponsored by Walmart.
What can I say? Some things just look better (and more expensive) in black and white. When that thing is stripes? Win-win! I can’t even keep the secret to myself any longer, y’all. My jumpsuit cost less than $20 at Walmart. It’s the perfect, affordable piece to flaunt the graphic black and white trend this spring.
Here at Economy of Style, we believe that your net style is not determined by your net worth. When styles look as good as today’s featured jumpsuit, though, it simply makes sense to spend less.
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It’s no secret that I love bold hues, the brighter the better. There is, however, something so modern, sophisticated, and chic about classic black and white. So when I saw this striped jumpsuit, I knew I had to have it. I immediately envisioned it on vacation in the Caribbean and on visits to the St. Louis riverfront. It’s simply the perfect spring and summer one piece.
Of course, since the jumpsuit is black and white, it is a breeze to style and restyle. It’s beautiful worn alone, but it’s stunning when mixed with other prints.
Give me all the stripes! You can never rock too many stripes. So, for a fun styling option, I paired my jumpsuit with a striped sweater. The stripes blend effortlessly because of their common colors.
For more style inspiration when working with the graphic black and white trend, see here.
Location: St. Louis Riverfront
Power suits are holding strong and might even be one of the biggest trends for women this year. Are you excited about that too? What I especially love about this year’s version of the power suit trend is that it’s all about making it your own. And, power suits are super easy to adapt to your style. Read on for five ways to spin the trend your way.
What I’m Wearing:
1. Structured or Drapey?
I usually favor more drapey silhouettes. So, it’s no surprise I opted for the Express stripe power suit (seen before here). If you, however, prefer structure, the perfect structured suit is also out there for you.
2. Neutrals or Bold color?
There’s nothing as chic, classic, and polished as a classic black suit. But, if you like bold colors, by all means, rock a power suit in your favorite hue. In today’s look, I decided to go red.
3. Favorite Blazer Style?
Double-breasted, single-button, cropped, boyfriend cut, the options are plentiful when it comes to finding a blazer that suits your taste. So, choose accordingly. Can you tell that a boyfriend blazer is my go-to?
4. Most Flattering Pants?
Skinny, wide-leg, high-waisted, ankle, tapered, drapey, there’s a pair of pants that best flatters your body. And, your power suit would be fabulous when anchored by those perfect pants.
5. Power Suit Styling?
Going to work? You’d probably layer your power suit to make it appropriate for the culture of your work place. Going out? The styling possibilities are endless. Open blazer, closed blazer, lace under the blazer, nothing under the blazer, the choice is all yours!
Location: Downtown, St. Louis
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Florals might usually be the go-to print for spring, but this year, polka dots are vying for that top spot (pun intended). Dots were prominent in most major spring collections. From supersized dots to abstract dots to dressy dots, this year’s polka dots trend brings a host of creative ways to wear the print.
To demonstrate just how versatile polka dots can be, I’m reaching for two of my favorite polka dot items. My sheer polka dot blouse (seen before here) and my polka dot pants (seen before here) each serve well as the star of any look. When worn together though? Their different-sized dots make magic because they perfectly play with scope.
I purchased the sheer dot blouse in the Nordstrom anniversary sale last year. The combination of retro dots on a sheer blouse really appealed to me. I envisioned styling and restyling the blouse. And, I’ve just done that (see here and here).
I found the pants recently in TJ Maxx. It’s been ages since I’ve shopped my old favorite off-price store. But, I’m glad I stumbled into a store because these pants were on clearance for $10. If you have the time and patience, there are some gems hidden in the clearance racks of some of our favorite stores right now.
I firmly believe in getting as much use out of what’s in my closet. So, I challenged myself to make these standout dot items look different in new outfits. I didn’t know at the time that would mean wearing them together. But, I tried it, and it worked.
Location: Central Library, Downtown, St. Louis
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