One thing is certain, going from winter to spring we NEED layering options. One of the easiest ways to create an extra layer of stylish warmth is a button down cardigan. Your cardigan will replace your coat and jacket as we move into the warmer spring weather :)
Here’s the catch…I know most of you probably have cardigans in your closet (which is awesome!) however, I am suggesting happy colors to usher in a cheery disposition for spring. Why would I suggest such a thing? Great question...because bright colors paired with pretty neutrals is perfectly on trend for Spring 2012.
Colors such as: tangerine orange, canary yellow, cobalt blue, cool pink, cockatoo turquoise…etc. See examples for this Spring's color trends below.
Grabbing a cardigan in an eye popping color will blend into the rest of your wardrobe easily while helping you pull off this season’s latest color trend.
How to wear them NOW:
In the winter months pair your cardigan with dresses and skirts. Wear with leggings and boots or if it’s not snowy, solid tights with heels. An easy way to incorporate a colorful cardigan is wearing it with a neutral item. BUT, I encourage you to have FUN with color, play! Get inspired by the trend pictures above and pair your corals with blues, your yellows with pinks, your blues with mint greens…etc.
How to wear them LATER:
When it starts to heat up, your colorful cardigan with will look amazing with a pair of chino shorts or cropped pants. Add some strappy sandals, fun flats, or boat shoes. Of course, you can also wear your cardigan with skirts and dresses. Wear with heels or wedge sandals. Add some more color and show off your wrists with chunky bracelets or bangles.
Accessory TIP: To add interest to your cardigan, add a fun retro brooch.
When picking out your cardigan make sure it is a color that lifts your spirits! We need all of the help we can get to make it through the next month and a half ;)
P.S. What color are you drawn to for Spring 2012? Of course I would love any thoughts or questions you might have! xoxo