Bright and cheery clothing makes the world go round.
At least, they make my world go round, that’s for sure! I’m such a huge fan of vibrant colors and patterns in my wardrobe that I actually wrote a post a while back on how to add those pieces to your closet. However, this time I want to chat specifically about how to brighten your casual spring style, because I feel like going into spring and summer, it’s super important to incorporate those happy tones as much as humanly possible – without looking like a walking rainbow (although if that’s your thing, then you do you, boo)!
I can’t wear boring clothes. It’s just not in me! I know a lot of people prefer to wear casual over dressy apparel, but that doesn’t mean those pieces have to be totally blasé. Keep reading to find out my 5 tips to brightening up your casual spring closet!
Outfit Details // top | skirt | earrings | necklace | bag | similar sneakers | similar cardigan
Photos by Brandon of Erudite Productions Inc.
One. Make sure your “basic” pieces have a little extra something to them. For instance, my denim mini skirt can pair with just about anything. A band tee, a blouse, or even a comfy bodysuit. But it’s not your average denim skirt. The lace-up style adds something that makes it stand out!
Two. Vibrancy is everything if you’re pairing with basics. My crop top is the happiest shade of yellow (a color I’m totally into lately) and immediately makes this entire outfit POP! Instead of sticking to neutrals, find a way to incorporate a stand-out color.
Three. Take your makeup to a whole new level. For years I stuck to light pinks and shades of red for my lipstick. Now I’m branching out and finding that purples and golds and even dark grunge-y colors are way more fun. Make sure you’re comfortable in the color, of course – and that it suits your skin tone. And don’t be afraid to use contrasting colors from what you’re wearing. Sometimes that makes it even better!
Four. Layering is a key component. I think when the warmer weather hits that people begin to think they can’t layer anymore since it’s too hot. I think that’s silly! You can still bring along a light cardigan, wear a tee under a strappy piece, or add on extra accessories. Until the weather starts to creep towards 100°, you always have the option to layer somehow, and it helps to brighten your whole look if those layers are fun colors!
Five. Grab a great pair of sneakers. I’m a Superstars gal, but I also love wearing a good, stark-white sneaker with just about any casual outfit. Not everyone can afford a pair of Yeezy Boost 350s, so why not opt for something that won’t break the bank, like Vessi waterproof shoes. You’ll no doubt get a similar level of comfort and you’ll also have saved a lot more more money.
In addition, I think it’s great to wear a patterned or colorful pair of sneakers as well! They help dress down any look that would normally feel kinda fancy! I’ve listed a couple of my favorite fun sneakers below!
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